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Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA


4-year • Private • Medium • Suburban
79% graduation rate
$40K average per year after aid
Sat range
Loyola Marymount University is a medium, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a large city in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's, certificate, master's, and doctoral degrees.
From the Institution
Loyola Marymount University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the West and one of 27 Jesuit universities in the United States. LMU's 142-acre campus, often listed as one of the country's most beautiful, sits on a bluff overlooking Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. Known as the University of Silicon Beach, LMU is next door to offices of Google, YouTube, BuzzFeed, Facebook, and other high-tech firms. At LMU, the city becomes an extension of the classroom, offering a rich diversity of culture, interests, access and opportunities. Founded in 1911, LMU is a comprehensive university offering 55 major programs and 58 minor programs for undergraduates; 46 master's degrees; three doctoral degrees; and 14 credential programs. Colleges and schools include: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Communication and Fine Arts, Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, LMU Loyola Law School, School of Education and School of Film and Television. The LEED Gold-certified Bruce Featherston Life Sciences Building, equipped with the latest in educational technology and environmental lighting, cooling and heating systems, opened in 2015. LMU educates more than 7,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,500 graduate and law students, who benefit from small class sizes, study abroad programs and a diverse student population. The undergraduate population includes students from almost every U.S. state and international students from Kuwait, Indonesia, China, Mexico, India, Brazil, and many others. This diversity of cultures is a distinctive embodiment of LMU's commitment to human dignity, individual respect, and social justice that creates an essential environment for academic excellence and community for the 21st century. The university contributes $161.1 million in grant and scholarship aid; 89 percent of undergraduate students and 86 percent of graduate students receive some form of aid. Community-based learning has been integrated into many courses, allowing students to serve while they work on their academic goals. LMU's academic rigor and demand for excellence have made it a top producer of Fulbright scholars. After four years at LMU, 98 percent of graduates are working, attending graduate school, or participating in a service organization.
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Application Types Accepted
Coalition Application, Common Application, Online through college's own website
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
Fee Waiver Info
Available to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

Important Dates

Dates are subject to change so confirm important deadlines by visiting the college’s website.

January 15
Regular Application Due
February 1
Financial Aid Application Due

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