Water Tower Campus
A city that works
Located next to Chicago's famed "Magnificent Mile," Loyola's Water Tower Campus offers invaluable access to locally and nationally recognized Fortune 500 companies. Since 1946, Loyola's downtown campus has placed students in the heart of the city, offering internship, networking, and career opportunities.
The Water Tower Campus is home to:
- Quinlan School of Business
- School of Education
- Corboy Law Center
- School of Continuing and Professional Studies
- School of Social Work
- School of Communication
- Institute of Pastoral Studies
- Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
- Select programs in the College of Arts and Sciences
In addition to hosting the majority of graduate classes, this campus also includes the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), the Baumhart Residence Hall and Terry Student Center, and the University’s historic Lewis Towers, which is the home of the Office of the President and other key University administrative offices.
The Water Tower Campus derives its name from the historic Chicago Water Tower, which survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The campus is just a short walk from architectural landmarks such as the John Hancock Center, the Tribune Tower, and the Wrigley Building. Holy Name Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago are also nearby.
In addition to the unparalleled shopping on Michigan Avenue, the Water Tower Campus offers numerous dining and entertainment options, including Navy Pier and Chicago's Millennium and Grant parks. Other great spots include the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Newberry Library.
You can learn more about the cultural attractions in Chicago, or schedule a visit with the Undergraduate Admission Office to learn more about the benefits of being a university student in a major urban center.
The friendships I made surprised me the most. I never expected to gain such amazing supporters during my time here.
College of Arts and Sciences