Loyola University New Orleans is widely regarded as one of the top schools in the South, and this reputation for academic excellence spans over a century. Loyola’s Jesuit values—focused on educating the whole person and fostering the full development of students’ potential— continuously drive the university forward, attracting the best faculty from around the world and earning Loyola a variety of accolades. Read on to see a full overview of these rankings and honors.

Named in Fiske Guide to
Colleges 2018

Ranking FISKE Guide to Colleges
  • Easy Access to Faculty
  • High Level of Collaborations
  • Challenging Academic Climate
  • Intimate Classes
  • Comprehensive Undergraduate Degree Programs
U.S. News & World Report
‘Best Colleges’

US News Ranking Best Colleges
  • 4th in the Nation for Diversity
  • 10th Best Regional University in the South
  • 12th Best Value in the South
  • 39th Overall Among the Best Online Nursing Programs
  • Top 150 Online Education Programs
The Princeton Review’s
‘Best Colleges’

The Princeton Review Ranking
  • Top 5 for Best College Newspaper
  • 11th Overall for Town-Gown Relations
  • 13th Overall for Lots of Race/Class Interactions
  • Scored 93 out of 100 for “Quality of Life”
Choice 2017

College Choice Badge
  • 46th in the Nation for Best Online Master’s in Nursing Program
  • Top 50 Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • 11th Overall Among Best Regional South Universities
  • 19th Overall Among Best Master’s in Nursing Program
  • 49th in Best Nurse Practitioner Program
  • 13th Best Criminology Bachelor’s Program
  • 14th Best Criminology Master’s Program

2017 Best Value for Master’s in Nurse Practitioner Program

Affordable Colleges Best Value Badge

Top 30 in the U.S. for Best Value for Master’s in Nurse Practitioner Program

MONEY Magazine’s
“Best Colleges for Your Money”

MONEY Magazine Badge

Best College for Your Money

Best Degree Programs 2017 Top Online Bachelor’s Degrees

Best Degree Programs Badge

30th Among the Best Online RN-to-BSN Degree Programs

Grad School Hub 2017 Most Affordable Online Programs

Grad School Hub Badge

#24 Among the Best Affordable Online RN to MSN Degree Programs

Top U.S.
Fulbright Producer

Fulbright Badge

Top U.S. Fulbright Producers for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Healthcare Management
Degree Guide 2016

Healthcare Management Degree Guide Badge

19th in the Nation for Best Master’s Degree Program in Healthcare Management for Students Who Want the Most “Bang for Their Buck”

College Raptor
Hidden Gem 2015

College Raptop Hidden Gem Badge

Top Hidden Gem for the State of Louisiana

Business Insider’s Best College Campuses In America 2015

Business Insider's Best Colleges Badge

13th Among College Campuses in America

President’s 2015 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The President's Higher Education Community Service Badge

Named to the President’s 2015 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

29th Among the Best DNP Programs.

Study.com Badge

29th Among the Best DNP Programs, Study.com