Loyola University New Orleans


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Louisiana


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.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, Finance, History, International business, Marketing, Music, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4474
Total Grad Students: 1552
Undergraduate Students: 2922
Faculty: 283

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans Louisiana 70118

Website: http://www.loyno.edu

Main Email: admit@loyno.edu

Main Phone: 504-865-3240

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Lori Zawistowski
Interim Dean of Enrollment, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is no minimium GPA to be considered for admission to the university.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
There is no minimium GPA to be considered for admission to the university.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant is a high school graduate or GED recipient who has completed 12 or more transferable semester hours of college-level work. Admission to Loyola as a transfer student is competitive. The high school transcript is required if the applican

Test Scores for Applying:

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Have a letter of recommendation written by a teacher, counselor or employer.

Essay(s) required:
Compose a personal statement of 300 words or less detailing your reasons for wishing to transfer to Loyola and what factors influenced your choice to apply. Please note that this essay will be used as an important document in scholarship consideration.

Application Fee:
There is a $20 application fee, but the fee is waived if you apply online at http://apply.loyno.edu/application/.

Other Requirements:
Submit a resume displaying significant community involvement and demonstrated leadership abilities.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 29
English 24 31
Math 22 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 590 630
Math 560 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 65%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -65%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1500

Room and Board: 10750

Tuition and Fees: 33552

Total Cost: 46802

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
All transfer students interested in competing for academic scholarships must: Submit an application for admission and all supporting documents to Loyola University by March 1 priority deadline, have a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade point average on a 4-point scale in academic subjects, as calculated by the Loyola Office of Admissions, and file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6333

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 63%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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