Loyola University of Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. It is guided by a simple promise to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives.
The University is home to 13 schools, colleges, and institutes: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Loyola also features course locations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Vernon Hills, Illinois, and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.
As a Jesuit university, Loyola considers faith and spirituality to be essential components of education. It offers several spirituality programs for students and encourage everyone to explore the religious diversity of other faiths.
Loyola and its students enjoy Chicago's exceptional cultural and economic resources. In addition to providing an unparalleled setting for educational opportunities, Chicago is also one of the most prestigious cities in the world in terms of recreation and entertainment. A hub of commerce and culture, Chicago serves as an expanded campus for Loyola students, offering a thriving economy, impressive architecture, notable politicians, ground breaking music, and innovative environmental policies.
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