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About Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Los Angeles, California. Loyola Marymount University was founded in 1911 and now enrolls around 9,686 students a year, including 6,673 undergrads.

Loyola Marymount University offers housing for up to 3,684 students. Most students live off campus,.

Loyola Marymount University's endowment was valued at $477.02 million in 2021. There are 10 Loyola Marymount University undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Loyola Marymount University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 50%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 42%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 62%
Average GPA 3.8
Mean ACT score 29
Mean SAT score 1305
Tuition $52,310

Loyola Marymount University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Loyola Marymount University Early Admission

Loyola Marymount University offers early decision and early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Loyola Marymount University is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
Loyola Marymount University admits 62% of students that apply early action. 42% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Loyola Marymount University.

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Loyola Marymount University Acceptance Rate

Loyola Marymount University admitted 50% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 9,314 out of 18,576 total applicants were accepted.

Loyola Marymount University Waitlist

Loyola Marymount University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Loyola Marymount University?

Loyola Marymount University is considered to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Loyola Marymount University, applicants must submit the following items.

Loyola Marymount University Application Requirements

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Loyola Marymount University Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Loyola Marymount University is 3.8 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1305. The mean ACT score for Loyola Marymount University students is 29.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Loyola Marymount University.

Is Loyola Marymount University Test Optional?

Loyola Marymount University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 65% submitted the SAT. 42% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Loyola Marymount University

Yes! Loyola Marymount University provides on-campus housing for up to 3,684 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Loyola Marymount University.

Financial Aid at Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University meets 66.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $32,921 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Loyola Marymount University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Loyola Marymount University

About 83% of students who start at Loyola Marymount University come back the next year. Out of the 1,348 students who started at Loyola Marymount University as first-time freshman, 1,006 graduate within four years.

Around 83% of students who started at Loyola Marymount University 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 Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 49% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $57,481 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,377 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Loyola Marymount University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Loyola Marymount University a good school for you?

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Where is Loyola Marymount University?

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

If you want to see Loyola Marymount University 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 Loyola Marymount University and Los Angeles are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045

Campus Setting: Suburban

Loyola Marymount University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Loyola Marymount University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Loyola Marymount University is Feb 1.

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


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Loyola Marymount University ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 31

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Loyola Marymount University is 29. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Loyola Marymount University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Loyola Marymount University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1380


Math SAT Range

600 - 700


Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

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1380 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Loyola Marymount University students is 1305. Applicants with SAT scores of 1380 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Loyola Marymount University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1230 to 1380 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1230 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Loyola Marymount University.

Loyola Marymount University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Loyola Marymount University is like? There are approximately 9,686 students enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, including 6,673 undergraduate students and 3,013 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from CA and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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