Loyola is not for someone who is scared of being vulnerable. It takes a lot of courage to venture out into the crazy city of New Orleans and being a college student at Loyola, you have to be able to want to explore the city and create opportunities wherever possible. Someone who is narrow-minded or ignorant towards all humans having rights should also refrain from this school. It has a very open and liberal atmosphere to it and someone who is uncomfortable with that should not disturb the peace and tranquility established here.
If someone is closed-minded, intolerant, and solely focused on academics, they should not attend Loyola University New Orleans. Loyola is a very open-minded and liberal school, with a high tolerance for diversity and differing-opinions. The philosophy at Loyola is centered around Ignatian values, focusing on building a "well-rounded" individual, so someone who isn't interested in involving themseleves in service, extra-curricular activities, etc. should not attend here.
I think that anyone could attend this school if they wanted a smaller school with more intimate opportunities. If you like to "disappear" or simply "fit in" to a large group of people, with no personality, I do not recommend this school. But if you are an individual, and have a particular field that you know you are passionate and want to persue further, then come to Loyola! Some of the best majors and programs here are: Pre-med, Law, Business, Drama, and Music.
Although Loyola offers a few sports, not all of the major sports are offered. Therefore if you are looking to play Division 1 sports such as basketball, football and volleyball, Loyola is not the place for you. Loyola is focused on the everyday common person in my opinion and offers a variety of things that are fun and exciting. WE have an amazing Music program and intra-mural sports for those looking to just have fun.
Anyone not open to change, or to a challenge of his or her personal views should not attend Loyola New Orleans. (Anyone not able or willing to stand up for him or herself, even in the sense of growing). Anyone uncomfortable with a small classroom setting, professors and classmates who know them, or a "family atmosphere" would not fit in at Loyola.
I think anyone can attend this school and feel like it was the best choice for them or they can grow to love it and appreciate it for what it is. Loyola is very diverse so whether you are disabled , of a different religion, or sexual orientation you are bound to feel a sense of belonging. It is a great school academically and socially.
A person interested in anonymity or an impersonal, strictly academic experience will feel dissatisfied and stifled. The Loyola community is well-rounded in the experience it provides, and gives great importance to personal attention and the satisfaction of the students.
If you actually care about your education, pick a different school. Resources are available here for you to learn, but most people don't take advantage of them. If you absolutely want to attend college in New Orleans and still want to learn, join the honors program.
A very conservative, close-minded person should not consider attending Loyola New Orleans. If you want the conventional college experience, this is not the place for you. However, if you want an eye-opening, embracing, liberal arts experience, please come here!
Someone who wants a lot of school spirit, because there is not a football team and the other sports that are on campus are not very supported by the student body. Anyone who is very conservative and not able to accept a wide range of people.