The best thing about Loyola University New Orleans is definitely the community. Ask any Loyola student and that is one of the first words they will use to describe here at Loyola. I would like to note that the community at Loyola is not suffocating. During senior year of high school, I visited a few smaller schools across the country that also emphasized community as one of their strong attributes, but I found that the student bodies were so small at these sites that their definition of community seemed to be suffocating and stiff. At Loyola, the student body population is perfect enough for students to be in small communities yet still partake in a bigger setting. In addition, I really feel like I'm getting the most bang for my buck. Loyola invests in so many facilities on campus to support the student body- more importantly, to support the individual. Loyola's ideal of educating the entire person is really reflected in their various programs such as their Emerging Leaders program, free university counseling, live-in resident chaplains, and so on. I could go on about how awesome it is at Loyola New Orleans. I am so happy with my decision to attend here.
The elevators in Biever Hall and Budding Hall are not that great. Also, the dorms are actually pretty nice but if you have a problem, it will take a long time to repair unless you raise hell.
Yes, I just love it here. I honestly do. When I applied, I really wasn't aware of how much Loyola could offer me as a student. I found the words they used like "community" and "education of the entire person" as generic. I thought, "any school can offer me community", but honestly, the community at Loyola has really allowed me to grow as a person and I am very thankful for it. As an applicant, I felt that all that this school had to offer wasn't aware enough to student applicants.
Biggest influence when choosing this school Location
The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.
Professors are generally Accessible
The night life is Off Campus
Most students spend their Saturday nights Off campus
Went to Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies
Currently a Freshman
Favorite professor is Professor Adrian DeGifis. He's such an accessible professor who genuinely cares about helping his students while keeping in mind the objectives of academic and intellectual growth.
Favorite activity is Greek Life! Also, Christian Life Communities
Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Be yourself. Keep a good line of communication with your admissions counselor.
I wish I knew I really didn't know Loyola offered so much to their students. I seriously don't know any place else that supports and builds up each individual student as much as Loyola University New Orleans. (And I've applied to a wide variety of schools across the country.) So much support is offered to students without being down your throat and in your personal business.