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Loyola University-New Orleans Admission Requirements

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Chances of getting into Loyola University New Orleans

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94.3%
Admission Difficulty for Loyola University New Orleans
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Loyola University-New Orleans and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,257 out of 4,514 applicants were admitted making Loyola University New Orleans an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Loyola University New Orleans typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Loyola University-New Orleans SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
42%
SAT Scores for Loyola University New Orleans
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Loyola University New Orleans
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Loyola University New Orleans?

Loyola University New Orleans typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Loyola University New Orleans admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >96%
1150 to 1240 Avg + 94%-96%
1060 to 1150 Avg - 90%-94%
970 to 1060 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 970 Low <84%
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Loyola University-New Orleans ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
ACT Scores for Loyola University New Orleans
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Loyola University New Orleans
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Loyola University-New Orleans?

Admission data indicates that Loyola University-New Orleans regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Loyola University New Orleans.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Loyola University New Orleans admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >96%
25 to 28 Avg + 94%-96%
22 to 25 Avg - 90%-94%
19 to 22 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 19 Low <84%
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Loyola University-New Orleans GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.54
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Loyola University New Orleans?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Loyola University-New Orleans. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Loyola University New Orleans was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.54 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Loyola University-New Orleans accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Loyola University New Orleans students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

76% of Loyola University New Orleans freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Loyola University New Orleans students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 76%
Bottom 50% of class 24%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Loyola University New Orleans admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,077 1,437 4,514
Accepted 2,907 1,350 4,257
Acceptance Rate 94% 94% 94%
Enrolled 496 293 789
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 22% 19%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
164

Applicants have 164 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Loyola University New Orleans and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Loyola University New Orleans Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Loyola University New Orleans
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159656 IPEDS survey data for Loyola University New Orleans.

FAQs

Does Loyola University New Orleans prefer SAT or ACT?

42% of students submit their SAT scores to Loyola University-New Orleans. 63% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Loyola University New Orleans?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to Loyola University-New Orleans. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Loyola University New Orleans?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1240. 42% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Loyola University New Orleans?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 63% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.