Rankings + Honors

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U.S. News & World Report 'Best Colleges'

#5 in the region for Ethnic Diversity
#9 ‘Best Colleges for Veterans’ in the region
#11 ‘Best Regional Universities’ in the South
#12 ‘Best Value’ in the South
#15 Best Online Graduate Nursing Program in the Nation




Loyola University New Orleans named among The Princeton Review's 'Best Colleges'

The Princeton Review's 'Best Colleges'

Loyola University New Orleans was recognized in the “Top 20” lists six times:

    #2 Lots of Race/Class Interaction
    #2 Town-Gown Relations are Great
    #4 Best College Newspaper
    #13 Best College Library
    #14 Best Quality of Life
    #18 Easiest Campus to Get Around


College Choice 2016

College Choice ranked Loyola University New Orleans #19 overall in Best Master's in Nursing Programs. The rankings are based on numerous factors, including academic reputation, acceptance rate, cost of tuition, and average graduate earnings.


College Raptor Hidden Gem 2015

College Raptor Hidden Gem 2015

College matching platform, College Raptor Inc., named Loyola University the top “hidden gem” for the state of Louisiana. The distinction is defined as high-caliber colleges and universities which receive fewer than 5,000 applicants per year but have a total enrollment of greater than 1,000.


President's 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll


President's 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Loyola University New Orleans was named to the President's 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community challenges. As a result of these efforts, more students are likely to pursue a lifelong path of civic engagement that achieves meaningful and measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.


CollegeChoice's Best Catholic Colleges and Universities


#15 CollegeChoice's Best Catholic Colleges and Universities

Loyola University's ranking was based on factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision, including academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market.



Business Insider's Best College Campuses In America 2015

Loyola University New Orleans was ranked #13 among college campuses in America. The list combined rankings of more than 100 colleges for categories including college libraries, dorms, campus scenery, quality of life, and more.


Other Rankings

  • College of Law’s moot court program was ranked as a top 10 advocacy programs in the country by The National Jurist.
  • For six consecutive years (2009 – 2014), 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.
  • 2013-2014 College of Distinction by the online guide for college-bound students, counselors, and parents.
  • Our Criminal Justice Administration online degree program was ranked #11 in the country by TheBestSchools.org, a leading higher education/career website in 2013
  • BestCollege.org ranks our Online Master of Science in Nursing degree program among the nation’s best
  • Rated A for our safety record and listed as one of the safest universities in the country by Reader's Digest in 2013.
  • Named a 2012 Best Value Private College by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
  • Named a Best Buy in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012.
  • Ranked in the Top 10 Online Master of Science in Nursing Degree Programs in 2012 by TheBestColleges.org.
  • Ranked #15 nationwide among master’s universities for the number of graduates who go on to successfully receive doctoral degrees and # 35 nationwide for the number of alumni who join the Peace Corps by Washington Monthly.
  • Ranked #34 for undergraduate participation in study abroad programs for those universities ranked as a Top 40 Master’s Institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education by the Institute for International Education and the U.S. Department of State.