Loyola University New Orleans is one of 28 U.S. Jesuit Catholic institutions in the United States and is consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the South. Loyola enrolls almost 5,000 students from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and 200 students from 47 countries.
Campus facilities include a well-equipped recreation and sports facility, a student center, and an award-winning library with three 24-hour computer labs. The more than 120 student organizations are wide-ranging and include academic/ professional societies, service organizations, special interest groups, sports clubs, and media organizations. There are numerous activities on campus—plays, lectures, movies, and concerts.
Main CampusNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in New OrleansLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Loyola's 24-acre campus is located in the beautiful uptown area of New Orleans, one of the city's oldest and most historic residential neighborhoods and the perfect area from which to explore New Orleans. The city is rich in history and offers cultural, tourist, and recreational activities such as walking through the French Quarter and the Garden District, visiting music clubs and beautiful parks, and experiencing festivals such as Mardi Gras (carnival), the French Quarter Festival, and the Jazz and Heritage Festival. The historic streetcar runs in front of Loyola, allowing you easy access to most of these attractions. Audubon Park, located across from Loyola, is shaded by magnificent oak trees and offers running and bicycle paths and the city zoo. The park borders on the banks of the Mississippi River.
International students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, both on and off campus and in the over 100 student organizations at Loyola. The International Student Association brings international and American students together for cultural exchange and social activities.
A special program for exchange students, the "inBus" program, matches each new exchange student with a returned study abroad student. InBus offers friendship, social activities, and cultural excursions.
Students also have many opportunities to volunteer through LUCAP, the Loyola University Community Action Program, a student-initiated, student-led volunteer service and advocacy organization. LUCAP is open to all students, offering them opportunities for direct service, reflection on larger, related social justice issues, and advocacy and organizing through its many projects in areas such as rebuilding, hunger and homelessness, tutoring and mentoring, and environmental issues.