Loyola retains No. 99 rank on U.S. News college list

By Loyola University Dispatch Staff

Courtesy Loyola University Chicago.
Courtesy Loyola University Chicago.

Loyola University Chicago retained it’s rank as the 99th best college in the country in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, released Tuesday.

Loyola topped DePaul University, Illinois State University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and other Illinois schools in the 2017 Best Colleges list by U.S. News & World Report.

Loyola broke through the top 100 last year, ranking No. 99.

The University of Chicago ranked No. 3, Northwestern University No. 12 and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign No. 44.

DePaul ranked No. 124 and the Illinois Institute of Technology No. 103.

The U.S. News rankings focus on academic excellence, with schools ranked on up to 15 measures of academic quality. Overall, the rankings emphasize student outcomes – including graduation and retention rates – which carry the most weight at 30 percent, according to a news release.

School profiles include specifics on academic life, financial aid, student body makeup and more. Students can research schools with the most Economic Diversity and Campus Ethnic Diversity, as well as the Most International Students,  according to the news release.


Loyola to participate in yearly Chicago AIDS Run/Walk

Loyola University Chicago will continue its yearly involvement with the  Chicago AIDS Run & Walk  this Saturday.

Here are the details from the Loyola Website:

Loyola’s involvement in the Chicago AIDS Run/Walk is a long standing tradition and one that sees participation from hundreds of students, faculty, and staff each year.  Anyone in the Loyola community may register for Team Loyola and join together to support AIDS research and live out Loyola’s commitment to service that promotes justice.  The Center for Community Service and Action is happy to coordinate this event and appreciates the great support from various campus partners.  Team Loyola looks forward to another successful year!

Loyola AIDS Walk

Event: 5K Walk

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011

Location: Grant Park, Upper Hutchinson Field – Chicago, IL

Beneficiary: AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Registration Fee:

$15.00 for Loyola undergraduate students and graduate students

$25.00 for everyone else.

For more information, see http://www.luc.edu/aidswalk, or e-mail SERVE@luc.edu


Click here to register for Team Loyola https://afc.aidschicago.org/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1344&tab=2


Anyone who registers may receive a free custom designed Team Loyola AIDS Walk  T-shirt.  You may pick-up your T-shirt and registration packet at check-in on Saturday, October 1st.   T-shirts will be limited to the first 500 participants.

Community Direct Partner: AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; funds and coordinates prevention, care, and public education projects; and champions effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.  AFC’s mission is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic.

Using the e-mail address you provided at registration, we will send you periodic updates as Loyola AIDS Walk

Special Thanks To:

  • The Division of
    Student Development
  • The College of Arts and
    that provided the Loyola AIDS Walk T-shirts.

If you would like more information on TEAM LOYOLA, please email us serveSERVE@luc.edu.

– Jillian Schwartz