The Combination of These Characteristics Distinguishes Loyola
from Other Institutions:
Loyola’s rich history and Jesuit influence date back to the early 18th century when the Jesuits first arrived among the earliest settlers in New Orleans and Louisiana. The Jesuits are renowned for liberal arts, value-centered education of the whole person, and a commitment to lifelong learning, social justice, and service.
Loyola is home to 4,858 students, including 2,655 undergraduates. The student faculty ratio is 11 to 1, far better than the national average of 45 to 1 among private institutions. This ideal size combines with a wide array of academic programs to provide the choices available in a large university, while giving you more opportunities to succeed individually. We pride ourselves on the positive learning environment our size affords us.
Loyola’s Jesuit-centered tradition of academic excellence has been built upon the quality of our faculty, students, and programs, and is enhanced by the many academic resources available to our students.
Almost all courses are taught by full-time faculty, and 83 percent hold doctoral or equivalent degrees in their area of expertise. Professors have been recognized nationally and internationally by the Pulitzer Committee, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by numerous other professional and scholarly associations.