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U.S. News & World Report recognizes Loyola as top university for diversity

Loyola press release - September 9, 2014

Loyola University New Orleans was singled out for its diversity and academics in new rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. Loyola was one of only seven regional universities in the south recognized for its ethnic diversity and was also ranked No. 11 overall among the top regional universities in the south.

“The rankings in U.S. News & World Report offer further proof of the significance of a Loyola education. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, we are an academic community dedicated to the education of the whole person. A Loyola education is more than learning how to maneuver through fields of data and information. It is an education which shapes the person, the way they know, the types of questions they will ask, and the persons they will become,” said Loyola President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

Loyola is also recognized this year as a great school that seeks a broad and engaged student body, considering students’ spirit and hard work in the admissions process. For its efforts, U.S. News named Loyola again as one of 23 southern regional universities to the “A+ Schools for B Students” category.

The 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings examines how accredited four-year schools compare on a set of indicators of excellence including peer and counselor assessment, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving rate.