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Loyola at a Glance

  • Enrollment: 4,548 (total): 3,223 undergraduates; 635 graduate students; 75 Doctoral students; 568 law students; and 47 continuing education students
  • Faculty: 90 percent of full-time faculty holds highest degree.
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Degree Programs: 110 undergraduate programs and 36 graduate and professional programs
  • 50+ Study Abroad Countries: Belgium, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, U.K., and more
  • Campus: 24 acres on historic oak-lined St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans; directly across from Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo, with expansive green space and lagoons, golf course, tennis courts and riding stables; 20 minutes from the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans
  • Athletics: Division I of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics with 18 varsity sports
  • Student Life: 130 student organizations, clubs and intramural sports

U.S. News & World Report 'Best Colleges'

  • #196 for Best National University (Loyola is new to this category in the 2020 list. Out of 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, fewer than 400 ranked with us in this category.)
  • Tied at #61 for Best Undergraduate Teaching (alongside Columbia, Cornell, University of Denver, and others)
  • #174 for Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • #180 for Business Programs
  • #33 Best Online Graduate Program in Criminology and Justice
  • #41 Best Online Graduate Nursing Program
    • #9 Best Online Master's of Nursing - Nursing Education
    • #12 Best Master's of Nursing - Nursing Leadership

The Princeton Review's 'Best Colleges'

  • #7 Lots of Race/Class Interaction
  • #8 Town-Gown Relations Are Great
  • #9 Best College Newspaper
  • #10 College City Gets High Marks 
  • #20 Most Active Student Government

Student Demographics


  • 34% male/66% female
  • Ethnic minorities represent 52% of all freshmen


  • 35% male/65% female
  • Ethnic minorities represent 51% of all undergraduates


  • 21% male; 79% female
  • Ethnic minorities represent 36% of student body

New Orleans, the place to be

  • #2 Best city in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure readers' survey
  • #1 Best food city in America according to Thrillist
  • #11 Best quality of life by The Princeton Review
  • Top 20 Friendliest City in America by Travel + Leisure
  • #7 Most inspiring city in the World by GOOD Magazine
  • #1 Brainpower city in the U.S. according to Forbes
  • #7 Best colleges for veterans in the region by The Princeton Review

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You're the best investment

  • Approximately 99% of students receive some form of financial aid
  • Annual tuition and fees (2019-2020): $42,048; room and board: $13,546
  • 91% of graduates are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or engaged in service or a fellowship within 6 months of graduation. The median base salary for graduates is $46,384. 

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