Loyola Ranked 7th Most Inclusive University in the US
NEW ORLEANS – Loyola University New Orleans is the seventh most inclusive university in the nation according to the Princeton Review, the college admissions services company that has published rankings of higher education institutions for the last three decades. The survey measured how frequently students engage with each other across lines of class and race. The news from the Princeton Review comes as Loyola welcomes back to campus an undergraduate student body that is 50 percent students of color.
Noting its “great spirit of inclusion,” the Princeton Review honors Loyola New Orleans with five of the nation’s “Top 20” rankings in its 2021 Guide to Best 386 Colleges, released today. (The Princeton Review said it ranks only about 13 percent of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges, and highlights outstanding schools across the country noted for their academic excellence, outstanding student programs and quality of life.)
Loyola’s 97-year-old student newspaper the Maroon was named the 9th best student newspaper in the country. The Maroon has earned hundreds of awards in the last few years, including being named the best college media outlet in the country by the College Media Association. The Maroon also earned a national Pacemaker Award – considered “Pulitzer Prize of college journalism” – from the Associated College Press. In June, the Maroon took home 23 awards from the Louisiana Press Association, including 12 top prizes in the college newspaper category, and was named the College Newspaper of the Year.
In a new Princeton Review category, Loyola’s student government association hit the “Top 20” this year because of its involvement in important matters affecting the campus community, from racial equity issues to recycling and sustainability measures.
New Orleans is ranked as a top 10 college town and Loyola is ranked in the top 10 for “best town/gown relations with its city.” This category showcases the quality of Loyola’s interactions with the local community.