Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

Loyola Marymount University is a Jesuit university committed to the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith, and the promotion of justice and interculturalism. Its 128-acre campus is located in a residential area of Los Angeles.

Website: www.lmu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,700
Undergraduate
Students
(55.4%) 3,712 Women
(44.6%) 2,988 Men
3,138
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
47% of 17,846 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.81
SAT Math
600-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
646 average
610-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$68,864
Tuition and Fees
$48,172
Room and Board
$15,185
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Freshman Award
$31,143
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,262
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lion
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.7% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
24.3% Hispanic/Latino
8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.8% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
10.1% from 93 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   1

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 LMU Drive
City, State, Zip
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone
(310) 338-2750
Fax
(310) 338-2797
E-mail
admssions@lmu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio or audition required for animation, dance, music, and theatre arts programs, portfolio optional for production (film and television) and studio arts programs recommended for freshmen, Portfolio or audition required for animation, dance, music, and theatre arts programs, portfolio optional for production (film and television) and studio arts programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
47% of 17,846 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 10,553 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 7,293 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,717 (20%) of 8,411 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,005 (20%) of 5,095 admitted students enrolled
Men
825 (25%) of 3,316 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
50% of 234 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
61% of 6,168 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
3,765
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
6

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.81
3.75 and Above
50%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
600-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
27%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
23%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
646 average
610-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
20%
Score of 600 - 700
62%
Score of 500 - 600
16%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
43%
Score of 24 - 29
54%
Score of 18 - 23
4%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 44%
Top quarter: 73%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$68,864
Tuition and Fees
$48,172
Room and Board
$15,185
Books and Supplies
$1,917
Other Expenses
$3,240
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@lmu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001234
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,109 (77.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
737 (65.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
734 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
191 (27.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$31,143
Need-Based Gift
Received by 706 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,549
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 522 (68.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,075
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 148 (21.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
542 (34.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,705

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,310 (72.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,242 (75.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,227 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
730 (20.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$30,544
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,093 (95.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,088
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,405 (76.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,718
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 492 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,689 (27.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,282

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,262
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,932
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Healthcare Systems Engineering, Educational Studies
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
820
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Taxation, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Laws in Taxation, Master of Legal Studies, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Law

Location and Setting


Los Angeles Population
3,857,799
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
142 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
11 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
Nearest Train Station
11 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Crimson and navy

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x x x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Sand Volleyball x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Sand Volleyball x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Sand Volleyball    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Water Polo x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, sand volleyball, table tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,700
Women
3,712 (55.4%)
Men
2,988 (44.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,466
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.7% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
24.3% Hispanic/Latino
8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.8% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
10.1% from 93 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,138

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
81.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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