About Loyola Marymount University

Founded in 1911, Loyola Marymount University. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,261 full time undergraduate students, and 3,069 full time graduate students.

The Loyola Marymount University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 586 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Loyola Marymount University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate53%
Application Deadline
Application Fee60
SAT Range1120-1330
ACT Range26-30

Admissions at LMU are considered Selective, with ,90% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

96% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 70% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

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Loyola Marymount University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    187 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    141 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    201 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    208 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    208 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    208 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    208 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    208 Students rated academics 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Loyola Marymount University?

51 Students rated Loyola Marymount University

Kelly - 01/01/2023

LMU is a very good school with very specific and personalized classes. The small class sizes and accessible professors are the largest benefit of the university, as there are so many opportunities to ask questions, get help, and learn about other opportunities outside of the classroom. However, the school is entirely unhelpful when it comes to financial aid and registering for classes. They sell too many parking permits and let students know too late about housing, and the food has made many students sick. Lately, food has also been found to have bugs, pieces of plastic, and other inedible items in it which is unacceptable. Overall LMU has a lot of very beneficial resources, but it is not for a student who wants to feel fully supported by their university.

Prince - 10/09/2021

In the past years I have experienced so much life has to offer and I am grateful to God for bringing me this far. While my past experiences have opened many facets of life to me, for some reasons, I felt there is a world of incredible I am yet to see. I knew talking to people, teaching was a gift; to stand before students and instruct them has been my dream but what has not been clear is the kind of teacher I would be until I made up my mind to join Loyola Law School. From the beginning of the application to the admission process, I was greeted with meekness and humility from people with impeccable pedigree that I cannot imagine. At first, it was difficult to believe that people with such academic and social standing could be as nice as they were/are. But having resumed studies and attended classes for the past few weeks, I am persuaded to believe that I was offered the incredible world of academics that I have longed for many years. To meet with professors eager to see their students excel, not just in classrooms but in their career is amazing! While I have had a few of my teachers in the past encouraged me, never have I had such an institutional attitude of teachers wanting the best for their students. It is indeed incredible! The attitude of the staff is as beautiful as the environment, making everything in Loyola fit together. From the academic staff to the admin staff; the structural architecture and the landscape designed to fit each other in a beautiful way to provide an environment fit for learning. For this, I will rate Loyola Marymount University excellent. If am to choose again, I will choose Loyola Law School.

Jenda - 08/30/2021

Loyola Marymount University has a beautiful campus. It is near the beach and has the most amazing views. The campus has a diverse and unique body of students. The university prioritizes student's wellness, and includes god in all activities including education. The university practices the balance of mind, body, and soul and inspires students to become healthy, happy, and smart people.

Lily - 07/20/2020

beautiful campus with friendly people, heavily liberal, students are encouraged to demonstrate and express their opinions, excellent scholarships offered to first-years, professors all care deeply about their work (in my experience) and are excited to talk about it outside of class, honors program is very close and helpful as a freshman, surrounding area is safe but very expensive which can make getting off campus difficult

Loyola Marymount University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Loyola Marymount University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Loyola Marymount University is 53%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to open up to new people, get involved in as many activities as possible and to stop worrying so much about how other people view me. I would tell myself that it is okay to make new best friends besides the ones i went to high school with. I would also remind myself that everyone is going through the same adjustment as me and there are a lot of people that could relate so I should not be afriad to talk about my feelings. Most importantly, I would tell myself that this time in my life only happens once, so I need to take advantage of all of the great opportunities college gives you and remember that learning is not just done in the classroom.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    I once heard LMU described as being like "Saved By The Bell," there's a wide variety of students from Greek life people, to Service ORGers, to Engineers, Film Peeps, Theater Dramatics, Athletes, and everything inbetween - simply you will find your people at LMU, but together we are all LIONS.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think the worst thing about my school would be the fact that I can't possibly do all the opportunities I wish I could with the 2 years I have left.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Loyola Marymount is a very diverse school; there are the academic scholarship students who always have their noses in textbooks, the Greek community, who is interested in partying in the name of "philathropy", the serive orginazation students who have a "holier than thou" attitude, and the rich kids who are paying 60 grand a year to drive their Ferraris and party on Daddy's dime, but the best part is that even tho all of these groups have their faults, when you walk around campus you're sure to have at least a dozen kids smile geniuley and say hello.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who really likes a fast-paced life and a really really large campus.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    It's a friendly, supportive, and well-balanced school with great teachers and a great Catholic community... and it has Animation as a major!

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    More about the people and students on campus.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The reason LMU was my first choice is because of its focus on educating the whole person which involves a large focus on social justice. I have gratefully taken advantage of this and now I serve as a peer board member of the Belles Service Organization. This university not only provides general education but also plentiful opportunities to grow socially, spiritually, and intellectually as an individual.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is known as the beautiful Catholic university on "the bluff". On one side you can see the Pacific Ocean and on the other you see the bustling city of Los Angeles. LMU is known for it's amazing basketball team in the late 1980s when star player Hank Gathers burst on the college basketball scene. During a tournament game he collapsed and died but LMU rallied and finished with a successful season. At LMU we attack obstcles with vigor and that's why I love it.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I love to tell my friends about the intimacy of my university. They are usually shocked to know that most of my classes consist of 20-30 students maximum, unlike the seminar hundred student classes at most universities. They are shocked that teachers in all of my classes know me personally by name and how hands-on each class is for this reason. I take pride in this personal aspect of my school and would not trade the additional attention that LMU offers each of its students each and every day.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Everyything on campus is very overpriced which can get annoying since we already pay so much money to attend. The company that provides the campus with food (Sodexo) extremely overcharges us for food and often times, our meal plans run out before the end of the year because of this.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Person who likes smaller schools with small class rooms.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    At LMU, academics can be pretty much whatever you want them to be. If you're looking to simply get acceptable grades with minimal effort, you can certainly find classes that will allow you to do that. If you want to really challenge yourself and develop intellectually, however, you can find opportunities to do that as well. For example, you could join the Honors program. Rather than merely providing harder classes in a more competitive atmosphere, the Honors program allows the school's most talented, accomplished, and popular professors to create uniquely challenging and fascinating courses. Though Honors courses can be different each time they are offered, a couple I've taken are worth mentioning. Last year in Imago Dei, a theology class, we began the semester by discussing the writing of the Old Testament, spent a month studying the evolution of primates, and finally explored the implications of artificial intelligence, which ultimately led to a field trip to the LA Zoo and the USC robotics lab. Currently I am taking an ethics class called Beyond Good and Evil, in which we use the works of Kant and other major philosophers to evaluate the status and rights of dolphins as intelligent beings. Toward the end of the semester we will also participate in a national business ethics competition. Along with these fascinating classes, the LMU Honors program also offers funding for research projects and opportunities for publication. The bottom line is that any student can reach her academic and intellectual potential at LMU.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    LMU strikes a unique balance between big and small. One of the most valuable advantages that you gain by choosing LMU over a larger school is increased access to your professors. In most departments, smaller class sizes and office hours allow you to connect with your professors and learn in a more personalized way. The student body is also more unified. However, LMU also has the resources of a major university, so the school is able to put on fun events for the student body and host renowned speakers. Bands like Third Eye Blind, Local Natives, and the Bravery have performed at CollegeFest, an annual concert held on campus. Celebrities like John Legend and Seth MacFarlane have delivered speeches during First Amendment Week. Events like these add to the vibrant student life at LMU.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are many social clubs, honor society affiliations, as well as outreach programs.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of students at Loyola Marymount University is that they are wealthy, drive nice cars, are attractive, and it isn't necessarily the smartest school.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Many people seem to think that LMU is full of rich, white frat guys and sorority girls. These stereotypes are not totally unfounded, but they are certainly not universally accurate either. Because of LMU's location and its high tuition, many students here are very wealthy, but many others (including me) rely on scholarships and financial aid to cover these costs. Furthermore, LMU's diversity has been steadily increasing over the past decades. I read recently that members of racial and ethnic minorities comprise 43.5% of the student body. And there are many student-run organizations (e.g. the Black Student Union) dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and expression on campus. Finally, LMU does have an active Greek system, but sororities and fraternities are definitely not the only pathway to a vibrant social life.

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I've known I wanted to do pr in the entertainment industry, so my choices were either LA or NY. I chose LA over NY because the more I thought about it, while NY has the entertainment scene, it is more focused on fashion than entertainment. LMU is the perfect fit because it's right near LA, right near my home, and I definitely couldn't leave the great weather here.

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  20. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    They are all hot, rich, and not friendly

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    The dorms are pretty good in general. My dorm is from the '70s, so it's on the older side, but it's still comfortable, the rooms are large, and everyone who lives there is proud to live there. A few of the dorms, including mine, have a sink in each room, which is really convenient. The newer dorms have more common areas (my dorm only has the hallway to use as common space, but we don't mind), but they also seem to have less of a sense of community. A few of the dorms also have problems with drinking, but there are definitely dorms, especially East Quad, that don't have drinking going on. A lot of people dislike having communal bathrooms, but they're really not that bad.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

6,261

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,069

Total Grad Students

31%

Out-Of-State

59%

In-State

10%

International

Organizations

135

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

10

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

34%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
21%
% White or Caucasian
44%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending Loyola Marymount University receive some sort of financial aid. 18% were awarded federal grants. While 40% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$44,230

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,791

Books and Supplies

$13,015

Room and Board

59,036

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$28,279
$30 - $48K
$28,373
$48 - $75K
$34,848
$75 - $110K
$39,043
$110K & UP
$46,311

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