Loyola University Chicago Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (17)
When choosing a university, I wanted to be in an environment where I was challenged and where I was surrounded by diversity. Fortunately, Loyola University Chicago came along with it's extensive curriculum and professors that routinely test academic boundaries. From an academic perspective the classes were challenging and made you scrutinize things going on in the world. In other words, the education was very much social justice based which I enjoyed very much , as being cognizant of real world problems and how we can improve them is (to me) invaluable. However, the student body at the institution lacks diversity but it's something the university is trying to rectify in the coming years. Overall, my experience at Loyola University Chicago has taught me a lot about myself as well as shown me a new way to look at the world.
Loyola is a fantastic school with faculty that really cares about the students. I graduated from Loyola over 6 years ago and I still say in touch with faculty and staff who are frequently introducing me to students who are eager for professional advice. We have hired several Loyola students at my firm and continue to see high quality, thoughtful, and smart students come out of their program. I've very proud to be an alum of Loyola University Chicago.
Great campus locations, Northside and downtown Chicago. Lots of student activities and extra curriculars. There are a lot of new buildings, businesses and housing available since I attended there 6 years ago. Expensive school, with good teachers, for the most part. There are a handful of really disorganized teachers I had which made the class collectively suffer in grade and interest.. I have a lot of student debt after attending Loyola, which I will be paying off for the next 20 years, so in that respect, the education you'd receive here would be comparable to anywhere else.
The Health Systems Management program at Loyola University Chicago is honestly really great. Rumored to have the nicest professors on campus, I learned a lot from these healthcare professionals who were very experienced in various healthcare professions such as nursing, healthcare law, healthcare quality, and project management. We were provided with many networking opportunities as we frequently had outside healthcare professionals come speak to us. The curriculum requires students to be introduced to all sorts of sectors in healthcare such as informatics, management, vulnerable populations, global health, and even business-based classes such as marketing, economics, and accounting. For someone who had a passion to pursue a career in healthcare but not completely sure in which area specifically, being a Health Systems Management major was a great opportunity to explore different career paths and grow as an individual. I would definitely recommend the program and the university overall to everyone!
Loyola is a wonderful school for someone who wants to be a part of "Big City Life" while still getting a rigorous education. The professors at Loyola are dedicated and very knowledgeable. As a social work major I did have mostly adjunct professors, but I believed this added immensely to my education since they were still working within the field. We often had the opportunity to discuss case studies as they were occurring. The honors program is also something to consider when enrolling as it has a heightened level of academics as well as a strong sense of community. The campus is on the North side of the city so you are not right downtown. This makes for a nice residential feeling. However, depending on your major, you may also have classes at the downtown campus, which is easily accessible by train, bus, or a Loyola provided shuttle.
As a student with an eclectic interest in history, Loyola offered me more class options than I could take advantage of in an undergraduate history program. For students interested in modern Eastern European history I'd recommend any class taught by Dr. M.S., For those interested in Russian history I'd recommend any class by Dr. M. K. Those unafraid of being challenged and interested in English and Norse history should check out classes by Dr. T.. For Latin American history, Dr. D.B.r is an accomplished historian and author. For a more cerebral and thoughtful approach, Mr. B.L. teaches an excellent course in Classical Greek studies. It's very important to take note of the dates when registration opens and to be prepared to quickly choose which classes you wish to enroll in. Loyola has a wide selection of courses but the best classes fill up fast, so keep on your toes!
Loyola University Chicago is a great school. One of its greatest assets is its location in Chicago. The main campus is in a residential area on the North side of Chicago right on Lake Michigan. One of the things I loved the most about Loyola was the student diversity. I worked with interfaith ministries and it was great to have so many students from different countries and religions working together.
Loyola has one of the mos beautiful campuses I have ever seen. Beautiful view of the lake from the information commons. There is a pretty big green movement on campus with a lot of the buildings being environmentally friendly and the production of biosoap on campus. There is a great variety of courses to take to fulfill art core. I thoroughly enjoyed the majority of the courses needed to fulfill my major. Very few complaints on staff.
I really loved the Psychology, Spanish, Polish Studies and Honors Programs at Loyola University Chicago! The interdisciplinary approach was fantastic, and I felt challenged but always learning something new about the content and about myself as a student. I have to admit, I did not utilize the career counseling services. I had a mentor in the Psychology program who was amazing at helping me with the next steps in my career. Also, I had some issues with the financial aid office. I would pay by sending checks to the school, and they were lost on many occasions. This was very frustrating. I really loved that there were so many student clubs on campus, especially cultural clubs. I also felt like the University had a lot of great connections with local businesses, which allowed students to explore the city and gain more knowledge through work or internship opportunities!
Loyola University Chicago represents an engaged, intelligent and active community that made for a memorable experience both inside and outside the classroom. With strong connections to the vibrant city of Chicago, many of our professors were practicing professionals; and with the city outside our doorstep, we were able to build impactful professional (and personal) connections from the get-go. As a result of this differentiated college experience, I was ultimately able to secure a full-time job in my field before graduation, midst the recession. LUC graduates are highly sought after by Chicago employers in particular as thought-provoking, collaborative and engaged professionals ‰ÛÓ and I owe a lot of my professional success to this tremendous academic institution.