The Campus Recreation Department serves Loyola University Chicago with a wide variety of programming for students, faculty and staff. The department has seen record growth in not only participants but quality programs that focuses on inclusion, wellness, innovation and student development. Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago has a total enrollment of 15,597 with 140 + graduate, professional and graduate level programs, including Higher Education.Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges. The majority of the program takes place at our Lake Shore Campus located in North Chicago's Rogers Park.Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by... prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.