Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, or LU, is a private co-educational Jesuit university, founded in Chicago in 1870. It was named after the Jesuit patron, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola is one of the member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It enrolls more than 15,000 students every year.

Loyola University Chicago offers a variety of degrees and programs through the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Institute of Pastoral Studies
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Business, Graduate
  • School of Communication
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
  • The Graduate School

Loyola University Chicago's sports teams are nicknamed the Loyola Ramblers and the LU Wolf is the mascot for the University.

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Contacting Loyola University

Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan
Chicago , IL 60611-9810
General Phone: (312) 915-6000

Loyola University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management845business management, operations management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, labor relations, organizational behavior, human resources management, ...
Liberal Arts544African-American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Ancient Greek language, ...
Therapy and Counseling373psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine334registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing science, clinical nurse specialist, critical care nursing, various nursing
Science325biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular biochemistry, cell biology and anatomy, microbiology, immunology, microbiology and immunology, ...
Family and Social Work321family studies, child development, human services, social work
Education and Teaching312multilingual education, multicultural education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, adult ed administration, educational supervision, higher education administration, educational statistics, comparative education, ...
Law267law, banking and finance, health tax, tax law, legal research
Religion and Philosophy151philosophy, religion, religious education, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling
Medicine143neuroscience, medicine, medical scientist
Media134communication studies, media studies, journalism, public relations and advertising
Security and Law Enforcement90criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Computer Science and Engineering43computer and info science, information technology, computer science, computer and media applications, computer security, computer services management
Fine Arts33fine arts
Mathematics31mathematics, statistics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts26drama, theatre arts management
Conservation and Resource Management16environmental science
Medical Administration9health care administration, health and medical administrative
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3dietitian, clinical nutritionist
Medical Support and Technology1dental hygienist

Number of programs and degrees for Loyola University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,08966
Master's degree1,41787
Doctor's degree12438
First-professional degree3753

Loyola University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Loyola University had a total enrollment of 15,545 students (12,976 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 63%
Graduate 29%
First Professional 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 6%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 23%
20-21 25%
22-24 20%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%

Loyola University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 50 %

Loyola University Room and Board (2007)

Loyola University offers campus housing for 4,100 of its 12,976 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Loyola University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540648
SAT Math530640
SAT Writing540630
ACT Verbal2430
ACT Math2328
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT35%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Loyola University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 29,486
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,486
Room and board $ 10,490
Room charge $ 6,950
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,540
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Loyola University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 171000)

Loyola University Faculty

Loyola University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4664
Non-tenured and not on tenure track66117

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year23$144,6188$120,854
Associate professorcalendar year8$102,2057$97,772
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Instructorcalendar year4$74,6252*
All faculty totalcalendar year36$126,03717$107,007

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year99$121,78340$111,795
Associate professoracademic year87$88,01867$81,754
Assistant professoracademic year40$69,43868$72,320
Instructoracademic year52$60,97391$60,107
All faculty totalacademic year278$92,310266$76,454

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Loyola University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Horizon League
Track Horizon League

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports405292

Loyola University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
International and Comparative Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Psychology Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Health Law (LLM, MJ, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Critical Care Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Chemistry, General
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
School Psychology
Social Psychology

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