Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University is a comprehensive co-educational private Roman Catholic Jesuit university, located in Los Angeles, California. LMU was created in 1973 by the union of Marymount College and Loyola University in Los Angeles.

LMU's campus covers an area of 150 acres. It offers several programs and degrees through the following colleges and schools:

  • Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Business Administration
  • The School of Education
  • Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering
  • School of Education
  • School of Film and Television

The athletic teams at Loyola Marymount are known as Lions. They participate in the West Coast Conference.

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Loyola Marymount University
One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles , CA 90045-2659
General Phone: (310) 338-2700

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Loyola Marymount Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management539business, accounting, business and related services
Law438law, international law, tax law
Education and Teaching392education, multicultural education, multilingual/cultural education, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, math teaching, ...
Liberal Arts344Asian studies, European studies, African-American studies, Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Media187communication studies, radio and television, recording arts tech, animation and special effects
Therapy and Counseling137psychology, educational psychology, marriage and family therapy, medical ethids
Science126biology, biochemistry, natural sciences, chemistry, physics
Drama and Performing Arts97dance, drama, playwriting and screenwriting
Engineering74civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering
Photography and Commercial Art59cinematography
Fine Arts54fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy51philosophy, theology, pastoral counseling
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Mathematics5mathematics, applied mathematics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4kinesiotherapy

Number of programs and degrees for Loyola Marymount in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,41745
Master's degree66426
Post-master's certificate21
Doctor's degree31
Postbaccalaureate certificate21
First-professional degree4031
First-professional certificate352

Loyola Marymount Student Body

In 2007-2008, Loyola Marymount had a total enrollment of 8,977 students (6,981 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 61%
Graduate 24%
First Professional 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 7%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 15%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 27%
20-21 29%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%
State unknown1%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

Loyola Marymount Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %
Part-Time 100 %

Loyola Marymount Room and Board (2007)

Loyola Marymount offers campus housing for 3,218 of its 6,981 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Los Angeles, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Loyola Marymount Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530630
SAT Math540640
ACT Verbal2329
ACT Math2328
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT48%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Loyola Marymount Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,901
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,901
Room and board $ 11,808
Books and supplies $ 1,360
Other expenses $ 2,105

Financial Aid:
Loyola Marymount participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1164900)

Loyola Marymount Faculty

Loyola Marymount has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5960
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3457

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year28$173,26214$164,906
Associate professorcalendar year11$115,48616$115,419
Instructorcalendar year2*6$87,838
All faculty totalcalendar year41$152,64136$130,067

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year116$114,29437$105,603
Associate professoracademic year57$85,56937$84,980
Assistant professoracademic year65$70,16978$68,966
Instructoracademic year13$69,18817$61,614
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year252$93,754169$79,754

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Loyola Marymount Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball West Coast Conference
Baseball West Coast Conference
Track West Coast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4688134

Loyola Marymount Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting

Education And Teaching
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Educational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Has ROTC (air force)
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