Preparing people to lead extraordinary lives


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: A 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: 16,422 total enrollment; 11,129 undergraduates; average classroom size: 26

Number of Faculty: 600+ full-time faculty members; 14:1 student-faculty ratio; 93% of faculty hold the highest academic degree in their field.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 11 schools and colleges; 80+ undergraduate majors, 30+ five-year bachelor’s and 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. Approximately 40% of our student body are students of color.

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.

Undergraduate: $56,346*
Graduate: Tuition and fees vary depending on programs.

* Annual estimate; includes full-time tuition, room and board, and fees. Visit for more information.

Financial Aid: Merit-based scholarships are available for freshmen and transfers, including international students. Visit 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


The Loyola experience
Ranked a top 100 university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola University 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 and skills, find your purpose, shape your identity, and make a difference in your community. Loyola’s transformative education will help you develop as a whole person—intellectually and spiritually.

Academic excellence
2016 freshmen profile:
• 3.74 average GPA
• ACT middle 50%: 24–29 composite
• SAT middle 50% Verbal: 520–630
• SAT middle 50% Math: 510–630

Living and learning in Chicago

Loyola students take advantage of many academic opportunities in Chicago.
• 525+ employers hired Loyola students for academic internships.
• Research and field work opportunities are available at many major local institutions.
• The population of Chicago metropolitan area is 2,736,100, with over 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

Begin in Rome, finish in Chicago
Rome Start gives select students the opportunity to spend the first year of their Loyola experience studying at our campus in Rome, Italy. After their first year in Rome, students complete their degree at our main campus in 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