Loyola University New Orleans, is a private, Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university that is open to students of all faiths. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, Loyola is one of 28 member institutions that make up the Associations of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is one of the larger Jesuit universities in the South. Loyola’s roots reach back to 1886 when Loyola College was established though it was not until 1912 that the school was chartered as a university. Ranked among the best Southern Regional Universities, Loyola is situated on a 24-acre campus on the historic oak-lined St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans.
Academic ProgramsLoyola is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1929 and awards baccalaureate, Masters, and doctoral degrees. Loyola’s programs are offered through its five colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Graduate & Professional Studies, Law, and Music & Fine Arts. Loyola’s nearly 60 undergraduate programs include Accounting; Business; Chemistry; Classic Studies; Computer Information Systems; Criminal Justice; Digital Filmmaking; Economics, BBA; English; Environmental Studies; International Business; Management; Mathematics; Music, BA; Philosophy; Political Science; Pre-Law; Psychology; Religious Studies; and Theatre Arts. The university’s graduate programs include on-campus degree programs in Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Business Administration, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Music (Performance or Therapy), Master of Pastoral Studies, Master of Religious Education, and Master of Science in Counseling.
Loyola also offers a number of online degree programs suited for busy professionals whose schedules require the flexibility that an online degree provides. The school’s online programs include a Master of Science in Nursing for Health Care Systems Management; Master of Pastoral Studies; Master of Religious Education; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
Student LifeOver 4,000 students are enrolled at Loyola, including more than 2,700 undergraduates; female students slightly outnumber male students by almost 20%. Nearly 40% of students represent ethnic minority groups and students hail from nearly all 50 states (plus D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands) and more than 50 foreign nations. In the last several years, Loyola’s students have received a number of awards including Rhodes, Fulbright, Mitchell, Goldwater, Mellon, and British Marshal scholarships and fellowships.
Loyola is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) – Division I and sponsors approximately 15 varsity sports. More than 100 student organizations, clubs, and intramural sports exist on Loyola’s campus, allowing students to connect with fellow classmates who share similar interests and passions. Community engagement plays a large part in Loyola’s academic and student life. Loyola takes a highly invitational community engagement approach and allows students to become involved in a variety of community engagement initiatives.