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's unique combination of quality faculty and academic programs; an ideal size that fosters a positive learning environment; and the rich Jesuit tradition distinguishes us from other institutions.

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.


From The School

As a selective institution, Loyola considers all of the credentials presented in the admissions process. These credentials include the following: official high school transcript, ACT or, counselor or teacher evaluation, essay and resume of activities including leadership roles and extracurricular activities. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The priority deadline is December 1 of the senior year. Meeting this deadline promises the student best consideration for admission and scholarship.


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
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


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 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.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Loyola University New Orleans has four undergraduate colleges with over 60 academic programs as well as a College of Law.

The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business is fully accredited through the AACSB and offers a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration. Undergraduate majors include accounting, international business, management, economics, finance, marketing, and business with a minor in music industry studies. 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 Humanities and Natural Sciences serves as the anchor for all undergraduate study. Students in the College of Humanities and Natural 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 confers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. The majors include the following: biology, biology/pre-engineering biology/pre-med, chemistry, chemistry/pre-engineering, chemistry/pre-med, chemistry/forensic science, English (film & digital media, literature or writing), environmental studies, environmental science, history, history/pre-law, Latin-American studies, mathematics, computational mathematics, classical studies, French, Spanish, philosophy, philosophy/pre-law, physics, physics/liberal arts, physics/pre-engineering, physics/pre-health psychology, psychology/pre-med, religious studies/Christianity, and religious studies/world religions. 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. The majors include the following: composition, jazz studies, music industry studies (performance track), music industry studies (non-performance track), music education, music therapy, music with elective studies, instrumental/voice performance, theatre arts, theater arts with a minor in business administration, visual arts, and graphic design.

The College of Social Sciences houses the departments of criminal justice, sociology, and political science, and the School of Mass Communication. The College offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice. Within the School of Mass Communications, students can choose to concentrate in advertising, public relations or journalism.

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 2013-2014 annual costs are as follows:

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

Financial Aid

Loyola offers need-based and non-need-based aid. To apply for need-based aid, students must file the FAFSA. In addition, Loyola offers both academic and talent-based scholarships to qualified students which typically range from $2,000 to $20,000 per year. About 84 percent of enrolled students receive some type of need or merit based aid. More than 450 academic and talent-based scholarships may be given each year for a typical freshman class size of 850. For best consideration for admission and scholarship, students should complete their application for admission by December 1 of their senior year.


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 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.

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 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.

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 communications students, multi-media classrooms for business students and a computer-aided software engineering instruction center for mathematics students.

Loyola's J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library was recently recognized by Princeton Review's The 371 Best Colleges; ranking 7th in the "Best College Library" category for 2011. The library was also honored with the 2003 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award sponsored by the Association of College and Resource Libraries (ACRL).

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, and aerobics and multi-purpose rooms.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Countless venues for New Orleans jazz and world-class cuisine are close at hand. Additionally, New Orleans offers a wide variety of educational and cultural attractions including the Aquarium of the Americas, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the National World War II Museum, and the historic French Quarter. New Orleans is also home to New Orleans Saints football and New Orleans Pelicans basketball, the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Summerfest, and the annual Mardi Gras celebration, among others.

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 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.”

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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