Loyola University New Orleans Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

Loyola University New Orleans
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Loyola University New Orleans Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 68%, Loyola University in New Orelans is a largely accessible school for those interested in applying. Applicants can apply with the school's application, or with the Common Application (more information on that below). In addition, applicants will need to submit high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal essay.

Check out Loyola's website for complete instructions, and be sure to contact the admissions office with any questions. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Loyola University New Orleans Description:

Loyola University New Orleans is a private Jesuit university made up of five colleges. Undergraduates can choose from 61 Bachelor's degree programs, over 40 study abroad programs, and more than 120 student clubs, teams and organizations. Students come from 49 states and 33 countries.

The university has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and its wide-ranging strengths have consistently earned it a spot among the top 10 southern schools in U.S. News & World Report rankings. The 24-acre main campus is located in Uptown New Orleans about 20 minutes from the French Quarter. Loyola University New Orleans offers excellent grant aid for qualifying students.

On the athletic front, the Loyola Wolfpack competes in the NAIA Southern States Athletic Conference. Popular sports include basketball, volleyball, tennis, cross country, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,679 (2,482 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,754
  • Books: $1,224 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,464
  • Other Expenses: $1,968
  • Total Cost: $54,410

Loyola University New Orleans Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,812
    • Loans: $7,902

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, Finance, History, International business, Marketing, Music, Nursing, Psychology.

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 9%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Loyola and the Common Application

    Loyola University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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