Loyola University

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Introduction to Loyola University Chicago

Located in Chicago, Illinois, Loyola University Chicago was first founded in 1870, as Saint Ignatius College after the Jesuit patron. By 1909, the school changed its name, adding several other schools and expanding throughout the decades. Loyola is one of 28 members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the largest Jesuit college in the country.

Student Life at Loyola University Chicago

Situated on the shore of Lake Michigan in Rogers Park, the Loyola campus has classrooms with a small student-to-faculty ratio that award extra attention to the individual. Most of the student population lives in campus housing. Loyola's 11 varsity sports teams compete at the NCAA Division I level, while other students participate in intramural sports, Greek life and more than 175 student-run clubs and organizations.

FAQs on Loyola University Chicago

What is the Accreditation Status of Loyola University Chicago?

The Higher Learning Commission and North Central Association accredit Loyola University Chicago.

What Are the Requirements for Admission to Loyola University Chicago?

Admission to Loyola University Chicago is somewhat selective, with student applications reviewed based on class rank, high school curriculum, extracurricular activities and grade point average. Prospective students should submit an online admissions application and nonrefundable fee, along with official high school transcripts, standardized test scores from the SAT or ACT, counselor and teacher recommendations and a personal statement.

Can I Receive Financial Aid from Loyola University Chicago?

Almost all eligible students at Loyola receive some kind of financial aid. The FAFSA will help determine eligibility for government funded grants, loans and work study. Loyola also offers academic and talent-based scholarships, including the Damen Scholarship, the Elaine Bruggemeier Debate Scholarship, the Martin J. Svaglic Humanities Scholarship and more.

What Are the Career Opportunities With Loyola University Chicago?

There are 11 colleges at Loyola University Chicago, with undergraduate and graduate degree programs available. Students can earn bachelor's and master's degrees in academic fields in arts and sciences, law, communication, business administration, education, nursing and social work. For those entering the medical field, the Stritch School of Medicine, which works with the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, is one of the leading academic medical centers, known for achievements in open-heart surgery, kidney transplants and burn victim care.

What Notable Individuals Have Graduated From Loyola University Chicago?

Notable alumni of Loyola University Chicago include famous Chicago Bears owner George Halas, Jr., "Extenze" creator Nebojsa Lekovic, actor Leslie David Baker, Bob Newhart, author James McManus and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Bill Daley.