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Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago

Overview
Loyola University Chicago (colloquially referred to as Loyola) is a private Jesuit
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities is a consortium of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and two theological centers in the United States committed to advancing academic excellence by promoting and coordinating collaborative activities, sharing resources, and advocating and...

 research university located in Chicago
Chicago
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...

, Illinois
Illinois
Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. Founded by the Society of Jesus
Society of Jesus
The Society of Jesus is a Catholic male religious order that follows the teachings of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits, and are also known colloquially as "God's Army" and as "The Company," these being references to founder Ignatius of Loyola's military background and a...

 in 1870 under the title St. Ignatius College, it is now the largest Jesuit university in the United States with a total enrollment of 16,040 as of September 12, 2011.

Loyola University Chicago has six campuses: the Lake Shore Campus in the Rogers Park
Rogers Park, Chicago
Rogers Park is one of the 77 Chicago community areas on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois, and is also the name of the Chicago neighborhood that constitutes most of the community area...

 neighborhood of Chicago, the Water Tower Campus in the downtown Gold Coast neighborhood, the Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine is the medical school affiliated with Loyola University Chicago. It is located at the heart of the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. The medical campus includes Foster G...

 in Maywood, Illinois
Maywood, Illinois
Maywood is a village in Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It was founded on April 6, 1869 and organized October 22, 1881. The population was 26,987 at the 2000 census.-Overview:...

, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills, Illinois
Vernon Hills, Illinois
Vernon Hills is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 20,120 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 23,957 as of 2005...

, the Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois
Woodstock, Illinois
Woodstock is a far northwest suburb of Chicago in McHenry County, Illinois. The population was 20,151 at the 2000 census. The 2010 Census shows 24,770 residents. It is the county seat of McHenry County...

 and the John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy.
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Loyola University Chicago (colloquially referred to as Loyola) is a private Jesuit
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities is a consortium of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and two theological centers in the United States committed to advancing academic excellence by promoting and coordinating collaborative activities, sharing resources, and advocating and...

 research university located in Chicago
Chicago
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...

, Illinois
Illinois
Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. Founded by the Society of Jesus
Society of Jesus
The Society of Jesus is a Catholic male religious order that follows the teachings of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits, and are also known colloquially as "God's Army" and as "The Company," these being references to founder Ignatius of Loyola's military background and a...

 in 1870 under the title St. Ignatius College, it is now the largest Jesuit university in the United States with a total enrollment of 16,040 as of September 12, 2011.

Loyola University Chicago has six campuses: the Lake Shore Campus in the Rogers Park
Rogers Park, Chicago
Rogers Park is one of the 77 Chicago community areas on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois, and is also the name of the Chicago neighborhood that constitutes most of the community area...

 neighborhood of Chicago, the Water Tower Campus in the downtown Gold Coast neighborhood, the Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine is the medical school affiliated with Loyola University Chicago. It is located at the heart of the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. The medical campus includes Foster G...

 in Maywood, Illinois
Maywood, Illinois
Maywood is a village in Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It was founded on April 6, 1869 and organized October 22, 1881. The population was 26,987 at the 2000 census.-Overview:...

, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills, Illinois
Vernon Hills, Illinois
Vernon Hills is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 20,120 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 23,957 as of 2005...

, the Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois
Woodstock, Illinois
Woodstock is a far northwest suburb of Chicago in McHenry County, Illinois. The population was 20,151 at the 2000 census. The 2010 Census shows 24,770 residents. It is the county seat of McHenry County...

 and the John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China.

Comprising twelve schools and colleges, Loyola University is currently ranked number 117 among national universities and has consistently been named a "best value" school by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
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'.

Loyola University Chicago's intercollegiate sports teams, commonly known as the "Loyola Ramblers
Loyola Ramblers
The Loyola Ramblers are the varsity sports teams of Loyola University Chicago. Most teams compete in the Horizon League of the NCAA Division I...

", compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a semi-voluntary association of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States...

 (NCAA) Division I and the Horizon League
Horizon League
The Horizon League is a ten school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States....

. Loyola is the only Division I NCAA school in Illinois that has ever won a national title in men's basketball.

History


Established June 30, 1870 as St. Ignatius College, Loyola University Chicago was originally located near The University of Illinois at Chicago campus
University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago, or UIC, is a state-funded public research university located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Its campus is in the Near West Side community area, near the Chicago Loop...

 and began moving to its location in Rogers Park
Rogers Park, Chicago
Rogers Park is one of the 77 Chicago community areas on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois, and is also the name of the Chicago neighborhood that constitutes most of the community area...

 in 1912, only three years after officially changing its name to Loyola University. In addition to its liberal arts curriculum, Loyola established a School of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is the law school of the Loyola University Chicago, in Illinois. Established in 1909, by the Society of Jesus, the Roman Catholic order of the Jesuits, the School of Law is located in downtown Chicago, within walking distance of the Water Tower , the John...

 in 1908, the Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine is the medical school affiliated with Loyola University Chicago. It is located at the heart of the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. The medical campus includes Foster G...

 in 1909 and a business school in 1922. Loyola also established other schools of health science with the addition of the School of Dentistry in 1923 and the School of Nursing in 1935, the first fully accredited collegiate school of nursing in the State of Illinois.

In 1962, Loyola University opened the John Felice Rome Center for Liberal Arts
John Felice Rome Center
The John Felice Rome Center is a campus of Loyola University Chicago in Rome, Italy. The center was originally founded as CIVIS in January 1962, hosted on premises originally built for the Olympic Village of the 1960 Summer Olympics, and leased from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

, the first American university-sponsored program in Rome. The School of Education was established in 1969 in conjunction with the opening of the Loyola University Medical Center
Loyola University Medical Center
The Loyola University Medical Center is a quaternary care system with a main medical center campus in the western suburbs of Chicago. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, west of the Chicago Loop and east of Oak Brook, Illinois. The heart of the medical center campus,...

 in Maywood, IL
Maywood, Illinois
Maywood is a village in Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It was founded on April 6, 1869 and organized October 22, 1881. The population was 26,987 at the 2000 census.-Overview:...

. In 1991, Loyola purchased the neighboring Mundelein College
Mundelein College
Mundelein College was the last private, independent, Roman Catholic women's college in Illinois. Located on the edge of the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois, Mundelein College was founded and administered by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed...

 from the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known by their initials BVM, is a Roman Catholic religious order founded in the United States by Mother Mary Frances Clarke. BVM Sisters work in twenty-five U.S...

.

Once a financially struggling school, in 2011 Loyola University completed a $500 million capital campaign to enhance Loyola's national and international profile while simultaneously improving the quality of the education and student life for Loyola students. The transformation of Loyola to a top tier national university was profiled in a 2006 Chicago Tribune article entitled The Miracle along the Lake.

Campuses



Operating six campuses, Loyola University has a strong presence, particularly in the Chicagoland area. Loyola University Chicago is anchored at the Lake Shore Campus (on the shore of Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third largest by surface area, after Lake Superior and Lake Huron...

) in Rogers Park
Rogers Park, Chicago
Rogers Park is one of the 77 Chicago community areas on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois, and is also the name of the Chicago neighborhood that constitutes most of the community area...

, the northernmost neighborhood of the city of Chicago. The Lake Shore Campus hosts the College of Arts and Sciences on a large campus that includes retail districts and a CTA
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois and some of its surrounding suburbs....

 Loyola
Loyola (CTA)
Loyola is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, served by the Red Line. It is located at 1200 West Loyola Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The station sees heavy use by students from its nearby namesake, the Lakeshore Campus of Loyola University...

 'L' stop
Chicago 'L'
The L is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs. It is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority...

. Notable buildings on the Lake Shore Campus include the Mundelein Center
Mundelein College
Mundelein College was the last private, independent, Roman Catholic women's college in Illinois. Located on the edge of the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois, Mundelein College was founded and administered by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed...

, the Madonna della Strada Chapel
Madonna Della Strada Chapel
Madonna della Strada is the namesake of the chapel motherchurch of the Jesuit Province of Chicago and sits on the campus of Loyola University Chicago in the neighborhood of Rogers Park. It was built on the lakefront with the waters of Lake Michigan directly at its front doorstep...

, the Joseph J. Gentile Arena, Dumbach Hall (formerly "Loyola Academy
Loyola Academy
Loyola Academy is a private, co-educational college preparatory high school, located in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, it is one of 47 Jesuit high schools in the United States and is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education...

"), the George Halas, Jr. Sports Center
George Halas, Jr.
George Stanley Halas, Jr. , nicknamed "Mugs," was one of four presidents in the history of the Chicago Bears franchise of the National Football League. He was the son of George Halas, who was a former player, head coach, and owner of the Bears, and the co-founder of the NFL. George Jr. joined the...

, the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons and the Alumni Gym
Alumni Gym (Loyola University Chicago)
Alumni Gym was a 2,000 capacity structure on the campus of Loyola University Chicago. It served as the home of the Loyola Ramblers Men's and Women's Volleyball programs, as well as the Loyola University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. It is the former home of the Loyola Ramblers...

, currently under demolition as part of a capital campaign to build a new student union.

Loyola also has a Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago just off the Magnificent Mile
Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile, sometimes referred to as The Mag Mile, is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, that runs along a portion of Michigan Avenue extending from the Chicago River to Oak Street in the Near North Side community area. The district is located adjacent to downtown; it is also one block...

 of North Michigan Avenue, steps away from such landmarks as the Water Tower
Chicago Water Tower
The Chicago Water Tower is a contributing property in the Old Chicago Water Tower District landmark district. It is located at 806 North Michigan Avenue along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois...

 (one of the few structures to survive the 1871 Great Chicago Fire) and the John Hancock Center
John Hancock Center
John Hancock Center at 875 North Michigan Avenue in the Streeterville area of Chicago, Illinois, is a 100-story, 1,127-foot tall skyscraper, constructed under the supervision of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, with chief designer Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan...

. The School of Business Administration, School of Education, Graduate School of Business, School of Social Work, Institute of Pastoral Studies, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Communication, and the Law School are located at this campus. Many classes for the College of Arts and Sciences are also held at this campus, so the school offers a shuttle service to take students between campuses during the day. The Water Tower Campus holds Baumhart Residence Hall, the Terry Student Center, the Corboy Law Center and The Clare
The Clare at Water Tower
The Clare at Water Tower. This first-of-its-kind, high-rise senior living community is situated on the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus in Chicago's Gold Coast at Rush Street & Pearson Street. The 53 story building is designed by Perkins and Will, and is one of the tallest buildings...



Loyola also boasts a campus in Rome
Rome
Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, with over 2.7 million residents in . The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy.Rome's history spans two and a half...

, Italy
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

. The John Felice Rome Center was established in 1962 on the site of the 1960 Summer Olympics
1960 Summer Olympics
The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held from August 25 to September 11, 1960 in Rome, Italy...

 grounds. It has occupied several locations in Rome until finally settling in Monte Mario on the Via Massimi, one of the most affluent districts of the Italian capital. The campus offers a semester or full academic year study abroad experience for students from both Loyola and other universities wishing to live abroad.

The University also owns two campuses in nearby Chicago suburbs - Loyola's largest campus is the Loyola University Medical Center in suburban Maywood, Illinois
Maywood, Illinois
Maywood is a village in Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It was founded on April 6, 1869 and organized October 22, 1881. The population was 26,987 at the 2000 census.-Overview:...

, home to one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States. During the late 1970s, the center became renowned for achievements in open-heart surgery. The campus also has a medical school, the Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine is the medical school affiliated with Loyola University Chicago. It is located at the heart of the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. The medical campus includes Foster G...

. Other areas in which it has received recognition include micro-neurosurgery
Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spine, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.-In the United States:In...

, kidney transplants, care for burn victims, and care of high-risk infants. In June 2011, Loyola University Chicago completed the sale of the Loyola Health System to Trinity Health. While Trinity now owns the medical center, the Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine
Stritch School of Medicine is the medical school affiliated with Loyola University Chicago. It is located at the heart of the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. The medical campus includes Foster G...

 and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, along with several key research programs and initiatives, will remain within the University.

In 2010, Loyola acquired the former Resurrection Retreat Center in Woodstock, Illinois
Woodstock, Illinois
Woodstock is a far northwest suburb of Chicago in McHenry County, Illinois. The population was 20,151 at the 2000 census. The 2010 Census shows 24,770 residents. It is the county seat of McHenry County...

, for use as a facility for the university's campus ministry programs as well as for use as a unique learning opportunity for students and faculty interested in the sciences. The property contains 20 acres (8.09 ha) of natural habitat that includes ponds, streams, woods, and prairie
Prairie
Prairies are considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type...

 land. The campus is officially named the Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus.

Sustainability


Loyola University is currently continuing to improve sustainability on their campuses. Efforts in progress include all new construction being LEED-certified and installing green roofs for all new construction of the Mundelein Center, Information Commons, Quinlan Life Science Building and Baumhart Hall at the Water Tower Campus. In January 2009 Loyola University Chicago appointed Dr. James Marshall Eames as the University’s new Sustainability Director, a position that will be housed within Loyola’s Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy (CUERP). Loyola University Chicago was given an overall grade of “A-” on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card, placing it among the highest rated schools in the nation.

In May of 2011, Loyola announced plans to redevelop its recently acquired property on Kenmore Avenue, including Wright Hall, formerly owned by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This property is slated to host Loyola's Institute for Sustainable Urban Living and Learning, housing a green house, classrooms, lab spaces, faculty offices, and a public cafe. South of the greenhouse will be San Francisco Hall, a first-year residence hall focused on green living. The Institute hopes to achieve Platinum LEED Certification and Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Buildings Council as a Leader in Energy and Environmental Design.

University Libraries


Loyola's largest library is the E.M. Cudahy Memorial Library on the Lake Shore Campus, which contains over 900,000 volumes and 3,600 periodical subscriptions. Connected to the Cudahy Library is the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, which opened in 2008 to provide additional academic and social space, with a focus on the undergraduate population. The only way to enter the Cudahy Memorial Library on the Lake Shore Campus is to scan a university student identification card through the machines at the entrance of the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons.
Additional Loyola libraries include the law school library, a health sciences library, and the Lewis Library, which is located on the Water Tower Campus and supports academic programs and the Schools of Education, Social Work and Business there.

Tuition


For the 2011-2012 academic year, annual undergraduate tuition is $32,200 not including room, board and fees including the CTA
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois and some of its surrounding suburbs....

 U-Pass, Student Activity Fee, Technology Fee and mandatory health insurance. Graduate school tuition varies depending on the school.

Rankings & Demographics


Loyola University Chicago is currently ranked number 117 among national universities and is consistently named a "best value" school by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is an American news magazine published from Washington, D.C. Along with Time and Newsweek it was for many years a leading news weekly, focusing more than its counterparts on political, economic, health and education stories...

'.

Loyola's Graduate School of Business has been ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, as well as ranked #1 in Ethics nationwide by BusinessWeek, a unique distinction amongst hundreds of competitive undergraduate business programs in the United States. In addition, Loyola's History Department ranked sixth in the nation in 2006 on the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, a respected ranking system of graduate faculty quality. In 2010, the History Department also ranked in the top tier in the 2010 National Research Council's evaluation of the nation's graduate programs.

Religious education



Religious education is still one of Loyola's hallmarks as it is home to Saint Joseph College Seminary
Saint Joseph College Seminary
Saint Joseph College Seminary is a college of Loyola University Chicago and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.Saint Joseph College Seminary, formerly Niles College Seminary at Loyola University, is the undergraduate or college seminary for the Archdiocese of Chicago...

 as well as the Jesuit First Studies program.

Loyola's First Studies Program is one of three in the country, with Fordham University
Fordham University
Fordham University is a private, nonprofit, coeducational research university in the United States, with three campuses in and around New York City. It was founded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841 as St...

 and Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is one of 28 member institutions of the...

 housing the other two. During this three-year period, Jesuit Scholastics and Brothers generally study philosophy and some theology. First Studies is one part of an eleven-year formation process toward the Jesuit priesthood. This program is administered by the Chicago Province Society of Jesus
Society of Jesus
The Society of Jesus is a Catholic male religious order that follows the teachings of the Catholic Church. The members are called Jesuits, and are also known colloquially as "God's Army" and as "The Company," these being references to founder Ignatius of Loyola's military background and a...

.

Saint Joseph College Seminary serves the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago
The Archdiocese of Chicago was established as a diocese in 1843 and as an Archdiocese in 1880. It serves more than 2.3 million Catholics in Cook and Lake counties in Northeastern Illinois, a geographic area of 1,411 square miles. The Archdiocese is divided into six vicariates and 31 deaneries...

 and provides vocational training to candidates of diocesan priesthood. Loyola University also provides rigorous religious education for those seeking careers in lay ministry with the Loyola University Institute of Pastoral Studies as well as degree opportunities in interdisciplinary
Interdisciplinarity
Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic fields into one single discipline. An interdisciplinary field crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines or schools of thought, as new needs and professions have emerged....

 Catholic studies.

Loyola's Department of Theology also offers undergraduate and graduate courses in the study of systematic theology, ethics, and Biblical studies, offering a diverse set of classes that are not limited to religious studies in a Catholic context.

Residential Life



Loyola's Department of Residence Life manages nineteen residence halls or apartments, eighteen of which are in the Rogers Park neighborhood surrounding Lake Shore Campus and one, Baumhart Hall, at the Water Tower Campus on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. Most of Loyola's residence halls are named after other Jesuit colleges and universities. Loyola Residence Life requires that students live on-campus for their first two years at Loyola.

First-year students are required to live in one of six community, hotel or suite style residences on the Lake Shore campus. These include: BVM Hall, Campion Hall, Creighton Hall, Mertz Hall, Regis Hall and Simpson Living Learning Center. Both Mertz and Simpson halls are located above a dining hall. Regis Hall houses Loyola's Honors community while Simpson hosts multiple Learning communities.

Upperclass students are permitted to choose from one of twelve residences on Lake Shore or on the Water Tower campuses. These include Canisus, Fairfield, Fordham
Fordham University
Fordham University is a private, nonprofit, coeducational research university in the United States, with three campuses in and around New York City. It was founded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841 as St...

, Georgetown
Georgetown University
Georgetown University is a private, Jesuit, research university whose main campus is in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic university in the United States...

, Holy Cross
Holy Cross University
Holy Cross University may refer to:* Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy* Holy Cross College * Other colleges and universities affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross...

, LeMoyne, Marquette
Marquette University
Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1881, the school is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities...

, Rockhurst, Seattle
Seattle University
Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA.SU is the largest independent university in the Northwest US, with over 7,500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools, and is one of 28 member...

, Spring Hill and Xavier Halls on Lake Shore. Santa Clara Hall, located on Loyola Avenue right on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third largest by surface area, after Lake Superior and Lake Huron...

 is restricted to Juniors and Seniors. Upperclassman can also choose to live in Baumhart Hall, located at 26 E. Pearson, just a block from the Magnificent Mile
Magnificent Mile
The Magnificent Mile, sometimes referred to as The Mag Mile, is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, that runs along a portion of Michigan Avenue extending from the Chicago River to Oak Street in the Near North Side community area. The district is located adjacent to downtown; it is also one block...

 in downtown Chicago. It is a 25 floor apartment-style residence for upperclassmen and graduate students at Loyola University.

Greek Life


Loyola University Chicago is home to several Greek letter organizations. Among them are traditional social fraternities and sororities
Fraternities and sororities
Fraternities and sororities are fraternal social organizations for undergraduate students. In Latin, the term refers mainly to such organizations at colleges and universities in the United States, although it is also applied to analogous European groups also known as corporations...

 and cultural interest fraternities and sororities
Cultural interest fraternities and sororities
Cultural interest fraternities and sororities, in the North American student fraternity and sorority system, refer to general or social organizations oriented to students having a special interest in a culture or cultural identity....

.

Inter-Fraternity Council chapters include Sigma Pi
Sigma Pi
Sigma Pi is an international college secret and social fraternity founded in 1897 at Vincennes University. Sigma Pi International fraternity currently has 127 chapters and 4 colonies in the United States and Canada and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee...

, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a North American Greek-letter social college fraternity founded at the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856. Of all existing national social fraternities today, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the only one founded in the Antebellum South...

, Tau Kappa Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon is a college fraternity founded on January 10, 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University with chapters in the United States, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent...

, and Sigma Chi
Sigma Chi
Sigma Chi is the largest and one of the oldest college Greek-letter secret and social fraternities in North America with 244 active chapters and more than . Sigma Chi was founded on June 28, 1855 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio when members split from Delta Kappa Epsilon...

.

Loyola was home to the founding chapter of Alpha Delta Gamma
Alpha Delta Gamma
Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity is an American Greek-letter social fraternity and one of 74 members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference...

 Fraternity, the only Greek letter organization to have a chartered house on Loyola's campus, until the organization was suspended for alcohol violations related to a 2009 house party.

Panhellenic Council chapters include Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Chi Omega is a women's fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. Currently, there are 135 chapters of Alpha Chi Omega at colleges and universities across the United States and more than 200,000 lifetime members...

, Alpha Sigma Alpha
Alpha Sigma Alpha
Alpha Sigma Alpha is a US national sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at the Virginia State Female Normal School in Farmville, Virginia...

, Phi Sigma Sigma
Phi Sigma Sigma
Phi Sigma Sigma , colloquially known as "Phi Sig," was the first collegiate nonsectarian fraternity, welcoming women of all faiths and backgrounds...

, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kappa Kappa Gamma is a collegiate women's fraternity, founded at Monmouth College, in Monmouth, Illinois, USA. Although the groundwork of the organization was developed as early as 1869, the 1876 Convention voted that October 13, 1870 should be recognized at the official Founders Day, because no...

, Chi Omega
Chi Omega
Chi Omega is a women's fraternity and the largest member of the National Panhellenic Conference. Chi Omega has 174 active collegiate chapters and over 230 alumnae chapters. Chi Omega's national headquarters is located in Memphis, Tennessee....

, and the newly arrived Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Delta Pi is a fraternity founded on May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. The Executive office for this sorority is located on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Alpha Delta Pi is one of the two "Macon Magnolias," a term used to celebrate the bonds it shares with Phi Mu...

.

Cultural interest fraternities include the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations
The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations is an umbrella council for 19 Latino Greek Letter Organizations established in 1998...

 (NALFO) co-ed fraternity Alpha Psi Lambda
Alpha Psi Lambda
Alpha Psi Lambda Fraternity , is a co-educational, Latino-oriented Greek letterintercollegiate fraternity. It was the first such organization for Latino college students in the United States...

. Loyola is also home to Lambda Upsilon Lambda
Lambda Upsilon Lambda
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity was established on February 19, 1982 in order to address the shortcomings of academic institutions in meeting and addressing the needs of Latino students in higher education...

 Fraternity, also known as "La Unidad Latina" and the African-American fraternities Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha is the first Inter-Collegiate Black Greek Letter fraternity. It was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Its founders are known as the "Seven Jewels". Alpha Phi Alpha developed a model that was used by the many Black Greek Letter Organizations ...

, Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Alpha Psi is a collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership. Since the fraternity's founding on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington, the fraternity has never limited membership based on color, creed or national origin...

, and Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Beta Sigma is a predominantly African-American fraternity which was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The founders A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I...

. A flourishing colony for Omega Delta Phi
Omega Delta Phi
Omega Delta Phi , also known as O D Phi, is an intercollegiate fraternity that was founded on November 25, 1987 by seven students attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Its seven founders known as the "Men of Vision" to fraternity members wanted to create an organization to help...

 has also been established.

Cultural interest sororities include Gamma Phi Omega, Sigma Lambda Gamma
Sigma Lambda Gamma
Sigma Lambda Gamma ' is a historically Latina-based national sorority with multicultural membership founded on April 9, 1990, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.-History:...

, Lambda Theta Alpha
Lambda Theta Alpha
Lambda Theta Alpha is a Latina sorority in the United States.The idea for Lambda Theta Alpha began in the late 1970s, when colleges and universities experienced an influx of Latino enrollment; the organization came into being at Kean University in 1975 with Lambda Theta Alpha's seventeen founding...

, Delta Phi Lambda
Delta Phi Lambda
Delta Phi Lambda is an Asian-interest sorority that expands from the Southeast to the Midwest regions of the United States. It was founded by Anh Ngoc Nguyen and six other women at the University of Georgia on December 5, 1998....

, Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Sigma Theta is a non-profit Greek-lettered sorority of college-educated women who perform public service and place emphasis on the African American community. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University...

 and Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African American college women. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of nine students, led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle...

.

Athletics




Loyola is home to 11 varsity teams, most of which compete in NCAA Division I. The teams include men and women's basketball, cross country, men and women's golf, men and women's soccer, softball, track, and men and women's volleyball. The nickname "Ramblers" was first applied to Loyola's football team in 1926 because they frequently traveled throughout the United States.

LU Wolf is the mascot for the University. He was inspired by the coat-of-arms
Coat of arms
A coat of arms is a unique heraldic design on a shield or escutcheon or on a surcoat or tabard used to cover and protect armour and to identify the wearer. Thus the term is often stated as "coat-armour", because it was anciently displayed on the front of a coat of cloth...

 of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus and was its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation...

, from whom Loyola derives its name, which depicts two wolves standing over a kettle. He is ever-present at Loyola's basketball games, encouraging fans to show their support for the Ramblers. The team won the Men's 1963 national championship in basketball. Loyola is the only Division I NCAA school in Illinois that has ever won a national title in men's basketball.

In popular culture

  • The Lakeshore Campus of Loyola University Chicago was one of the shooting locations for the motion pictures Flatliners
    Flatliners
    Flatliners is a 1990 American thriller film starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt as medical students using physical science in an attempt to find out if there's anything out there beyond death by conducting clandestine experiments with near-death...

    and The Unborn (2009).
  • In the Fox
    Fox Broadcasting Company
    Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as Fox Network or simply Fox , is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the...

     television series Prison Break
    Prison Break
    Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on the Fox Broadcasting Company for four seasons, from 2005 until 2009. The series revolves around two brothers; one has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other devises an...

    , the protagonist, Michael Scofield
    Michael Scofield
    Michael J. Scofield is the main protagonist in the American television series Prison Break. He is portrayed by Wentworth Miller. The character first appeared in the series pilot as a man who stages a bank robbery in order to get sent into the prison where his older brother, Lincoln Burrows , is...

    , was a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, as mentioned on multiple occasions in the first season.
  • On The Bob Newhart Show
    The Bob Newhart Show
    The Bob Newhart Show is an American situation comedy produced by MTM Enterprises, which aired 142 original episodes on CBS from September 16, , to April 1, . Comedian Bob Newhart portrayed a psychologist having to deal with his patients and fellow office workers...

    , Dr. Bob Hartley mentions in several episodes that he attended Loyola. Bob Newhart
    Bob Newhart
    George Robert Newhart , known professionally as Bob Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide...

     is himself a Loyola graduate.
  • In the television show M*A*S*H, Father Mulcahy wears a Loyola sweatshirt.
  • In the movie Brewster's Millions
    Brewster's Millions (1985 film)
    Brewster's Millions is a 1985 comedy film starring Richard Pryor and John Candy based on the 1902 novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon. It is the seventh film based on the story, with a screenplay by Herschel Weingrod & Timothy Harris...

    , Miss Drake, Brewster's personal accountant, says that she attended Loyola University, causing Brewster to bet on the school in a field hockey match versus the University of Notre Dame
    University of Notre Dame
    The University of Notre Dame du Lac is a Catholic research university located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated community north of the city of South Bend, in St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States...

    . Loyola wins the game, 18-0, and contributes to Brewster's winnings of $1.5 million.
  • The winner of the first season of Donald Trump's The Apprentice
    The Apprentice (U.S. TV series)
    The Apprentice is an American reality television show hosted by real estate magnate, businessman and television personality Donald Trump, created by Mark Burnett and broadcast on NBC...

    reality show was Bill Rancic, a Loyola graduate. When Rancic mentioned on the show that he went to Loyola, Trump emphatically responded "Good school!"
  • The winner of Jeopardy! College Championship
    Jeopardy! College Championship
    The Jeopardy! College Championship is one of the traditional tournaments held each season on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! Contestants in this tournament are full-time undergraduate college students with no prior degrees...

     week, Season 17, was Pam Mueller, representing Loyola Chicago.
  • In John Green's novel An Abundance of Katherines
    An Abundance of Katherines
    An Abundance of Katherines is a young adult novel by John Green. Released in 2006, it was a finalist for the Michael L. Printz Award.An appendix explaining some of the more complex equations Colin uses throughout the story was written by Daniel Biss, a close friend to Green.-Plot summary:Colin...

    , Hassan, the protagonist's friend, eventually enrolls at Loyola Chicago after a year of postponing his college education.
  • In the television movie "The '60s", Josh Hamilton's character Michael graduates from Loyola Chicago and becomes active in the civil rights movement.

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