Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago stands as one of the largest Jesuit educational institutions in the United States, holding 901-950th place in QS World University Rankings in 2024. Known colloquially as LUC, the university maintains six campuses dispersed throughout the most extensive city in Illinois. With a student-staff ratio below 15:1, Loyola University Chicago boasts 11 schools and colleges. More than 15,000 students, enrolled in over 200 distinct programs, benefit from the university’s six campuses situated throughout the city. Furthermore, LUC expanded its footprint by acquiring a campus in Rome in 2009, offering more than 40 independent courses in the heart of the Italian capital.
Roughly one-third of LUC students engage in international study opportunities, facilitated by the university’s additional centres in Beijing and Vietnam. Loyola University Chicago extends its educational offerings to more than 50 other countries as well. A diverse array of over 200 student organisations enriches the campus experience, while the Loyola Ramblers varsity teams compete at the highest echelons of college sports and have achieved championship titles in basketball and volleyball.
Its primary Lake Shore campus resides along the shores of Lake Michigan, while its Water Tower campus is conveniently located at the heart of the city. Among LUC’s distinguished alumni are notable figures like William M. Daley, who served as President Obama’s chief of staff, L. Scott Caldwell, recognized for her portrayal of Rose in the TV series Lost, and John York, co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers American football team.