Consistently ranked a "Top National University" by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola University Chicago continues to advance the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of rigorous academic study firmly grounded in the liberal arts.
Loyola is the largest Jesuit Catholic university in the United States, enrolling 15,902 students. Incoming freshmen come from 43 states and 33 countries. Loyola offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 140 graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs as well as three professional programs in law, medicine, and nursing.
Loyola helps students prepare for meaningful careers with top academic programs in business, the sciences, and numerous other disciplines, along with opportunities for internships throughout the city of Chicago and beyond. Loyola's well-rounded, transformative education will help students develop as a whole person-intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually.
“The majority of the professors [are] excellent.” The professors “find a good balance in their teaching methods that allow students to engage the material and engage other students in the classroom.” “They are the kind of teachers that one remembers for a long time,” says a student. “Many bring in business professionals to relate our classroom material to the real world,” and “the work is challenging, but not overbearing.” “I’ve had several professors who I would go out of my way to take again,” says a student. “The academics make everyone work hard, regardless of natural ability, but it pays off every time.”
The “well-known academic integrity of the school” provides a great reputation in Chicago, and the “connections and opportunities” the school provides to students seeking jobs and internships are numerous. Since the curriculum is centered on being well-rounded, “students can build an education that will serve them well in the future.” “Loyola challenges its students to be the best they can be, no matter what their major or background is.”
Many students admit that the “social atmosphere of the campus is very dull,” but Chicago is “a gold mine” of clubs, bars, sports venues, shops, and sites. “Basically, the biggest hobby around here is exploring Chicago. We go out every weekend, just looking for things to do and always finding them,” says a student. “Many students drink, but not all.” The campus itself is “very relaxed, a sort of oasis in a bustling city,” and there is even a beach right off campus on Lake Michigan, so “clearly, it does not feel much like a city most of the time.”
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