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Chicago, IL
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3 College Student

Health & Safety: Constant security although around the neighborhood there is crime

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school is great and also has great security. The residence halls are decent and have a great view of the city and lake.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We do receive messages when there are crime alerts happening near campus and we have emergency phone stops all around the outskirts and in the campus.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Crime ON campus in minimum, but the local area is a little higher. There's emergency buttons all over campus, and police are stationed around campus. A service called 8-ride can give you a ride across campus if you don't want to walk alone at night. I usually feel very safe.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. Being a female, campus security was a concern for me. Loyola has great shuttle services, is brightly lit, in a good neighborhood, and has emergency alerts all over.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1286th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1317th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1317th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The most troubling fact about Loyola for prospective students is that it's located in an area of Chicago that can be dangerous. While the neighborhood is getting better and is generally well patrolled by both campus and city police, new students would be well advised to keep their eyes peeled for danger when out and about in Rogers Park. Students agree that as long as you keep your wits about you, you stand a good chance of being okay on the mean streets around campus. Still, just about everybody knows at least two or three people who have been mugged, attacked, or threatened somewhere between their apartments and the University.

It must be emphasized that students must exercise caution after dark. Until they have a sense of their area and begin to know their way around the neighborhood, students should avoid walking alone in areas they are unfamiliar with. By taking simple extra precautions, students can take control of their situation and lessen the probability that they will become victims. To the extent that it is possible, the University protects its students in every way it can. Student escort services, such as the free "8-RIDE" van, although slow on busy nights, can make a huge difference in the planning of a safe evening.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 22
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
44911 (on-campus emergencies) (773) 508-6039 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 8-RIDE student shuttle/escort service
  • Emergency phones (Blue-light phones)
  • Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) classes
Health Center
Loyola University Wellness Center, Lake Shore Campus
The Doyle Center, 1052 W. Loyola Ave.
(877) RES-INFO
Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling
  • Immunizations
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Loyola's police force consists of a mixture of off-duty law enforcement officials from Chicago and Cook County, as well as a number that are trained specifically for the University's needs.
  • Loyola has its own EMS program staffed by students that respond to overnight emergency calls. Students trained in EMS are able to work with the school to get additional training and field experience.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 88 responses

  • 23% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 6% None
  • 6% Gang violence
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 87 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 31% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 87 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 7% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 31% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 88 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 23% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 53% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 20% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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