At LMU, professors know you by name in every class. My favorite class is Criminology because the teacher is awesome, encourages everyone to talk, and even invites students to come in during her office hours to talk about life... not just about your grades in the class. During Criminology, we learn about law and watch episodes of Law and Order and it is a very interesting class. My least favorite class is Modernism because I do not like the subject and the lectures are difficult to follow. However, the Modernism teacher is still a nice woman who knows everyone by name. Students will either study a lot or a little. It depends on what kind of person you are and what kind of grades you aim for. Class participation is very common. Almost every class will encourage it and it is rare that a class will involve only the teacher lecturing. It depends on the group of people you hang out with whether or not students will have intellectual conversations. Since LMU is more of a laid back school than others when it comes to academics, students probably don't have as intellectual of conversations than other students at other schools. At LMU, students are not very competitive. Sports are not a big part of the school and people don't freak out about their school work that much. It is a laid back environment. The most unique class I've taken is Criminology. My major is psychology and I really enjoy it. The teachers are great and I learn a lot. However, some classes that are required for the major are not ideal for me because they are dry and boring. Unless for office hours, I do not spend time with my professors outside of class. I feel like the school's academic requirements make sense because they are similar to other colleges' requirements. I believe that the education at LMU is geared towards learning for its own sake. The teachers really do want you to learn and people usually do well in classes because they are intrigued by the topic and not because they are trying to get the best letter grade they can.
Academics are definitely challenging, and nobody here is a slacker. Unlike other larger schools where attendance is ignored and homework is rarely assigned, Loyola Marymount makes sure you are always on your game, truly learning, and have nobody at this school to slack off with!
Our professors really care about our grades and how we're doing. They definitely do the best they can to help us out individually, and at our school, we're not just a number. The professors remember our names and actually know who we are. Students definitely study to maintain their grades and go to office hours when needed; what's great is that professors are very flexible with office hours and are willing to make the time to meet outside of their office hours if a student's schedule somehow doesn't fit with the office hours given. Participation is a part of the grade in all of our classes, and we all have the chance to participate and let our opinions and voices heard because of the small class setting.
The academics at LMU are very good. I haven't had a class with more than 30 students in it, and one of my current classes only has 7 students. Because classes are so small, professors learn everyone's names, and they are able to have a relationship with each one of us. I had one professor that would stay after class for a few minutes so people could talk with her, and I would go and have a conversation with her after every class. At LMU, learning itself is really important. People are generally there because they want to learn, and the classes make you synthesize information and think critically, instead of just remembering facts. I'm an education major, and some of my education classes are much easier than I'd like, but I still feel like I'm learning a lot. How much you have to study depends a lot on your major. I don't have to study very often at all, but my roommate is a science major, and she's studying almost constantly. The only major frustration I've had academically is that I took a lot of online college classes while I was in high school, and out of my 60 units, only three classes transferred.
I love having small class sizes. The professors are very nice, and are always open for communication, be it email or office hours. As a Liberal Studies major, my professors are always there to answer questions and help us out.
Professors know your name and are for the most part pretty "chill." They help you and if you ask for recommendations for programs, they will gladly help you.
The class size at LMU is excellent. With such a small student to teacher ratio, evey single one of my teachers knows my names. Participation is a part of your grade in many classes, so class discussion is prevelent. Also each teacher has office hours, or a certain amount of hours each week that they are in their office, for student to drop in ask questions, get help or just talk. All the teachers strongly encourage students to come to office hours. Also, many classes are very challenging and require a lot of time outside of class, and there are other classes that are eaisier, depending on the professor. Students are constantly studying and the library is always crowded with people doing homework or studying for something. I think LMU provides a good education while also preparing students for life in the "real world" after the completion of college.
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.
Challenging when interesting, and fun with passionate professors. I love how the classes run small so professors can focus on our struggles and be the best of help in doing well in our studies.
The professors know my name. The classes for me are only about 20 students or less so the professor makes it a point to get to know people at the beginning. Favorite class: Emotional Behavior Disorders. This could have easily been a boring class, but because I had an amazing Professor (dr. parham), it was my favorite. Students study often I think! The library is usually full of people studying all day every day. My classmates have intellectual conversations outside of class. I have to admit that when I was first applying to this program/school, I was a bit disappointed at how easy it was. Once I had my interview, I could tell that the professor was going to accept me into the program no matter what I had to say, as long as I just wanted to get in. That was a bit disheartening because I would prefer to be in a more competitive program where I would be working with serious classmates. Though I havent found that there are more than just a few classmates who are not "serious" candidates. The education at this school is geared toward getting a job AND making sure you are on top of all the current knowledge about your subject.
The academics are great. Sure there are "those" professors, but every school has them. The good thing about LMU is that the professors here really get to know your name. Also, the students are not really that competitive. People work hard, but no one is out to destroy your academic career.
The academics are great. Sure there are "those" professors, but the good thing about LMU is that the professors here really get to know your name.
THe academics are great. Sure there are "those" professors, but the good thing about LMU is that the professors here really get to know your name. I'm in the dance department and it's nothing but a family atmosphere. The students are very warm and loving and the teachers really do care about us. I wouldn't necessarily say the classes here are extremely difficult. There's a very nice balance. Students are not competitive and there tend to be a lot of group assignments. They are actually not bad because you really get to know more students that way.
Most classes are pretty small. Largest could be 22-25. I'm not sure if there's any huge lecture classes cause i never had one. Teachers know who you are so it's kind of hard to purposely ditch class often if you wanted too. Classes are not hard to register for which is great. Office hours are easy to go to and professors are always willing to help. I feel that this school is good academically, but you can get away with some easy classes as well.
I did get to know my professors. School is noted for Liberal Arts, Accounting, Engineering and Fine Arts.
Jesuits Priets wwere for the most part very good teachers.
The class sizes are tiny! Professors know your name. Class participation is a must (you will want to participate). Teachers are very good at setting office hours and being available to see you whenever need be. This school shapes everything around what is convenient for its students. You will love this about LMU!
That's a good one. Ha! I did meet someone once who was taking an engineering class or maybe it was Spanish. But that's the rarity at LMU. Must have been a scholarship student or someone from another country like Maine.
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