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