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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B
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
52%
SAT Range
1180-1360
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$42,459/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,787/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,164Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
227
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
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  • Laid back, intelligent, a bit silly
    34%
  • Pretty preppy but laid back.
    22%
  • 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
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.141 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.152 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 83 responses
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  • Turn left,beach. Turn right, the city. ITS PERFECT
    41%
  • Awesome bubble in the middle of the city & beach.
    19%
  • It is what you want it to be.
    16%
  • So much to do, you never get bored
    11%
  • Very stressful, but also beautiful
    5%
  • Clean, beautiful, and caring professors.
    4%
  • Haven't started yet but looks amazing
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $61,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    79%
    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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    It is a beautiful school! Walking around campus and throughout the buildings makes you feel like you're at a top notch institution. Their recent rebranding was a total waste of money though..the old lion and letters were just fine, it really feels as though a graphic designer was hired that had experience doing graphics for elementary schools and such.
    A lot of the graduate professors in the School of Education seem a bit novice, but eager to educate nonetheless.
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    Overall my time at LMU has been great! I have had great professors who care about me and know who I am. The school is fairly expensive but provides a good amount of financial aide and opportunities for scholarships. The campus is beautiful, near the beach and LA. The food on campus is from SodeXo a bit expensive and not best quality but usually palatable. The athletics and party scene are ok they both are starting to resurge but people frequent UCLA or USC for parties. Despite this LMU is a great university to attend, you will receive a quality education here.
    LMU really tries hard to support its students: academically, emotionally, physically, and with future careers. The system of support is amazing - even from professors! Classes are small and intimate and events that take place several times a week help to cultivate community. The only down-side is the price... but it does pay for a great school!