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Academics

Armed with a “strong Jesuit” tradition, Loyola Marymount University on the Westside of Los Angeles places an emphasis on both “social justice” as well as “the education of the whole person.” Importantly, the school also offers interested students the “ability to [participate in] research,” something not always afforded to undergraduates. In addition, LMU’s fabulous L.A. location is “amazing for networking opportunities [as well as potential] future employment.” Students also greatly benefit from an “academic program [that] promotes learning in multiple... fields rather than just the major you choose.” Hence, “an engineering major will be proficient in writing. An English major will understand higher level math. [And] a business student will be experience[d] in art history.”

Loyola Marymount’s “small size” is certainly a boon to the academic experience as well. After all its 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio makes “it...really easy to get to know your professors and advisors.” As one insightful undergrad explains, “All my professors know my name, which makes it really easy to find someone to write recommendations for internships, jobs, and grad school.” And speaking of professors, students find the majority of their instructors to be “passionate...about [their] subject matter.” Professors generally “encourage students to participate in discussions.” Even better, they’re “very understanding,” and they make it known that they truly “care...about your success.”

Student Body

Loyola Marymount does a great job of attracting “a passionate group of people who are driven towards the promotion of social justice and the service of faith.” Indeed, many students are “very giving” and “participate in some kind of community service.” They also tend to be “hardworking” and “compassionate.” What’s more, undergrads here love the fact that “the community is the perfect size to be able to walk on campus and see a friendly face everyday, but also have the opportunity to meet someone new.” LMU students are also pretty gregarious. According to one undergrad, “People I have had only one class with will still smile and start up conversation if I see them around campus.” “The student body is very diverse.” As one undergrad observes, “There are many races and religions that coexist on this campus.” Fortunately, no matter the ethnic makeup, students do agree that it’s “really a very welcoming...community.” Another undergrad explains, “there is a great sense of...unity among LMU [classmates] and I love it!” One content student sums it up: “The students at LMU are people I consider my family. You can feel the warm presence in the air as soon as you step onto campus, and it doesn’t go away.”

Campus Life

You can rest assured that there “is always something going on at LMU.” For starters, “there are tons of campus-wide events that are coordinated by students, although first-years are most likely to go than [upperclassmen].” Community service is also incredibly popular here. In fact, “there are nine service organizations: Gryphons, Marians, Ignations, Sursum Corda, Creare, Belles, Crimson, Magis, and Esperer. Each is amazing in [its] own way.” A large number of LMU undergrads also “hold internships [or]...have on-campus jobs.” And “Greek life” is somewhat prevalent as well (though there are no fraternity or sorority houses on campus). Further, students here tend to be “active” and health conscious. And we’re told that “most of the time, the gym is packed.” Additionally, you better believe that undergrads here love to take advantage of LMU’s prime Southern California location and weather. After all, the beach is a mere “ten minutes away.” The “sand volleyball court on campus” is a popular spot to gather, and plenty of students can be found relaxing at “the Bluff with a hammock or slack line.” Finally, hometown Los Angeles, a “beautiful city,” offers tons of excitement as well. LMU students love that they have the opportunity to enjoy L.A.’s “many sports teams, museums, beaches, malls, mountains [and] restaurants.”

Overview

Applicants
17,846
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average HS GPA
3.81

GPA Breakdown

59%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
610 - 690
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
600 - 700
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
27 - 31

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
76%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
84%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Asian Studies/Civilization.
  • European Studies/Civilization.
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Ancient Studies/Civilization.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Natural Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.
  • Urban Studies/Affairs.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting.


Degrees

Bachelor's
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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Chris Sullivan
Actor and producer known for This is Us, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and The Knick

Gabriella Gomez
Deputy Director of Postsecondary Policy and Advocacy Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Barbara Broccoli
Co-owner EON Productions

John Stankey
Senior Executive Vice President - AT&T/Time Warner Merger Integration Planning

Mitch Butier
President and Chief Executive Officer of Avery Dennison Corporation

Deborah Tymon
Senior Vice President New York Yankees Yankee Stadium

Tom Mueller
Chief Technology Officer Space Exploration Technologies Corp

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
76%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
84%

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

ROI & Outcomes


Students Say

Loyola Marymount students graduate career-ready, with 97 percent of alumni employed or in graduate school within six months of commencement. According to PayScale.com the average starting salary for recent alums is $53,800 and $114,700 for mid-career graduates. LMU's Career and Professional Development office does a stellar job of attracting big name companies, such as Amazon, Disney, PlayStation, Tesla, and Yelp, for on-campus recruiting and career events. Plus, LMU is located right next to Playa Vista, home to start-ups and established companies such as Electronic Arts, Dollar Shave Club, Facebook, Fullscreen, Google, Instagram, Netflix, Snapchat, and YouTube. One student explains, “The location of LMU is absolutely prime. Silicon Beach provides countless jobs for any profession.”

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,549

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,088

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,223

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
52%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,262

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,210

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,700
Foreign Countries Represented
93

Demographics

9.56%
Asian
7.05%
African-American
21.82%
Hispanic
43.79%
Caucasian
10.28%
International

55% female
45% male
32% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
50%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
201
Number of Honor Societies
26

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
11

19% join a fraternity
25% 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)
12 Sports

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

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: studentaffairs.lmu.edu/community/ethnicandinterculturalservices/lgbtstudentservices

Minority Support Groups: The Department of Ethnic and Intercultural Services (EIS) supports the intercultural learning and development of students, specifically those from historically underrepresented backgrounds at LMU. EIS provides students with personal and academic success support programs and services focused on identity development, community building, and advocacy. EIS consists of seven offices (Asian Pacific Student Services, Chicano Latino Student Services, Intercultural Advancement, Black Student Services, Jewish Student Life, LGBT Student Services and Muslim Student Life). EIS serves to accompany students and lead the university in an understanding of interculturalism that transforms Loyola Marymount University into a community, in which all persons gifts are enriched and empowered. https://studentaffairs.lmu.edu/community/ethnicandinterculturalservices/ 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 http://academics.lmu.edu/ace/ 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://studentaffairs.lmu.edu/firstyear/tlc/

Army 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.

99/99
AASHE STARS® rating
GOLD
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
6%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

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

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
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 March, 2018.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Alice Johnson
Admission Assistant

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

Phone
310-338-2750

Email
admission@lmu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wm. H. Hannon Library
The Bluff (city and ocean views)
Burns Recreation Center
Lion's Den and Living Room
Life Sciences Building
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/Third Street Promenade
The Getty Museum
Staples Center - Sports and Concerts
Disneyland - Anaheim, Universal Studios - Hollywood, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00pm
310-338-2750

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
Preceding 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
Taxis, Buses, Lion Express Shuttle, LAX - Closest Airport, Lyft, Uber

Driving Instructions to Campus
admission.lmu.edu/visit/directionsmaps


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