Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans is the largest Jesuit university in the southern United States and during the 2014-2015 academic year was named the "Top Producers of Fulbright Students and Scholars in the U.S." by the Chronicle of Education and the U.S. State Department. Loyola has also been consistently recognized for its excellence in diversity and inclusiveness, Loyola has recently been ranked by The Princeton Review among the nation's Top 20 most culturally inclusive universities, and placed second in the nation in 2015. Made up of five colleges - the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Music and Fine Arts, the College of Business, the College of Law, and Graduate and Professional Studies - the university enjoys more than 10 endowed chairs, in fields ranging from environmental biology to music industry studies. In 2015, Loyola introduced the only four-year Bachelor of Design professional degree program of its kind in the city of New Orleans, as well as undergraduate degree programs in Digital Filmmaking, Popular and Commercial Music, Computer Information Systems, and Business Analytics. The university also is the only college in the country that offers a Forensic Chemistry program in Chemistry. Coming in fall 2017 are new programs including a major in Computer Science, which is also available with a track in gaming, and also a minor in Food Policy, Culture and Commerce Studies.Loyola also made new forays into STEM studies and participated for the first time in Louisiana's Biomedical Research Summit. In Loyola's newly renovated Monroe Hall, students perform undergraduate scientific research working side-by-side with professional researchers.Loyola has the only College of Music and Fine Arts (CMFA) among the 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S. Located within the CMFA, Loyola's School of Music is a conservatory in which professional musicians are trained in a rich academic environment and where students can roam the halls and learn from Grammy Award winners and internationally renowned musicians. The CMFA also includes Loyola's acclaimed Film and Music Industry Studies department, which prepares aspiring musicians, singers, performers, directors, producers, and crafts and industry executives for entrepreneurial success in the creative professionsWithin Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences is the award-winning School of Mass Communication, which won a record 93 awards during the 2014-2015 academic year, including a national Pacemaker Award from the Associated College Press, often referred to as "the Pulitzer Prize for college journalism." Loyola is the also the first Jesuit institution with a School of Mass Communication to hold accreditations from The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and the Certification in Education for Public Relations.And Loyola's School of Nursing, which enjoys bachelor's, master's, and doctorate programs, continues to educate nursing and health care professionals around the nation through its award-winning online education programs. Loyola students have been awarded Rhodes, British Marshall, Mitchell, Fulbright, Goldwater, Davies-Jackson, James Madison, and Boren National Security Education Program Scholarships, as well as a Mellon Fellowship. Loyola faculty have received numerous prestigious national awards including Pulitzer Prize nominations, book reviews in The New York Times, the O. Henry Award, and international scientific recognition. Esteemed faculty have also been given grants from NEA, NEH, NIH, Fulbright, NIST, NSF, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Louisiana Endowment for the Arts, and Louisiana Board of RegentsIn keeping with the Jesuit belief of cura personalis, or "education and care of the whole person," Loyola students grow and learn through a robust student affairs program, more than 130 student organizations, study abroad programs in more than 50 countries, a vibrant campus ministry, social justice action programs, the Ign

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1912 Roman Catholic Semester $251.3 million + 6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 865-2011
overall score total score state city online paying global
78 100.0 Louisiana New Orleans 194 193