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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 22 - Loyola Marymount University

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

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Loyola Marymount University is a private Jesuit and Marymount research university located in Los Angeles, California. It offers more than 150 degrees, certificates, and credentials to prepare students for professional success. LMU is the parent school to Loyola Law School, which is located in downtown Los Angeles.

Notable alumni include actors Mila Kunis, Busy Philipps and Bob Denver (Gilligan) and basketball player Hank Gathers.

Here are some of the things that make LMU unique:

  • Location: LMU is located on the west side of Los Angeles near Playa Vista. This location provides students with access to the Pacific Ocean, which is just down the street from campus. The university is also situated in a global capital for arts and entertainment, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship.

  • Size: LMU is not too small and not too big. The campus is well-maintained and great pride is taken in its appearance. Classes are small, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1.

  • Traditions: LMU is institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism and takes its fundamental inspiration from the combined heritage of the Jesuits, the Marymount Sisters, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

  • Diversity: The university invites persons of diverse talents, interests, and cultural backgrounds to enrich its educational community and advance its mission of the encouragement of learning, education of the whole person, and the service of faith and promotion of justice.

  • Academics: LMU offers more than 150 degrees, certificates, and credentials to prepare outstanding individuals for lives of meaning, purpose, and professional success. The university has pre-eminent faculty, who have built LMU's reputation as one of the nation's top universities.

  • Facilities: LMU's facilities include a state-of-the-art Life Sciences Building, which helps students prepare for careers across disciplines as diverse as basic research, medicine, and environmental remediation.

The acceptance rate at LMU was 46% in 2021. The average SAT score at LMU is 1340 out of 1600, and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1250-1420. Half of the applicants admitted to LMU have an ACT score between 28 and 32.

Here’s the link for admissions to learn more.

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