See what students say:


A Jesuit institution in the heart of one of the country’s most vibrant cities, Loyola University New Orleans “offers students countless opportunities to progress spiritually, academically, and career-wise.” When undergraduates enroll, they join a “welcoming [and] warm-hearted” community in which “professors, staff and students alike support each other.” Academically, “the university encourages students to explore all areas of course offerings.” And given the school’s small size, it’s safe to assume that “the student to teacher ratio is great.” Most courses do a fantastic job of balancing “lectures [with] class discussions.” Finally, when it comes to the professors, students find the majority are “amazing teachers [who] really make me want to learn.” They “keep me inspired and encouraged beyond the typical academic interaction,” explains one student. It’s easy to tell they “really care about [the] well-being” of their students. Ultimately, “The effort and commitment from faculty transcends the bounds of a classroom space and [they] genuinely invest their time to ensure student success.”

Student Body

Loyola University does a great job of attracting “artsy, creative, [and] socially conscious” students who are still “down to earth.” Undergrads here “care about their communities and environment” and really “focus on...inclusion.” They also have “big hearts [and] pride in their Nola culture.” The vast majority agree, “There is a really strong community here.” As another student concludes, “I have never once felt unwelcome by a member of the Loyola community and I truly feel like it is a place where any one can feel welcome and accepted.”

Many people also take pride in the fact that Loyola has “a beautifully diverse student body” noting that undergrads come “from all over the U.S. and internationally.” And although the university is Catholic, undergrads say that they “have met people of all…religions.” As one person details, “Loyola is a melting pot, full of students of all backgrounds, races, beliefs, sexualities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.” Truly, you can find “every type of person here.”

Campus Life

Sure, academics take precedence at Loyola. But there’s tons of fun outside of the classroom. On campus, undergrads can choose from offerings “such as movie night, casual musical performances by the students, and activities held by the student government such as ‘Bears for Bae’ which is kind of like Build a Bear.” Additionally, Loyola has a number of artsy students and it’s quite common for people to “make music, make music videos and [work] on creative projects in general.” There’s also a robust theater department and scene that puts on “amazing” performances and allows students to “design or assist in designing every show.”

Of course, hometown New Orleans is also a massive draw and “lots of time is spent off campus exploring [the city].” The area is filled with “spectacular cultural traditions” and many flock to “see lots of local bands perform.” Moreover it’s popular for students to “bike on the Mississippi River Trail, hike in state parks, [and] walk around the French Quarter.” And you’ll find that “people go out a lot to the local bars because here in New Orleans, the bars are 18+ to get in which means freshman and sophomores party a lot.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Paula Atchley
Assistant Director of Campus Visits and Events

Office of Admissions, Box 18
6363 St. Charles Avenue | Campus Box 18
New Orleans, LA 70118



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library
Danna Student Center
University Sports Complex
Pan-American Life Student Success Center
Eight quads, including the beloved ?Peace Quad? and Residential Quad
Monroe Hall, complete with a 3-D printing machine, state-of-the-art 3,000-square-foot greenhouse, specialized science labs and exhibit spaces; multimedia classrooms throughout campus; The Maroon newsroom, complete with in-house TV studio and digital communications laboratory; Carlos F. Ayala Stock Trading Room in the College of Business; a Bloomberg Terminal; Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery; The Brand Lab in the School of Mass Communication; Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications; the J. Michael Early broadcast studio and producers? lab; the podcast studio; Center for International Education; University Sports Complex with suspended pool; Career Development Center; Jesuit Social Research Institute; Business Portfolio Program; Office of Service Learning; the Pan-American Life Student Success Center; state of the art Nursing Simulation Lab Louis J. Roussel Hall and Nunemaker Auditorium used for performances. This year, Loyola will complete construction of the new Chapel of St. Ignatius and Benson Jesuit Center.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Magazine Street Cafes, Restaurants and Shops
Audubon Park and Zoo
French Quarter
New Orleans Museum of Art
National World War II Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
Individual guided tours should be scheduled 48 hours in advance and will last one hour.

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



Types of Transportation Available to Campus
New Orleans is accessible by planes, trains, & automobiles. Flights are available into and out of Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) on number of domestic & international carriers. Rental cars are available, as well as a taxicab stand outside baggage claim. Fare from MSY to Loyola University New Orleans starts at $33 one way for 2 passengers. Amtrak's Crescent Line (New York, Atlanta), City of New Orleans (Chicago, Memphis) and Sunset Limited (Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston) all have stops at New Orleans' Union Passenger Terminal (UPT). Loyola University is served by 2 transit lines of the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA): the historic St. Charles Streetcar and the 15 Freret "Jet" Bus line. While in New Orleans, car service can be found through a number of local taxicab companies (Loyola hosts a United Cab cabstand) and Uber offers limited service in Orleans Parish.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From 1-10 WEST TRAVELING EAST: Follow the signs toward the Central Business District. Exit at St. Charles Ave./Carondelet St. (Do not cross the bridge.) At the second traffic light, make a right and follow St. Charles for approximately four miles. Loyola's main campus is located on the right at 6363 St. Charles Avenue across from Audubon Park. The Broadway campus is located at 7214 St. Charles Avenue at the corner of Broadway. FROM 1-10 EAST TRAVELING WEST: As you enter the downtown area, follow the signs to Hwy. 90 Business/West Bank. Exit at St. Charles Avenue/Carondelet Street (do not cross the bridge). At the second traffic light make a right onto St. Charles Avenue. Follow St. Charles Avenue for four miles. Loyola's main campus is on the right at 6363 St. Charles Avenue. The Broadway Campus is located on the left at 7214 St. Charles Avenue.

Local Accommodations
Book your hotel through our online portal for discounted rates. http://apply.loyno.edu/maps-directions-parking


Applicants: 6,123
Acceptance Rate: 88%
Average HS GPA: 3.58



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