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30 Reasons Why We LOVE Loyola

30 Reasons Why We LOVE Loyola


With Valentine’s Day approaching and everyone talking about love, it only seemed appropriate to talk about what Loyola staff and current students have to say about their relationship with Loyola.

Here are 30 reasons staff and students love Loyola:

  1. The ability to go abroad to the Rome center. – Ellen
  2. The incorporation of social justice into academics. – Judy Kyrkos
  3. The small campus feel with access to the city. – Lexy Rux
  4. Being in Chicago. – Maggie
  5. The small class sizes; it really feels like you get one-on-one time with the professors. – Patrick
  6. Being on a beautiful campus with access to downtown. – Adam Buller
  7. Living in Mertz and the chicken tenders from Damen Dining Hall. – Katie
  8. The sense of community. – Ricky Mott
  9. The beautiful campus and social justice focus in all of my classes. – Kara
  10. The small campus feel. – Shaniqua
  11. How the core classes make us a well-rounded person. – Elise
  12. How self-aware the student body is. I’ve never encountered an impolite person on campus. – John
  13. The community feel, size of campus, friendly/welcoming environment, and small class size. – Christy Vargas
  14. How there are Vegan and gluten-free options in the dining halls. – Sarah
  15. Dynamics of taking class on the lake shore campus and downtown. It’s nice to experience the best of both worlds. – Claire
  16. Class sizes, pretty campus, and nice/passionate professors. – Carlee
  17. Diverse community. – Samantha
  18. Friendly environment on campus. – Brittney
  19. Approachable teachers who seem to enjoy their jobs and always want to help you do your best. – Gabby
  20. The view of the lake. – Shannon
  21. I feel safe on campus. – Adrian
  22. Loyola has always given me the opportunity to succeed. – Aaron Brunmeier
  23. The architecture of campus. – Brian
  24. The sense of community. – Aliyah Jervier
  25. I love that Loyola offers something for anyone and everyone who attends so that they can be a part of something and feel included. – Hiba Abbas
  26. I LOVE that every time I step outside and see our beautiful campus I get excited for my day no matter how stressful it is. – Lucy Mooney
  27. I love that Loyola has so many things to offer to their students. Whether it be information on study abroad, fairs talking about feminism, or tutoring for certain classes, Loyola does an amazing job providing us with tools for success. I think that since there are so many resources offered, any type of student can feel like this school is a perfect fit for them. – Katherine Weir
  28. Loyola fosters education both inside and outside the classroom enabling YOU to grow immensely. Upon graduating from Loyola in the spring of 2015, Loyola has taught me that the aim of my education is not the facts, but rather of values. –Joe Sadofsky
  29. How connected students are to the Loyola community. – Callie Short
  30. How Loyola shares the same values as myself. – Alyson Crutchfield

Happy Valentine’s Day from Loyola University Chicago!

Thankful Loyolans

Thankful Loyolans

In order to show their gratitude and thankfulness this year, Ramblers took hundreds of post-it notes to a chalkboard on-campus to share what they were thankful for:

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Easy Mac


Friendly Students


Loyola Community


My Students

Opportunity Loyola





Happy Thanksgiving from our Loyola family to yours!


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.

√ngs and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith.

Find Yourself at Open House!

Find Yourself at Open House!


As the on-campus event coordinator in the Undergraduate Admission Office, some of my favorite weekends of the year are coming up – our Fall Open Houses! This year we will be offering two Fall Open Houses on Saturday, October 18th and Saturday and Saturday, November 8th on our Lake Shore Campus for High School Seniors, High School Juniors, and Transfer Students. Open Houses are a great way to spend some time on campus to see if Loyola is the best “fit” for you. All of the different tours, sessions, and activities are designed to introduce you and your guests to the Loyola community.

Open Houses at Loyola differ from our daily campus visits in that they offer students, parents, and guests insight into the entire Loyola Community.

We offer presentations on: Freshmen Admission/Scholarship, Transfer Admission/Scholarship, Financial Aid, Study Abroad, Pre-Health Advising, Career Development & Experiential Learning, and Residence Life.

We offer tours of the Lake Shore Campus, all first year Residence Halls, and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability.

We also offer a Department Fair where guests have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, or students from every major at Loyola.


 Click here to register for Open House!

Click here to view the full agenda for Open House!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring anything to Open House?

You are not required to bring anything to Open House. Though we do recommend that you spend some time looking at the schedule before hand so you can select which sessions you would like to attend. Also, be sure to come prepared with any questions you have for admission counselors, financial aid counselors, or faculty members from your major/program of interest.

Do you have hotel recommendations for the weekend?

Yes, click here for recommended lodging options nearby.

Is parking available on campus?

Yes, we recommend that all visits park in our main parking structure on campus. Parking will be free on both Saturdays.

If I cannot attend Open House, is there another time I can visit campus?

Yes, you can attend a campus visit at our Lake Shore Campus on Monday – Saturday and our Water Tower Campus on Monday – Friday.


If you have any additional questions, give us a call at 800.262.2373 or email us at admission@luc.edu.


Relay for Life = Circle of Life

Relay for Life = Circle of Life

Last Friday, Loyola hosted its annual Relay for Life event from 6 pm on Friday night until 5:30 am on Saturday morning.

I had to work until 11:30 pm, so I didn’t arrive until well after the festivities had started. However, the last 6 or so hours were still amazing!

I might have missed the Survivor Speech (which happened to be given by my friend Jessica), but I still got to experience many of the games and all of the themed laps.

Jessica, right before she gave her speech!

This year the themed laps included: purple, birthday, favorite scene from a movie, best Oscar speech, celebrity impression, tinsel town lap (with aluminum foil), and my favorite, musical song.

For that lap, my APO brothers and I did one of my favorite Disney songs, “Circle of Life,” complete with baby Simba being hoisted into the air by Rafiki. And, being that I’m the size of a small lion cub anyway, guess which lovely lady got the joy of playing the part?

That's right, me!

I would definitely say that living out a Disney movie through being lifted by “Rafiki” (none other than Andrew, in the picture above) while “Circle of Life” played in the background was one of the highlights of my entire life.

Not only that, but in Circle of Life, the community of Pride Rock shows support for Simba, just like the community of Loyola showed its support for cancer patients by staying up all night during Relay for Life.

Pictures from Relay for Life – Attributed to Lauren McKenna