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Loyola Marymount University Overview

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

What Is Loyola Marymount University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$53,743 Avg Cost After Aid
46% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% 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 doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Loyola Marymount.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount makes roughly $71,771 a year. This is 76% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Loyola Marymount student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into Loyola Marymount?

You can apply to Loyola Marymount online at:

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 Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Loyola Marymount?

46% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
Loyola Marymount has a fairly low acceptance rate of 46%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 46%.

Average Test Scores

About 18% 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 620 and 700. Math scores were between 630 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 620 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 630 to 720 )
Loyola Marymount received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 29 and 35. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 28 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 29 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 26 to 31 )
ACT Composite Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 28 to 32 )

Can I Afford Loyola Marymount University?

$53,743 Net Price
33% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Loyola Marymount is $53,743. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Loyola Marymount, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $7,820 a year. That adds up to $31,280 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola Marymount is 0.9%. 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

6,945 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,127 undergraduate students at Loyola Marymount, with 6,945 being full-time and 182 being part-time.


There are also 3,057 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,945 full-time undergraduates at Loyola Marymount, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 680
Black or African American 495
Hispanic or Latino 1,584
White 2,947
International Students 679
Other Races/Ethnicities 560

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

1,017 Took All Classes Online
5,998 Took At Least One Class Online
4,091.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 5,998 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.


This school is the 55th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Loyola Marymount

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Loyola Marymount University was 4,091.9%. This is the #55 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Loyola Marymount regardless of major.

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%.


*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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