Loyola University Chicago

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Loyola University Chicago is a Jesuit private university located in Chicago, Illinois. The university was founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, and is the largest Jesuit university in the United States.

Loyola University Chicago has four campuses: the Lake Shore Campus (LSC), the Water Tower Campus (WTC), the Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy; and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China.

U.S. News & World Report named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings, as well as a tier one national university.[3] Loyola's part-time Graduate School of Business has been ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report,[4] and the University as a whole was ranked the 50th best value in the country.[5] BusinessWeek has ranked Loyola's Graduate School of Business 8th in the nation for its intensive Part-Time MBA program. In 2009, BusinessWeek also ranked Loyola's School of Business Administration (SBA) #1 in Ethics nationwide, a unique distinction amongst hundreds of competitive undergraduate business programs in the United States.[6] [7] The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Loyola's History Department ranked sixth in the nation in 2006 on the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, a respected ranking system of American graduate programs.[8]

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