Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit school founded in 1912 and located just 15 minutes away from New Orleans’s French Quarter. The university offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum as well as professional studies programs through its undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduate enrollment stands at almost 3,000 students. The school ranks high on various lists, including U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, where it is 8th. Princeton Review ranks Monroe Library as one of the top 10 college libraries in the country, and Loyola’s ranking in the 2012 edition of U.S. News’ “Best Colleges” is 8th among regional universities in the South.
Students at Loyola select majors and programs through five colleges, consisting of the Colleges of Business; Law; Humanities and Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; and Music and Fine Arts. For students at the brick-and-mortar campus, the university offers 61 undergraduate programs, 13 interdisciplinary programs, 11 graduate and professional programs, and six dual graduate degrees. The university also offers study abroad opportunities in more than 40 countries. Students may also be invited to participate in Loyola’s Honors Program based on academic and co-curricular achievement. The most popular majors at Loyola include speech communication and rhetoric; marketing and marketing management; criminology; and psychology.
Online students can select from seven undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, including the only doctoral degree the university offers, an online degree in nursing practice. A bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in criminal justice are just a few of the other online programs available. In fact, Loyola’s online graduate nursing programs ranked among the top five in the nation.
Loyola University New Orleans has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1929. The school is also accredited by specialized agencies such as the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Loyola considers academic performance, SAT and/or ACT scores, resume, and the personal essay of each applicant. Loyola requires that first-year and transfer students submit Loyola’s Application for Undergraduate Admission or the Common Application for Undergraduate Admission. Students must also submit high school and/or college transcripts, a letter of recommendation, class rank, and the application fee. Test scores are due August 1, but the application deadline is rolling, meaning that there is not a specific deadline. Those applying to the College of Music and Fine Arts must also schedule an interview and/or an audition.
Interested students enrolling in online programs must submit an application, personal statements, official high school and/or college transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and the application fee, which varies by program. Certain programs may also require students to participate in an interview. Loyola University New Orleans has an acceptance rate of 56.6%.
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118-6195
(866) 789-9809 (Online Admissions)
(504) 865-3240 or (800) 456-9652 (On Campus Admissions)
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