Loyola University New Orleans

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6363 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118-6195

Phone: (504) 865-2011
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U.S. News Rankings

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#9 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Loyola University New Orleans is a private institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,200, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 26 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Loyola University New Orleans's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 9. Its tuition and fees are $36,610 (2013-14).

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit school in the Uptown section of the Big Easy, just 15 minutes from the French Quarter. There are 61 different degrees that undergraduate Loyola students can pursue and a wide range of extracurricular activities to explore. Loyola offers more than a dozen fraternities and sororities along with many other organizations—from the Muslim Students Association to the Anime Club. Community service is important at Loyola, and the school gives students many ways to volunteer via organizations such as Loyola University Community Action Program and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Loyola athletics consists of many intramural teams, seven club sports, and varsity opportunities in basketball, baseball, cross country, track, tennis, and volleyball. The maroon and gold Loyola Wolfpack sports teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I Southern States Athletic Conference. For graduate students, Loyola offers 10 different master’s degrees, including those in the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business and the College of Law.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Chartered in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans is a Catholic institution that emphasizes the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person and is open to students of all faiths. One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide, Loyola has consistently ranked among the top 10 regional universities in the South in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges". U.S.News has also ranked Loyola #8 in the Great Schools, Great Prices category and recognizes Loyola's service learning programs among the top 29 in the nation. Princeton Review ranks Monroe Library as one of the Top 10 college libraries in the country, in company with Harvard, Princeton, and Duke. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently awarded Loyola its Community Engagement Classification, recognizing the university's long tradition of partnering with and reaching out to its wider community. PROGRAMS: Loyola offers 61 undergraduate, 13 interdisciplinary minors, 11 graduate and professional programs, and six dual graduate degrees in the Colleges of Humanities and Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Business, and Music and Fine Arts, and has study abroad programs in more than 40 countries. Loyola is the proud home of many centers and institutes as well, including the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing and the Center for the Study of New Orleans, the first national scholarly center that studies a specific city. Our faculty has received prestigious national awards including Pulitzer Prize nominations, book reviews in the New York Times, the O. Henry Award, and international scientific recognition. Student to faculty ratio is 12:1; average classroom size is 22. There are slightly less than 3,000 undergraduate students, 84 percent of whom receive some sort of financial assistance. CAMPUS: New Orleans is Loyola's extended campus, a city rich in its heritage of art, culture, and history. Located in one of the city's most prestigious residential neighborhoods, the campus is 20 minutes away from downtown and the French Quarter and is located across the street from the Audubon Park and Zoo. There are four undergraduate residence halls on campus; some offer several living-learning communities and affinity floors as well as educational and social programming. COLLEGES: The College of Music & Fine Arts serves as the preeminent center of fine and performing arts study among all Jesuit universities in the U.S. The $13 million Communications/Music Complex is a 115,000-sq. ft. building with state-of-the-art facilities. The College of Business is ranked among the nation's Best 301 Business Schools for 2010 in the Princeton Review and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College of Humanities & Natural Sciences provides opportunities for students to work with professors on research projects in the sciences and collaborative ventures in humanities disciplines. Projects range from National Science Foundation research grants, collaborative research papers, to student assistantships. The College of Social Sciences, committed to linking educational excellence with social justice, was named one of the Great Schools for Communications Majors and Great Schools for Journalism Majors by Princeton Review. The College of Law offers both civil law and common law curriculums, full-time day and part-time evening programs, as well as five joint degree programs. WEBSITE: www.loyno.edu Contact Admissions at 800-4-LOYOLA or admit@loyno.edu.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1912
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $252,870,000


When applying to Loyola University New Orleans, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Loyola University New Orleans is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.6 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Loyola University New Orleans is 10:1, and the school has 53.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Loyola University New Orleans include: Psychology, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Music, Other; Criminology; and Political Science and Government, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.3 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 47%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 10%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 10%
Music, Other 7%
Criminology 5%
Political Science and Government, General 5%

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Student Life

Loyola University New Orleans has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,200, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35 percent of students live off campus. Loyola University New Orleans is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,933
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Loyola University New Orleans offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Loyola University New Orleans also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Loyola University New Orleans, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Loyola University New Orleans.

Students who have cars on campus 25%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Loyola University New Orleans, 69.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $22,391.

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Tuition and fees $36,610 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,185 (2013-14)
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