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Loyola University New Orleans

  • New Orleans, LA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 59%41%
    student ratio
  • 2,946
    total students
  • $35,504 | $35,504
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 87%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 560
    sat math
  • 580
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

New Orleans' Loyola University Represents Academic Excellence in the Jesuit Tradition

New Orleans is one of the country's most culturally significant cities. It is the largest metropolitan area in Louisiana and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Known as the Big Easy and Nola, New Orleans is famous for its unique, diverse population, cuisine, music, and festivals. This makes the city a perfect fit for Jesuit education, since the Jesuit tradition also has a long, rich history.



The Society of Jesus was founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola, for whom Loyola University is named. Since then, Jesuits have been committed to helping young people achieve moral and academic excellence. Today, Louisiana's Loyola University continues this tradition by providing a university education that focuses on helping individuals develop to their fullest potential.



Striving for academic excellence is important for any university student, as is moving toward discipline, maturity, and critical thinking. Loyola is committed to educating the full person and helping students grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. New Orleans is the ideal location for personal growth, where students will encounter individuals from all walks of life. The city, along with the state of Louisiana, is working to rebuild the damage done by Hurricane Katrina, and the spirit of community has strengthened the city. For young men and women who want to reach their highest potential through education in the Jesuit tradition, Loyola University, along with the surrounding city of New Orleans, is the best place to be.

Loyola Students Actively Engage in Community Service and Student Organizations

College students are in an excellent position to provide help and services to the community that surrounds their campus. Student organizations and school-sponsored volunteer opportunities can bring students together to make lasting local impacts and to improve the lives of others. Community service is an important part of the values of Jesuit educational institutions, and students at Loyola have numerous occasions to become involved in service projects and student organizations. An on-campus group provides volunteer opportunities, and the university sponsors an annual, nationwide community service day.



In addition to community service opportunities, university students can join organizations and intramural sports teams in order to enrich their own lives and the lives of those around them. At Loyola, intramural sports allow students to stay fit physically and mentally through athletic social interaction. Clubs and organizations include academic, professional, service-oriented, and special interest groups of all types. Student organizations often participate in volunteer opportunities and provide community service within their groups, helping students to bond and develop a healthy relationship with the people of New Orleans. Whether students are interested in intramural sports, fine arts, or Greek life, Loyola offers a chance for them to get involved.

Loyola University Students Have Access to Unique Opportunities to Strengthen their Futures

Loyola University offers several programs and opportunities to students that allow them to pursue education, personal growth, and career success. One such program is learning communities, which focus on themes such as faith, psychology, and writing. Learning communities allow students to take control of their own educations and establish connections with other students and faculty members that can foster personal and academic development.



In addition to learning communities, Loyola students have access to a number of study abroad opportunities, and nearly a third of all Loyola students participate in the study abroad program. This is a higher percentage of students than any other university in Louisiana. Whether students choose to study over the summer or for a full academic year, in Europe, Japan, or elsewhere, Loyola's study abroad programs are designed to broaden students' horizons in keeping with the tradition of Jesuit education. While abroad, students will have opportunities to volunteer, with groups such as Ignacio Volunteers, and perform research on any number of subjects.



Furthermore, many students participate in non-Loyola sponsored programs, as there are many pre-approved programs in over 50 countries throughout the world. As an example, one class involved tropical ecology studies in Belize.



Career-oriented students can get head starts on their futures by taking advantage of Loyola's singular career development center. By participating in career development, students can learn more about themselves and discover the careers that are best suited to their strengths and interests. Loyola University is committed to educating the whole person, and career development is an important and unique part of that process.


Location & Contact

Loyola University New Orleans

6363 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118-6195
USA

Ms.Roberta Kaskel

Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

Phone: 504-865-3240
Fax: 504-865-3383
Email: rekaskel@loyno.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ancient/Classical Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Christian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Religious Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

87% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,827
    • Accepted4,203
    • Acceptance Rate87%
    • Enrolled2,946
    • Female Applicants3,123
    • Females Accepted2,713
    • Female Acceptance Rate86%
    • Male Applicants1,704
    • Males Accepted1,490
    • Male Acceptance Rate87%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.54
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 580 520 640
    • SAT Math 560 510 610
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 25 22 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$35,504
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,504
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,106.00
    • Room and board *$12,660.00
    • Room only *$7,430.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,946
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino15.61%
    • Black or African American15.78%
    • White or Caucasian50.88%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.58%
    • Asian3.53%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.03%
    • Two or more races3.53%
    • Unknown6.21%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.84% representing 44 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students54% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 43%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations University Programming Board, Student Government Association, Black Student Union, Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP), Panhellenic Council
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other self-defense education, bicycle patrols, closed circuit TV monitors, door alarms, crime prevention programs, card access control

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division X No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X No
    • Golf No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division X No
    • Tennis No Division X No
    • Tennis No Division X No
    • Track No Division X No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division X No
    • Golf No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division X No
    • Tennis No Division X No
    • Tennis No Division X No
    • Track No Division X No
    • Volleyball Yes Division X No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty441
    • Full-time Percentage68%
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 2,809 students to 265 faculty


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