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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose it all over because this school really works to help you succeed not only while you attending but also after. The faculty really want to help, but they also make it to where you have to do things for yourself which is great for when you go out into the real world. It has been a great and challenging experience and I'm excited for the next few years.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Im an international student and LMU gave a great experience! The international community is great, the professors take interest in you and class sizes are good! I loved the location and the great view, the school is beautiful! I only with that internationals maybe could be a bit more incorporated.

Overall, I had a great time at LMU, succeeded with my studies and made great friends!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: LMU is a great place to go

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Loyola Marymount University, is a fairly small university. That is an advantage for the students attending because the class sizes are small and gives students more interaction with the professors and we are a community. LMU is very diverse and accepting of all races, genders, and even religious preferences. It's near the beach and there are so many attractions nearby since it is located in Los Angeles, CA. I would definitely choose this school again. My favorite experience would have to be LMU's Black Student Overnight program. It made the African-American community feel welcomed and gave us a chance to meet some new people before school started.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at my school was amazing! I was lucky enough to be selected to join a highly rigorous first generation program and they made all the difference. They offered support, guidance and love; they gave me the confidence I needed to succeed in my first year of college.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: LMU is overall a pretty good school. I enjoy being here, although after some time here I wish I would have chosen the other school I was considering. The workload is not hard at all (minus engineering majors) and if anyone tells you it is then they are crazy. The classes are not particularly difficult I do not really feel challenged to do my best work at this school. The campus is extremely beautiful and location is great. On campus housing for most freshman sucks. The students feel kind of cliquey to me. I thought college was supposed to be different than high school, but it really just seems like a larger version of high school which gets extremely annoying. But overall I am not really disappointed with the school, but I definitely regret going here than my other top choice.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have gone from having a narrow view of the world around me to a very broad view. I have learned to become a much more imaginative person than I ever was.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would choose LMU over and over again. I appreciate the individualized experience and the small campus community within a larger city. My favorite thing about this campus is the view; with the San Gabriel mountains on one side, the Pacific Ocean on the other, and Downtown LA in between.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone is very welcoming and helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wish LMU was more prestigious and rigorous. I don't feel challenged enough.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am very excited to start life at LMU. It's unique due to its beauty and class and its stunning location.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I regret not choosing a larger, more diverse school to get the full college experience as a minority.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I don't participate much in the party scene at my campus, but in general they are encouraging of social lives and there's a lot a variation depending on your advisor, major, and even where you live (at least as a freshman) and who your RA is when considering the enforcement of school policies at LMU. Generally, from what I gathered, school policies are present enough to be worthwhile and lenient enough to not discourage students from enjoying their time in college.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's got a better quality than many other universities and some good variety but it feels very limited by the monotony of the options but even more so by the healthiness of the options. If they all felt like quality food and healthy options I think students would complain less, but because some stations are notoriously greasy or bland, the seemingly wide variety of options feels particularly limited after just one semester there. And the main eating place that students prefer, Roski's in UHall, closes way too early to be a real option, particularly for freshmen students who live furthest from U Hall

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I wasn't myself too involved with a lot of the financial issues concerning my first year's education, however my mom expressed a lot of frustration when I saw her during breaks about the way the school navigated and alerted her about my financial situation, and she's extremely well-equipped to handle those situations, so I deduce that it truly was more difficult than not.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My personal housing was great in East Quad area of freshman housing, but the problem with rating the housing at LMU is that it varies so significantly between buildings from freshman year on. Unfortunately everyone pays the same price for extremely different housing situations. Some have air conditioning some don't, some have high ceilings and great space others don't; some have particularly clean restrooms and others have many complaints coming from students residing there. There's access to really great housing with spectacular views for some of them while there's also average to a little bit shoddy housing for others, all for the same price and chance (unless you're in a Living learning community)

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

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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

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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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