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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: APPLY APPLY APPLY is my only advice. The staff members are hard to talk to about this stuff and dont seem very considerate sometimes. All they do is tell you to look on their website.. although I have had some nice people direct me on what exactly I should be doing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many off-campus spots that students can get to easily.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Being a business major is tough. But it is worth it.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I wish I took nursing.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There's no AC in the dorms. A bit ridiculous if you ask me, considering the high amount of tuition we have to pay.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing is very nice, but extremely pricey.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I do not know of any outside bars

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is so much to do in Los Angeles. Venice beach and Santa Monica Pier are located within 10-15 minutes off campus. Nice environment with great weather. However, public transportation is unreliable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's decent. Not much variety

3 College Freshman

Athletics: LMU is known for the girl's sports teams mostly. There's no football team.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people are coming from wealthy families.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Lmu has a pretty attractive campus surprisingly. Surrounded by lots of attractive men and women.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The campus itself is GORGEOUS, but most of the buildings are old and outdated.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The lottery process makes it risky for older students. Also, the housing is old and outdated except for a few token Freshmen dorms. The price for housing is about 13,000 give or take so if you can afford to live off campus and commute, do it.

4 College Junior

Academics: It's rigorous but you feel like you're actually learning something. I'll probably change from English to a Classics major because I'm applying to law school

4 College Junior

Academics: I recommend checking out ratemyprofessor.com

The English program here is hard but worth it if you like a challenge. Great place for future law students as LMU has it's own law school.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: This is L.A. If you can get around, you'll get discounts in the Marina Del Rey area for being a LMU student. Outside of the area, maybe not but you have all of L.A. as your eating oyster.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would have rather went to a larger school but the campus itself is gorgeous. Also the campus is small so while that makes the social life pretty boring, the instruction in the classroom is a lot easier. The religious atmosphere is very relaxed so don't be surprised if you see rabbis, priests and monks walking around. The community is there if you need it but doesn't impose if you don't want it to. The tuition is HORRIFIC! If you can get into USC or UCLA then I would go there but if you can't then go to LMU.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most people outside of LA don't know about LMU. You're paying private school prices, so basically think the price of USC for a not so well known school.

If you're planning on staying in California or going into film (great film program here), then I would highly recommend it. Otherwise, it might be worth it to reconsider.

1 College Junior

Nightlife: LMU as the campus itself is beautiful but it's really located in the ghetto so you don't have a lot of options outside of it. Get a car because you'll want to drive, especially if you're over 21.

4 College Junior

Majors: I think they have a large variety of university type majors such as classics. I do wish they would have more minor options though and a bit more flexibility but other than that, it's great!

College Junior

Majors: I haven't done an internship but they do have a great career center.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: You have a lot of different options to choose from here. The meal plans can be a bit expensive but you don't feel like you can't get what you're craving for somewhere on campus.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: You don't feel a presence of Greek Life at all, especially different ethnic sororities and fraternities.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Try to see if you can get all the paperwork you need at once instead of waiting for them to approve it piece by piece. Otherwise you'll have to wait days just for one task to be completed.


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Zacrie L. Scott
Long Beach, CA
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Students here are quick to point out that LMU differs from its neighbors USC and UCLA. Overall, LMU is quiet and intimate. Palm trees dot the courtyards between the small buildings. On the exterior, LMU looks like an expensive school. The grounds are neatly manicured and constantly maintained. The school lacks the concrete sterility of a major university, but it possesses the advantages of a big city school-theaters, museums, and celebrities. The biggest contributor to student satisfaction is the size. Students cite a small student body and close ties with professors as the main advantages to an LMU education. Another plus is the lavish facilities, especially the Burns Rec Center with its state-of-the-art fitness center. The academics programs are also a highlight with students. The film school is growing in size and notoriety, while programs in political science, business, and communications are strong points.

On the negative side, a small university still possesses the same problems as a large university. Students repeatedly report problems with a disorganized administration, especially financial aid. Parking and housing are increasing problems that the University is only beginning to address through the addition of new residence halls. LMU is not perfect, but no university is. For students searching for a small, private university, LMU offers advantages that few other universities can provide, namely, a friendly, socially-conscious student body and a curriculum to match.

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