Loyola University of Chicago was founded by the Jesuit Order as St. Ignatius College in 1870. In 1909 it received a charter as the Loyola Academy for Boys. It became a coeducational university in 1914. This Roman Catholic institution of higher learning has been shaped by a combination of its Jesuit traditions and its place in the Chicago community. Today Loyola University of Chicago offers students a unique educational environment with a diversity of experience and thought that is virtually unmatched. Rigorous programs of study and research are hallmarks of the Jesuit system of education. At Loyola, students are not just prepared for a career; they are given the tools to prepare for life. They are challenged not only to learn broadly, but also to serve unselfishly, to think critically, to respect diversity and to lead ethically and with integrity.
Loyola University students come from all faiths and from all ethnic and economic backgrounds. They share the common purpose of building a better society for everyone. Loyola University has an enrollment of 15,000. It is one of 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the United States. Its main campus on Chicago’s lakeshore is small, but is a peaceful oasis in the bustling city. For information on budget hotels and discount hotels near Loyola University in Chicago check our EasyToBook.com listings.