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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Loyola University New Orleans treasures diversity, providing equal treatment for all. We all learn from the diversity of each other, whether we are international students, richer students, poorer students, liberal students, conservative students, or any particular religion. We accept one another and respect each other's political standing and beliefs.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Loyola offers a great deal of diversity. It is great how everyone comes together as a community despite diversity.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I'm really happy with Loyola's diversity. I have many friends from different countries and from many different backgrounds. There are also a lot of LGBT students here, which adds to the diversity.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: We actually talk about topics dealing with social acceptance in class.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Probably greater degree of diversity than the usual private liberal arts school.


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  • 4th
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  • 74th
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  • 1319th
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Katherine Campbell
Kenner, LA
English Writing
Grad Year
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The diveristy found on Loyola's campus is inspiring to say the least. Everyone is encouraged to learn about different diversity issues and different cultures. There are even some minor programs, like the Middle East peace studies minor, focusing on some of these issues. There are several organizations on campus that strive to help Loyola's student body learn about different cultures as well. Loyola is a place where everyone can feel welcomed.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 33%
20-21: 31%
22-24: 17%
25+: 18%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 0%
Hispanic: 6%
International: 1%
Native American: 0%
White: 83%
Unknown: 3%
Gay Pride
Loyola has a group called QSSA (Queer-Straight Student Alliance) that focuses on making the student body aware of current issues in the LGBT community.
Political Activity
The only politics that are noticed by all students is the Student Government Association. As far as politics outside of Loyola, students discuss various issues and ideas in the classroom and out.
Economic Status
Unless a student volunteers this information or makes it blatantly obvious, no one would ever know about a particular student's economically background. There is an eclectic mix of students from different backgrounds, but no one is really aware of how different these backgrounds are from student to student.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The Black Student Union (BSU) is visible on campus and helps with getting Dillard University, Xavier University, and Tulane University to work with Loyola for the Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Peace on all the campuses. The International Student Association (ISA) helps international students ease into life at Loyola. The Muslim Students Association (MSA) promotes inter-religious dialogue among the Loyola student body. The Wolf Pack Diversity Team is made up of students from various backgrounds, and they help other diversity programs with events.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 38 responses

  • 11% Libertarian
  • 8% Not sure
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 5% Conservative
  • 34% Moderate
  • 26% Liberal
  • 13% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 38 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 21% Moderate
  • 11% Not sure
  • 53% Liberal
  • 16% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 36 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 36 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 8% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 90% Very accepting.



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