Loyola University New Orleans among nation’s best in U.S. News rankings
(New Orleans, Sept. 9, 2019) Loyola University New Orleans moved from being ranked at the regional level to being in the “National University” category by U.S. News and World Report, joining the likes of Princeton and Harvard in the new rankings released on Monday.
Loyola is tied at 197, placing it in the top three universities in Louisiana, behind Tulane University and Louisiana State University, both of which are large research institutions. And, the university is tied at 76th in the nation for undergraduate teaching, second in the state only to Tulane. Loyola is tied with Boston University, Columbia, Brandeis, Marquette, NYU, Northwestern, UCLA and others under “Best Undergraduate Teaching.”
“Given that there are more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States and fewer than 400 ranked in this U.S. News category, I am very pleased with our placement and proud to be in this category with so many other fine universities,” Loyola University New Orleans President Tania Tetlow said. “I am also thrilled with the recognition of the dedication and care that our faculty show our students through their teaching every day.”
Loyola joins this national list following the 2018 update to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the most widely accepted classification system in U.S. higher education. The move is based on the strength of Loyola’s law program and our nursing doctoral degrees. About 13 percent of U.S. News ranked schools moved into different categories this year, many of which were universities that, like Loyola, were previously in a “Regional University” category.