The Loyola experience
Loyola University Chicago is located in CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-—the third-largest city in the United States. A hub of commerce and culture, Chicago serves as an expanded campus for Loyola students, who have direct access to the city’s countless career, internship, service, recreational, and entertainment opportunities.
Type of School: Private university founded in 1870 offering graduate and undergraduate programs; one of the nation’s largest Jesuit Catholic universities and the only one located in Chicago
Size of Campus: Comprised of five campuses: Lake Shore (45 acres) and Water Tower (three acres) in Chicago; Health Sciences in Maywood, Illinois (61 acres); and Loyola Lake County in Vernon Hills, Illinois (100 acres), plus the John Felice Rome Center in Italy (five acres)
Number of Students: 16,673 total enrollment; 11,420 undergraduates; average class size: 26
Number of Faculty: 600+ full-time faculty members; 14:1 student-faculty ratio; 93% of faculty with the highest academic degree in their field
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 11 schools and colleges, 80+ undergraduate majors, 30+ five-year bachelor’s-to-master’s programs, and more than 140 graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
Geographic Diversity: Students come from 44 states and 57 foreign countries. 42% of the student population identifies themselves as African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and multiracial or other.
International Student Services: The Office for International Programs (OIP) coordinates study abroad opportunities for Loyola students and offers services to visiting international students and scholars. The OIP also operates the Chicago office for the John Felice Rome Center and provides ESL services to the Loyola community.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BUDGET:
• Undergraduate: $58,358*
• Graduate: Tuition and fees vary depending on the program.
* Annual estimate; includes full-time tuition, room and board, and fees. Visit luc.edu/bursar for more information.
Financial Aid: Merit-based scholarships are available for freshmen and transfers, including international students. Visit luc.edu/finaid for more information.
Test Score Requirements: Incoming freshmen are required to take either the ACT or SAT. International students may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.
Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Freshman priority application: December 1
• Transfer application for spring semester: December 1; for fall semester: June 1
• No application fee to apply online at luc.edu
Ranked a top 100 university byU.S. News & World Report, LoyolaUniversity Chicago continues to advance the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of rigorous academic study grounded in the liberal arts. We empower you to develop your knowledge andskills, find your purpose, shape your identity, and make a difference in yourcommunity. Loyola’s transformative education will help you develop asa whole person—intellectually and spiritually.
2017 freshman profile:
• Average GPA: 3.8
• ACT middle 50%: 24–29 composite
• SAT middle 50% Verbal: 570–660
• SAT middle 50% Math: 550–650
Living and learning in Chicago
Loyola students can take advantage of many academic opportunities inChicago.
• 525+ employers have hired Loyola students for academic internships.
• Research and field work opportunities are available at many major local institutions.
• The population of the Chicago metropolitan area is 2,736,100, withover 200 neighborhoods representing cultures from around the globe.
• Chicago is home to 70 museums, 200 theaters, 6,500 restaurants, and 26 miles of public beaches.
Learn more at luc.edu/chicago.
Begin in Rome, finish in Chicago
Rome Start gives select students the opportunity to spend the first year oftheir Loyola experience studying at our campus in Rome, Italy. After their first year in Rome, students complete their degree at our main campusin Chicago. This unique program allows students to gain a global perspective through their education while receiving a renowned Loyola degree.To learn more about Rome Start, visit luc.edu/romestart.