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.64 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 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 37 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    49%
  • Artsy
    24%
  • 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.67 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    44%
  • Musician friendly
    19%
  • Open
    19%
  • Community
    11%
  • Whatever you make it
    6%

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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I am a music industry major at loyola and it was a great decision. However, if you're a science kid, it may not be your best bet. But if you are super artsy it's definitely the place for you. It's a great campus environment of creativity and support for those endeavors. I love the honors program because it is a small, tight knit community with cool class choices (cults and religions filled my religion req) and helpful advantages (special study spaces, people bring in free food to share, can check out books for a longer time, good community service opportunities). The music industry program is amazing and different from any other one I have experienced because it gives you a broad, universal view of the music industry and then you can apply it to your own goals by specializing by joining on campus companies and clubs to further your experience in that area, such as the on campus live sound company and recording company.
To be fair, Loyola was not my first choice college. It wasn't until my sophomore year that I really fell in love with this place and knew I wanted to stay here and major in journalism. Thanks to Loyola, I discovered what I want to do career-wise and the type of person I want to be. The small student body means you are really close with all of your friends and you often get one-on-one instruction from your professors. Loyola is easily and home and family away from home.