Loyola Marymount University

1,470 reviews
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Loyola Marymount University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Website

Loyola Marymount University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
1100-1300
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$40,757/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,306/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,430/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,624/ year
  • $76-110k
    $40,349/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,369/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.111 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.118 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.118 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,925Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Laid back, intelligent, a bit silly
    32%
  • Pretty preppy but laid back.
    26%
  • Rich
    18%
  • Laid back or pretending they're laid back.
    11%
  • Handsome and wealthy
    8%
  • Rich, white, and snobby
    2%
  • So preppy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.130 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.141 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Turn left,beach. Turn right, the city. ITS PERFECT
    43%
  • Awesome bubble in the middle of the city & beach.
    20%
  • It is what you want it to be.
    16%
  • So much to do, you never get bored
    12%
  • Very stressful, but also beautiful
    4%
  • Haven't started yet but looks amazing
    3%
  • The place that stresses my life
    1%

After Loyola Marymount University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses

Reviews

1,470 reviews
  • Excellent
    267
  • Very Good
    562
  • Average
    532
  • Poor
    86
  • Terrible
    23
Seriously there is no better place to be. The bluff on lmu's campus overlooks LA, stretching from the Hollywood sign all the way to the beach. The school is absolutely beautiful and anyone would agree with that statement. The classes are challengin, depending on the professor, but I have learned SO MUCH. LMU has set core classes that focus on the education of the whole person. I have truly enjoyed my core classes and all of my professors. Everyone at lmu is so talented and super friendly. You can't go wrong with this school. I easily got an internship with a celebrity interview company my freshman year and I wasn't even looking for an internship! The connections in LA cannot be beat. LMU is going to provide all of its students with a successful future.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
Our business school is one of the best programs around, and is pretty challenging. The workload is more than that of other majors, especially because we have to take an extra introductory class. However, this gives you an extra unit of credit so you are one of the first to apply for next semester's classes. You are guaranteed to get most of the classes you want this way.

Freshman year is just introductory classes. I've found that the introductory classes are pretty useless- most of the professors don't really care about the subject and are just there to make money, it seems. I would use this year to get a bulk of the core classes out of the way. There are just a few core classes to take, so you have a lot of room in the upcoming years for major classes and electives.

There are many internship opportunities posted around campus. Because we are in LA, we have opportunities at places like NBC and various radio stations. There are tons of jobs on campus too- just make sure you grab yours quickly!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 16 2014
If you come into school having already declared a major, good for you! That means you've already got a head start, and you should know the general structure of what classes you'll be taking for the next four years.

However, if you want to CHANGE your major-- well, that's where we run into some challenges, depending on the major and how high in demand it is.

For a short part of freshman year, I was interested in transferring into the Communications school from my highly competitive business school. However, I went to go see an advisor and the process was just so elaborate and complicated that I decided I couldn't do it. If I wanted to change my major, I would have to give up my English double major, forgo traveling abroad junior year, and take some summer classes to catch up. No thank you.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 16 2014