Our Jesuit Education

Our Jesuit Education


“We are Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University—a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.”


Loyola is a special university, for more reasons than are obvious to a visitor. As a student here I appreciate the ways Loyola incorporates caring for their students and its Jesuit heritage.


Building Community. The theme of our freshman orientation and a pillar of what Loyola believes in, building community is evident throughout this university. Students are encouraged by their advisors to join at least two organizations on campus to start meeting and befriending other students. Resident Assistants are huge advocates of bonding with the other people living on your floor, to ensure a fun, welcoming atmosphere in the residence halls. The university is encouraging to students of all faiths, while respecting and learning from all students in Loyola’s community.


Well-rounded Students. Providing students with a liberal arts education centered in Jesuit values means graduating as a well-educated and well-rounded member of society. Loyola provides students with numerous opportunities to serve the society we are a part of through acts of social justice. By the time graduation rolls around we will have a better understanding of the world around us.


Jesuit “Friends”. The Jesuits around campus that serve as priests, mentors, and professors are friends to everyone on campus. Whether they are helping with academics, faith, or life advice the Jesuits of Loyola are an important presence on campus. Loyola is also a part of the global network of Jesuit colleges and universities, providing students with invaluable connections.


I’m grateful to attend a university with such a clearly defined mission that I will carry with me the rest of my life. In the words of St. Ignatious of Loyola, “Go forth and set the world on fire”, with our Loyola education, I believe that we can.

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