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Established in 1911, the Loyola Marymount University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Los Angeles (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Loyola Marymount University (LMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 113-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this US higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. LMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Loyola Marymount University's Control Typeprivate


Loyola Marymount University's Entity Typenon-profit


Loyola Marymount University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Loyola Marymount University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Acronym LMU
Founded 1911
Motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam; Tua Luce Dirige
For the greater glory of God; direct us by thy light
Colours Crimson, navy and white
Mascot Lion
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University Location

Address 1 Lmu Drive
Los Angeles
90045-2659 California
United States
Loyola Marymount University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Loyola Marymount University Phone Number +1 (310) 338 2700
Loyola Marymount University Fax Number +1 (310) 338 1841

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Loyola Marymount University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Loyola Marymount University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Loyola Marymount University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Loyola Marymount University.

Loyola Marymount University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Loyola Marymount University's admission information.

Loyola Marymount University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Loyola Marymount University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Loyola Marymount University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Loyola Marymount University's acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is recommended
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is required
  • Recommendations are required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES

Loyola Marymount University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Loyola Marymount University's Admission Office Admission Office

1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles 90045-8350
(310) 338 2700
310 338 2623

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Loyola Marymount University.

Loyola Marymount University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Loyola Marymount University has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Loyola Marymount University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Loyola Marymount University's Control Type Control Type

Loyola Marymount University is a private higher education institution.

Loyola Marymount University's Entity Type Entity Type

Loyola Marymount University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Loyola Marymount University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Loyola Marymount University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Loyola Marymount University is Christian-Catholic Religious Affiliation

Loyola Marymount University has a Christian-Catholic affiliation (Jesuit - www.jesuit.org).

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Loyola Marymount University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Single program-Education

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Loyola Marymount University's main facilities:

Loyola Marymount University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Loyola Marymount University's Library

Loyola Marymount University's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 561,706 physical volumes, 28,958 physical media, 255,123 digital/electronic media and 328 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 51 full-time employees, including 21 librarians. Loyola Marymount University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Loyola Marymount University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the Loyola Marymount University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,685 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

Loyola Marymount University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Loyola Marymount University's main services:

Loyola Marymount University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Loyola Marymount University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Loyola Marymount University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some courses via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

Loyola Marymount University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Loyola Marymount University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Loyola Marymount University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Loyola Marymount University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Loyola Marymount University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Loyola Marymount University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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