A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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
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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

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.121 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.121 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,030Undergrads
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 65 responses
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  • Laid back, intelligent, a bit silly
    34%
  • Pretty preppy but laid back.
    25%
  • Rich
    17%
  • Laid back or pretending they're laid back.
    12%
  • Handsome and wealthy
    8%
  • Rich, white, and snobby
    2%
  • So preppy
    2%

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.133 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.144 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
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  • Turn left,beach. Turn right, the city. ITS PERFECT
    43%
  • Awesome bubble in the middle of the city & beach.
    21%
  • It is what you want it to be.
    16%
  • So much to do, you never get bored
    12%
  • Very stressful, but also beautiful
    4%
  • Haven't started yet but looks amazing
    3%
  • Clean, beautiful, and caring professors.
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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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.
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Amazing University with stellar academics, and endless opportunities and ways to get involved. LMU is special because of its size, community, and values. Faculty want you to succeed, making it easy to form meaningful relationships. The student community is tight knit, loving, and supportive, where people really and genuinely care about you. Most students who graduate from here rave about how enjoyable and meaningful their experience was.

LMU values the "education of the whole person", meaning what we learn and experience outside the classroom is just as important as inside the classroom. LMU is very social justice and service oriented. Students' drive to have a positive impact on others, throughout every single major, is shown by how they strive to use their talents and passions to meet the world's greatest needs.

Highly recommend for anyone seeking a meaningful experience filled with opportunity, and a place to cultivate your passions to have an impact on the world.
At Loyola Marymount University I've been able to find myself as a writer. Throughout my journey at LMU I've had the pleasure of taking classes with instructors who were not only great at their craft, but had professional experience within their field. At LMU I've reignited my love for writing and literature, and have even had the pleasure of being featured in LMU's student publication La Miscellany, and have also received an award for "Journalism Story of the Year, 2017." Without my professors and LMU I would not have received these opportunities, nor would I have had the dedication to meet them head on.