Loyola Marymount University Top Questions

Describe the students at your school.


The student body is passionate, creative, and outgoing.


My classmates at LMU consist of a diverse but ultimately close knit group of individuals that form cohesively into a strong community of intelligent, hardworking, and thoughtful people who truly care about one another.


My classmates are diverse in all areas which makes for a well balaned community environment for all students to thrive.


My classmates are enthusiastic and open to sharing their personal opinions and experiences with the class as well as listening to the experiences of other students.


Based on the classes that I have taken at LMU, the majority of my classmates are very school-oriented, as well as inspired to learn more about their specific major.


My classmetes are relatable, smart, easy-going, and diverse.


LMU students are complex, passionate people all trucking down their own little paths in life following their dreams.


My classmates are intelligent, hardworking, and often competitive.


The few I have met are hard-working, studious individuals who take their education seriously.


They are all there to learn and have great outlooks on life. They are supportive and driven people!


My classmates are all very down-to-earth peoplem= with the occassional individuals who are stubborn and refuse to be open-minded. However, those individuals make the class interesting and sometimes even enlighten me to perspectives that I had never thought of before.


People here a warm, friendly, and engaged in many extra curricular activities, both academic and social.


My classmates at Loyola University are dedicated, hard-working, and devoted to both their academics and their faith.


A Lion, a LMU Lion, is a person who is "courageous of mind, charitable of heart, [a person who stands] in faith;" a LMU Lion is a man or woman in search of becoming a being for others, in search of becoming a being empowered by meaning and purpose-- I have yet to find a classmate who is not an LMU Lion, I have yet to find another person who does not embody what Loyola Marymount University stands for.


Through many long nights of studying, eating meals in the cafeteria, and just simply greeting each other as we pass by, I am able to say that we have created a life long friendship which challenges my abilities to be the best I can be through academics, kindness, and new insights of thinking.


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.


My classmates are interstingly complex; sororities and fraternities run their lives, but they still get good grades.


My classmates and I share a common goal which is to better ourselves everyday, and with this plan in mind the idea of teamwork and holding each other accountable is of the upmost importance.


As a transfer student coming from one of the more difficult community colleges in Orange County (Irvine Valley College), I have never met as many eager and bright-minded students as I have at LMU-- especially this semester. I am currently a junior and am taking a 500 level Critical Theory Literature class, which is a graduate level course. Ninety percent of the students in my class, however, are undergraduates who want to be challenged and have a hunger to learn. My classmates are some of the most brilliant people I have come into contact with in my entire life.


My classmates are a diverse group of people within whom the majority is upper-class.


My classmates are kind and eager to learn and want to be able to do whatever they can to get closer to their individual dream jobs.


At LMU the students you will meet in your classes are friendly, helpful, and willing to work together.


Men and women for others.


From what I have seen so far, my class seems to be somewhat immature, but very excited for their futures.


Everyone is unique and has come from different upbringings, creating a diverse culmination of everyone's beliefs and thoughts.


The students at Loyola Marymount University are very diverse in all aspects from ethnicity to financial status; however, all students are friendly, welcoming, and helpful as it is a relatively small campus.


Everyone is very tolerant of each other whether they are of a different race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The majority of students are white and quite wealthy and the school is a Jesuit university but none of that has an affect on people who do not fit into those categories. Everyone is accepted and there are many student groups for students to join. I don't believe that anyone could feel isolated at this school but there is definitely a trend of students having very nice cars and a lot of money. Girls typically wear very nice clothes to class and are very stylish with designer clothes but there are also people, like myself, who dress quite modestly and it isn't a big deal. Most students are from California but many also come from Hawaii and other states and even other nations.


Everyone is always smiling!


Ethnicity wise, there definitely are a huge portion of Caucasian students, but there's diversity within this school. There are people of different religious and economic backgrounds. Many people at this school are from California, both Northern and Southern, but at the same time, there are a good amount of people that are from out of the state and a good handful of students are from out of the country. People on this campus definitely have their own style, and while some people like to dress up and dress nicely, others are comfortable in yoga pants or sweatpants, and no one is judged for it. Even though there are good amount of people here on scholarships and financial aid, a good portion of the people on this campus definitely come from money, and to be honest, that's something that is very obvious around campus, especially with the types of cars that people drive.


Although LMU is a Catholic school, it has students from many different religious backgrounds. A lot of students are Catholic, but it's not something that you can assume about anyone. I am personally not Catholic, and I've also met people who are Jewish, Muslim, atheist, agnostic, and likely others. Students are generally very kind and respectful towards each other, and they are very tolerant of differences in opinion. Most students are not particularly politically active, though we occasionally do band together to sign online petitions, such as supporting the Cal Grant. Most students wear jeans or shorts, a T-shirt, and sneakers or flip-flops to class, though some people also wear sweats on occasion. Students are generally very involved on campus, in sororities and fraternities, service organizations, sports, and various other communities and clubs, but no one is pressured to be more involved than they want to be. Caucasian people do tend to be in the majority, but students work to increase diversity whenever possible. Students come from all different financial backgrounds, but most students are middle-class.


The students here are very nice, but unless you live on campus or have lived on campus, it is hard to make real friends.




At the school they have a club for almost every race, religion, and group at LMU. Everyone is encouraged to join and I can honestly say no one is ostracized.


LMU students are all very nice, everyone is willing to take time out of their day to help you and talk, regardless of whether or not you have met them before. However. I have found a lack of diversity. The student body is mostly composed of white, California students who have come from a private, relgious school. While there is a good percent of people who do not fit this description, I have found that a lot of people do. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I personally would like it if there was a little bit more diversity and people from different backgrounds.


They are here to succeed and have fun! were here to learn, but they know how to live life. The students are what make things happen at LMU. Whether its school related, so we create awesome study groups or great tutoring sessions; to service as a loving community; or to going out and enjoying the LA life.


I havent had any experiences with other groups, such as LGBT, on campus, so I cant really say anything about that, but I do see that there are people here from ALL kinds of groups. It is a very diverse campus. I dont think any student would feel out of place at this school; in fact they'd feel welcomed and accepted. As a graduate student I did not spend much time in the dining halls so I cant speak to about "cliques" there.


LMU is known for being very cliquey, but for me that really isn't the case. Sure a lot of people hang out with their major department or people within their clubs. However, it's really all up to you and the people you hang out with. Surely, you want to hang out with people that share the same interest. The good thing about LMU is that you decide where you want to be involved. There are students who are very active in the community and there are others that are not. People do mingle and I don't really see a problem with people finding their place here.


Like I said, very diverse. I don't see much of an issue. We have a great LGBT club from what I know of. There are alot of rich kids, but there not as snooty as you would think. You do see alot of nice cars parked, but that doesn't really matter...that's at every school nowadays. There are lot of girls then boys of course. People are pretty chill here and I feel that like every school, there are groups of people that get along and groups that don't.


They are friendly, helpful, and caring.


Tight knight community.


They are spoiled brats.


It is not as cutlurally diverse as I had expected.


Racially diverse to the point that anyone can fit in! People dress clean to class, no one wears sweats. If you do, people will assume you are sick. Surprisingly, students don't talk much about money. It just shows through what they wear, drive, how they act, etc.


My classmates are a very unique bunch. They come from different countries, social backgrounds, and different cultures. Despite these differences, they all get together quite fine. They have a broad range of intrerests and goals yet they share one commong dream: make the world a better place no matter what. They are mentally awake, physically fit, and morally straight - the perfect criteria for those who wish to change the world into something better than it already is. This is their time. This is our time.


My classmates are determined, hard working, and supportive people who want to make a future difference in the world.


My classes are really small and confinent for the teacher student interaction. Classmates tend to be mostly in my class but a few are upper classmen.


y school has a surbanan setting, but feels more like main street in a small town. Everyone knows everyone else, and because of that familiarity it can feel too small or it can allow you to take chances and sing in front of everyone. I have organized several clubs around my interests: baking and community services. My classmates have join me in my club or have supported me by buying my cookies. My classmates are open and supportive to new and creative ideas.


Engaged, probably due to the fact that tuition is very expensive resulting in more motivation to perform well.


My classmates are hard working young adults who want to succeed in their area of study to be able to succeed in their career post graduation. My classmates support one another whether it is sharing notes or having group study sessions. With all of the responsibilties that my classmates have within and outside the classroom, they still make room for a great social life.


My classmates are not only extremely supportive, but they are compassionate, entertaining, sociable, and intelligent.