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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 it's 11:1 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
13,506
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average HS GPA
3.74

GPA Breakdown

50%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 670
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 660

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 700
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
590 - 700

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
26 - 30

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

Academic

Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
1,144
with Terminal Degree
539

613
Men
531
Women
325
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
74%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender 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

  • Communication Studies/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, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering 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
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

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

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • 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
  • 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


Francis Lawrence
Film Director, Hunger Games Catching Fire, Mocking Jay, part I & II

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

Barbara Broccoli
Co-owner EON Productions

John Stankey
CEO, Entertainment and Internet Services AT&T

Shira Shafir
Director of Social Innovation and Impact TOMS

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
74%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

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

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$50,700

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$96,000

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$51,300

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$99,600

Percent High Job Meaning
44%

Percent STEM
10%


Students Say

Loyola Marymount graduates do quite well for themselves. The average starting salary for recent alums is $50,700. Even better, the median mid-career salary is $96,000 (both statistics according to PayScale.com). LMU's Career and Professional Development office does a stellar job of attracting big name companies for on-campus recruiting and career events, such as Amazon, Deloitte, Honda, NBCUniversal, and Yelp. Known as the "University of Silicon Beach," LMU is in close proximity to Playa Vista, home to over 500 technology start-up companies, including global giants Belkin, Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and YouTube.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,509

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,440

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,041

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
54%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,698

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,889

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$45,460
Required Fees
$676
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,854

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,247
Transportation for Commuters
$1,098

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,690
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

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
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,261
Foreign Countries Represented
76

Demographics

10.90%
Asian
6.32%
African-American
20.67%
Hispanic
44.43%
Caucasian
9.70%
International

56% female
44% male
26% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
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


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
193
Number of Honor Societies
26

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
11

17% join a fraternity
33% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

24% 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 six offices (Asian Pacific Student Services, Chicano Latino Student Services, Intercultural Advancement, Black Student Services, Jewish Student Life and Muslim Student Life) 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://studentaffairs.lmu.edu/interculturalism/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
Navy ROTC Offered
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
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
11%

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
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 February, 2016.

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
No

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


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