Loyola University New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans was founded in 1912 but the origins of the university date back to 1847 when the citizens and priests of New Orleans bought a small piece of land and in in 1849 the College of the Immaculate Conception was formed. The College soon gained popularity. In 1904 Loyola College was established, along with a preparatory academy and in 1911 the Immaculate Conception College, after the recognition of Jesuit schools in New Orleans, became exclusively a college preparatory school and welcomed the preparatory students from Loyola College. On May 28, 1912 Loyola was granted university status after a bill was proposed in the Louisiana Senate. The bill passed unanimously and Loyola gained the authority to grant university degrees on July 10, 1912.
As of spring 2016, Loyola has an enrollment of 4,273 students and around 89 percent of the students receive some kind of financial aid.Loyola is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN); The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and many other organisations. Loyola has more than 100 student organizations, clubs and intramural sports and it competes in Division I of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics with 14 varsity sports.
- Minimum GPA 2.50
- Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
- Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
- Minimum SAT 1100