Loyola University Chicago

1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, United States
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About Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago is a school located in Chicago, IL, US with a total of 7772 courses available to enroll in.

Loyola University, Chicago is a private Catholic University located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1870, it is currently the largest Jesuit University in the United States. Loyola offers over 80 undergraduate and 140 graduate programs across its eleven colleges and schools. The school has a total enrollment of 16,000 students, comprising of 11,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduates. Loyola University Chicago has a total of six campuses including the Hubin campus near the Chicago Rogers Park and Water Tower Campus located in the heart of Chicago's prosperous Michigan Avenue. Chicago Loyola University ranked 106 in a 2015 national university survey. Besides the six campuses located in the Chicago metropolitan area, Loyola University has campuses in Rome, Beijing and Ho Chi Minh City. The main campus, Lake Shore Campus, is located in the northernmost part of Chicago, close to Evanston-Northwestern University.

Lake Shore Campus is located near Rogers Park. It is the largest campus in the area. Founded in 1912, this campus is the main residential campus for the school and is the home of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Popular buildings in the area include the Madonna de la Strada Chapel and the Joseph J. Gentile Arena.

Loyola's Water Tower Campus is located on a stretch of Michigan Avenue known as the Magnificent Mile. The campus was named after the Chicago Water Tower which survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Water Tower Campus is the home of Quinlan School of Business, the School of Law, the School of Education, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the School of Social Work, and the School of Communication. The school provides free shuttle service between Hubin campus and the Water Tower campus. Other major buildings on the campus include the Terry Student Center, the Baumhart Dormitory Building, and the LUMA Art Gallery.

Loyola University opened the Retreat and Ecology Campus in 2010. Here, students are provided with unique learning opportunities in environmental science research. The campus offers 20 acres (8.09 hectares) of natural habitat that include ponds, streams, woods and grasslands.

The John Felice Rome Center was established in 1962 and was built in the 1960 Summer Olympic venue location. The campus offers Loyola students a chance to study abroad for one semester or a full year.

The Loyola University's Beijing campus was established in 1998 and is located within the Beijing University of International Business and Economics. The campus offers great opportunities to students who want to go to China to study. There are several summer programs for students to choose from.

Loyola's largest library is the Elizabeth M. Cudahy Memorial Library which contains more than 900,000 books and documents. Next to the Cudahy Library is the Richard J. Klarchek Information Center which was built in 2008 to provide additional academic and social space. There are also three libraries at Loyola University in Chicago: the Law School Library, the Health Sciences Library and the Lewis Library. Students must bring their ID cards to enter libraries.

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