Academics

Location
New Orleans, LA
Undergrads
2,963
Tuition
$33,846
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics at Loyola are great. The Jesuit curriculum really makes it worth while.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The Mass Communications program is pretty amazing! We have some truly incredible professors here!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors I have experienced have been really helpful and welcoming to me in my first year. There are the few that don't care, but overall everyone is very friendly and willing to assist you.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I feel as though the programs here are geared towards making sure we get the best education possible and are prepared to find a job in our field of study.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: There are some great teachers and some not-so great teachers. I've had some of my best teachers ever at Loyola, though.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 523rd
    Smartest Professors
  • 642nd
    Most Caring Professors
  • 743rd
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 766th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 778th
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Katherine Campbell
Hometown
Kenner, LA
Major
English Writing
Grad Year
2014
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The academics and workload at Loyola vary by professor. Some professors are easier than others, and some are more helpful than others when you need some extra help. All professors have special office hours where they have to be available for any student who needs them outside of class. One thing that is certain is that you must be prepared to write at least one paper, whether it be one page or several pages.

If you are really outgoing, you will most likely be one of those students who has a great relationship with your adviser and department. Some students have had to switch advisers because they felt like they were not receiving adequate attention, but it is a simple and easy process. For scheduling, the order is freshmen one day, seniors the next, juniors the day after, and then finally sophomores. Athletes and honors students tend to register with freshmen, but some do register with their class levels. If ever you have a problem, you can call the Office of Student Records or talk with your adviser.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
306
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
175
Total FT Faculty
325
Faculty with Terminal Degree
92%
Average Faculty Salary
$77,507
Full-Time Retention Rate
77%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Graduation Rate
59%
Programs/Majors Offered
68
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 51%
  • 20 to 49 students: 48%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Business
  • College of Humanities & Natural Sciences
  • College of Music & Fine Arts
  • College of Social Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • First professional certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate – Other
Most Popular Majors
  • Law: 12%
  • Psychology: 2%
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other: 7%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 2%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious studies
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Online degrees
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
The typical structure of an online class is posting a paragraph or more with your thoughts, commenting on others' posts a few times a week, and writing two papers, one as the midterm and one as the final. One teacher actually records herself at a podium giving a ten minute or so lecture about the material for the week. Not many other teachers will do that.
Best Places to Study
  • Danna Student Center, in front of Community Coffee
  • Monroe Library, second floor and above (quiet floors)
Did You Know?
Most online courses are actually eight-week courses. That's half a semester! The first eight-week session actually starts a bit before regular classes begin in the fall, and the second eight-week session begins a little after Halloween.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 33 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 31 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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