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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Loyola and Chicago

Loyola and its students enjoy Chicago's exceptional cultural and economic resources. In addition to providing an unparalleled setting for educational opportunities, Chicago is also one of the most prestigious cities in the world in terms of recreation and entertainment.

A hub of commerce and culture, Chicago serves as an expanded campus for Loyola students. Fast Company magazine named Chicago its 2008 U.S. City of the year for its thriving economy, impressive architecture, notable politicians, groundbreaking music, and innovative environmental policies.

Academic Opportunities

Loyola students take advantage of many academic opportunities in Chicago, including:

Chicago Fun Facts

How much do you know about Chicago? Think again! Here is some interesting information about the Windy City.

Quick facts

Bigger is better

Chicago is home to the world’s largest:

Chicago firsts

The following things were created in Chicago:

Famous buildings

Movies filmed in Chicago

Since 1980, more than 500 feature film and television productions have been shot in Chicago, including:


Chicago has served as the inspiration for many songs, including:

Famous Chicagoans

Here is a list of notable people who were born or have lived in or near Chicago:

Entertainment and Recreation

There is always something fun and exciting to do in Chicago! The Windy City has something to offer everyone.

Internships and Careers

Chicago is home to one of the largest and most diversified economies in the world, providing students with countless internship and career options.


Education at Loyola extends beyond the classroom. Many students expand their experience by participating in service-learning projects, which combine academic instruction with community-based learning by connecting learning objectives to service objectives.

Suburban Immersion

In addition to all the wonderful opportunities available in Chicago, local suburbs also have a lot to offer.

To Learn More...

Here are links to some useful Chicago Web sites.


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