About Loyola University New Orleans

Founded in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans. is a Private college. Located in Louisiana, which is a city setting in Louisiana, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,482 full time undergraduate students, and 1,197 full time graduate students.

The Loyola University New Orleans Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 256 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Loyola University New Orleans include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate67%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range1020-1240
ACT Range23-29

Admissions at LOYNO are considered Selective, with ,40% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 47% were in the top quarter, and 27% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Loyola University New Orleans.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
40%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
20%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
32%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
63%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
58%
“They keep regular office hours”
42%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
63%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
37%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
26%
“We only party on weekends”
32%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
47%
“There might be people who do”
21%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
16%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
10%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
40%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
30%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
20%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
32%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
63%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
58%
“They keep regular office hours”
42%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
63%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
37%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
26%
“We only party on weekends”
32%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
47%
“There might be people who do”
21%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
16%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    79 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    71 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    97 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    97 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    97 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    96 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    100 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    98 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

Loyola University New Orleans REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Loyola University New Orleans?

26 Students rated Loyola University New Orleans

Ben - 10/30/2023

I think that Loyola University New Orleans is a fantastic institution that prioritizes understanding and open-mindedness through a commitment to learning and relearning. The classes that I've taken there have been some of the most eye-opening experiences of my life and, although it lacks the charm and appeal of a grand state institution, more than makes up for its small scale by its hands-on learning and individual student opportunities. Plus, classes of fewer than twenty students mean everyone can ask questions.

Caura - 09/12/2023

Loyola is a very diverse and unique school. The people here are super open, nice and welcoming, but I feel like their is a lot that Loyola could fix such as: remodel all of the dorms buildings, remodel the class buildings, extend longer gym hours, go down on the prices of things, and have more on campus events. Loyola can get very boring at times, since our school is so small. I like to spend most of my time at Tulane University, since it is right next to Loyola. Being at Tulane feels like I am really in college. Loyola reminds me a lot of highschool.

Layah - 04/25/2023

Loyola is a great school that gives their students plenty of opportunities in and out of the classroom. Most teachers are very caring and easy to get ahold of. Their main focus is making sure students succeed. Everyone here is very friendly and accepting to people of all different backgrounds, races, sexualities, and genders. Although some people know the school because of the incredible music program, we also have very strong and successful business, science, law and nursing programs as well. You are guaranteed to become a well rounded individual here!

Anna - 12/31/2020

Loyola's Biology department is full of great professors. Overall, the school has a small community which can be both a positive and negative. It is easy to feel a part of a community, but the school gets cliquey at times. Classes are also limited since the spots and professors are few. There are few dining options on campus, but New Orleans is full of local food to try.

Loyola University New Orleans FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Loyola University New Orleans?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Loyola University New Orleans is 67%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Plan to live on campus. If not, spend as much time as you can on campus. This school is NOT for commuters. If you allow yourself to join in on the campus activities you will have the time of your life.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The tuition for the school is the only real complaint I have about the school; though they are truly generous with merit scholarships, the price of a good education is still enough to make some students to have to transfer out.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who wants to get lost in people. You see the same people over and over again.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Loyola is the diversity and understanding. Of course there is always going to be a few ignorant people, but one learns a lot about the other people that attend Loyola. One learns a lot about other cultures and other people's way of living, and by learning, stereotypes are broken.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It is a very diverse campus. Also, a lot of emphasis is placed on music and fine arts.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known someone in the area to show me a job; jobs on campus don't really pay a lot of money and it's somewhat expensive in the city.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There is not a HUGE community based aroung the universities in New Orleans. To eat fast food, go shopping, see a movie, or go out, it usually involves a car trip or a somewhat lenghty walk.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    The students at Loyola University are all very unique and fun-loving, and they all have a strong sense of self and the future they want for themselves.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I dont really brag about much but being able to say i attend Loyola University makes me feel proud since it is such a high regarded school acidemically .

    Read all  16 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Loyola University is the only Jesuit University with a school of music. Within our unique music school we have the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which is well known to musicians throughout the United States. The Thelonious Monk Institute is perhaps the most prestigious jazz oriented program in New Orleans, a city known for its jazz music heritage. Another thing Loyola is known for is its volunteer programs, most specifically LUCAP, which have served the New Orleans area since the 1970s.

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  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Loyola teaches you how to be with and for others.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A liberal person who plans on living on campus.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The average student-to-faculty ratio at Loyola is 11:1 with class sizes of 22 (typically) so the students and teachers get to know each other. Plus, there are over 300 full-time faculty and of the 91{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} have a terminal degree -- so the quality of the education is top-notch. Loyola also brings in guest speakers regularly, so there is no shortage of learning outside the classroom. Loyola has an end goal for students, it isn't just learning for the sake of learning. The average class load is anywhere from 12-20 hours so there is time and plenty of opportunity for off-campus internships. Loyola has a career services center that works closely with students to help with job placement. Every year there are over 150 professional businesses and/or grad schools that come on campus to do interviews. In recent years Loyola had graduates who were hired by ABC News, Apple, the LA Times, The Washington Post and Shell Oil Company.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Loyola offers over 100 student organizations to get involved in, including: greek life (6 fraternities, 10 sororities), athletics, student publications, service groups, performing arts and more! . Plus, with Loyola being located in New Orleans there is always something to do at any time, day or night. Loyola has 9 Varsity Sports and is in Division I (NAIA). Athletics is pretty big with just under 50{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of both men and women participating in some kind of athletics. Plus, there are performing arts performances and tons more to do on campus.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Loyola University is located in Uptown New Orleans right on St. Charles Avenue. You couldn't find a more perfect college town than New Orleans. The campus size is pretty big and spans a few blocks in uptown N.O. but it's completely walk-able. Many students walk or ride bikes to and from classes.

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

2,482

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,197

Total Grad Students

62%

Out-Of-State

36%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

84

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

27%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
15%
% Hispanic/Latino
17%
% White or Caucasian
51%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Loyola University New Orleans receive some sort of financial aid. 34% were awarded federal grants. While 65% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$38,504

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,224

Books and Supplies

$12,464

Room and Board

52,192

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$17,186
$30 - $48K
$18,769
$48 - $75K
$19,952
$75 - $110K
$24,242
$110K & UP
$28,809

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