We are Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University

Our faculty, staff, and students come from all faiths and backgrounds, but together, we strive toward the same goal, being men and women for others. But what makes a Jesuit university different? Our students receive a strong liberal arts education, one that stresses the importance of knowledge, curiosity, global perspectives, and cura personalis, which translates to “care for the whole person.” Throughout your time at Loyola, you will have the opportunity to address issues facing the environment, human rights, education, community health, and so much more.

At Loyola, you will have encounters both inside and outside the classroom that will open you up to all sorts of new horizons. You will become women and men of action.

–Father Thomas Regan, S.J., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
From the very first moment you step on campus

Every student can make a difference in the community and across the globe. Get your hands dirty cleaning up neighborhood parks and gardens, or mentor girls interested in STEM programs. Research local food deserts, or volunteer with our student-run farmers market to make healthy food more accessible. Here, we don't talk about making the world a better place—we get to work.

Our students in action
2,930 students participated in service-learning

1 in 3 students study abroad around the globe

100,000+ hours of volunteering logged

25+ spiritual and service clubs on campus
Training mentors, changing lives

Through the Saving Lives, Inspiring Youth program, Loyola students are showing high schoolers how to help younger students. And it's having a positive effect on everyone.

What about sustainability? I care about that. Trust us, We do too

Does Loyola have any sports? We're actually a Division I school

Do I have to wait for grad school to do my own research? Of course not