Loyola University New Orleans is a private, Jesuit-run coeducational university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1904 as Loyola College after Jesuit patron Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the college was chartered as a university in 1912 and renamed Loyola University. Today, the university ranks as one of the larger Jesuit universities in the south and is home to 4,858 students, including 2,655 undergraduates. With a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1, students of Loyola University are able to enjoy the focused interaction between students and teachers a small college offers while having access to the extensive learning opportunities available in a large university setting.
Loyola University offers over 60 undergraduate degrees in addition to 10 graduate and professional degrees available through its five distinguished academic colleges. These colleges, which focus on liberal arts, social and physical sciences and certain professions, are made up of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, College of Social Sciences, the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business, College of Music and Fine Arts, and College of Law. Students of Loyola University also enjoy the opportunity to study abroad in over 40 countries and participate in community service through volunteer work.
Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime undergraduate students is US$39,572 for resident students and US$29,856 for commuter students. These costs can be broken down into tuition of US$28,770, university fees of US$1,146 for residents and US$1,086 for commuters, plus cost of residential hall room of US$5,754 and cost of meals of US$3,902 applicable only to resident students. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs or online classes, please contact Loyola University New Orleans.