Loyola University New Orleans GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Loyola University New Orleans GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Loyola University New Orleans GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Loyola University New Orleans GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

Discussion of Loyola University New Orleans's Admissions Standards:

Admission to Loyola University New Orleans is selective, and about a third of all applicants will not get in. Successful applicants tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent accepted students. You can see that most had SAT scores (RW+M) of 1000 or higher, an ACT composite score of 20 or higher, and a high school average of a B- or better. A significant number of applicants had high school GPAs up in the "A" range, but you'll also see that a few applicants were admitted with grades and test scores that were a bit below the norm. The university does not have a minimum requirement for test scores, but clearly higher scores improve your chances of being admitted.

Loyola has a holistic admissions policy, so grades and test scores are just one part of the equation. This is why you can see some red and yellow dots (rejected and waitlisted students) overlapping with the green and blue in the graph. Whether you use the Common Application or Loyola's own application, the admissions folks will be looking for a strong application essay (the Loyola application uses the exact same essay prompts as the Common Application), meaningful extracurricular activities (presented in a resume of activities) and a positive letter of recommendation from a teacher or educator. And as with most selective colleges, Loyola will consider the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. Those AP, IB, CLEP and Honors courses can all strengthen your application and, in some cases, earn you college credit.

Some programs at Loyola University New Orleans have additional application requirements. If you are applying for music, design, music industry studies, digital film, visual arts, or theatre, your application requirements will include an audition, portfolio, and/or interview. You can find complete up-to-date information on the university's admissions website.

Finally, note that Loyola University New Orleans has an Early Action admissions option. If you apply early, you will receive your decision much earlier than the regular applicant pool, and you might also increase your chances of getting in since applying early is a good way to demonstrate your interest in the university. At most colleges and universities in the country, early applicants are admitted at a higher rate than students in the regular applicant pool.

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