Why Loyola? I believe Loyola's student population perfectly reflects the New Orleans population because of its diversity, rich history and unique culture. I knew I wanted to go to a smaller college in a major city and I came across Loyola during a visit from one of the admissions counselors. I was drawn to the small classes, warm weather, and the ideals of a Jesuit education. After visiting the campus, I knew I’d found my home away from home. As I'm entering my junior year at Loyola, the best advice I can offer incoming freshmen is that the more you get involved at Loyola, the more you will get out of it. Opportunities are around every corner and it’s up to you to take advantage of them.