Loyola University Chicago (Loyola, LUC) is a private Jesuit university located in Chicago, Illinois.
It was founded by the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus in 1870 under the name of “St. Ignatius College”, and has grown to be the largest Jesuit university in the United States with a total enrollment of 15,068 (as of 2013) and over 150,000 alumni.
Loyola University has six campuses throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, and it also has a permanent overseas campus in Rome, Italy and guest programs in Beijing, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Loyola has twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools offering 71 undergraduate degrees, 85 master’s degrees, 31 doctoral degrees, and 26 graduate-level certificate programs.