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), both of which are 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: 16,422 total 

enrollment; 11,129 undergraduates; average 

classroom size: 26


STUDENT DIVERSITY: Freshmen 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 hired Loyola students for academic internships. 


CAMPUS LIFE: More than 4,000 students live 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 provides ESL services to the Loyola community.


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


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


FINANCIAL AID: 98% of our students receive financial assistance, with 97% being awarded grants and/or scholarships. Merit-based scholarships are available for freshmen and transfers, including international students. Visit for more information.


Watch this video to see and hear from Engineering Science students and faculty:

Loyola’s Engineering Science program offers you a chance to 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 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 computing advances, innovations, and devices. In this specialty you are training for product, test, or applications
engineering positions in semiconductor-related industries.

Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineers apply engi
neering principles to design systems that maintain and improve the quality of our world’s resources. Inspired by our location on Lake Michigan, you will learn environmental analysis and management for the water and wastewater treatment industries.

Student outcomes
Our students will be able to:
• Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
• Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
• Design a system, component,
or process to meet desired needs within realistic 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 related industry

• Obtain graduate Engineering degrees or professional degrees to practice law, business, medicine, or another field

Loyola University Chicago mission
Shaped by its vibrant urban setting and Jesuit tradition, Loyola University
Chicago offers a transformative educational environment. We empower students to develop knowledge and skills, find purpose, shape identity, and make a difference in their communities. At Loyola, we offer the tools students need to achieve success in the classroom, their careers, faith, life, and the world. We represent and welcome all faiths, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose 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 an extended campus for Loyola students, who have direct access to the city’s countless career, internship, service, cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities. 

Campus locations
You will take classes primarily at the Lake Shore Campus, nestled alongside Lake Michigan on Chicago’s north side. 

Loyola’s reach extends around the world. The John Felice Rome Center in Italy and the Vietnam Center in Ho Chi Minh City, along with more than 150 other study abroad options in 70 countries, offer students the chance to 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 topics from a variety of viewpoints. Our distinguished faculty are leaders in their fields. They integrate research and practical experiences into the classroom. 

At Loyola, some of the most impactful learning takes place outside of the classroom. Students routinely give back to the community while exploring their interests and may earn academic credit for their service. Loyola offers more than 250 student clubs, activities, and organizations to connect with others, make lifelong friendships, and enjoy a richer college experience.