University sights in New Orleans
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Operated by Jesuits since 1904, and chartered in 1912, Loyola University is right next to Tulane and is often overshadowed by its larger neighbor. Loyola educates just 5900 students, 3800 of them undergraduates. The cornerstone of Marquette Hall, the central structure on the campus, was laid in 1910. Loyola University is best known for its College of Music, School of Business and Department of Communications.
One of the south’s premier universities boasts 22,000 students in 11 colleges and schools and big-name alumni like former French president Jacques Chirac, Republican firebrand Newt Gingrich, Jerry Springer and a very long list of Louisiana governors, judges and assorted politicos. The school sprawls across an attractive cluster of greens, red-brick buildings and quads north of Audubon Park – this is one of the prettiest colleges in the country, and well worth a stroll for anyone wanting to reclaim a sense of school days (or daze).