See what students say:


Loyola University New Orleans is a prominent Catholic university located in the heart of one of the country’s most dynamic cities. Students love its “small size” which translates into “a lot of one-on-one attention.” For example, as one Loyola undergrad elaborates, “Personal attention from mentors in the business school helps us prepare for MBA[s] and the [future] job [market alike]. Everyone has a success coach, so no question goes unanswered.” Many students are also attracted to Loyola for its amazing “music industry program” as well. Fortunately, no matter what you choose to study, there are “opportunities in every [discipline] to work...with professors and older students who…[conduct] research in your field [starting] from your freshman semester.” Students also love that most classes here tend to be “discussion-based.” As another undergrad explains, “While professors will chime in with tidbits of knowledge, their hope is that the students are leading the discussion.” Nevertheless, undergrads find their professors to be “super caring, kind and knowledgeable.” And they are always there to help “whenever we struggle with something in class.” All in all, it’s quite evident that “Loyola cares about its students and is invested in making sure we succeed, are fulfilled, and challenged.”

Student Body

Loyola undergrads all manage to tap into the “great spirit of inclusion” that seemingly permeates this campus. Indeed, students are quick to define their peers as “welcoming” and rather “friendly.” As one grateful undergrad further explains, “I am never afraid to start talking to the person next to me, even if I have never formally met them before.” Many people also love that their classmates are usually “very passionate about social issues and social justice, meaning that we are very open to having dialogue with one another.” And they brag that their friends are “progressive and innovative [and] always looking for a way to improve daily life on campus and around the world.” Loyola students pride themselves on being “artsy” and “alternative” as well. And they celebrate how “unique” and “diverse” their peers truly are. “We all come from different backgrounds, different economic upbringings, different cultures, but yet we all come together at Loyola in unity and harmony. Everyone at Loyola has their own story, and my university gives many chances for us to share them.”

Campus Life

There’s no denying that Loyola undergrads “study hard every day and spend a...sufficient amount of time in the library.” That being said, these kids are also “very social” and join “lots of clubs” and “academic societies.” You can find Loyola students participating in everything from “the Quidditch team” to hitting up “the Rec center for intramural games” or watching “fellow students perform at a local music venue.” Many undergrads also like to head to nearby Audubon Park to “feed...the ducks [or] jog...after class.” Of course, while “campus life is fun,” these students do have the wonderful city of New Orleans as their playground too. For starters, “you can get on the streetcar and go downtown and hang out in the French Quarter (which is beautiful if you get out of Bourbon St.).” And of course, “during Mardi Gras season, people will go watch parades a lot on the weekends.” Moreover, “there are bars that are within walking distance from campus that are 18+, so partying is a huge aspect of our culture.” However, even if you don’t drink “there is always something to do in this city...whether it is uptown, downtown, mid-city, there is no chance of getting bored.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Paula Atchley
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
University Sports Complex
Pan-American Life Student Success Center
Eight quads, including the beloved ?Peace Quad? and 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
Individual guided tours should be scheduled 48 hours in advance and will last one hour.

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
Book your hotel through our online portal for discounted rates. http://apply.loyno.edu/maps-directions-parking


Applicants: 6,259
Acceptance Rate: 72%
Average HS GPA: 3.48



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