Loyola Marymount University Top Questions

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


Loyola Marymount University and the students are highly intelegent and intune with the negative association with stereotypes. Therefore, this social awareness protects and prevents any and all streotypes. If any stereotypes begin to flourish, these are faced head on, to discountinue this style of behavior immediately.


Coming from Vermont I didn't know Loyola Marymount's reputation or stereotypes. However, once attending here the stereotype is definitely a good one. All the students are very studious and smart, and everyone manages to balance academics very well with their clubs and social lives.


Rich, white kids. I think the white part of the stereotype is accurate because the majority of the students at the school is white. But at the same time, we do have a good amount of people from different minority groups. As for the rich aspect, there definitely are good amount of rich kids that are here, but there are also a good amount of students that don't come from rich families that are here through scholarships and financial aid.


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.


Everyone thinks that we are all just wealthy spoiled kids, but that's not true at all. Families have to sacrifice a lot to be able to send us here, and that's why we try to do our best.




The sterotype is that everyone is stuck up and fits the "bro" sterotype, but they are not. Everyone is nice and friendly. The environment is awesome.


Wealthy kids who get in because of their money, and who are constantly wearing designer clothing. But this not true. While some people do wear designer clothing, this is only a small proportion of students which you will find at any school. Lots of kids wear sweats to class too.


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.


That we are a rich white school with privileged students. The majority of the population may have money and be of white background, but we have some diverse students as well.


I suppose I have heard that students here could be rich and snooty because of it. Since this is sunny los angeles near the bay and we live in a fancy neighborhood and it is a private school with expensive tuition, I can understand where that stereotype may come from. But as a graduate student, that is not what I have seen around campus and in my counseling program. People are actually very humble, hard working, and proud of this school.


A lot of people think that LMU kids are spoil, rich, snobby kids. I do not think that is the case here. Everyone is friendly and like all college kids we are almost always broke.


Our stereotypes are not so much stereotypes, but groups. Students are associated by Greek life, non-affiliates, service orgs, and ASLMU. Although there are these groups, everyone intermixes and get along.