Preparing people to lead extraordinary lives
The Loyola experience
Shaped by our vibrant urban setting and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers a unique educational environment. Our educational experience is transformative. It empowers you to develop your knowledge and skills, find your purpose, shape your identity, and make a difference in your community. At Loyola we offer the tools you need to achieve success in the classroom, your career, your faith, your world—your life. We represent and welcome all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.
U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks Loyola as a top 100 national university. Small classes emphasize interaction and research. An undergraduate degree at Loyola takes four years (120 credit hours) to complete and includes the undergraduate major, the Core Curriculum, and electives.
Chicago and beyond
One of Loyola’s greatest assets is our location in the world-class city of Chicago.
Students take classes primarily at the Lake Shore Campus, a traditional campus nestled alongside Lake Michigan, and at the Water Tower Campus, located in the heart of the city. When students aren’t in class, they take advantage of the many opportunities Chicago has to offer, including internships, entertainment, recreation, and more.
Loyola’s reach also extends around the world. The John Felice Rome Center in Italy, The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, and the Vietnam Center—along with more than 100 other study abroad options in 55 countries—offer Loyola students the chance to engage with the global community and economy.
Rome Start program
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 luc.edu/internationaladmission/romestart.