FAFSA 2024 Updates

Due to nationwide delays in the FAFSA process, all new and returning students will receive their financial aid awards later than usual this year. FAFSA 2024常见问题

Loyola has extended the enrollment deposit deadline for incoming first-year students to June 1, 2024. Read the full message


The foundation of your experience.

A Loyola education is about learning to understand the world as it is, so that we can work to make it better. It focuses on the values that shape our lives, so that we can free ourselves from prejudice and unexamined views. It inspires us to act and reflect critically on our actions, as we seek the creation of a more just world.

The 罗耀拉核心 is the foundation of our holistic curriculum, deeply grounded in Jesuit values and the liberal arts and sciences. It’s designed to build students of competence, 良心, and compassion—so that you’ll graduate with a comprehensive knowledge of your discipline, while also learning to think critically, exercise self-awareness, and commit to a life of learning and service.

The goal of the 罗耀拉核心 is to foster your competency in five key areas:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Information literacy
  • 道德推理

Be you, be true, be whole.

The 罗耀拉核心 embraces an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the spiritual and intellectual, the moral and ethical, as well as the natural and social sciences, 人文学科, 还有艺术. These elements are central to educating you as a whole person, and they're integral to sustaining our learning community, with a goal of serving the greater 新奥尔良 community and the world. The Core is the very root of our Jesuit education, and our promise to develop our students as scholars, so you can go on and change the world.

First Year Experience

The Loyola experience starts day one.

The first day of the first semester, actually. Our First-Year Experience is an issues-based, cross-disciplinary program for all students, with a theme that ties together college-level thinking and learning, as well as the Jesuit values at the core of our curriculum.

罗耀拉核心 Badges 

罗耀拉核心 badge pathways connect the Core curriculum around cohesive and relevant themes inspired by Loyola's Jesuit values. Students can earn shareable and verifiable badges that will appear on their transcripts and can be shared within professional networks. Learn more about the 罗耀拉核心 badge program

Students can enroll in any of the following 罗耀拉核心 badge pathways:

  • Global Ethical Leadership
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • 健康 & 幸福
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • 媒体 & 文化
  • Civic and Social Responsibility 
  • Peace, 正义, and Conflict Resolution

The Common Curriculum

For students who began their undergraduate academic program at between fall 2013 and spring 2016, the Common Curriculum serves as the foundation of a Loyola education. While the same mission and purpose remain, the structure of this curriculum depends more on each student's major program. If you're still taking Common Curriculum requirements, consult your advisors if you have any questions about the different requirements between the 罗耀拉核心 and the Common Curriculum.