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Reviews 1385 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Every staff member I have interacted with loves LMU and truly cares about students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: LMU is close to a lot of great restaurants. There are usually lots of healthy options if you know where to look. However, there aren't very many late night dining options close to campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The opportunities are great if you decide to stay in LA/Southern California. Career Development Services is wonderful and all students should take advantage of it. Also, the alumni network is always hosting events. However, if you plan to move away, there is less of a network and people may not have heard of LMU.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I would have liked more aid.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I was a Sociology major and I loved it. My classes were always interesting and I had the opportunity to be a research assistant, which was a great way to gain experience and build a relationship with my professor, who later wrote me a recommendation letter for grad school.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It really depends on the student. Living in Playa del Rey and Playa Vista is nicer than living in Westchester, but slightly less convenient.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: LMU is close to the beach and some nice LA neighborhoods. Getting around is pretty easy as long as you have a car.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Since there is no greek life row, house parties are scattered around the neighborhood.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Most of the freshman dorms are older and pretty blah. The upperclassman housing is much nicer.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: LMU is fairly diverse and most people are pretty engaged and happy with their experience.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: always something you could be doing

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options. Plenty of restaurants and types of food. Open late.

5 College Freshman

Majors: School of Film and Television is one of the top 10 in the country and it shows. SFTV students are provided with a rang of opportunities for jobs, interviews, meet and greets, talks, lectures, industry connections and so on.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life hosts a bunch of parties, events, exchanges, formals etc. to get students involved and just for fun.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being in Los Angeles, crime is imminent around campus. However, public safety is great and keeps things very safe on campus. Lots of security at the gates and to get on campus. Many resources for help if needed. Also, health center is free to use for undergraduates and graduates and can help with almost all issues that a normal doctor would address.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is great. Very helpful with classes and anything you may need assistance with. in terms of strictness around parties, etc. just don't be stupid. They're not looking for trouble but if you present yourself they'll bust you.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman get dorms, some sophomores get apartments while others get different dorms. Most juniors and seniors live off campus while some choose to live in on-campus apartments. Cost is often a consideration as on-campus accommodations are typically more expensive.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Support for athletics isn't the same as a Big 10 school or a bigger school like USC or UCLA but sports are still apart of campus culture and games are definitely attended by students.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I know many of my friends received copies amount of financial aid and scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are present but not dominant. If it is your scene, there are plenty of parties and also being in LA, lots of bars and clubs to go to. As a freshman, since rush in second semester, frat parties are less of an option until after pledging.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Due to being in Southern California where there is somewhat of a culture of fashion and good looks implied by Hollywood, etc., a lot of students make an effort to look good. Apart from that most people are down to earth and very cool.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I only received loan offers for financial aid. I tried finding out if there were other grants/scholarships/etc that I could apply for, but they were minimal. There can be more scholarship opportunities at the school (for the School of Education). I have to look outside of school to help finance my education.

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1 College Sophomore

Diversity: As an Asian American male on campus, I can attest to the racism here, both indirect and direct. I have talked with my therapist at Student Psychological Services on campus. She used to work at other college campus and she told me how there is nothing like LMU in the country. It is such a unique school. On the surface, you think everything is perfect. I fell for it on my campus tour. It is a hostile environment and I have felt threatened because of my identity. Going to this school has made me more conscious of my racial identity. It's like looking through muddy water when it should be clear. You can't really describe it but you know something is there. I come from a city that is mostly white, so I'm used to being around lots of white people but it is different here. I have felt victimized. Racism is a topic that is thrown under the rug at this school. If you do not fall within the affluent and white category, please seriously consider if this school is a good fit for you. It certainly wasn't for me. And I am glad that I am transferring.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus can be really expensive. You must split with another person to make it even be the same as living on campus. Watch out because some people dip out due to drama, etc.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Typical housing. Just watch out for random assignments. Especially if you apply late you might end up with someone that forced their roommate out because they were a nutjob


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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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