Loyola Marymount University


 About the institution

Loyola Marymount University offers a rigorous academic curriculum rich in opportunities for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. LMU’s picturesque campus is nestled safely in the westside of Los Angeles, offering easy access to all the excitement and opportunity of this great city. Our nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs offer extensive courses in the arts, business, science, engineering, law, film & television, and much more.

Loyola Marymount is guided by the Jesuit tradition of “educating the whole person.” With an 11:1 student to teacher ratio, small class sizes encourage close working relationships with our award-winning faculty. Students are privileged to gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge research facilities, including LMU’s new Life Sciences building housing brand new state-of-the-art equipment for graduate and undergraduate students alike. Other highlights include a plethora of diverse dining options, an international student center, internship advising and career development, a recreation and wellness center, and an awe-inspiring view of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean from our beautiful campus in the heart of Southern California.

Student Demographics

Undergraduates, Fall 2014
Total undergraduate enrollment 6,087
Freshmen to sophomore retention rate 90%
Undergraduate graduation rate 76% (6 year)
Average class size 21
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Live in residence halls
   Freshmen 94%
   All undergraduates 53%
Freshman, Fall 2014 Application Summary
Applied 12,169
Accepted 6,390
Enrolled 1,355
Enrolled Profile
GPA (4.0 unweighted scale) 3.76
ACT Composite 27
SAT Critical Reading and Math 1213
SAT Middle 50% Scores 1110 – 1300
Men/Women 42%/58%
African American 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13%
Caucasian 45%
Latino 21%
International 7%
Multi-Racial 8%
From California 68%
From other states and countries 32%
Number of states 42
Number of foreign countries 40


Transfers, Fall 2014
Applied 2,112
Accepted 881
Enrolled 382
Mean academic GPA (admitted) 3.47
English Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores One of the following
TOEFL (iBT) 80

2014-2015 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Housing Status While Enrolled On Campus Off Campus, Not with Parents or Relatives With Parents or Relatives
Tuition and Fees $41,385 $41,385 $41,385
Average Room & Board $13,277 $11,268 $4,518
Average Books/Supplies/Misc. Expenses $4,964 $5,877 $5,985
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $59,626 $58,530 $51,888


Financial Assistance

An international applicant is eligible for academic merit award consideration. Awards range from $3,000 for full tuition and fees.

ESL Program and/or Support Services

LMU enrolls international students representing more than 71 countries. The Office for International Students provides programs and services that support international students’ and scholars’ social, educational and professional success.

 Student Housing Options

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Degrees Offered

LMU offers 56 major programs, 57 minor programs, 38 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree and 13 credential programs spread across six distinct colleges and schools that each have their own physical spaces, faculty, research budgets and opportunities that await you.

Cost of attendance

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Scholarship opportunities

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