Loyola's unique combination of quality faculty and academic programs; an ideal size that fosters a positive learning environment and individual attention; and the centuries-old Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person distinguishes us from other institutions. Loyola provides 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.
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, all students participate in Loyola's Portfolio Program; a series of 8 non-credit semester courses. These begin in freshman year with topics related to personal development and culminate in job search planning and interviewing senior year. As part of this program, during freshman year, small groups of students will be matched up with successful business executives from the New Orleans area. The mentors meet with their groups a number of times during 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 Social Sciences, the School of Mass Communication houses award winning programs in public relations, journalism and advertising. This includes the Loyola Bateman team which won the 2008, 2009 and 2012 national competition sponsored by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the 2006 Pacemaker Award winning Maroon student newspaper, and the advertising team.
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.
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