A 21st Century education â€“ 500 years in the making... Loyola Marymount University is committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunities for intellectual engagement and personal growth. Our academic programs and award-winning faculty challenge students to develop the skills, values and confidence needed and sought after in todayâ€™s rapidly changing world. As a Catholic university guided by the Jesuit tradition, we are committed to delivering an education that integrates academics with real-world experience, preparing our students to take their place in the global community as ethical, compassionate leaders and innovators.
At LMU you’re always part of the discussion Small class sizes are not just a slogan at LMU - they reflect our way of thinking. Our academic approach emphasizes thoughtful discussion and active participation, both of which can be elusive at larger universities. Our commitment to challenging our students also means that our professors won’t just lecture – they’ll engage.
An LMU education is designed to challenge you. Here, you will be expected to question assumptions, stretch your intellectual boundaries and apply your knowledge in real life. Our new Core Curriculum is a great example. This interdisciplinary set of courses goes beyond subject knowledge and compels you to question, analyze effectively and communicate persuasively. Through the Core, you will develop practical and valuable skills that allow you to make informed decisions and develop as an individual.
It takes effort and commitment to succeed at LMU, and while we cannot make the effort for you, we will give you the tools you need to succeed. Our academic program emphasizes direct experience and you will have many opportunities to apply the knowledge you gain. Whether you test hypotheses in our world-class labs and studios in Los Angeles or abroad, your education at LMU will prepare you to learn by doing.
Schools & Colleges
Bellarmine College Of Liberal Arts (BCLA) LMU’s original college, BCLA, is a vital part of every student’s academic experience, and its offerings reﬂect a Jesuit education’s core values. The college offers 26 majors and 20 minors that span the humanities, language, culture and the social sciences,
MAJORS African American Studies Asian and Pacific Studies Chicana/o Studies Classical Civilizations Classics Economics
enabling you to develop the powers of observation and insight into people and society that in turn strengthen your analytical and communication skills – traits prized by employers and top graduate and professional schools. For more information visit
English European Studies French Greek History Humanities
Latin Liberal Studies Modern Languages Philosophy Political Science Psychology
Sociology Spanish Theological Studies Urban Studies Women’s Studies
College Of Business Administration (CBA) LMU was one of the first universities in the nation to teach entrepreneurship, and our commitment to entrepreneurial thinking continues to this day in the form of programs like M-School – an intensive and immersive program where students work with some of the greatest minds in advertising, branding and marketing. CBA is recognized as one of the top business schools
MAJORS Accounting Applied Information Management Systems
in the country and prepares you to become a future business leader through a firm foundation in business ethics – a hallmark of a Jesuit education and a trait that employers demand. With this foundation, you will develop strong skills in your area of specialization through top-ranked programs like Accounting and Applied Information Management Systems. For more information visit
College Of Communication & Fine Arts (CFA) Programs of study in CFA focus on communication in all its forms. Through visual and performing art, rhetoric and media, CFA students bring ideas and vision to life, developing their creativity and talents along with strong analytical skills.
MAJORS Art History Communication Studies
When you graduate from CFA, you will join a growing network of alumni, who are actors, artists, curators and fundraisers, as well as leaders in fields like communications, public relations, human resources and education. For more information visit
Studio Arts Theatre Arts
School Of Film & Television (SFTV) Our program is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the premier undergraduate programs in film and television. SFTV features a curriculum designed for the 21st century digital storyteller taught by awardwinning faculty with deep industry experience.
MAJORS Animation Recording Arts
With a philosophy that inspires innovation and a facility modeled after a professional studio, you will have access to industry-standard equipment and the benefit of an extensive alumni network to help jump start your career. For more information visit
Screenwriting Film and Television Production
Frank R. Seaver College Of Science & Engineering (CSE) We believe in preparing our graduates to be the best engineers and scientists in the country â€“ individuals who not only excel at what they do, but are also ethically-minded and morally courageous people. Through immersive learning with professional-grade
MAJORS Applied Mathematics Biochemistry Biology Chemistry
equipment you will collaborate with your faculty and peers to conduct cutting-edge research in science, engineering and mathematics as you work collectively to solve some of the worldâ€™s most challenging problems. For more information visit
Civil Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics Environmental Science Health and Human Sciences
Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Physics
An Academic Oasis in a World-Class City: Los Angeles Our community is a microcosm of the world – a place where students of different talents, nationalities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and socio-economic backgrounds live, study and work together every day. With a lively arts culture, incredible recreation facilities, and over 150 clubs and organizations to cultivate new interests — LMU makes getting involved easy. Additionally, LMU’s First Year Experience is designed to help make your transition to college life smooth. You can take advantage of mentors, a first-year class council and activities specifically designed for first-year students. LMU students are afforded easy access to Los Angeles, one of the world’s premier cities, and an epicenter of culture and innovation. From solving complex urban problems to producing entertainment that captivates, L.A. offers countless opportunities for living and learning.
Visiting LMU Find out why LMU is the right place for you! Enjoy the sweeping view from our bluff, hear the pealing of our chapelâ€™s bells and see our inspiring students in action. Student-led tours are available throughout the year; check out our website to confirm availability as you plan your visit.
Campus Tours Weekdays: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays: 11 a.m. (Academic year only)
For more information & to schedule your visit
Application Information Application Review Our review of applications for admission is guided by the same philosophy as our education: we consider the whole person.
Transfer Students Students who wish to transfer to LMU are admitted for both spring and fall semesters. Deadlines for transfer students are:
We begin by looking for strong academic performance, and we also take the time to learn more about who you are, what you’ve done and how you can contribute to our community. If you’re thinking about applying to LMU, help us get to know you. Tell us about your accomplishments: academic, artistic, athletic, co-curricular or even work-related. Recommendations and standardized tests are also considered.
• Application due: October 15 for spring entry • Application due: February 1 for Early Action fall entry • Application due: March 15 for Regular Decision fall entry
Our thorough evaluation process means that admission to LMU is selective: approximately 50% of applicants are accepted every year. If you decide to apply, you will need to submit the Common Application, including some specific LMU questions and essays. How To Apply Fall semester freshmen applicants can apply either early action or regular decision. Deadlines for receipt of all required materials for early action and regular decision are: Early Action • Application due: November 1 • Notiﬁcation date: December 20 Regular Decision • Application due: January 15 • Notiﬁcation date: April 1 Students admitted under either early action or regular decision may commit to LMU at any time until May 1.
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PAYING FOR COLLEGE Financial Aid Your personal financial situation will not influence our admission decision, but it could impact how you pay for your education. We strongly encourage you to apply for aid if you anticipate needing financial assistance. If you are applying for need-based financial aid you should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1. California residents must also complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form no later than March 2.
Scholarships We offer a number of scholarships to entering freshmen. Recipients are selected based on the information provided in their application for admission – no additional scholarship application is required. For detailed information,
AMONG REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES IN THE WEST*
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More LMU Facts Undergraduate students: 6,087 Graduate students: 2,220 Law students: 1,236 African American: 6% Asian/Pacific Islander: 10% Latino/a: 22% Native American: <1%
Caucasian: 49% Multiracial: 7% International: 5% Number of LEED-certified buildings on campus: 5 Tuition and fees, 2014-2015: $41,385 Room and board, 2014-2015: $11,750 $16,320
Average high school GPA: 3.76 SAT (25th-75th pct.): 1130-1300 Minimum TOEFL: 80 iBT Alumni: 80,000 Hours of community service by students: 175,000 Division I (NCAA) sports teams: 19
* U.S. News & World Report
Contact Information admission.lmu.edu
Address: Office of Undergraduate Admission 1 LMU Drive, Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90045