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Loyola University New Orleans Ranks Sixth in U.S. News & World Report

Loyola press release - August 20, 2004

Loyola University New Orleans Ranks Sixth in U.S. News & World Report

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans ranked sixth in the category of “Best Universities—Masters in the South” in the 18th annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue and guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report. This is the fourth consecutive year Loyola has ranked sixth. For the last 14 years, Loyola has retained its position among the top 10 regional universities in the South.

Upon hearing the results of the ranking, newly elected University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., said, “Our consistent ranking in the top 10 affirms our commitment to provide our students with a quality liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition. Our solid showing in the rankings throughout the years is also a reflection of our talented students, distinguished faculty, and the strength of our academic programs.

“Loyola’s rich Jesuit tradition, and its commitment to academic excellence, and its ideal size are what make us unique,” adds Wildes.

The enrollment of the incoming class of 2008 is 857 and its combined grade point average is 3.7. The average standardized combined test scores for the SAT is 1223 and the students have an ACT composite of 27. These are impressive figures when compared to the scores of the national college-bound population’s average scores of 1026 for the SAT and 21 for the ACT.