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About Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Loyola University New Orleans was founded in 1912 and now enrolls around 4,496 students a year, including 3,219 undergrads.

Loyola University New Orleans offers housing for up to 1,375 students. Most students live off campus,.

Loyola University New Orleans's endowment was valued at $215.095 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Loyola University New Orleans spends about $11,135. There are 12.8 Loyola University New Orleans undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Loyola University New Orleans Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Average GPA 3.5
Tuition $41,698

2022 Loyola University New Orleans Regular Decision Application Deadline

Loyola University New Orleans Early Admission

Loyola University New Orleans does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Loyola University New Orleans is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Loyola University New Orleans

It is moderately difficult to get into Loyola University New Orleans. Loyola University New Orleans admitted 72% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 6,259 applications received in 2021, 4,531 students were offered admission.

Loyola University New Orleans Waitlist

Loyola University New Orleans reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Loyola University New Orleans?

Loyola University New Orleans is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Loyola University New Orleans, applicants must submit the following items.

Loyola University New Orleans Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Loyola University New Orleans

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Loyola University New Orleans is 3.5 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Loyola University New Orleans.

Does Loyola University New Orleans Require Test Scores?

Loyola University New Orleans does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does Loyola University New Orleans Have Student Housing?

Yes! Loyola University New Orleans provides on-campus housing for up to 1,375 students.

Loyola University New Orleans students are active in the school's Panhellenic Council, Black Student Union and Honor Student Association. Take Back the Night, Maroon and Gold Senior Crawfish Boil, and and Family Weekend are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Loyola University New Orleans.

Financial Aid at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans meets 76.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $37,043 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Loyola University New Orleans a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Loyola University New Orleans

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Loyola University New Orleans, around 83% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 609 students who started at Loyola University New Orleans as first-time freshman, 305 graduate within four years.

Around 59% of students who started at Loyola University New Orleans earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Loyola University New Orleans Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 60% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $44,430 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,166 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Loyola University New Orleans sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Loyola University New Orleans a good school for you?

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Where is Loyola University New Orleans Located?

Loyola University New Orleans is located in the suburban setting of New Orleans, Louisiana, less than an hour from New Orleans.

If you want to see Loyola University New Orleans for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to New Orleans, or book a flight to the nearest airport, New Orleans International.

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College Info

6363 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118-6195

Campus Setting: Suburban

Loyola University New Orleans Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Loyola University New Orleans is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Loyola University New Orleans is like? There are approximately 4,496 students enrolled at Loyola University New Orleans, including 3,219 undergraduate students and 1,277 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 45% percent are from LA and 55% percent of students are from other states.


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