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  5. Athletics
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About Loyola Marymount University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
One Lmu Drive, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90045
From Loyola Marymount University

At LMU, we are committed to the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, and the service of faith and the promotion of justice. We are a diverse academic community with endless opportunities for intellectual engagement and real-world experience:

•Jesuit: educating men and women for others, who are prepared for lives filled with meaning and purpose.
•Los Angeles: LA is an inspiring city, and LMU is located in the heart of it. Being here means access to internships in every imaginable field, proximity to beaches and mountains, and of course, that endless sunshine.
•Personal and dynamic: We offer small class sizes to encourage intellectual engagement and growth. Hands-on learning experiences such as internships (1,500 available), leadership training and 60+ study abroad programs round out your education.
•Focused on your success: 97% of LMU grads have a positive outcome within six months of graduating (such as employment or in graduate school).

Loyola Marymount University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
1120-1330
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$40,946/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,279/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,373/ year
  • $49-75k
    $34,848/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,043/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,311/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.111 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.127 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,044Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Laid back, intelligent, a bit silly
    34%
  • Pretty preppy but laid back.
    23%
  • Rich
    15%
  • Laid back or pretending they're laid back.
    14%
  • Handsome and wealthy
    7%
  • Superficial
    3%
  • Rich, white, and snobby
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.139 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.150 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
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  • Turn left,beach. Turn right, the city. ITS PERFECT
    41%
  • Awesome bubble in the middle of the city & beach.
    20%
  • It is what you want it to be.
    16%
  • So much to do, you never get bored
    11%
  • Clean, beautiful, and caring professors.
    4%
  • Very stressful, but also beautiful
    4%
  • Haven't started yet but looks amazing
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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Loyola Marymount University Reviews

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After completing 1 year, I had an overall positive experience.Smaller classes+increased professor interaction worked in my benefit.Not usually a curve+you're not competing with other students.Labs+facilities are very nice.Cannot speak for other majors. Social/party scene:LMU is a little isolated. Closed off+not a part of the city like USC/UCLA.No Greek row,+the school in a residential neighborhood.All houses within the neighborhood,kind of far away.Usually get complaints from the neighbors+shut down early.You can go to USC/UCLA,not too far.In beginning of the year people go to USC game days. We’re next to LAX,beach,Santa Monica,Melrose,etc.Many go off campus on weekends.On-campus food:mediocre.You’ll get over it quick.Paid 4$ for a cup of cut strawberries.Get the cheapest meal plan!Housing: pretty nice,esp.newer dorm halls.Lived in Rosecrans,had a great time there.Got a huge triple w/ bathroom,made a lot of friends.Only ones you don't want are Huesman/Dudesman+Whelan.
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This university campus is beautiful! I've stopped by here on and off throughout the years, and now I have had a chance to come here and I have many friends who came here. Notably, many of my buddies that play basketball. This school is private and tuition is high, yes, but the quality is great. The facilities are clean, modern, and pleasing to the eye. The students here are pretty cool too. If you're looking for a private school, and want more of a quiet suburban feel, then LMU might be your place.
LMU is the place to be. Professors, counselors, advisors, and all other employees are very involved and helpful. Very grateful to be accepted to a wonderful university!