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Loyola University Chicago Student Life

Loyola University Chicago is on a 105-acre campus in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois. There are many activities and organizations for Loyola University Chicago students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Loyola University Chicago also has fraternities and sororities.

Loyola University Chicago has a thriving Panhellenic Council. In fact, more students participate in Panhellenic Council than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Loyola University Chicago include National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Vegetarian and Vegan Society, Interfraternity Council and American Medical Student Association.

The Loyola University Chicago community comes together each year for Welcome Week, Senior Send-Off and Finals Breakfast.

Does Loyola University Chicago Offer Student Housing?

Loyola University Chicago offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Loyola University Chicago students live off campus. In 2021, 0.7% of undergrads at Loyola University Chicago lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 99.3% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Loyola University Chicago. There are 5,004 spots available in on-campus housing for all 11,612 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 122 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 65% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Loyola University Chicago offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Loyola University Chicago Athletics

At Loyola University Chicago there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Loyola University Chicago:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Volleyball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Loyola University Chicago Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Loyola University Chicago campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Loyola University Chicago offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Loyola University Chicago

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Loyola University Chicago, take Route 41 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to O'Hare International airport.

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Loyola University Chicago Students

68%

Women

32%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

61%

In State

39%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

54%

18%

13%

5%

5%

4%

1%

0.16%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

11,612

Graduate Students

5,281

Non-Resident / International Students

411

Loyola University Chicago Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

16,893

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$47,498

Out-of-State

$47,498

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Application Deadline

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