Students Say

Loyola Marymount University is a private, Jesuit liberal arts college in Los Angeles that focuses on educating every aspect of a person through learning, leadership, and service. There is “a constant presence of LMU’s mission statement and if the student is willing to achieve something it can and will be achieved here.” The school’s Jesuit ideals “are all carried out and expressed by students, staff, and faculty” and there is an emphasis placed on social justice and each student’s larger role in the world beyond the borders of the “beautiful” campus.

Overview

Applicants
12,117
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.75

GPA Breakdown

52%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 640
SAT Math
560 - 660
ACT Composite
25 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Loyola Marymount University is a private, Jesuit liberal arts college in Los Angeles that focuses on educating every aspect of a person through learning, leadership, and service. There is “a constant presence of LMU’s mission statement and if the student is willing to achieve something it can and will be achieved here.” The school’s Jesuit ideals “are all carried out and expressed by students, staff, and faculty” and there is an emphasis placed on social justice and each student’s larger role in the world beyond the borders of the “beautiful” campus.

Classroom discussion is “apparent in all classes”: even those that are lecture-based have a separate lab section devoted to intelligent conversation. The small class sizes make students “feel comfortable approaching…professors with questions and conversation.” Professors “have a wealth of experience and share many stories and ethical dilemmas during class.” They also “deeply care about their students… and encourage outside interaction.” “Every professor I have had has been easily accessible, has known my name, and has given me a fair challenge to expand my academic prowess in the subject,” says a student.

One of the greatest strengths of LMU is the networking (aided by the L.A. location and “the happiness that pervades…being in Southern California”); the school is “constantly connecting students with opportunities both on and off campus to gain experience and leadership qualities.” Students are wholly committed to the ideal of “bettering yourself both personally and academically in order to give back to the greater community”; “it does not matter what cultural background you may come from, there is something at LMU for you to engage in.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
1,133
with Terminal Degree
530

607
Men
526
Women
271
Minority
16
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
89%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Renata Smith Simril
Sr. VP for External Affairs, LA Dodgers

Francis Lawrence
Film Director, Hunger Games Catching Fire

Tom Muellar
Co-Founder and VP Space Exploration Technologies Corp

Gabriella Gomez
Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Thomas McGee
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte LLP

Greg Boyle S.J.
Executive Director Homeboy Industries

Deborah Tymon
Sr. VP of Marketing, New York Yankees

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
76
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,325

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,402

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,704

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,243

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,011

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,680
Required Fees
$692
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,710

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,518
Transportation for Commuters
$1,179

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

The typical LMU student is “very active on campus” and engaged in many activities while balancing school, internships, and volunteering. Demographically, there is a” substantial amount of upper-class, white students” of the BMW-designer wallet sort, but “there is plenty of diversity to go around.” Although Greek Life is “a large portion” of this campus, “everyone is very inclusive so finding a group of friends is not an issue of concern.” People here are “genuine” and this place “will push you to do more than just attend classes, [which] is how you meet people.” “I cannot imagine someone who is involved in anything in campus not fitting in,” says a student.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,184
Out of State
22%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
83

Demographics

11.55%
Asian
6.19%
African-American
23.56%
Hispanic
50.12%
Caucasian
7.67%
International

57% female
43% male
22% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Loyola Marymount is “beautiful,” with its “stunning views of LA, landscapes, classrooms, and people.” “Happy people, beautiful campus” does seem to sum up life at LMU, which is “a melting pot of pretty people, a beautiful environment, LA culture, and education for the whole person.” The school does not lack for SoCal things to do: “go to the beach, go shopping, go touristing into nearby Los Angeles, go hiking, try new food, party, [and] tan.” Since the weather is “always sunny and warm,” people are outside “24/7 all year round.” In order to accommodate the luxury of living in LA, LMU provides buses and discounted tickets to many LA attractions. “Being at LMU is like living at a resort, but all the students work hard and earn their place,” says a student.

A unique thing to LMU is that there is “both a strong Greek life presence and an even stronger service organization presence.” These organizations “are well known in the LA area” and “most people join either a service organization, Greek organization, or a leadership position in housing or school administration.” LMU is quite a healthy campus and the gym is frequented often, with plenty of efforts amongst students to promote healthy food choices. Life at LMU is “fulfilling,” and “many opportunities for bettering your life present themselves frequently.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
53%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
97
First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
78

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Priscilla F. Levine, LCSW

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Most Current psychoeducational evaluation. Transcripts accommodations in high school SAT/ACT scores/accommodations - IEP1504 if attended public school - medical documents if on medication

Documentation Requred for ADHD
psychoeducational evaluation transcripts accommodations in high school SAT/ACT scores/accommodations IEP/504 if attended public high school

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
153
Number of Honor Societies
25

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
9

22% join a fraternity
33% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

23% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Lions)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Lions)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: LMU’s primary support office for minority undergraduates is Ethnic & Intercultural Services (EIS). EIS is a student-centered department that provides culturally sensitive support services and programs for Loyola Marymount University’s (LMU) diverse student body. EIS works to enhance the intercultural community and cultivate a fully inclusive community enriched by persons of different ethnicities, nationalities, genders, economic backgrounds, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and spiritual values. EIS is grounded by LMU's intercultural values and serves as a resource for all students as they prepare for the challenges and rewards of living in a diverse society. EIS consists of five offices (Asian Pacific Student Services, Chicano Latino Student Services, Intercultural Affairs/Sexual and Gender Equity, Office of Black Student Services, and Jewish Student Services) that reflect LMU’s rich diversity and work in concert to empower all students to participate fully in campus life and achieve personal success, with a special focus on helping first-year students transition to university life. http://www.lmu.edu/studentlife/studentaffairs/interculturalism/eis/about.htm The Academic Community of Excellence (ACE) strategically prepares undergraduate scholars for admission into graduate and professional studies programs at the master’s and doctoral degree levels. The program emphasizes academic achievement, involvement in cooperative research projects and other scholarly activities. http://www.lmu.edu/academics/ace.htm The TLC@LMU Program is an integrated and comprehensive approach to making students' college transition and first academic year a positive, empowering, healthy and productive experience. The program is a forward-thinking, participatory, and proactive approach to freshmen retention. TLC@LMU is a unique learning community that includes current students, faculty, university administrators, staff, alumni and parents. http://www.lmu.edu/studentlife/studentaffairs/newstudents/tlc.htm

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UCLA
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UCLA
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

“Green LMU” is leading the sustainability charge for Loyola Marymount University, impacting all parts of campus and academic life with the help of the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Committee. Indicative of the university’s commitment are the three LEED-certified buildings on campus, including the new $64 million LEED Gold library, which incorporates state-of-the-art energy efficiency technologies and acts as a ‘living lab’ for students studying Information Systems and IT in the context of building automation systems applications. As an ACUPCC signatory, the university has also committed to pursuing LEED Silver or better on all newly constructed buildings. Back in 2003, Loyola Marymount installed $4.5 million worth of solar panels on three of its largest buildings: Gersten Pavilion, University Hall, and the Von der Ahe Building. These solar panels contribute to the 15 percent of energy consumed on campus derived from renewable sources. LMU’s recycling program, which was the first collegiate recycling program in California when it began in 1990, is a perennial participant in RecycleMania where it regularly finishes in the top twenty-five in key recycling categories (out of more than 500 schools). It is this dedication to recycling that has resulted in the school’s impressive 56 percent waste-diversion rate. LMU provides students with truly unique experiences. For example, recently a group of LMU students traveled to South America to understand sustainable banking principles and the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet, Profit). LMU has many student groups that focus on sustainability as a core issue such as the ASLMU Environmental Responsibility Committee, the ECO Students Club, and the Center for Service in Action.

Green Rating
95
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
73%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
59

Average Number of PC's per Lab
13

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, HP, Sprint, At&t, OfficeMax

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Alice Johnson
Admission Assistant

Address
Office of Admission
1 LMU Drive, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone
3103382750

Email
admissions@lmu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wm. H. Hannon Library
Malone Student Center
Burns Recreation Center
Lion's Den and Living Room
Hannon Loft Pub
Athletic Facilities: Gerston Pavilion, Page Stadium, Sullivan Field, Smith Field

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Venice Beach Area
Downtown Hollywood/Hollywood and Highland
Santa Monica Pier
LA County Museum of Art
Staples Center - Sports and Concerts
Disneyland - Anaheim, Universal Studios - Hollywood, Dodger Stadium

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00pm
3103382750

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00am and 1:00pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Following all campus tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
JDamour@lmu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Zip Cars, Taxis, Buses, Lion Express Shuttle, LAX - Closest Airport
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Key Stats

12,117
Applicants
6,184
Size
53%
Acceptance Rate
1200
SAT Scores

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