From the School

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.

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, 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.


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

SAT Reading
520 - 640
SAT Math
510 - 610
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores


From The School

Loyola offers over 60 programs of undergraduate study. Some of the most popular programs include communications, international business, pre-medicine, psychology, music and political science.

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

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.”

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


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


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
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

Carlos M. Ayala
Carlos M. Ayala Stock Trading Room at Loyola


From The School

The 2013-2014 annual costs are as follows:

Tuition: $35,504
Fees: $1,416resident, $1,356commuter
Room: $7,190
Board: $4,672


Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Jun 1
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 loan debt per graduate

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

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

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

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

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender


From The School

Students can choose from over 85 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 program competes in the NAIA Division I as a member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC). Loyola has intercollegiate men's and women's basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis and track (distance); 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.

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.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented



59% female
41% male
54% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time


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 neighborhoods. 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 approximately a 20 minute drive from downtown and the French Quarter.

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 chides, “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.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

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
7% join a sorority


Athletic Division

Men's Sports (Wolfpack)
6 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wolfpack)
7 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


Green Rating

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:

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:

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

Nicole A. Rios
Admissions Counselor/Campus Visit Coordinator

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
11:30 am; 3:30 pm

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11:30 am and 3:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
Average Length: 1 hour

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 car, train or plane. New Orleans International Airport is served by major carriers including American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, America West, United and U.S. Airways. For more information about the New Orleans International Airport call 504-464-0831. Airport shuttle available for $30 roundtrip. The streetcar line passes directly in front of Loyola University along St. Charles Avenue. Currently, buses are offering public transportation along St. Charles Avenue. Most taxi services are around $28.

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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