Princeton Review Ranks Loyola University No. 1 in Nation for Town-Gown Relations

13:56 August 07, 2018
By: Brianna McManus

Placed in the heart of the quaint and flowery Uptown neighborhoods, the students of Loyola can be seen running along the St. Charles streetcar line or helping out at any number of community-based events. It should be of no surprise that Loyola University New Orleans, one of the city’s oldest Catholic colleges and most quietly dignified schools, would rank No. 1 in the nation for Town-Gown Relations (in other words, the relationship between local community and college community). 

The incoming Loyola University New Orleans President—the first woman to head the university since its founding in 1912—Tania Tetlow declared that the source of their community strength lies in the university's core focus on Jesuit values and traditions, which are an impetus for their continual pursuit of excellence and commitment to service to others. 

Their practiced values are noticed. Princeton Review also included Loyola University New Orleans on their “Top 20” Ranking List for Best College Newspaper, Best Quality of Life (happiness outside of college classrooms), and Diversity and Inclusivity Culture. The university is also named as one the nation’s “Green Colleges,” a top-tier Best Colleges, and a Best Southeastern College. 

Top 20 Ranking Highlights

#9 Lots of Race/ Class Interactions 

#11 Best Quality of Life 

#1 Town-Gown Relations Are Great 

#7 Best College Newspaper 

You can find all of Princeton Review’s rankings on bookshelves this Tuesday, August 7, with the release of their free book The Princeton Review Guide to 384 Best College.

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