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Study at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, or LU, is a private co-educational Jesuit university, founded in Chicago in 1870. It was named after the Jesuit patron, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola is one of the member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It enrolls more than 15, 000 students every year.

Loyola University Chicago offers a variety of degrees and programs through the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Institute of Pastoral Studies
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Business, Graduate
  • School of Communication
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
  • The Graduate School
Loyola University Chicago's sports teams are nicknamed the Loyola Ramblers and the LU Wolf is the mascot for the University.

Profile of Loyola University Chicago

The main campus of Loyola University is in Chicago, IL (a large city). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Loyola University is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Loyola University students most commonly major in a field related to science and family and social work.

Loyola University Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 540 to 640. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 520 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Loyola University are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 15, 545 enrolled students.

Student Life

Loyola University is generally not a school for part-time students. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Loyola University belong to the Horizon League for major sports.

Loyola University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management777business management, accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, managerial economics, MIS, organizational behavior, . . .
Liberal Arts549political science, English, history, international relations, sociology, anthropology, Spanish language, public history and archival administration, . . .
Science341biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics, cell biology and anatomy, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, . . .
Law322law, health tax, banking and finance, tax law, legal research
Therapy and Counselling309psychology, educational psychology, Counselling psychology, school psychology, clinical psychology, medical ethids, social psychology, psychology courses, . . .
Education and Teaching306elementary school teaching, educational administration, secondary teaching, higher education administration, curriculum and instruction, special ed, social foundations of education, school Counselling, . . .
Family and Social Work303social work, human services, child development, family studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine208registered nursing, nursing science, various nursing, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing administration, critical care nursing, clinical nurse specialist
Religion and Philosophy155philosophy, pastoral Counselling, theology, religious education, ministry, religion
Medicine140medicine, neuroscience, medical scientist
Media105communication studies, journalism, media studies, public relations and advertising
Security and Law Enforcement91criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Computer Science and Engineering25computer science, computer and info science, computer security, computer services management
Drama and Performing Arts25drama, theatre arts management
Mathematics20mathematics, statistics, mathematics and computer science
Fine Arts19fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management14environmental science
Medical administration0health and medical administrative, health care administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0dietitian, clinical nutritionist

Contact: Loyola University

Loyola University Chicago

820 N. Michigan

Chicago, IL 60611-9810

General Phone: (312) 915-6000


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