Loyola Marymount University (LMU)

One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, CA

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About
Loyola Marymount University, located in Los Angeles, California, traces its origins to Catholic educational traditions dating as far back as 1548. The school in Los Angeles is the oldest such institution in southern California, having been originally established in 1865. The school was unable to remain open, though found new life as a high school which prompted new growth and interest in the establishment of a college in 1917, relocating in to its permanent home in 1929 and achieving university status in 1930. The school was joined by Marymount College originally through shared facilities in 1968, and finally through merger in 1973. The merger of the schools resulted in the blending of two Catholic educational traditions, unique among such universities. Loyola Marymount University's history of educational excellence is reflected in its dedication to working with students in order to ensure they meet their academic goals through long held academic and educational traditions dating centuries.

Academics
Loyola Marymount University offers student a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, allowing students to choose the one that best reflect their desired goals and future plans. Undergraduate programs provide students with a bachelor's degree, typically taking four years to complete through a mixture of major related courses and general education requirements. Students may also pursue minor degrees in a second area of study, allowing for the pursuit of additional interests.


Graduate programs have separate requirements for admission, including GRE or LSAT scores, the appropriate degree earned, and a separate admissions application. In addition, specific programs will have their own requirements and standards. Graduate programs are offered through one of the many schools and colleges that control individual programs.


Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Applicants to Loyola Marymount University are reviewed on a case by case basis, utilizing the information provided by the application, transcripts, essays and recommendations to make a determination regarding whether or not a student will be admitted. Factors such as extracurricular activities, academic achievements, volunteer work and so on are taken into consideration when reviewing the application. Students must also meet certain high school prerequisites for given programs. Once reviewed the applicant will be notified and if admitted, he or she will be supplied with information regarding transition and enrollment to the university.


Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the financial aid department to determine a student's financial need, aid program eligibility and monetary awards. Federal law requires the school to select random students for review. These students will be asked to provide additional financial information the ensure the FAFSA's accuracy. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year due to changing financial situations for individual student's and their families.


Athletics
The Loyola Marymount University Lions participate in intercollegiate athletics through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Great Western Conference. Participating students will experience a health atmosphere of competition, allowing for the development of skills and abilities, including good health, discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork. Students will also experience the camaraderie that comes with experiencing the successes and failures of pursuing a single goal with teammates. Athletic programs having varying start schedules, as such interested students should contact the athletic department to obtain tryout dates, times, schedules, and forms.


Athletic programs at Loyola Marymount University:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Rowing
  • Golf
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Loyola Marymount University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Loyola Marymount University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading540 - 640
SAT ® Math550 - 650
SAT ® Writing550 - 650
SAT ® Total Score1640 - 1940

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English24 - 31
ACT ® Math24 - 28
ACT ® Writing8 - 9
ACT ® Composite Score25 - 29

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into LMU

The chances of getting accepted into LMU can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants11,472
Granted Admissions6,209 (54%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,331 (21%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Loyola Marymount University is about 9,500, where graduate students make up roughly 36% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $38,000-$46,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,600 to $1,900 per unit
  • On-campus housing and meals are estimated to cost around $16,000

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$19,447
Receiving Student Loans53%$7,187

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Loyola Marymount University may offer services like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 77%, LMU is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years67%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Department of Theology Program at Orange County Extension

  • Theology (Ministry) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (since 2007)

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Intercollegiate Athletics

Loyola Marymount University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (West Coast Conference)
  • Basketball (West Coast Conference)
  • Track and Field (West Coast Conference)
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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