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Loyola receives accolades from Princeton Review

Jamal Melancon

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Loyola University New Orleans received six rankings in the top 20 of Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges.”

The Princeton Review produces its college guide through extensive interviews and surveys from students about both their opinions of and experiences with school.

Loyola ranked second in “race-class interaction”, second in “town-gown relations,” fourth in “best college newspaper,” 13th in “best college library,” 14th in “best quality of life,” and 18th in “easiest campus to get around.”

Roberta Kaskel, vice president of enrollment management, said that the valuable aspect of the Princeton Review rankings come from the publication giving students the opportunity to make their opinions known.

Often admissions offices are a bit hesitant to boast about rankings that are developed by third party organizations who don’t truly know our community. With the Princeton Review, there is no denying that Loyola students are telling our own story,” Kaksel said.

Jaime “Liz” Johnston, English writing sophomore, said that the top 20 rankings Loyola received in “easiest campus to get around” and “best college library” were well deserved. When she was a freshman, having an easy campus to navigate put her at ease, and the library’s available resources assisted her as a commuter.

“There are so many resources to utilize, not to mention the rentals, like a scientific calculator or laptop, have saved me from many trips through mid-day New Orleans traffic,” Johnston said.

Cissy Petty, vice president of student affairs, said that she was pleased to see Loyola’s diverse student body and service in the community recognized by the Princeton Review’s award of top 20 rankings in “race-class interaction,” “quality of life” and “town-gown relations.”

“It goes to our Jesuit values of seeing God in all things, people and places, and serving the greater good where ever we are called,” Petty said. “It doesn’t hurt that Loyola and New Orleans know how to have a good time!”

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Jamal Melancon, Senior Staff Writer

Jamal is a mass communication senior with a focus in journalism. Before serving on The Maroon as the Senior Staff Writer, Jamal worked as the Worldview...

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Loyola receives accolades from Princeton Review