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Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Loyola University New Orleans combines the academic excellence of its faculty and programs, an ideal size that fosters individual student success in a positive learning experience, and the Jesuit commitment to educating the whole person to provide students with a value-centered, liberal arts education. Based on a strong core curriculum, the Loyola experience provides for the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of the individual.

Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
2,796 undergraduate students
94% of undergrad students are full time
41% male — 59% female
57% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
276 full-time faculty
122 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

43% of students live on campus. All freshmen from outside metropolitan New Orleans are required to live on campus.

School Location

Uptown section of New Orleans, Louisiana; 15 minutes from downtown and the French Quarter.

Retention Fall 2014

80% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

62% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2014

Nonresident aliens 4%
Hispanic/Latino 16%
Black or African American 16%
White 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 5%

Athletics

NAIA Division I, Southern States Athletic Conference. 10 varsity sports (5 men’s: baseball, basketball, cross-country, tennis, track; 5 women’s: basketball, cross-country, tennis, track, volleyball.

Other Information

Loyola University New Orleans is a four- year, private, coeducational, Jesuit, Catholic institution founded in 1912 for graduate and undergraduate study.

Academic Programs

Advertising; Accounting; Biology; Biology/Premed; Chemistry; Chemistry/Forensic Science; Chemistry/Premed; Classical Studies; Criminal Justice; Economics; English Literature; English Writing; Finance; French; History; Journalism; International Business; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Music (composition, jazz studies, instrumental performance, music industry studies—performance track, music industry studies—non-performance track, music education, music therapy, music with elective studies, vocal performance); Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Psychology/Pre-Med; Public Relations; Religious Studies; Religious Studies/Christianity; Religious Studies/World Religions; Sociology; Spanish; Theatre Arts; Theatre Arts Communications, Theatre Arts with a Minor in Business Administration; Visual Arts, Graphic Arts.

More Distinctions

  • Ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the South and one of the top 60 in the United States by U.S.News & World Report.

  • Named one of "America's 300 Best Buys" in Barron's Best Buys in College Education, and ranks in the top seven percent of the 1,500 colleges and universities ranked by Barron's.

  • Students have been awarded Rhodes, British Marshall, Mitchell, and Fulbright scholarships.

  • Faculty members have received prestigious national awards including Pulitzer Prize nominations, book reviews in The New York Times, the O. Henry Award, and international scientific recognition.

  • Edgar J. and Louise S. Monroe Library named one of “Ten Best College Libraries” by The Princeton Review.

Loyola University New Orleans combines the academic excellence of its faculty and programs, an ideal size that fosters individual student success in a positive learning experience, and the Jesuit commitment to educating the whole person to provide students with a value-centered, liberal arts education. Based on a strong core curriculum, the Loyola experience provides for the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of the individual…

Study Abroad and Loyola’s Center for International Education

Loyola offers students many exciting educational and cultural opportunities to travel and study abroad. Recent options have included summer programs in Belgium, England, France, China, India, Ireland, Spain, and Mexico, among others. Loyola’s Center for International Education also coordinates semester programs in a variety of destinations throughout the world. Students receive academic credit for their participation and gain many significant experiences they can apply to their education at Loyola, graduate work, or employment.

Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP)

Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP) directs volunteers in service-oriented activities within the community and the university, while promoting involvement in the area of social justice. Students involved in LUCAP volunteer with organizations focused on environmental action, hunger relief, the death penalty moratorium movement, assisting local elderly citizens, and have taken an active role in rebuilding the New Orleans community. The program aids in promoting social and spiritual growth through involvement in service activities.

The Office of Service Learning

The Office of Service Learning at Loyola coordinates opportunities for students to combine community service with classroom instruction. The projects focus on critical, reflective thinking, as well as civic and personal responsibility. Students volunteer in many capacities and at many sites, including shelters for battered women, schools, homeless shelters, hospitals, elderly care facilities, literacy centers, programs that serve the needs of the physically and/or mentally challenged, and programs that address the special needs of inner-city youth. Faculty and students collaborate to select a specific site and activities that correlate to the course content. The faculty member grants the students academic credit based on the learning achieved through service, not for completing the hours. Service learning not only benefits the student, but also the greater New Orleans community.

Loyola’s outstanding faculty make sure students are names rather than numbers…

Ideal Size

Loyola prides itself on the positive learning environment its ideal size affords students. Loyola’s beneficial student to faculty ratio of eleven to one allows for meaningful faculty communication and mentoring with students. Loyola’s diverse and experienced faculty are available to give students the personal attention they need to achieve success.

Faculty Advising

Faculty advisers are selected for students according to their academic interests and are available for consultation throughout the academic year, especially during orientation and registration periods.

Student Services

Students benefit from the diverse services of the Career Development Center, Academic Resource Center, the Mathematics Center, the Monroe Library, the Ross Foreign Language Center, and the Writing Across the Curriculum program. Students can receive additional instruction and tutoring in multiple disciplines, enhance their writing and critical thinking skills, and explore potential career opportunities.

Common Curriculum

The common curriculum offers a broad range of courses for students to explore multiple disciplines and all students are required to take common curriculum courses, regardless of their declared major. The common curriculum consists of introductory courses such as composition, literature, history, philosophy, mathematics, science, and religious studies. The advanced common curriculum courses are designed to ensure a rewarding and well-rounded education.

Research

At Loyola, there are opportunities for students in many academic disciplines to become involved in research conducted by faculty. Students are also able to conduct their own research with faculty supervision and present their findings at national conferences. Often, students are able to continue their research as they progress to graduate school.

The exciting city of New Orleans provides a variety of social, cultural, and recreational activities for Loyola students…

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Loyola’s scenic uptown campus is set in the heart of one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in New Orleans. Students enjoy the numerous venues of New Orleans jazz as well as cuisine from the finest restaurants. The university is located directly across from the Audubon Zoo and Park, the city’s premier recreation center. With its unique cuisine, numerous museums and historical sites, and flourishing arts community, New Orleans provides a cultural experience few cities can match.

Student Organizations

There is also plenty to do on campus. Loyola students participate in more than 120 student organizations and activities. Organizations include the environmental action club, the economics club, College Democrats and Republicans, the outdoor recreation club, and many more. Besides social interaction and relaxation, students gain many useful skills, such as time management, leadership, problem solving, and critical thinking abilities through extracurricular activities. In addition, the student-run University Programming Board (UPB) sponsors films, concerts, Third Friday Parties, and many ethnic and cultural experiences on campus throughout the academic year. Loyola is also home to an active Greek system, including five national fraternities, six national sororities, and three governing boards.

Loyola houses students in four residence halls. Approximately 65 percent of Loyola freshmen come from outside of Louisiana, and all freshmen and sophomores from outside the metropolitan New Orleans area are required to live on campus. Honors students have the opportunity to live on a designated floor in the residence halls.

Loyola houses students in four residence halls. Approximately 65 percent of Loyola freshmen come from outside of Louisiana, and all freshmen and sophomores from outside the metropolitan New Orleans area are required to live on campus. Honors students have the opportunity to live on a designated floor in the residence halls.

THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Loyola’s Career Development Center works with individual students to assess career options and graduate school opportunities…

The Career Development Center assists students in assessing career opportunities, exploring career resources, and developing skills for the job search. Publications housed in the center include information on a wide range of career choices, graduate school directories, scholarship and financial aid directories, and field-specific directories of employment. In addition, the center hosts recruiters and on-campus job fairs.

Loyola graduates have gone on to law schools such as Georgetown School of Law, the University of Notre Dame, and William and Mary School of Law; medical schools such as Columbia University, Duke University, and Stanford University; and a variety of graduate programs at universities such as Rice University and the University of Edinburgh.

Internships

Loyola offers students various internship opportunities with both local and national companies and organizations. By participating in an internship, students are able to gain relevant career-related experiences that reinforce what they have learned in the classroom and make them more marketable after graduation.

ADMISSIONS AND AID

Admissions Fall 2014

4,491 Total Applicants
4,053 Total Admissions
615 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
90.25% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 520 630
SAT Math 490 600
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT Math 20 26
ACT English 23 30
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015

Expenses  
Tuition $35,504
Fees $1,126
Total $36,630
   
Room and Board (on campus) $12,660
Room Only $7,430
Board Only $5,230
Estimated Total On Campus $49,290

FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

98% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
72% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$23,598 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$7,241 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

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