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Loyola University Chicago

Ohio, United States

Est. 1870

About Loyola University Chicago

In the year 1870, the Loyola University Chicago, also known as Loyola or LUC was established by the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus. At the time of inception it was known as St. Ignatius College. Around the Chicago city, LUC has six campuses. It has a campus abroad in Rome Italy. The University also holds guest programs in the city of Beijing, China as well as Ho Chi Min City Vietnam.

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The Lake Shore Campus which is the main campus is located on the shore of the Lake Michigan, between the neighborhoods of Rogers Park and Edgewater’s in the Chicago city. The Water Tower Campus is located in Downtown Chicago. There are two campuses of Loyola University in the close by Chicago suburbs. The medical center of the University located in Maywood, Illinois is one of the leading academic centers. There is also, Loyola University Resurrection Retreat center in Woodstock Illinois.


There are some schools and colleges on Loyola University campus. They include Arts and Science College, Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Communication School, Graduate School, Law School, Marcella Neihoff Nursing School, School of Education, Stritch School of Medicine and Social Work School.
The biggest library at Loyola University is the E.M. Cudahy Memorial Library. It is located on the Lake Shore Campus. The library contains more than 900, 000 volumes as well as 3,600 subscriptions. The Richard .J. klark check Information Commons was started in the year 2008 and is linked to Cudahy Library to provide more academic support regarding social space. The focus of the klarkcheck Information Commons is to provide space to undergraduate students. The other Loyola University libraries are law school library, health sciences library as well as the Lewis Library.
The Sullivan center specializes in providing services and resources to the students. It helps students to understand various functions at Loyola and live and learn at Loyola. It provides solutions to all the student issues such as making of ID cards, advice regarding campus for first-year and second-year. The Loyola University has a bookstore on the campus. The Loyola IT services for students include business intelligence, digital media services, online learning, etc.

Residing Options

The majority of the residence halls are monitored and controlled by Loyola University’s Department of resident life which is situated in Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhood. The residence halls for the first year students at the main campus are Campion Hall, De Nobili Hall, Mertz Hall, San Francisco Hall, Regis Hall and Simpson living center. The students can also choose to stay at on-campus residences such as Bellarmine, Fordham, Fairfield, Georgetown, etc. Also, there are many Greek- letter traditional sororities such as Alpha Chi Omega, Tau Kappa Epsilon, etc.
If you want, you can take up either full apartment or rooms on rent nearby the campus of the University. The rent for an apartment can start from anywhere near $700 and goes up to the maximum value according to the resources provided, or the things you may need in an apartment.


The weather at Loyola University is unpredictable, similar to the weather in Chicago. The winters can be difficult. If a student is staying off-campus, then it can be difficult to commute during winters. It can get very chilly at the lakeside campus. The summers and the sunshine are beautiful. The students need to prepare themselves for extreme winters as well as summers.

Faculty and pedagogy

The total full-time staff strength at LUC is 784. The faculty at Loyola are very well accomplished in their respective fields. They also various professional backgrounds and incorporate their real life experiences into teaching.
Being home to Saint Joseph College Seminary and Jesus first study program and Jesuit first studies program, the religious education at Loyola is one of its important aspects. The Jesuit scholars generally study theory and philosophy. The learning and teaching at Loyola are inspired by Jesuit traditions.

Financial aid

At Loyola, there are particular steps that must be followed while applying for financial aid. The must understand and explore various scholarships. Then fill the Federal application for Federal student aid (FAFSA) and submit it well before the deadline. Further, the students who have applied financial aid will receive student aid report. Also, once the aid form is submitted the department of financial aid will understand your need and provide aid accordingly. Further, based on the evaluation the student will receive the award letter. If the student thinks that he or she deserves more, then an appeal can be filed.
TA helps students enhancing their skills and offers them professional and educational benefits. This assistant many include – preparing instructional material, holding office hours, mentoring, tutoring, and many other things that can help you developing. RA gives an environment to the students, in which every resident is welcome to show their potential.

Jobs and placements

The career development center at LUC has developed a Career Fair app that would give students notifications regarding job fairs and job postings. Also, a rambler link has been created that will inform students regarding job postings job fairs, internships, etc. It also gives accessibility to faculty members to view student job postings.
If you are going to pursue your Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology at this university, then there are various job opportunities waiting for you at the end of the master’s degree. You can get a placement in federal and local law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, probation departments, and many other organizations. Besides this, students with other degrees are also eligible for getting placements in well – known organizations across various domains like Healthcare, social work, teaching, and others. These include companies like AMITA Health, Carle Foundation Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Center for Jewish Genetics, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, Family Guidance Center and much more.


  • Patrick .H. Arbour - Trade chairman of the Chicago Board
  • Lori Greiner - Investor and a television personality
  • Michael R. Quinlan - Chairman of McDonald Corporation
  • Vincent Mahler - Important political scientist

  • Verdict

    The campus is safe, but you will be solely responsible for your safety outside the campus. Different activities will keep you hooked up. This university is quite expensive, so if you are a budget freak or can’t afford much expense, then you must have some other educational institute. Even the meals through the dining halls inside the campus are much expensive.
    Overall, the Loyola University is a great University. It provides plenty of facilities to the students. A lot of prominent people have graduated from the University. The University has connected many networks for placements and learning that can help students grow. This must be considered for higher studies.

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