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4 College Student

Local Area: Always something to do or a concert to see. Bars are always alive.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: I love New Orleans! Like every city, it has its pros and cons, but Loyola is located uptown, which has a much more relaxed kind of vibe about it. We are right on St Charles, so any itch for the lights and high-energy of downtown can be fulfilled easily. There is plenty to do around campus and the transportation is fairly competent. There are plenty of parks and fields, as well as every kind of bar you can imagine. The food here is amazing too, and there are highly-concentrated shopping areas every which way from campus.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: New Orleans is amazing. I could not be happier with the location except for the fact that I miss the beach.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: A great number of activities to choose from.

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5 College Freshman


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The atmosphere on campus is one of relaxation and love of everyone. No matter where you go, you will meet someone who will be happy to help you. However, always exercise caution when out in the city. Many venues offer student discounts with a valid student ID to make products more affordable to students.

Most students go off campus for entertainment, but there are a few who prefer to stay on campus and entertain themselves with on-campus events. In fact, some of these students actually attend events at Tulane Univeristy because it is practically right next door. For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Loyola's Black Student Union teams up with Tulane, Dillard, and Xavier University to plan an MLK Day of Service and plan events for the week prior.

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. The world famous Mardi Gras, which translates into "Fat Tuesday," is celebrated in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is an old custom that originated in southern Europe to celebrate food and fun just before the 40 days of Lent, a Catholic time of prayer and sacrifice.
  2. New Orleans is where opera was first performed in the United States, back in 1796.
  3. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, which still reigns supreme in the city today. Later, jazz spawned both the blues and rock and roll.
Notable Natives
  • John "Spud" McConnell – actor and radio personality
  • Edward R. Cox – actor, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"
  • Vatican Lokey – actor
  • Heather Elizabeth – jewelry designer
  • Alvin Charles "Al" Copeland – creator of Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits
Local Slang
Where y'at?: "Where are you at?" which translates to "How are you?"
Points of Interest
  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • Audubon Park
  • Audubon Zoo
  • French Quarter/Downtown
  • Magazine Street
  • Prytania Theater
Shopping Centers
  • Canal Place
  • Magazine Street – small boutiques and second-hand stores
Movie Theaters
AMC Clearview Palace 12
486 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
(504) 887-1257
Movie Theaters
AMC Elmwood Palace 20
1200 Elmwood Park Blvd.
New Orleans
(504) 733-2029
Movie Theaters
Prytania Theater
5339 Prytania St.
New Orleans
(504) 891-2787
Major Sports Teams
  • New Orleans Hornets: NBA
  • New Orleans Saints: NFL
  • New Orleans Zephyrs: Minor league baseball
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
  • Baton Rouge, La.: : 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Biloxi, Miss.: : 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Houston: : 6 hours
  • New Orleans (downtown): : 15 minutes
  • Pensacola, Fla.: : 3 hours, 15 minutes
Did You Know?
  • Louisiana is the only state without "counties."
  • Breaux Bridge is known as the "Crawfish Capital of the World."
  • The Catahoula Leopard Dog, often called the Catahoula Hound, is the official state dog.

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 38 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 39 responses

  • 95% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 3% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 0% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 3% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 38 responses

  • 100% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 0% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 0% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 38 responses

  • 39% Totally.
  • 47% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 13% No way.



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