Shaped by its vibrant, urban setting and Jesuit tradition, Loyola University Chicago offers a transformative educational environment. We empower students to develop knowledge and skills, find purpose, shape identity, and make a difference in their communities. At Loyola, we offer the tools students need to achieve success in the classroom, their careers, faith, life, and the world. We represent and welcome all faiths, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society. Loyola is located in Chicago, Illinois, the third largest city in the United States and a global leader in commerce, industry, and culture. Chicago is an extended campus for Loyola students, who have direct access to the citys countless career, internship, service, cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities. Students take classes primarily at the Lake Shore Campus, nestled alongside Lake Michigan on Chicago's north side, and at the Water Tower Campus located in the city's famous Gold Coast neighborhood. Medical students benefit from the University's clinical partnership with the Loyola University health System and Trinity Health. Our Health Sciences Campus, located in suburban Maywood is home to Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and Graduate School's biomedical programs. Loyola's reach also extends around the world. The John Felice Rome Center in Italy, the Beijing Center in China, and the Vietnam Center in Ho Chi Minh City, along with more than 100 other study abroad options in 60 countries, offer students the chance to engage with the global community and economy. Loyola's 11 schools and colleges offer more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 140 graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs. Nineteen programs integrate coursework from multiple disciplines to give students an opportunity to explore and synthesize topics from a variety of viewpoints. Our distinguished faculty are leaders in their fields. They integrate research and practical experiences into the classroom. Ninety-three percent hold the highest academic degrees in their respective fields. Small classes emphasize student-to-faculty interaction and partnership opportunities in service learning and research. An undergraduate degree at Loyola takes four years (120 credit hours) to complete and includes undergraduate major requirements, the Core Curriculum, and electives. At Loyola, some of the most impactful learning takes place outside of the classroom. Students routinely give back to the community while exploring their interests and may earn academic credit for their service. Loyola offers more than 250 student clubs, activities, and organizations to connect with others, make lifelong friendships, and enjoy a richer college experience. Loyola competes in 13 NCAA Division I sports. At a GlanceTYPE OF UNIVERSITY: Private, Jesuit university offering undergraduate and graduate programsSIZE OF CAMPUS: Lake Shore Campus: 52 acres; Water Tower Campus: three acresNUMBER OF STUDENTS: 16,422 total enrollment; 11,129 undergraduatesSTUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO: 14:1NUMBER OF FACULTY: 898 full-time faculty membersCOLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: 11 schools and colleges; more than 80 undergraduate majors; more than 140 graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programsGEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Loyola students hail from all 50 states and 82 countriesTuition: Loyola University Chicago tuition and fees vary based on a student's school, college, year in school, and academic program.