Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's vision of finding God in all things, the university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, while also offering opportunities for professional studies in undergraduate and selected graduate programs. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community.
University Mission Statement
Approved by Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees
March 5, 2004
Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans.
Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit university founded by the Society of Jesus and chartered on April 15, 1912, with ownership vested in the Loyola community of Jesuit Fathers. The university was authorized to grant degrees by The General Assembly of Louisiana for the year 1912. Loyola University New Orleans is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities (AJCU).
All educational programs and activities are open to all qualified persons without regard to age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex/gender, or sexual orientation in the true spirit of Christian love and charity and the Jesuit commitment to social justice.
Loyola is committed to the task of equipping its students to know themselves, their world, and their potential. It operates from the belief that to perform that function properly, it must strive to be an academic community composed in a manner fitting today’s pluralistic society and ecumenical age. Students of all beliefs and faiths are welcome at Loyola.