Loyola Marymount University


Founded in 1911 as the all-male Loyola College of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a Jesuit institution and one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States. Originally located in downtown Los Angeles, the campus moved to its current location in 1929. The school was renamed Loyola University in 1930 and merged with the all-female Marymount College in 1973.

Information Summary

Ranks 14th in California and 176th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 93.3
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $67,369
Admission Success rate N/A
ACT / SAT 75%ile scores 31 / 1390
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 15 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 90% / 100%
Enrollment Total (all students) 9,838


Located on a 150-acre campus over the Pacific Ocean, Loyola Marymount offers a beautiful setting for the college experience. LMU supports more than 130 student clubs, 15 Greek organizations, and a number of on-campus social activities.

Most Loyola Marymount students live in campus housing.

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The LMU Lions compete in the following NCAA Division I sports:

  • Men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track, crew, and water polo.
  • Women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, and crew.

Additionally, a number of intramural sports are available, including football, basketball, volleyball, softball, and more.


Founded on a tradition of faith and service, Loyola Marymount’s mission is three-fold:

  • The encouragement of learning
  • The education of the whole person
  • The service of faith and the promotion of justice

Social justice and helping the community are important parts of Loyola Marymount’s philosophy. Its student body participates in more than 350 community organizations, contributing more than 175,000 hours annually to a range of social causes.

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