Science & Engineering Profile



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: Comprises five campuses: Lake Shore (45 acres) and Water Tower (three acres) in Chicago; Health Sciences in Maywood, Illinois (61 acres); Loyola Lake County in Vernon Hills, Illinois (100 acres); and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy (five acres)

NUMBER OF STUDENTS:16,673 total enrollment; 11,420 undergraduates; average class size: 26

STUDENT DIVERSITY: Students come from 44 states and 57 countries. Approximately 40% of our student body are students of color.

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

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: 11 schools and colleges, 80+ undergraduate majors, and more than 140 graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs

INTERNSHIPS:525+ employers have hired Loyola students for academic internships.

CAMPUS LIFE:Nearly 4,000 students living in 20 residence halls; 250+ student organizations, including 19 sororities and fraternities

STUDY ABROAD:More than 30% of our students study abroad.

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 the Beijing Center and provides ESL services to the Loyola community.


• Undergraduate: $58,358*
• Graduate: Tuition and fees vary depending on the program
* Annual estimate; includes full-time tuition, room and board, and fees. Visit for more information.

FINANCIAL AID:99% of our students receive financial assistance, with 91% being awarded grants and/or scholarships. Merit-based scholarships are available for freshmen and transfers, including international students. Visit for more information.

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Loyola’s Engineering Science programs offer you a chanceto study Engineering at a nationally ranked Jesuit university in the world-class city of Chicago.

Our Engineering Science programs
emphasize active learning. Classes begin with a short lecture, and the rest of the time you’ll learn hands-on while engaging in small groups.These active learning experiences extend to the lab courses.

Engineering Science specializations
You will choose from one of three specializations. Each specialization builds on earlier system theory, core engineering, and design courses.

Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineers blend traditional engineering techniques with biological sciences and medicine to improve the quality of human health and life. In this specialty, you’ll learn how to develop, verify, and validate robust software for current and future medical devices.

Computer Engineering
Computer engineers conceive and develop the next wave of computingadvances, innovations, and devices. In this specialty, you’ll train for product, test, or applications engineering positions in semiconductor-related industries.

Environmental Engineering
Environmental engineers apply engineering principles to design systems that maintain and improve the quality of our world’s resources. Inspired by our location on Lake Michigan, you’ll learn environmental analysis and management for the water and wastewater treatmentindustries.

Student outcomes
Our students will be able to:
Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
Design and conduct experimentsas well as analyze and interpret data
• Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within re
alistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
• Function on multidisciplinary teams
Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
Understand professional and ethical responsibility
• Communicate effectively
Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
• Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning
• Process the knowledge of contemporary issues
Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Expectations after graduation
Work in the medical device, semiconductor, wastewater treatment, or other related industry
• Obtain graduate Engineering degrees
or professional degrees to practicelaw, business, medicine, or another field

Loyola University Chicago

Shaped by its vibrant urban settingand Jesuit tradition, Loyola University Chicago offers a transformative educational environment. We empower students to develop knowledge and skills, find their purpose, shape theiridentity, and make a difference in theircommunity. At Loyola, we offer thetools students need to achieve successin the classroom, their career, faith, life, and the world. We represent and welcome all faiths, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds with a commonpurpose of building a better society.

Loyola is located in Chicago, Illinois,
the third-largest city in the United States and a global leader in commerce, industry, and culture. Chicago is anextended campus for Loyola students,who have direct access to the city’scountless career, internship, service,cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities.

Campus locations
You will take classes primarily at theLake Shore Campus, nestled along Lake Michigan on Chicago’s North Side.

Loyola’s reach extends around theworld. The John Felice Rome Center in Italy and the Vietnam Center in Ho Chi Minh City, along with more than150 other study abroad options in 70countries, offer students the chanceto engage with the global community and economy.

Loyola life and learning
Course work is integrated from multiple disciplines to give you an opportunity to explore and synthesize topicsfrom a variety of viewpoints. Our distinguished faculty are leaders in theirfields. They integrate research and practical experiences into the classroom.

At Loyola, some of the most impact
ful learning takes place outside theclassroom. Students routinely giveback to the community while exploring their interests and may earn academic credit for their service. Loyolaoffers more than 250 student clubs, activities, and organizations to connect with others, make lifelong friendships, and enjoy a rich college experience.