Loyola University New Orleans campus
Loyola University New Orleans campus
Loyola University New Orleans campus
Loyola University New Orleans campus
Loyola University New Orleans campus
Loyola University New Orleans campus
Loyola University New Orleans campus
Loyola University New Orleans campus
Loyola University New Orleans campus

From the School

Loyola is a private, Jesuit, Catholic liberal arts institution in uptown New Orleans. Loyola has 60+ majors across three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration and Music and Fine Arts.

Founded in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans has an over 100 year old tradition of excellence. A private, Jesuit, Catholic liberal arts institution located in historic uptown New Orleans, Loyola boasts over 60 undergraduate academic majors spread across three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Music and Fine Arts. With upwards of 100 on-campus organizations, Loyola students continually make a difference both in New Orleans and beyond.

With an average class size of 18 and a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, Loyola students are active, engaged and never just a number. This intimate teaching setting, combined with awardwinning faculty and academic programs, makes for a world class education that you can’t find anywhere else. At Loyola, we educate the whole person, thereby providing big school experiences with small school relationships.

We consistently rank among the top regional colleges and universities in the South and one of the top 60 in the United States. Our students have been awarded British Marshall, Fulbright, Goldwater, Mellon, Mitchell, and Rhodes scholarships, and have been included as USA Today's top students.

Loyola is part of the Jesuit educational network, one of the largest systems in American higher education. This rich history and Jesuit influence dates back to the early 18th century when the Jesuits first arrived among the earliest settlers in New Orleans and Louisiana. The Jesuits are renowned for liberal arts; a value-centered education of the whole person; and a commitment to lifelong learning, social justice, and service.

Now more than ever, our students are offered an education like no other in the United States. They will become actively engaged in the creation of a strong future for both a city and a region. The opportunities for community service and other completely unique experiences cannot be duplicated at any national institution of higher learning.

Special Programs
Accredited by the AACSB and recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the "Best Business Programs" in the country, the College of Business is equally proud of its consistent wins at the American Marketing Association competitions. For undergraduate business majors who wish to complete an MBA degree at Loyola, a 5-year program is available.

Within the College of Business Administration, all students participate in Loyola's Portfolio Program; a series of 8 noncredit semester courses. With topics focusing on personal development freshmen year to job search planning and interviewing senior year, Loyola Business students are prepared. As part of this program, small groups of students will be matched up with successful business executives from the New Orleans area. The mentors meet with their groups throughout the year in settings as diverse as networking mixers on campus to informal meetings with the mentor's business associates at local restaurants.

Within the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Mass Communication houses award winning programs in public relations, journalism and advertising. This includes the Loyola Bateman team which has won numerous national competitions sponsored by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the Pacemaker Award winning student newspaper, The Maroon, and a studentled advertising and PR team.

Within the College of Music and Fine Arts, Loyola students are given first-hand access to the thriving film industry in New Orleans with the Digital Filmmaking program, the opportunity to learn from Grammy award winners in the Popular and Commercial Music program and countless options to perform at one of the cities countless live music venues.

The Loyola College of Law offers the Early Admission Program to Loyola students interested in attending law school. This program allows qualified Loyola undergraduates the opportunity to matriculate to the College of Law after their junior year.


From The School

As a selective institution, Loyola reviews each student’s application materials, as part of a holistic review process. These credentials include: official high school transcript, ACT/ SAT testing scores, personal statement and a counselor/ teacher letter of recommendation. A student’s resume of activities, including leadership roles and extracurricular activities, is also reviewed. Loyola’s Early Action Deadline is November 15. Meeting this deadline ensures student the best consideration for admission and scholarship opportunities. Loyola’s Priority Decision Deadline is February 15 and the Regular Decision Deadline is April 15. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Action
November 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

Loyola offers over 60 programs of undergraduate study. Some of the most popular programs include digital filmmaking, communications, international business, biological sciences, psychology, music therapy and political science.

Once enrolled at Loyola, students are introduced to the Loyola core, a curriculum designed to give students a well-rounded preparation in the liberal arts and sciences. Writing, literature, and mathematics requirements combine with philosophy, history, religious studies and other courses. The Loyola core afford students the perspective, skills and knowledge that enables them to form their own convictions, beliefs and commitments in an atmosphere of study and reflection.

Studying abroad is another important facet of the Loyola experience, with 1 out of every 3 students partaking in a global study experience. With an array of programs and countries to choose from, studying abroad contributes to the global mindedness that’s a pillar of a Jesuit education.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Loyola University New Orleans has three undergraduate colleges with over 60 academic programs, along with a College of Law.

The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business Administration is fully accredited through the AACSB and offers a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration. Loyola’s College of Business majors include: Accounting, International Business, Management, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Business Analytics. The college offers a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctorate. The College of Business has a renowned history of preparing men and women to become the effective and socially responsible business and community leaders of tomorrow.

The College of Arts and Sciences serves as the anchor for all undergraduate study. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences have distinguished themselves in scholarship, research, and service. In recent years, students have been awarded prestigious Rhodes, British Marshall, Mellon, and Fulbright scholarships. The College of Arts and Sciences majors include: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences majors include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Computer Information Systems, Criminology & Justice, Economics, English Literature, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Food Policy, Commerce & Culture, French, History, Languages & Cultures, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Spanish. Students may also earn a Secondary Education Certification

The College of Music and Fine Arts provides students with an opportunity to pursue both a strong foundation in the liberal arts and professional training in the performing and fine arts. The following undergraduate degrees are offered: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts. Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts majors include: Composition, Design, Digital Filmmaking, Fine ArtsStudio Arts, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music Industry Studies, Music Performance, Music Therapy, Music with Elective Studies, Popular and Commercial Music, Studio Art, Theatre Arts, Theatre Arts & Musical Theatre and Theatre Arts w/ a minor in Business.

The College of Law awards the Juris Doctor and LL.M, as well as several combined degree programs.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Journalism
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Music Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • General Literature

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Music Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Christian Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Research and Experimental Psychology

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Voice and Opera

Students Say

A warm private school in the heart of a big, vibrant city, Loyola University New Orleans excels at "helping everyone find their niche" through a well-rounded academic program and an "emphasis on individual success." Not an ivory tower, Loyola strives "to provide students with the skills needed for a professional career." To that end, professors "know how to relate the classroom lessons to real life," in addition to promoting service learning and "hands-on experiences," both on and off campus. Furthering the Jesuit ideal of "educating the person as a whole," there is a "focus on ethics in every single class," and the coursework will "challenge you so that you are ready to think critically about the world." Students are particularly proud of the school's strong mass communications major, while others point out that Loyola's "music industry program is something that's not really available at any college unless it's a music conservatory." Described as "engaging and reliable," Loyola professors are "very passionate about their subjects, which helps them bring the class and content to life." Most important, the faculty expresses "genuine concern" for students, "always looking to help you excel" and "providing help outside of class time." A current student writes, "My professors from freshman year still remember my name and will occasionally contact me about internships, etc." This supportiveness is visible throughout the school and defines the Loyola experience: Here, "students, faculty, and staff have a great relationship, and

there is a general sense of goodwill among the Loyola community."


Doctoral Other
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

John Biguenet
Professor of English, English

John Mosier
Professor of English, English

Edward Renwick
Professor of Political Science, Political Science

Nicholas Capaldi
Legendre-Soule Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics, Business Ethics

John Snyder
Conrad N. Hilton Eminent Scholar in Music Industry Studies; Professor of Music Industry Studies and, Music Industry Studies

Prominent Alumni

Mitch Landrieu
Mayor, City of New Orleans

Sean O'Keefe
CEO, N. American Arm of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co.

Jessica Dunne
Associate Producer, CNN

Laurie Joyner
Former President, Wittenberg University

The Hon. Carl E. Stewart
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Robert Wilkie
Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Smith
NFL reporter for ESPN

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

The 2016-2017 annual costs are as follows:

Tuition: $36,938
Fees: $1,816
Room: $7,430
Board: $5,034

Financial Aid

Loyola offers academic merit scholarships and financial aid. To apply for aid, students must file the FAFSA. In addition, Loyola offers both academic and talent-based scholarships to qualified students which range from $2,000 to full tuition. About 90 percent of Loyola students receive some type of aid. For best consideration for admission and scholarship, students should complete the November 15 Early Action Deadline.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Students can choose from over 100 on-campus organizations. These include academic and professional societies, social and honorary fraternities and sororities, service organizations, special interest groups, sports clubs and media organizations.

The Loyola Wolfpack intercollegiate athletic programs are NAIA Division I. Loyola has intercollegiate men's and women's basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis, swimming, competitive cheer and dance and track. Additional sports include women's volleyball and men’s baseball. Students can participate in a host of intramural or club sports, such as rugby, dance team, indoor soccer and basketball.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



60% female
40% male
59% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Students Say

According to their classmates, the typical Loyola undergrad is "very intelligent, open-minded, [and] politically and environmentally aware." As students, they are generally "hardworking" and committed to their major, though most are open-minded and "ready to try new things." On this "welcoming and accepting" campus, "students feel no need to ‘fit in.' The diversity is so high here that it's almost impossible to stand out." In fact, "at Loyola and in New Orleans, differences are celebrated," and "Students of all religions, nationalities, races and genders interact in a friendly and respectful manner." A current student elaborates, "The student population is reflective of the city population in that no one is really afraid to be themselves." While many students are attracted to the school's religious affiliation, "one of the greatest things about my school is how welcoming it is towards other cultures, religions, and ways of life even though it is a Catholic university." Nonetheless, locals note, "Loyola could improve with the integration of on-campus students and commuters."


From The School


Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, our campuses sit conveniently on the route of the famous St. Charles Avenue streetcar in one of the city's most prestigious and historic neighborhoods, Uptown. We are directly across from Audubon Zoo and Audubon Park, home to a premier 18-hole public golf course and a walking, running and cycling trail. We are a 20 minute drive from downtown and the French Quarter.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Resources at Loyola include 17 computer labs with program specific software, several graphic workstations that are available to all students, access to dozens of online research databases and wireless internet/Ethernet access on the entire campus. Additionally, there are state of the art audio recording studios, a multi-media training center and a music theory laboratory for music students, graphics labs for communication students, multi-media classrooms for business students and a computer-aided software engineering instruction center for mathematics students. A student-run green house is also featured on campus.

Loyola's J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library has continually been recognized by Princeton Review within the "Best College Library" category. Along with being a quiet place to study, the library also provides technology for students to check out and a vast array of electronic and printed materials for research purposes.

The Loyola Recreational Sports Complex is open to all students and offers the following: six-lane, Olympic style swimming pool, whirlpool, elevated jogging track, indoor tennis courts, free-weight and fitness rooms, racquetball courts, courts for basketball and volleyball, along with aerobics and multi-purpose rooms where Zumba, yoga and strength classes are offered.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

"Loyola, being so small, can make each student feel like they belong" and there is a "great sense of community" within the undergraduate college. You'll often see students "sitting out on benches talking with their friends between classes" or getting together to "hang out in the quad on nice days." For fun, "there are always events and activities" on campus. In fact, students say you never know what to expect: "Coming to the residential dorms one may find a barbecue, a Quidditch match, or even a band playing." In their downtime, Loyola students love to study or stroll in Audubon Park, located just across the street from the school, or "take walks around New Orleans," an "awesome" city to explore. On the weekends, many go out to "enjoy local cuisine" or "shop in little boutiques" along Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue, and "because New Orleans is such a cultural hub, there is always something fun going on," especially for those who love nightlife. A student says, "In New Orleans, people will take any opportunity they have to celebrate—holidays, birthdays, building demolitions. You name it, we'll celebrate it." Taking a cue from their upbeat surroundings, many students "head to local bars either to party or to see their friends play in bands." On that note, "art is definitely an emphasis on our campus. You can specifically notice the appreciation and commitment to music through events on campus, performances, renowned speakers, and conversations regarding music."

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

9% join a fraternity
21% join a sorority


Athletic Division

Men's Sports (Wolf Pack)
8 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wolf Pack)
8 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Day Care
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tulane University
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tulane University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tulane University


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

published annually

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Nikita Milton
Assistant Director for Campus Visit Prog

Office of Admissions, Box 18
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library
Danna Student Center
Recreational Sports Complex
Peace Quad
Residential Quad
Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Humanities Lab with Perseus Project and TLG TV, Multimedia Classrooms, 24-hour Microcomputer Labs, Computer Science Lab, Graphics Lab, Visual Arts Lab, Ad Club/Communications Lab, RATHE Business Computer Lab, Multi-Media Training Center, Donnelley Center for Non-Profit Communications, Chemistry Wing, Television Broadcast Studio, Multimedia Studio, Audio Recording Studio, Editing Studio, Library Learning Commons, Multimedia Exhibit Room, Satchmo’s Deli and Performance Area, Center for International Education, University Sports Complex with Suspended Pool, Career Development Center, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Learning Communities.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Magazine Street Cafes, Restaurants and Shops
Audubon Park and Zoo
French Quarter
New Orleans Museum of Art
National World War II Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
Sep - May, 10am - 2pm | June - Aug, 10am - 12pm

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am - 2pm (Monday - Friday)
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



Types of Transportation Available to Campus
New Orleans is accessible by planes, trains, & automobiles. Flights are available into and out of Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) on number of domestic & international carriers. Rental cars are available, as well as a taxicab stand outside baggage claim. Fare from MSY to Loyola University New Orleans starts at $33 one way for 2 passengers. Amtrak's Crescent Line (New York, Atlanta), City of New Orleans (Chicago, Memphis) and Sunset Limited (Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston) all have stops at New Orleans' Union Passenger Terminal (UPT). Loyola University is served by 2 transit lines of the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA): the historic St. Charles Streetcar and the 15 Freret "Jet" Bus line. While in New Orleans, car service can be found through a number of local taxicab companies (Loyola hosts a United Cab cabstand) and Uber offers limited service in Orleans Parish.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From 1-10 WEST TRAVELING EAST: Follow the signs toward the Central Business District. Exit at St. Charles Ave./Carondelet St. (Do not cross the bridge.) At the second traffic light, make a right and follow St. Charles for approximately four miles. Loyola's main campus is located on the right at 6363 St. Charles Avenue across from Audubon Park. The Broadway campus is located at 7214 St. Charles Avenue at the corner of Broadway. FROM 1-10 EAST TRAVELING WEST: As you enter the downtown area, follow the signs to Hwy. 90 Business/West Bank. Exit at St. Charles Avenue/Carondelet Street (do not cross the bridge). At the second traffic light make a right onto St. Charles Avenue. Follow St. Charles Avenue for four miles. Loyola's main campus is on the right at 6363 St. Charles Avenue. The Broadway Campus is located on the left at 7214 St. Charles Avenue.

Local Accommodations
The following are hotels located in New Orleans: Hampton Inn (3626 St. Charles Ave., 1-800-426-7866); LePavillion Hotel (Poydras St. at Baronne, 1-800-535-9095); The Pontchartrain Hotel (2031 St. Charles Ave., 1-800-777-6193); W Hotel (333 Poydras St., 1-888-625-5144); Hotel Intercontinental (444 St. Charles Ave., 1-800-327-0200); Hotel Monteleone (124 Rue Royale, 1-800-535-9595); Homewood Suites (901 Poydras, 1-800-225-5466).

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