Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

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– Private, liberal arts institution
– Jesuit affiliated – 1 of 28 in the country
– Undergraduate enrollment – 2,482
– Admit rate – 68%
– Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA
– Retention rate – 79%
– Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 500-630/23-29
– Student to faculty ratio – 10:1
– Located on beautiful and historic St. Charles Avenue
– Artistic city, 100+ galleries and museums
– Cultural city, music centric, jazz
– 72 distinct neighborhoods, not just the French Quarter
– #1 city for festivals
– #1 ranking for food in the US
– Plenty of green space, traditional campus, more of a suburban feel but downtown and the French Quarter a short streetcar or Uber ride away
– Located on the St. Charles streetcar line
– Located across from the Audubon Zoo
– Next door to Tulane University, share meal plans and classes
– Top 20 schools that produce Fulbright Scholars
– Doesn’t require attendance of mass
– Students of various backgrounds and all faiths attend and are welcome
– Emphasis on holistic education and also commitment to giving and making the world a better place, spiritual growth, social justice
– 52% from out of state
– Average class size – 18, largest class would be 50
– Faculty is there for teaching
– Core curriculum for the liberal arts foundation
– Can earn your MBA in 1 year, 4+1 Program
– College of Business with a variety of programs, including entrepreneurship
– Significant music and fine arts program (College of Music and Fine Arts)
– New majors in computer science, gaming programming, visual communications and visual studies
– Only Jesuit school that has an accredited music school, includes music industry, music therapy and urban music production (DJ’ing, Hip Hop…etc.)
– Greek life
– Study abroad programs in over 50 countries, semester and yearlong programs
– NAIA Div 1 sports
– First 2 years required to live on campus and can live on campus all 4 years
– No fee to apply
– Has an Honors College
– Common App, 1 letter of recommendation
– Some talent scholarships for performance majors
– Vast majority of families will receive aid
– Average aid package is $28k
– Consider an interview, but not required

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