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US News Ranks Loyola 7th in the Southern Region

Loyola press release - August 18, 2006

Loyola Ranks Seventh in 2007 Best Colleges Edition of U.S. News & World Report

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans ranked seventh in the category of “Best Universities—Masters in the South” in the 20th annual “America’s Best Colleges” issue and guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report. For the last 16 years, Loyola has retained its position among the top 10 regional universities in the South.

In commenting on this year’s ranking, University President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., said, “We are pleased once again to rank in the top 10 regional universities in the South. The rankings are a reflection of the academic excellence of our faculty and the talent of our students. As we approach our second century, we are ready to build upon our strength as a Jesuit institution. Our students will experience firsthand the rebirth and rejuvenation of one of America’s great cities.”

The enrollment of the incoming class of 2010 is 550 and its combined grade point average is 3.64. The average standardized combined test scores for the SAT is 1240 and the students have an ACT composite of 26.