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Chicago, IL
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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Chicago itself isn't always safe but Loyola is pretty safe and campus safety keeps everyone in the loop regarding crime

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus safety is very good about keeping the students as safe as possible, but Chicago is a very crime-filled area so they can only do so much.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: The wellness center is not considered a reliable health care center, nor is sexual assault something Loyola has taken visible steps to address and combat. It is an issue that Loyola needs to step and be openly committed to.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Because of its location, the university does its best to provide the appropriate services to keep students safe and to help them feel secure.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: unsafe in the city, but campus tries to help


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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 92 responses

  • 23% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 6% None
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Gang violence
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Drugs
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 11 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 91 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.
  • 32% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 92 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.
  • 32% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 92 responses

  • 4% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 20% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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