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Loyola University New Orleans Overview

Loyola University New Orleans is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Loyola University New Orleans Known For?

570 Undergraduate Awards
$30,547 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Loyola New Orleans.
  • In 2017-2018, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Loyola New Orleans makes roughly $47,100 a year. This is 15% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Loyola New Orleans student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Loyola University New Orleans Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Loyola New Orleans.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Arts & Media Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#173 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Loyola New Orleans has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#59 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual

Where Is Loyola University New Orleans?

Location of Loyola University New Orleans

Contact details for Loyola New Orleans are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6363 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-6143
Phone: 504-865-2011
Website: www.loyno.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/loyno
Twitter: http://twitter.com/loyola_NOLA

How Do I Get Into Loyola New Orleans?

You can apply to Loyola New Orleans online at: https://applyonline.loyno.edu/

Admission Requirements for Loyola New Orleans

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Loyola New Orleans?

69% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
30% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 69%, Loyola New Orleans does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to Loyola New Orleans submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Loyola University New Orleans  ( 560 to 650 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Loyola University New Orleans  ( 520 to 620 )
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800
Loyola New Orleans received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 31. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Loyola University New Orleans  ( 23 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Loyola University New Orleans  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Loyola University New Orleans  ( 22 to 28 )
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36

Can I Afford Loyola University New Orleans?

$30,547 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Loyola New Orleans is $30,547. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Loyola New Orleans, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,386 a year. That adds up to $25,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola New Orleans is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Loyola University New Orleans Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,876 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,172 undergraduate students at Loyola New Orleans, with 2,876 being full-time and 296 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Loyola New Orleans

There are also 1,195 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,876 full-time undergraduates at Loyola New Orleans, 35% are male and 65% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Loyola New Orleans

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Loyola University New Orleans students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Loyola New Orleans Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 90
Black or African American 471
Hispanic or Latino 562
White 1,301
International Students 112
Other Races/Ethnicities 340

Geographic Diversity

Louisiana students aren't the only ones who study at Loyola University New Orleans. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 49 countries are represented at Loyola New Orleans. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Honduras, Saudi Arabia, and Ecuador.

Online Learning at Loyola University New Orleans

673 Took All Classes Online
1,381 Took At Least One Class Online
1.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Loyola New Orleans. In 2017-2018, 1,381 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Loyola New Orleans has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 15th most popular in Louisiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Loyola New Orleans

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Loyola University New Orleans was 1.8%. This is the #1,917 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Loyola New Orleans regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Loyola New Orleans majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 24%
Computer & Information Sciences 33%
Computer Information Systems 33%
Criminology 30%
Design & Applied Arts 29%
General Psychology 16%
Health Professions 14%
Nursing 18%
Psychology 19%
Public Relations & Advertising 31%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 33%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 23%
Social Sciences 25%
Visual & Performing Arts 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Loyola New Orleans ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Loyola New Orleans.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) #28
Theological & Ministerial Studies #92
Theology & Religious Vocations #140
Nursing #426

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Loyola University New Orleans Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Law 0 0 147 147
Nursing 2 89 19 110
Arts & Media Management 77 0 0 77
General Psychology 45 0 0 45
General Business/Commerce 0 39 0 39
Public Relations & Advertising 36 0 0 36
Marketing 34 0 0 34
Criminology 29 4 0 33
Music 22 8 0 30
General Biology 27 0 0 27
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 26 0 26
Mental & Social Health Services 0 19 0 19
Political Science & Government 18 0 0 18
Business Administration & Management 17 0 0 17
Literature 17 0 0 17
Natural Resources Conservation 17 0 0 17
Sociology 16 0 0 16
Accounting 15 0 0 15
History 14 0 0 14
Design & Applied Arts 14 0 0 14
Writing Studies 13 0 0 13
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 7 6 0 13
Journalism 11 0 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 11 0 0 11
Philosophy 10 0 0 10
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 10 0 0 10
Finance & Financial Management 9 0 0 9
Romance Languages 9 0 0 9
Business/Managerial Economics 8 0 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 8 0 8
Child Development & Psychology 8 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7 0 0 7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 7 0 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 7 0 0 7
Computer Information Systems 6 0 0 6
International Business 5 0 0 5
English Literature (Other) 5 0 0 5
Legal Research 0 5 0 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 5 0 0 5
Religious Studies 5 0 0 5
Physics 5 0 0 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 0 0 4
Chemistry 4 0 0 4
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 3 0 0 3
Economics 3 0 0 3
Classical Languages & Literature 2 0 0 2
Mathematics 2 0 0 2
General Social Sciences 2 0 0 2
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Cognitive Science 0 0 0 0
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 570 204 166 940

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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