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Loyola University New Orleans: Narrative Description


6363 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118-6195
Tel: (504)865-2011; 800-4-LOYOLA; Admissions: (504)865-3240; Fax: (504)865-3383; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 26-acre urban campus. Endowment: $275.6 million. Research spending 2002-03: $574,293. Educational spending 2002-03: $8129 per student. Total enrollment: 5,518. Faculty: 469 (293 full-time, 176 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 3,609 applied, 69% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 3,303 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 444 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 55 other countries, 55% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 9% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 4% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Tulane University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Notre Dame Seminary, University of New Orleans, Southern University at New Orleans. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview, PAA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $31,612 includes full-time tuition ($22,812), mandatory fees ($806), and college room and board ($7994). College room only: $4924. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $663 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $335 per year.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 17% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: University Programming Board, Community Action Program, Black Student Union, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Riverboat Party Charity Dance, Loyolapalooza Spring Festival, Loup Garou Fall Concert. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense education, bicycle patrols, closed circuit TV monitors, door alarms, crime prevention programs. 1,381 college housing spaces available; 1,342 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. University Library plus 1 other with 401,548 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 4,948 serials, 15,484 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $4.1 million. 458 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Tulane University.

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