There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!
School Spotlight: Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Located 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter, Loyola is a Catholic, Jesuit university dedicated to educating the whole student: mind, body, and spirit. With just over 3,000 undergraduates, Loyola provides lots of individualized attention that begins on day one. All first-year students live on campus, and new students have the opportunity to attend an off-campus retreat to meet and connect with other members of the Loyola community. Mandatory First Year Seminars are small discussion-based courses on topics that range from “Gender & Mardi Gras” to “The Philosophy of Star Trek.” At Loyola, students are encouraged to think globally and act locally. With over 50 study abroad programs as well as numerous domestic and international volunteer experiences to choose from, Loyola offers a wealth of opportunities for students seeking to make a difference. Fun fact: Ignacio Volunteers (a division of the Office of Mission & Ministry), sponsors multiple international service trips each year. Why not immerse yourself in community service in Jamaica or Belize over winter break?
Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Kyle Encar, Loyola University New Orleans