Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans is a private, Roman Catholic, co-educational university in New Orleans, Louisiana. Loyola was established in 1904 as Loyola College and was made a university in 1912. Undergraduate and graduate programs are available in fields like business, humanities, science, and arts. The colleges of the university are as follows:

  • College of Business
  • College of Humanities + Natural Sciences
  • College of Law
  • College of Music & Fine Arts
  • College of Social Sciences

Loyola University, New Orleans, which participates in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, is a member of the NAIA, Division I. Basketball, cross country, baseball, soccer and volleyball are some of the sports in which students participate. Loyola's athletics teams are nicknamed the Wolfpack. In the 2008 issue of America's Best Colleges (published by U.S. News & World Report), Loyola ranked fifth among the best Southern universities offering undergraduate and master's degrees.

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Contacting Loyola University

Loyola University New Orleans
6363 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans , LA 70118-6143
General Phone: (504) 865-2011

Loyola University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law250law, US law
Business and Management149business, business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, marketing
Liberal Arts140Japanese language, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Ancient Greek language, English, creative writing, social services, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine124various nursing
Media97communication studies
Religion and Philosophy97philosophy, general philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies, religious education, theology and religious vocations
Therapy and Counseling67psychology, psychology courses, music therapy
Music43music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, music management, various music studies
Security and Law Enforcement39forensic science, criminology
Education and Teaching33education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, reading teaching, social studies teaching, education courses
Science31biology, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Photography and Commercial Art12commercial art
Fine Arts11fine arts studies
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, computer support
Drama and Performing Arts5drama, stagecraft, various performing arts
Art Studies1art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Loyola University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree65357
Master's degree21116
First-professional degree2481
Postbaccalaureate certificate02
Post-master's certificate11

Loyola University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Loyola University had a total enrollment of 4,360 students (3,205 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 64%
Graduate 23%
First Professional 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 79%
(Foreign Students) 21%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 18%
20-21 26%
22-24 19%
25-29 14%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 8%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York2%
New Jersey2%
Puerto Rico1%

Loyola University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 75 %

Loyola University Room and Board (2007)

Loyola University offers campus housing for 1,381 of its 3,205 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of New Orleans, Louisiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Louisiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Loyola University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560660
SAT Math520630
ACT Verbal2430
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT47%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT74%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Loyola University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,194
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,194
Room and board $ 9,102
Room charge $ 5,488
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Loyola University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 201600)

Loyola University Faculty

Loyola University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2725
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4644

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year7$52,9973$61,163
All faculty totalcalendar year7$52,9978$75,450

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year62$95,28119$101,928
Associate professoracademic year43$69,51832$66,738
Assistant professoracademic year18$65,89017$60,681
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year38$56,47137$47,447
All faculty totalacademic year162$75,769106$65,058

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Loyola University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Track Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Loyola University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (LLM, MCJ, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology, Other
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Philosophy, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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