At Le Moyne College, you’ll be part of a diverse community where students share experiences that guide them to make ethical choices, adapt, learn through trial and error, and reach out to help others. You’ll also get the most current, forward-thinking education and career skills so you can take on any opportunity you can imagine. Explore the essentials of the Jesuit tradition and why we believe in the freedom of intellectual exploration and transformation it gives us.

Successful meets Meaningful

An education that respects and prepares you for all the possibilities that await.

DIVERSITY - We welcome students of every background and faith.

Jesuit colleges and universities began with St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) and his revolutionary idea about education: value the personal experiences of every student and believe in their potential for reflection and critical thinking. That’s why Le Moyne College has long welcomed immigrants, first generation students, students of color, other faith traditions, and anyone who faced discrimination or bias at other institutions. Our campuses honor every life story and foster respectful dialogue. It’s always a work in progress, and we are certain about our ultimate goal: building a community where everyone can thrive and belong.

RIGOR - A Jesuit education is about turning information into wisdom.

We’ll challenge you to grow as an ethical thinker, writer, and speaker—the key skills that employers look for and that society urgently needs. You’ll be encouraged to connect the dots between ideas—there’s always time in our classrooms for one more “What if?” The well-being of people and the planet are themes that inform all our majors, whether you’re studying the arts, business, law, or the fields in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). At Le Moyne College, you’ll be able to apply and grow your knowledge in research projects, internships and other real-world experiences. You can be confident that everything you’re learning and doing at Le Moyne is relevant and meaningful in the world.

JESUIT TRADITION - A global community of problem-solvers and leaders.

There are more than two million graduates of Jesuit colleges and universities in the world. That’s a big global community united by something important: a passion for seeking wisdom and advocating for justice. Graduates of Le Moyne College will tell you their education is the reason they stand out as effective problem-solvers and leaders. They pay it forward, too, as enthusiastic mentors. Our alumni are ready to share their experiences and their connections. They’ll help launch you on a lifetime of being more and doing more for the world.

PERSONAL GROWTH - Nurturing your capacity to reflect, grow, and act.

We’ll encourage you to think deeply about who you want to be and the contribution you can make to the world. In fact, we have a name for this type of thinking: “discernment.” Le Moyne College will meet you where you are and in whatever ways you need: We don’t separate the development of your mind from your development as a unique, whole, complex person. We want you to graduate equipped to make an impact for the greater good—with the courage to ask tough questions and a clear sense of what it means to live a life of purpose and consequence.

SERVICE - Standing up for the dignity of every person.

Giving back to others isn’t something a few students do—it’s a responsibility we have to each other and to all the people around us. We’re anchored in the communities and regions where we live, and you can work with local organizations and leaders to create real, lasting opportunity for all our neighbors. We know the distrust, distraction, and division in the world can sometimes feel overwhelming. We offer a place to learn that is unapologetically optimistic. If you share our belief that it is possible for our world to move forward for the better, we’ll show you how to turn your hope into action.

Le Moyne has taught me how to communicate with people from different backgrounds. I have learned to be open to learning new things from the people around me. Don't be afraid to try new things. Feeling uncomfortable means you are learning and growing.”

Monae Pina ’19

Jesuit Talk 101

A quick guide to words and phrases that summarize Le Moyne’s values.

Aspects of the spirituality initiated by Ignatius and the Jesuits that are applicable for all people.

Latin for “more,” or the challenge to strive for excellence.

Latin for “care for the individual person,” it means we’re not just focused on your education – we’re here to support your emotional, mental and physical well-being too.

Learning doesn’t just happen in the four walls of a classroom. We provide first­-hand experiences to apply what you learn through service­-learning opportunities and outreach.

Transform the world through service, inclusion, sustainability, social justice and ethics. Our students are people with well­-developed minds, generous hearts and reflective souls who work to bring about a more just, humane world.

Our Heritage

World-Renowned Education

St. Ignatius of Loyola founded the 500-year tradition of Jesuit education in 1534. Ever since then, followers of Jesuit philosophy have worked on the side of social justice, equity, and the greater good. Known for providing a well-rounded education with an emphasis on ethics, Jesuit colleges and universities like Le Moyne are among the most well regarded in the world.

"Go forth and set the world on fire."

- St. Ignatius of Loyola

Community Service

Read about how we're putting our values in action.