As a selective admissions, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success.
With an enrollment over 15,500, Loyola University Chicago is the nation's largest Jesuit University and is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC) near the northern edge of the city, Water Tower (WTC) in the northern downtown area, Loyola University Health System (LUHS) in west suburban Maywood, and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy. The Department of Computer Science offers classes at the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses and offers several degree programs, some jointly with other departments. Loyola has consistently ranked among the "top national universities" in the annual review by U.S.News and World Report and was named a "best value" in the 2008 rankings. A particular strong point is faculty-student interaction, as evidenced by such measures as high results on the National Survey of Student Engagement, a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, and an undergraduate research opportunities program supporting over 100 students annually.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, the University inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. At Loyola, this means that the curriculum is rigorous and faculty expectations are high. In addition to academic coursework, the Jesuit mission is carried out through a variety of programs and events sponsored by various University departments. Loyola aims to lead students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends forward to pursue an examined life of intellectual, social, and spiritual discernment. The standards by which we measure that achievement include the enrollment of outstanding students; the creation of a diverse and supportive community; the cultivation of a rigorous intellectual climate which distinctly prepares graduates to succeed in any endeavor they choose to pursue.