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How Well Is Loyola University New Orleans Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Loyola University New Orleans was awarded 16 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is visual and performing arts.

Overall Quality

Loyola New Orleans is ranked #527 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Loyola New Orleans also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Louisiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Loyola New Orleans?

Acceptance Rate

Loyola University New Orleans has an acceptance rate of 69%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Loyola New Orleans.

Average Test Scores

About 30% of students accepted to Loyola New Orleans submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Loyola University New Orleans  ( 560 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Loyola University New Orleans  ( 520 to 620 )
Loyola New Orleans received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Loyola University New Orleans  ( 22 to 28 )

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Loyola University New Orleans Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Loyola New Orleans is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Loyola University New Orleans is 63%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  63 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Loyola University New Orleans

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Loyola University New Orleans enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Loyola New Orleans the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 54%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Loyola New Orleans

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,172 undergraduates at Loyola New Orleans with 2,876 being full-time and 296 being part-time.

Loyola New Orleans Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 93.71 out of 100, Loyola New Orleans is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.71 out of 100
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How Much Does Loyola University New Orleans Cost?

The overall average net price of Loyola New Orleans is $20,776. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Loyola New Orleans

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,816 $17,115 $18,816 $21,544 $27,507

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Loyola New Orleans, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Loyola New Orleans, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,386 a year. That adds up to $25,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola New Orleans is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Loyola New Orleans Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Loyola New Orleans make about $47,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Loyola New Orleans graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Loyola University New Orleans

Contact details for Loyola New Orleans are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6363 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-6143
Phone: 504-865-2011

Loyola University New Orleans Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Loyola University New Orleans. Of these students, 570 received undergraduate degrees and 370 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Arts & Media Management 77 $15,200
General Psychology 45 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 36 NA
Marketing 34 NA
Criminology 29 NA
General Biology 27 NA
Music 22 NA
Political Science & Government 18 NA
Business Administration & Management 17 NA
Literature 17 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Loyola University New Orleans along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Loyola New Orleans

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,381 students took at least one online class at Loyola University New Orleans. This is an increase from the 866 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,381 673
2016-2017 866 431
2015-2016 919 490
2014-2015 1,067 631
2013-2014 1,068 738

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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