Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago.
Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School.
Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Total enrollment: 15,720
80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
1,551 full-time staff members, 258 part-time staff members, and 1,248 full-time faculty members
15:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio
150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago