THE WORLD IS OUR CLASSROOM. In addition to providing our students with the particular skills necessary to excel in their chosen fields, Loyola prepares its students to be active participants on the global stage. Rather than simply teaching our future graduates what to think, we teach them how to think. This critical distinction is at the very heart of what it means to receive a Jesuit education. Our classrooms have no walls. They merge seamlessly with the larger world beyond, and start our students on a journey of learning that will last a lifetime.
New Orleans is our home NEW ORLEANS
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INTERDISCIPLINARYAPPROACH TO A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION The Common Curriculum stands as a clear expression of the Jesuit vision of education. Loyolaâ€˜s common curriculum is different then most core curriculums. Most institutions have general education courses and are discipline specific. Loyola has elements of that structure in our introductory common curriculum, but our advanced common curriculum is taught on an interdisciplinary basis in seminar style classes. Our common curriculum develops in you the ability to examine a topic from a variety of different academic disciplines with the goal of developing strong critical thinking and communication skills. academicaffairs.loyno.edu/common-curriculum
Preparing students to be active on the global stage SPECIAL PROGRAMS
“The personal attention I receive from my accomplished English professors is one of the most valuable opportunities Loyola has provided me. The professors and classes I have taken lend themselves to the Jesuit ideals of magis and cura personalis as I recognize my full potential as a writer and become more knowledgeable about complimentary fields I remain interested in writing and reading about.” Jade Domingue, New Orleans, LA English Writing ‘15
STUDENT-MANAGED INVESTMENT FUND Managing $1 million is no small task, but it is something Loyola’s finance majors do every day. With funds from the estate of Mr. Carlos Ayala ’57, the investment class allows finance majors to sharpen and apply their critical thinking skills while managing these real world investments. business.loyno.edu/finance EXECUTIVE MENTORING PROGRAM First-year business students team with an executive mentor throughout the first year. The goal is to introduce available jobs and career tracks, develop personal business skills, and provide networking opportunities. business.loyno.edu PORTFOLIO PROGRAM The Business Portfolio Program addresses issues related to the transition from college to “real life.” The program is a requirement for all business students and consists of a series of eight non-credit semester courses. These begin in your first year with topics related to personal development and culminate in job search planning and interviewing in senior year. business.loyno.edu/portfolio
ENVIRONMENTAL FOCUS Loyola is one of the few universities in the country to incorporate environmental concerns into its curriculum which includes majors in environmental studies and science and courses generated by the Loyola Chair for Environmental Communications. chn.loyno.edu/environment UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM The Honors Program works with all of the undergraduate colleges to offer a rich and diverse interdisciplinary curriculum taught by some of the best faculty, with exceptional opportunities for individual learning and serious thinking. Our honors classes challenge and stimulate students to achieve their full intellectual potential. academicaffairs.loyno.edu/honors/ admissions
FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH Loyola has a long history of collaboration between faculty and undergraduates on research projects. Research provides students hands-on experience that puts the skills they learn in the classroom into practice. The support of undergraduates in laboratories and other research centers continually cultivates the strong culture of mentorships that thrives on Loyolaâ€™s campus. academicaffairs.loyno.edu/provosts-report
Our classrooms have no boundaries SPECIAL PROGRAMS
“A benefit of being a student at Loyola is we have small classes and a small town feel. It is unique for us to work hand and hand with our professors, inside and outside of the classroom.” Dwayne Fontenette, Jr. New Orleans, LA Mass Communication, Public Relations & Political Science ‘13 • Graduated Cum Laude
• Loyola's Public Relations Student Society of America
• 2013 Bateman Case Study Competition team
• 2013 Outstanding School of Mass Communication Student
MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES AND SCHOOL OF MUSIC With a variety of opportunities in the music field, students can pursue a bachelor of music degree in music industry studies, a bachelor of science degree in music industry studies, or a bachelor of business administration degree with a minor in music industry studies. cmfa.loyno.edu/ SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION Mass Communication students are both educated and trained to combine critical awareness and make decisions with technical and organizational competence. With sequences in advertising, journalism, and public relations, students gain the technical competency and ability to provide vision and leadership in the complex field of communications. Perhaps that’s why the School was named one of the Great Schools for Communications and Journalism Majors by the Princeton Review. css.loyno.edu/masscomm
ENGLISH FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA This degree program combines courses in film history, analysis and theory, and involves the presentation of creative texts through newer digital media, such as e-readers and the Internet. chn.loyno.edu/english/film-anddigital-media EARLY LAW ADMISSION The Loyola College of Law offers the Early Admissions Program to Loyola students interested in attending law school. This program allows qualified Loyola undergraduates the opportunity to enroll in the College of Law after their junior year. law.loyno.edu
FINANCIAL AID • Merit-based scholarships are based on • Approximately 90 percent of our outstanding academic record, students received some form of financial competitive test scores, significant aid and/or scholarships. community involvement, and • Loyola requires completion of the FAFSA demonstrated leadership abilities. (Free Application for Federal Student December 1 is the priority Aid). Forms should be submitted after application/scholarship deadline. January 1 and before May 1. • Talent-based scholarships are available in www.fafsa.ed.gov athletics, theatre arts, music, and visual arts. Arts based scholarships require an audition and/or portfolio.
Investing in your future FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE AT LOYOLA When you enroll at Loyola, you become a member of an academic, spiritual, and social community where learning happens classrooms, in the residence halls, student center, community, and beyond. Loyola’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program helps you become part of this rich living and learning community.
“Loyola University has maximized my communication skills in a way in which I would have never imagined. I have excelled as a Sales Representative at Vector Marketing and earned a promotion to manager in only two months. This experience led me to an internship with UBS in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as a financial analyst after my sophomore year. Because of these two internships, and the experience, I was able to obtain another internship with the same company, UBS, in New York City. These internships have been a dream come true and I am certain that Loyola gave me the foundation and tools to obtain them.” Roberto Homar, San Juan, PR International Business ‘14 • Internship: UBS
THE NEW ORLEANS EXPERIENCE
The FYE program is anchored in small academic seminars taught by leading teacher-scholars. The seminars introduce you to college-level intellectual inquiry and Loyola’s Jesuit tradition under the overarching theme “thinking critically, acting justly.” The courses are interdisciplinary and focus on questions of enduring value in the context of subject matter ranging from medieval monsters to protest and pop music, from violence in the media to American dreams.
Each year, many of our seminars focus on aspects of New Orleans culture, literature, history, and environment. But even if you don’t enroll in one of these seminars, learning about our unique city will be part of your first-year experience. Throughout the year, our Center for the Study of New Orleans hosts lectures, panel discussions, musical events, and a film series by scholars on New Orleans.
All first-year students take a first-year seminar in either the fall or spring. Some of the courses that are offered: • Creole Crossroads • The World of Tim Burton • The Philosophy of Star Trek • Images of Latin America in Film • The Meaning of Life • iBrains • Gender and Mardi Gras • Dishing it Up: The Business of Food in New Orleans • Branding New Orleans • Media Myths, Cultural Realities
faculty hold terminal deg
countries represented student organizations
freshmen live on campus
typical class size varsity athletic teams
average temperature in New Orleans
50 states represented (+DC, VI, & PR)
study abroad pro
full-time undergraduates live on campus
Ph.D.’s or grees
2013 undergraduate majors
• MEAN GPA 3.54 • SAT Critical Reading: middle 50 percent scored between 520 and 650
student to professor ratio
• SAT Math: middle 50 percent scored between 510 and 610 • ACT: middle 50 percent scored between 23 and 28 • 41 States Represented • 17 Countries Represented • 9 Ignatian Scholars
$1,000,000 student-managed investment portfolio
social Greek fraternities and sororities
58% out-of-state undergraduates
minutes from the famous French Quarter
• 34 Incoming Varsity Student Athletes • 40 Cardoner Fellows • 80 Incoming Honors Students
CAMPUS FACILITIES • The Carlos M. Ayala Stock Trade Room assists finance students with their $1 million studentmanaged investment fund. The room its equipped with a double-sided Rise Stock Ticker, LED LCD TV’s, Digital Media Presentation System, and twenty student workstations with dual monitors.
Carlos M. Ayala Stock Trade Room
• The award-winning J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library is the most technologically advanced facility of its kind in the region. Its features include a capacity to house 500,000 volumes of books and periodicals; more than 700 simultaneous Internet links; the university’s special collections archives; and a visual arts gallery.
• The College of Music and Fine Arts has a fully equipped recording studio and a 600-seat performance hall.
• The Monroe Chemistry Laboratory includes a shared W.M. Keck Instrumentation and Computing (KIC) lab with more than $250,000 of equipment and two new teaching labs.
• Loyola’s University Sports Complex houses multipurpose courts used for basketball, tennis, volleyball, and badminton; two racquetball courts; an Olympic-style natatorium; a whirlpool; suspended jogging track; and a weightlifting/conditioning area.
• Four Residence Halls: Cabra, Carrollton, Beiver, and Buddig. Explore our campus...virtually
From the classroom to the world CAREER DEVELOPMENT Loyola’s CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER works closely with students to determine career direction, conduct internship and job searches, and connect with employers. Every year, the center brings more than 400 businesses and graduate/professional schools on campus to interview students. EXAMPLES OF WHERE OUR ALUMNI ARE PLACED
“Thanks to my experience working with The Maroon and Wolf Magazine, I was named as a National Finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards for a story I wrote for The Maroon, meaning that I placed in the top three in the nation for feature writing. In turn, I was able to land my dream internship at Renaissance Publishing, where I worked on New Orleans Magazine, Louisiana Life Magazine, and several more publications. I can honestly say that if it weren’t for my supportive professors and the top-notch Mass Communication students I’m surrounded by every day at Loyola, I wouldn’t have the confidence or inspiration I need to succeed in my field and in the real world.” Shannon Donaldson, Mobile, AL Mass Communication, Journalism ‘14 • Soceity of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence National Finalist • Internship: Renaissance Publishing
ABC News, New York Americorps Apple, Inc. CBS-TV (Los Angeles) E! Entertainment (Los Angeles) Fox Broadcasting Company General Electric General Motors Goldman Sachs Google
Houston Symphony JPMorgan Chase Los Angeles Times New Orleans Saints Peace Corps Shell Oil Company SONY Records Sports.com, Ltd. (London) Teach for America Washington Post
EXAMPLES OF GRADUATE AND MEDICAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY LOYOLA STUDENTS: Baylor University Boston College Law School Columbia University Duke University Emory University Fordham University School of Law Georgetown School of Law George Washington University Harvard University Johns Hopkins
New York University Law School Oxford University Savannah College of Art and Design Stanford University University of Cambridge University of Exeter, England University of Glasgow, Scotland University of Notre Dame Penn State University Medical School Yale University
EXAMPLES OF WHERE OUR STUDENTS RECEIVE INTERNSHIPS: Atlantic Records Bonnarro Music and Arts Festival Ernst and Young, L.L.P. Google MTV Networks Mercedes Benz Superdome Merrill Lynch & Co. National Institute of Health Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Pelican Publishing Company Peter Mayer Advertising The Jazz and Heritage Center The Times-Picayune The White House The World Trade Center of New Orleans Universal Music Publishing Viacom Media Networks Walt Disney Corporation
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ACTIVITIES More than 85 student organizations on campus 12 social Greek fraternities and sororities, representing 14 percent of the undergraduate student body Leadership programs such as Emerging Leaders and Cardoner Leadership Fellows Campus traditions including Third Fridays, Sneaux Day, Maroon and Gold, and Founders Day studentaffairs.loyno.edu
ATHLETICS • Loyola competes in NAIA Division I in the following sports: • Basketball • Tennis • Cross Country • Track (Distance) • Golf • Women’s Volleyball • Men’s Baseball • Nearly 25 percent of all Loyola students participate in 30+ intramural/club sports. Popular club sports include men’s rugby, cheerleading, dance team, swimming, and quidditch. Major intramural sports include flag football, volleyball, basketball, and softball. wolfpack.loyno.edu
No boundaries THEMED LIVING COMMUNITIES SPARK The annual Spark orientation service week begins each August with Spark participants taking up residence together and focusing on a service project in the city. Spark participants will continue to live in community for the remainder of the academic year, taking part in a series of seminars. HONORS
“Over the past two years I have had the privilege of sharing my knowledge with fellow classmates and colleagues. I have presented 5 posters at National and Regional ACS meetings and 3 oral presentations. The Jesuit ideals have genuinely influenced my future career goals and were possible because I attend a Jesuit college. Teaching is the way I plan to take my service to others.” Justin Romaire, Marrero, LA Chemistry‘13 • Student Athlete
• Recipient of the 2013 Ignatian Award for Outstanding Senior Man • Attending Yale University pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry
First-year Honors students are encouraged to participate in the Honors Living Community, and all Honors students are invited to participate in the many academic programs and social events that support and expand the Honors experience throughout their undergraduate years. Application forms and admission requirements to the Honors Program can be found on our website at academicaffairs.loyno.edu/honors/admissions SUBSTANCE-FREE The Substance-Free Living community is for students who are committed to a lifestyle without and use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Students choosing to live in the SubstanceFree Living are committed to a choice they believe is paramount to their social and academic success at Loyola. CARDONER FELLOWS Cardoner Fellow students attend class together, live together, and plan and attend programs that support their leadership experience and community involvement. This community, inspired by Jesuit values, is committed to grooming student leaders as responsible and progressive global citizens. For more information on our themed living communities go to studentaffairs.loyno.edu/residential-life/themed-livingcommunities
STUDY ABROAD More than one-third of Loyola Students study abroad, a rate that ranks Loyola among the Top 40 masterâ€™s-level universities. We offer programs in more than 50 countries, with opportunities for students in all disciplines. Whether you study under business executives in Beijing, a renowned opera critic in Milan, or work one-on-one with a Tibetan refugee in Dharamsala, India, Loyola can place you in exhilarating learning situations throughout the globe. studyabroad.loyno.edu
Working for a more just world COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE AND EACH OTHER • Loyola’s commitment to peace and justice is demonstrated through Social Justice Scholarships set aside for sociology majors and minors who are willing to complete 45 hours of community service each semester while maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
• The Jesuit Social Research Institute was created from a
“Loyola has the community and opportunities you need to grow as an individual. As a member of the Ignacio Volunteers Immersion program, I was able to go abroad with a community of peers to teach underprivileged children in Kingston, Jamaica. During the school year, Loyola also provided me with the resources to be able to volunteer at the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. These opportunities reflect the Jesuit idea of giving back to others, and because of this, I am reaffirmed every day of my decision to pursue a career in medicine.” Libby Collyer, Ontario, Canada Psychology/Pre-Health ‘14 • Internship: Children’s Hospital of New Orleans • Ignacio Volunteer
tradition based upon the principles of Catholic social teaching. The institute offers research, theological reflection, and practical strategies for improving economic conditions in the southern United States and in select parts of the Caribbean and Latin America.
• Popular service learning classes provide hundreds of students each semester with the opportunity to work with nonprofit agencies throughout the New Orleans area to expand, deepen, and enrich their classroom learning. Service learning allows Loyola students and faculty to connect ideas and concepts to the real world and to real people.
THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Loyola is host to an exceptionally diverse student body— U.S. News and World Report has repeatedly recognized us for having “Lots of Race/Class interaction.” Loyola is known for its close-knit campus community, and among this group are students from 54 foreign countries. These students are attracted to Loyola from around the globe for the same reasons our domestic students are: the outstanding Jesuit education, the intimate interaction between students and professors, and the opportunity to live in one of the most exciting cities on the continent, New Orleans. Loyola’s international diversity is a built-in way in which our students are engaged with perspectives other than their own as they receive a truly global education.
DID YOU KNOW? • In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola among the Top 27 nationally recognized universities for Service Learning, and in the Top 5 regional universities for faculty commitment to undergraduate teaching.
• For three consecutive years, Loyola’s Wolf Pack Athletics Program has been named a prestigious NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Institution, recognized for excellence in integrity, respect, sportsmanship, and leadership.
• Loyola rated A for our safety record and listed as one of the safest universities in the country by Reader’s Digest in 2013.
• No other university in the country has won more national Bateman Case Study competitions sponsored by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) than Loyola.
• Loyola students have been awarded prestigious Rhodes, Fulbright, British Marshall, Mitchell, Goldwater, and Mellon Fellowships, as well as Boren National Security Education Program Scholarships.
• The J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library ranked for three years as one of Princeton Review’s Top 10 “Best College Libraries,” which included Harvard, Columbia, and Duke.
• The prestigious Carnegie Foundation recognized Loyola for its community engagement and long tradition of partnering with and reaching out to its wider community, one of only 311 academic institutions nationwide to receive the classification since 2006.
One visit is worth a 1,000 words We invite you to visit our campus and find out for yourself what the future can hold for you. To make a reservation go to apply.loyno.edu/visiting-Loyola A COMPLETE VISIT INCLUDES: • An appointment with an admissions counselor to answer specific questions you have about the admissions/financial aid process and the university • A campus tour. Tours are offered every weekday and select Saturdays, except holidays, at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
• A class visit in the subject area of your interest, if available. The class visit introduces you to the pace of college life firsthand! • A personal meeting with a faculty member, if available. • Don’t forget to take advantage of our famous New Orleans cuisine. Eat on campus or at one of dozens of restaurants nearby.
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