Incoming First-Year Students

The University Honors Program (UHP) is a rigorous academic program founded in the Jesuit liberal arts tradition. Most students who participate in the UHP enter the university with the following credentials:

  • GPA: 3.5 on the 4 point scale -or- 4.375 on the 5 point scale.
  • SAT: Combined Reading & Math score of 1300 or above; Minimum Reading score 680. Minimum Math score 560. Writing scores 700, preferred.
  • ACT: Composite Score of 29 or above. Minimum English score 30. Minimum Math score 26. Writing score 8 or above, preferred.

Qualified Transfer Students

Applications to the University Honors Program will also be accepted from qualified transfer students to Loyola University. Requirements include a 3.5 cumulative GPA from your previous college or university. Transfer students should keep in mind that full completion of the UHP requires at least 21 semester hours of Honors courses.

Interested transfer students should contact the Honors Director to discuss how entering the University Honors Program will affect their degree program, based on eligible transfer credits.

Currently Enrolled Students

Students at Loyola University New Orleans who achieve academic excellence in their first year may apply to enter the Honors Program. A Loyola University GPA of 3.5 is required for consideration, as well as a writing sample and a faculty recommendation. Please contact the Honors Director or Honors Assistant if you are interested in applying to the program and to discuss how entering the University Honors Program will affect your degree program. Because of the number of Honors credits required for successful program completion, it is recommended that the transfer occur by spring of sophomore year.

Please note that the application process below is for currently enrolled students only. If you are not part of this group, apply through the Office of Admissions by following the links above.

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