Committed to excellence

Loyola University Chicago is consistently ranked among the top universities in the country, and U.S. News & World Report recently named it one of the nation’s best values in higher education.

Academics at a glance

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Undergraduate majors offered
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Undergraduate minors available
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140+

Graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs to choose from

A global perspective

We offer study abroad options in more than 50 countries. Our John Felice Rome Center, which opened in 1962, is the oldest continually operated American university program in Italy.

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The Core curriculum

Loyola provides a Core Curriculum grounded in the liberal arts—a curriculum that encourages students to think critically, to express themselves clearly, and to discover meaning and purpose in life. The Core provides students with a well-rounded education while also giving them a chance to explore new interests.

About the Core
Loyola’s Core Curriculum teaches students how to think critically.

Health Sciences Division

Located on Loyola’s suburban Maywood campus, our integrated academic environment sets the standard for top-tier health science education.

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Centers of Excellence

Our Centers of Excellence combine academics with action to address some of society’s largest challenges.
Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage

Helps faculty and students recognize and research Catholic thought and its link to all academic disciplines in the University. Learn More

Center for the Human Rights of Children

Uses research, education, and service programs to help children around the globe. Learn More

Center for Science and Math Education

Works to improve the quality of math and science education in area schools. Learn More

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Works to promote equality and opportunity in communities throughout the Chicago area. Learn More

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Educates and prepares women leaders to transform their environment for the common good. Learn More

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Serves as the centerpiece of the University’s increased emphasis on sustainability and environmental research. Learn More

From the Provost

John P. Pelissero, PhD, Provost of Loyola University Chicago
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Faculty at Loyola

14:1

Loyola’s 14:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio ensures that students get the attention they deserve.

93%

Nearly all of Loyola’s faculty members have PhDs. Those that don’t have extensive work experience in their fields.

Learn more about Loyola’s Interdisciplinary Honors Program.

Online Education

Loyola offers more than 100 online courses in dozens of subjects, from biology to theology and just about everything in between. Our programs are offered either completely online or in combination with classroom sessions.

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