A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Loyola University New Orleans is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference
Address
6363 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
Website

Loyola University New Orleans Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Loyola University New Orleans

Cost

Net Price
$26,283/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,592/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,894/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,099/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,038/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,033/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,618Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    47%
  • Artsy
    26%
  • Welcoming
    24%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.68 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Musician friendly
    19%
  • Open
    19%
  • Community
    11%
  • Whatever you make it
    5%

After Loyola University New Orleans

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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Loyola University New Orleans Reviews

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Loyola University in New Orleans is composed of a diverse student body, all of whom are passionate about social justice issues. The community at this college is very small and tight-knit, you will recognize a friendly face almost everywhere on campus. What sealed my decision in attending this university is the intimacy of small lecture courses, and a maneuverable campus. While larger state schools can make one feel lost in a crowd of thousands, Loyola's staff makes an effort to get to know each of their students. Since the lecture classes are smaller than typical university's, it stimulates effective discussion and debate. Moreover, the campus is very easy to navigate, which also makes for a comforting environment. Lastly, I think the college could benefit from providing a wider range of food selections for its students. Since many do not own a car to drive to local eateries, it would be beneficial for the school to provide more food vendors.
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Loyola was where I really saw myself grow as a soloist and an orchestral musician. Even on my time off from classes I received volunteer and career opportunities. Helping with the Viola section while volunteering to play with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra under Dr. Jean Montes was a great learning experience for me and the students I worked with. Playing in ensemble 504 was another way for me to excel and visualize how the orchestral world operated. While in school we played some of the best and professional pieces of the classical world. I also was given the opportunity to perform with Mrs. Nadja Solerno Sonnemberg and Mark O’Connor, which was both educational and thrilling. Both musicians were very inspirational and it was a great honor to perform with them. Overall Loyola wasn’t easy but I’m glad to say that the experience I had was very life changing and hope that I can utilize what I’ve learned to further my career in music.
I love Loyola. It is welcoming, academically challenging and a beautiful campus. It's located in a great part of New Orleans and it's easy to get off campus for a job, event or party. There are dozens of cheap and really good restaurants around, plus shopping on Magazine Street or relaxing in Audubon Park. The students are happy, intelligent and socially conscious while the layout of the school promotes safety since it's so well lit and visible. It takes about 5 minutes to get from one side of campus to the other, so getting to class from the dorms or parking garages is easy. The classes are interesting and it's easy to register for the classes you want, since advisors will always help you select classes that fit your schedule and interests. There is plenty of green space around campus and at the park across the street so it's easy to get away from city life if need be.