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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: off campus is way better

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: really good La is the best

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: tries to be healthy, could be more variety

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Decent availability in Westchester area: houses and apartments

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Decent party scene, especially for Greeks

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: L.A. has a tremendous variety of food

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Fair, most strict with freshman

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Could be more options, especially for dietary restrictions

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great proximity to classes, newer buildings are very nice

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The problem with off-campus dining is that it's hard to get to. There are some restaurants within walking distance, but nothing that is fantastic. There are a few places that are consistently good. They can also be kind of expensive.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you like parties that get cut short because of a visit from the LAPD, then LMU is the school for you.

Honestly though, frats and sports teams throw the majority of the parties, and they are pretty tame. Since Westchester is a family area, the parties tend to be short or quiet (and maybe both!). There aren't a lot of on-campus events like parties that are well attended on the weekends that are comparable.

I think the party scene divides the student body. Greeks host parties, and service orgs host parties, but they don't really mix. A lot of the "party scene" takes place in the dorms.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I personally haven't had and bad experiences with Public Safety (P-Safe), but I've heard stories. Not listed above is the enforcement of the dismount zone, an area where between 8am-4pm everyday you can't ride a bike, skateboard, or scooter. It's a little ridiculous how much they focus on enforcing that vs. how much they focus on making sure students aren't driving recklessly on campus. They often seem to have very over the top reactions to little things. The campus, nonetheless, feels secure and I've never felt unsafe walking back from the library at 2 am.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Show interest in the school early. Get a good high school GPA, test scores, etc. If you're invited to Presidential Weekend, go. If you want to see if you can get more aid, email them. They'll do what they can. I had received more aid at a different school, and I wanted to see if LMU would match, so I emailed them, and they gave me more money. There's no harm that can be done, so why not try? There's also a lot of grants you can get once you're at the school to help, depending on what your major & career plans are.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: It gets repetitive. It can be hard to be healthy. I feel like I eat a lot of snacky foods like granola bars and call it a meal. The best part about food on campus is the convenience stores on campus that accept meal plan money. Even though the prices are jacked up ($6 for a box of cereal!) it's a good option. Did I mention it gets repetitive?

Iggy's and WoW are both horrendous. I've gotten flies or hair in my food multiple times. The quality of produce can be poor- bruised bananas, dry apples, sour grapes, mushy strawberries, and there's a general lack of vegetables.

It's definitely gotten better. They re-did the Asian station and made it more customizable.

Did I mention it gets repetitive?

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are very nice here. Spacious and the buildings are well maintained and close to everything. It's expensive, but it's LA. The social atmosphere can be sort of divided between Greeks, service orgs, and people who aren't affiliated. I hate to say it, but a lot of the film majors also form their own little clique. On-campus housing is guaranteed if you're a sophomore who lived on campus as a freshman, which is awesome. If you're applying to live on campus, avoid McKay- it's right about a greasy on-campus diner. Living on campus can be really boring at times, especially if you don't have a car- the surrounding area is kind of a snooze.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options near LMU, as Westchester is very residential. Most juniors and seniors do live off campus in shared houses or apartments.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: lots of choices and pretty close. KC's Crepes, Benny's, Thai Talay are all good.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: respect authority and they'll respect you

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frats and certain clubs/sports teams throw some decent parties. Neighbors in Westchester and Public Safety do tend to put an end to the festivities pretty early though. Also, girls get in exceptionally easy to parties while guys are almost always left standing outside. But that's the truth for every school.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Got a good scholarship that really helped a lot, but I know that the process isn't so smooth for others. So this rating only applies to my individual experience.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: People are overly dramatic and like to claim that it is the worst food to ever enter their mouths, but that's just a typical spoiled outlook. There's not tons of options, but it can be healthy if you decide for it to be.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen dorms are small, but clean and relatively updated. Upperclassmen housing is much more spacious. I'd recommend staying far away from Rosecrans and Whelan during freshman year. Desmond and Doheny have sinks, which is a plus. Del Rey North and South are the biggest. East Quad (Sullivan, Doheny, Huesman) has the best freshman location all in all, in terms of proximity to the Lair, Jamba Juice, and Lion Express pick ups.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Talent is the most important criteria. My admission process wasn't very difficult.

3 College Junior

Majors: I haven't done an internship yet. I do not prefer doing an internship because most of them are unpaid and we would not get to do what we really want to do

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Everything is good except the financial aid options for international students

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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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