The best way to fill out your applications is to start early. If you wait until the last minute, you don’t have time to completely and fully answer all of the questions and you could easily leave out something that makes you right for the school. Also, only fill out applications to schools you are one-hundred percent serious about. This eases the complication of multiple applications and helps you narrow your choices once you are accepted.
My first visit to campus was on President’s Open House. It was a great day where accepted students and their families are welcomed to the campus and are encouraged to participate in lectures, tours, and other fun and beneficial activities on campus. That day I also got a tour of campus. The day in total made up my mind about attending Loyola.
Loyola was the school for me and could be the one for you. Because while the student body is small and the campus is compact, there is a place for all types of people. The diversity of students, the variety of activities, and the extent of classes available make the campus a great place for any student to fit in.
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Being a Jesuit university, Loyola believes in giving back to the community. They do this through service learning, community service, and other community activities. Service learning is required in a few classes but is a possibility for any student who wants to get involved. A student group called LUCAP oversees the majority of community service programs on campus. It is Loyola’s largest “club” and through it there are weekly projects that vary from home building, to assisting in shelters, to working on bayou rehabilitation.
Loyola has over 120 student groups and is always welcoming more. The activities that I’ve been most involved in are Ambassadors, Maroon Platoon, and some involvement in UPB. Ambassadors are student leaders who help facilitate President’s Open House and Jazz Brunch, as well as work with the office of admissions to give tours and welcome incoming students. The Maroon Platoon is a student spirit club that attends sporting events and decorates campus for all Loyola spirit programs. UPB stands for University Programming Board and they are in charge of the majority of major events that occur on campus. They hold events weekly and monthly that are free for students and allow them to experience other parts of the city.