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Loyola earns top rankings from two national college admissions guides

August 5, 2011

Loyola University New Orleans was recently named a “Best Buy” from the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 and earned the distinction as the best university in the nation for “Lots of Race/Class Interaction” by the Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 376 Colleges."

Loyola is one out of only 49 other institutions - 24 public and 25 private - to have the honor of boasting the Fiske “Best Buy” title. To be qualified as a “Best Buy” institution, the publication takes into account qualities such as high academic ratings, inexpensive or moderate price, and quality of student life on campus.

The university took the top spot in the Princeton Review’s “Lots of Race/Class Interaction” category after placing fourth in last year’s guide.

"We commend Loyola University New Orleans for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher of “The Best 376 Colleges.” “Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

The schools in "The Best 376 Colleges" have rating scores in eight categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data collected from the schools during the 2010-11 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the colleges in the book. To find out more, visit www.PrincetonReview.com.

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