Universities in Louisiana

Loyola University New Orleans


University Information

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Founded: 1904
Undergraduate Students: 3 000
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Private nonprofit research institution 
Website: www.loyno.edu

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 ReportThe 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 SouthLoyola New OrleansLoyola 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

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

Students are automatically billed and enrolled in a plan provided by LEWERMARK INSURANCE that is specifically designed to meet the needs of international students.

The cost for the insurance is $122 per month.

Exchange students will be enrolled for and charged $610 for one semester of coverage or $1,098 for 2 semesters of coverage depending upon how long they will be at Loyola.

If you wish to keep your own insurance, your insurance company representative must complete a Health Insurance Waiver.   AIG has not been approved by Loyola but at this time you may try to have it approved.  

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  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: $3,685.00 – $4,793.00* 
*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: $400 – 500 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.