CAMPUS PROFILE: Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago is a private university. Around 12,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

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Loyola University is a private university within the Illinois State University System. Around 12,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

Official Political Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations: 

College Republicans

WeDignify at Loyola

Liberal Organizations: 

 Amnesty International


College Democrats

Feminist Forum

Femme International LUC Student Ambassadors

Leading Women for Tomorrow


Rainbow Connection

Student Environmental Alliance

Students for Justice in Palestine

The Loyola Alliance of Socialists

UNICEF of Loyola

OpenSecrets Data on Loyola University Employee Political Donations:

In the 2020 election cycle, 96.84% of University of Massachusetts employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 3.16% of donations went to Republican candidates in federal elections, according to data from OpenSecrets. 

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

Loyola University Chicago has no FIRE rating.


Loyola University Chicago is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students. Faculty and staff do not have to be vaccinated.


Stories by Campus Reform about Loyola University Chicago:

Loyola asks ‘each academic unit’ to teach ‘identity and privilege’

Loyola University Chicago outlined its “Anti-Racism Initiative,” following a summer of protests and riots surrounding racial justice. The university also plans to have every academic department undergo a “Racial Justice Examen.”

Loyola students protest police as Chicago sees deadly crime spike

Chicago is experiencing its largest crime wave in six decades. A student at Loyola University in Chicago organized a Black Lives Matter protest, where students called for the school to cut ties with the Chicago Police Department.

Loyola New Orleans offers ‘race, equity, and inclusion’ courses...for FREE!

The Jesuit affiliated Loyola University New Orleans is offering free credits for the completion of a “race, equity and inclusion” course as part of a “J-term.” The typical per-credit cost at the university is $1,172.