About the University
Loyola University New Orleans is a private, co-educational, Jesuit university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally established as Loyola College in 1904, the institution was chartered as a university in 1912. It bears the name of the Jesuit founder, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola is one of 28 member institutions that make up the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and, with its current enrollment of approximately 5000 students, is among the mid-sized Jesuit universities in the United States. Loyola University New Orleans is ranked as the tenth best institution among Southern regional universities offering masters and undergraduate degrees in the 2017 issue of the annual America’s Best Colleges issue and guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review also features Loyola University New Orleans in the most recent editions of its annual book, The Best 371 Colleges. In the past, the school has been called Loyola of the South, Loyola New Orleans, Loyola University, New Orleans, and Loyola University of New Orleans.
Loyola is organized into colleges specializing in the liberal arts, social and physical sciences and certain professions. The colleges at Loyola include:
- College of Arts and Natural Sciences
- College of Social Sciences
- The Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business
- College of Music and Fine Arts
- College of Law
Loyola University requires that all exchange students have health insurance. They will be charged an insurance fee and covered under a policy obtained by Loyola on their behalf, unless they submit proof of comparable personal coverage. A representative of their insurance company must complete a health insurance waiver form and the coverage must include all of the following benefits in order to be accepted. If it does not meet these requirements, then they must purchase the policy made available by the university. Information can be found here.
Cost: $800 per semester
Living on-campus: International Students are encouraged to live on-campus during their exchange. Students must fill out a housing contract and turn it into Loyola in order to receive a placement in the residence halls. To read more about living on campus at Loyola, visit the Residential Life website.
Cost: $3947 per semester*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.
Off-campus Housing: Loyola provides ressources for students to find housing around the campus.
The Gambit Weekly: The classified section of the free Gambit Weekly newspaper is a good source of off-campus housing opportunities.
Zillow: Zillow has created a specialized university housing page, which identifies off-campus rentals within the vicinity of Loyola.
Craigslist: Craigslist is a national classified website that is segmented into metropolitan areas and is another source of off-campus housing opportunities in the New Orleans area.
HotPads: HotPads is a helpful website, with listings in the university area.
Loyola University Off-Campus Housing: This page lists local rentals and has a roommate finding program. Please note that some of the listings are quite far from the university and you should look up the locations on a map program.
The average budget per month is: $1,200-$1,400
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $9,828 per semester.