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Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate46%
Acceptance Rate46%

About LMU

Loyola Marymount University Overview

Loyola Marymount University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Los Angeles, California. LMU was founded in 1911 and the school now enrolls around 10,184 students a year, including 7,127 undergrad students. LMU ensures housing for up to 3,685 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Activities at LMU

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of LMU's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? LMU students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? LMU has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? LMU has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at LMU on the Student Life page.

2022 LMU Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 46%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 33%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 67%
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 67%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18%
Tuition $54,630
Percent of Need Met 65.2%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,471

Is LMU a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what LMU offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

LMU Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 46% of applicants get into LMU each year. Out of 19,045 applications received in 2022, 8,727 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at LMU

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 90% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at LMUcome back the next year. Around 79% of students who started at LMU earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook LMU Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from LMU by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 55% of graduates from LMU recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent LMU grads have an average starting salary of $60,906 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Loyola Marymount University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

LMU's endowment was valued at $623.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at LMU

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

LMU meets 65.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,471 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $32,358 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at LMU.

Based on this information, does LMU seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is LMU a good school for you?

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Where is LMU?

LMU is located in the suburban setting of Los Angeles, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing LMU for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take San Diego Freeway Route 405 to Los Angeles, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Los Angeles International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what LMU and Los Angeles are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045

Campus Setting: Suburban

LMU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to LMU is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to LMU is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Loyola Marymount University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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LMU ACT Scores


ACT Range

28 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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LMU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1410


Math SAT Range

630 - 720


Reading SAT Range

620 - 700

LMU Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at LMU is like? There are approximately 10,184 students enrolled at LMU, including 7,127 undergraduate students and 3,057 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 66% percent are from CA and 34% percent of students are from other states.


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