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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
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Loyola Marymount University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1120-1330
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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
A-
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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.126 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 responses
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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 70 responses
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  • Laid back, intelligent, a bit silly
    31%
  • Pretty preppy but laid back.
    23%
  • Rich
    16%
  • Laid back or pretending they're laid back.
    14%
  • Handsome and wealthy
    7%
  • Superficial
    4%
  • 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.138 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.149 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Turn left,beach. Turn right, the city. ITS PERFECT
    40%
  • 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%
  • Phony
    4%
  • Very stressful, but also beautiful
    4%
  • Clean, beautiful, and caring professors.
    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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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.
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I came here being skeptical. However, I have been impressed ever since I got here! The campus as a whole is so well-maintained. People are so kind and the campus is pretty! Professors are caring and classes are interactive. The food is honestly simplistic, but delicious at the same time. Library is just gorgeous! I have also just realized that LMU is ranked 3rd in the West. Lastly, if safety is one of your main concerns? Don't worry! I have been feeling safe since day 1. I love it here!

P. S: For you to have a chance to get admitted here, you would at least need 3.0 GPA.
Loyola Marymount University is in a good location, theres lots of things to do outside of campus. The beach is 5 minutes from school, theres all kinds of restaurants that are near by, you're only 30-40 minutes (depending on traffic) away from Hollywood, and the view from the school's bluff is amazing. The academics at this school are for people who like small class sizes (20 - 30 people max) and want their professors to know them by a first name bases. If you're looking for a huge party scene this isn't the school. Yes, people throw parties here and there, and the Frats throw their parties too, but its not a huge party school to me. Again LMU is in a great location, UCLA and USC are very close so if you're looking for more parties you can always stop by those schools. For those of you who are 21 and older there are a lot of bars and clubs near by that are pretty fun too. Overall, LMU is a good school to attend and you will definitely meet some interesting people during your time here.