The Loop is at the heart of America’s Urban Campus®. With more than 58,000 students attending 22 colleges and universities downtown, it's the largest college town in the State of Illinois.
It’s easy to understand why so many people have enrolled in “Loop U”—after all, a campus the size of the Loop has a lot to offer. World-class institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago double as classrooms, making for an accessible learning environment that is as engaging as it is educational. A growing supply of student housing includes residences and apartments that boast compelling urban amenities, such as rooftops and study areas that offer some of the best views of the city. And with a quad the size of Millennium and Grant parks, recreation is never too far away.
When it comes to starting a career, the Loop is the epicenter of employment in the region, serving up the highest concentration of jobs in the State of Illinois. Nearly one in three students works downtown while enrolled in school, and a growing roster of leading Loop companies is providing graduates with options that are sometimes difficult to find in a recovering economy.
But Loop learning isn't limited to upperclassmen. With more people moving to the neighborhood, new developments—from a K-12 school in the heart of Lakeshore East to the recently-completed expansion of Jones College Prep High School—are creating schools for families, too, in places where they didn't previously exist.
Class is in session. Enroll in Loop U today and enjoy a learning experience that is unparalleled by any other neighborhood or city.