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Loyola Marymount University Overview

Loyola Marymount University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Los Angeles, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Loyola Marymount University Known For?

1,674 Undergraduate Awards
$53,616 Avg Cost After Aid
52% Acceptance Rate
  • Loyola Marymount has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Loyola Marymount is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Loyola Marymount is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 55% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount makes roughly $61,300 a year. This is 50% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Loyola Marymount to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Loyola Marymount University Rankings

Loyola Marymount is ranked #319 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Loyola Marymount also holds the #29 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Loyola Marymount has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#91 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#170 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#343 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Loyola Marymount.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Movement & Mind-Body Therapies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Loyola Marymount has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts College Factual
#27 Best Healthcare Master’s Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#28 Best Colleges for General English Literature College Factual
#32 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#35 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#40 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual

Where Is Loyola Marymount University?

Location of Loyola Marymount University

Contact details for Loyola Marymount are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Phone: 310-338-2700
Website: https://www.lmu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lmula
Twitter: https://twitter.com/loyolamarymount

How Do I Get Into Loyola Marymount?

You can apply to Loyola Marymount online at: https://admission.lmu.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Loyola Marymount

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Loyola Marymount?

52% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
57% Submit SAT Scores
Loyola Marymount has an acceptance rate of 52%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 51%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.

Average Test Scores

About 57% of students accepted to Loyola Marymount submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 600 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 580 to 680 )
200
800
Loyola Marymount received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 33. Math scores were between 25 and 29. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 27 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 25 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford Loyola Marymount University?

$53,616 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Loyola Marymount is $53,616. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Loyola Marymount, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $8,338 a year. That adds up to $33,352 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola Marymount is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Loyola Marymount University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,548 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,778 undergraduate students at Loyola Marymount, with 6,548 being full-time and 230 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Loyola Marymount

There are also 3,044 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,548 full-time undergraduates at Loyola Marymount, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Loyola Marymount

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Loyola Marymount University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Loyola Marymount Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 631
Black or African American 446
Hispanic or Latino 1,481
White 2,820
International Students 703
Other Races/Ethnicities 467

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Loyola Marymount University. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 93 countries are represented at Loyola Marymount. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Indonesia, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Loyola Marymount University

48 Took All Classes Online
580 Took At Least One Class Online
3.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 580 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Loyola Marymount has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 108th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Loyola Marymount

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Loyola Marymount University was 3.2%. This is the #1,800 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Loyola Marymount regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Loyola Marymount majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 2%
Educational Administration 18%
Legal Professions 10%
Legal Research 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Loyola Marymount ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Loyola Marymount.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Special Education #161
Teacher Education Subject Specific #163
Educational Administration #214

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Loyola Marymount University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Law 0 0 0 319 319
Educational Administration 0 21 171 20 212
Communication & Media Studies 158 0 0 0 158
General Psychology 135 0 0 0 135
Marketing 132 0 0 0 132
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 110 0 110
Finance & Financial Management 108 0 0 0 108
Drama & Theater Arts 90 0 15 0 105
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 71 0 34 0 105
Economics 88 0 0 0 88
Political Science & Government 87 0 0 0 87
General English Literature 69 0 6 0 75
Accounting 63 0 9 0 72
Entrepreneurial Studies 66 0 0 0 66
General Business/Commerce 0 0 62 0 62
Student Counseling 0 0 62 0 62
Sociology 61 0 0 0 61
Legal Research 0 56 0 3 59
Fine & Studio Arts 53 0 0 0 53
Mechanical Engineering 42 0 4 0 46
General Biology 44 0 0 0 44
Natural Sciences 40 0 0 0 40
General Education 0 0 39 0 39
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 19 20 0 39
Civil Engineering 18 8 7 0 33
Business Administration & Management 32 0 0 0 32
Computer Information Systems 32 0 0 0 32
Special Education 0 0 26 0 26
Ethnic Studies 26 0 0 0 26
Philosophy 19 0 5 0 24
Electrical Engineering 15 0 8 0 23
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 23 0 23
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 22 0 0 0 22
Multilingual Education 0 0 21 0 21
Romance Languages 21 0 0 0 21
Liberal Arts General Studies 20 0 0 0 20
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 20 0 20
Management Information Systems 18 0 0 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 17 0 17
International Relations & National Security 17 0 0 0 17
Dance 17 0 0 0 17
Graphic Communications 15 0 0 0 15
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 14 0 14
History 14 0 0 0 14
Theological & Ministerial Studies 8 0 6 0 14
Audiovisual Communications 12 0 0 0 12
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 0 0 12 0 12
Mathematics 6 0 6 0 12
Systems Engineering 0 0 11 0 11
Natural Resources Conservation 7 0 4 0 11
Music 10 0 0 0 10
Applied Mathematics 8 0 0 0 8
Chemistry 6 0 0 0 6
Physics 6 0 0 0 6
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 5 0 5
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 5 0 5
Urban Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Journalism 4 0 0 0 4
Area Studies 4 0 0 0 4
Classical & Ancient Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Engineering Physics 2 0 0 0 2
Taxation 0 0 1 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,674 104 723 342 2,843

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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