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LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1911Established Year
  9618Enrollment

Loyola Marymount University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Founded in 1911 in the very heart of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University is a top-ranked catholic institution in the US Education System with a total population of a little less than 10,000. The university has an international population of 10.8% which studies across its seven schools and colleges spread around its three campuses.

The institute provides a diverse range of over 178 programs and credentials at the different levels of undergraduate, graduate and doctorate. The university has been imparting quality education for all the aspirants around the world looking to study in the USA with its motto of ‘The encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice’.

Loyola Marymount University admissions are available in the 2 seasons of Fall and Spring and follow different deadlines for early and regular decisions. The acceptance rate observed at the university is approximately 47%. However, the chances of enrollment in the early decision round is over 60% and thus, prospective candidates are highly encouraged to apply for admissions at the earliest opportunity. 

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Rankings

  • Ranked 64th in Best National Universities in the US, by U.S. News and World Report,2020.
  • Ranked #90 Nationally by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2020.
  • University’s School of Film and Television is ranked 8th nationally in the 2019 rankings of The Hollywood Reporter.
  • It is placed at #7 under the category ‘Best Catholic college – on campus’ by Bestcolleges.com.
  • According to College factual, 2019, the university offers the top 10% of Psychology programs nationally.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Endowment454 million USD
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Campus Housing Capacity53%
Application SeasonFall and Spring
Application Fee50 USD
Acceptance Rate47%
English proficiency testsTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Grants, Loans and Scholarships
Work StudyAvailable both on and off campus
Admission Helpdeskadmssions@lmu.edu | 310 338-2750

Programs, Campus and Residence

Courses

The university offers a plethora of courses for international aspirants including 60 major and 55 minor undergraduate degrees and programs. The Graduate Division offers 51 master's degree programs, one education doctorate, one doctorate in juridical science, one Juris doctorate and 12 credential programs which can be applied for online at the official website.

The available courses are taught across its seven colleges and schools each for different departments – Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Science & Engineering, Law, Education, and Film & Television.

The institute also provides 53 student-abroad programs for its applicants. An MBA program from the university can be completed in 21 months to 36 months.

Some of the popular majors offered by the university are- Management, Engineering, Marketing, Psychology, Journalism, Communication, Performing Arts, etc.

Campus

The university has three campuses across LA – Westchester Campus, Downtown Law Campus, Playa Vista Campus. The main campus is spread across a vast area of 150 acres.

There are over 200 student organizations and 21 division I and Varsity Sports to be a part of. The average student to faculty ratio is 10:1 with an average undergraduate class size of 19 and a graduate class size of 16.

There are a lot of hangout places on-campus where students gather to study, socialize, or just unwind. The campus also provides 23 Inter/National Greek fraternities and sororities to participate in and learn from.

Housing Facilities/Residence

  • The institute offers housing facilities for around 3200 students in the form of 20 housing options – residence halls, suites, apartments, and theme houses.
  • 95% of first-year students apply for on-campus housing.
  • Most facilities come with study rooms, lounges, laundry and other basic facilities.
  • 4 different meal plans are available for students to choose from.
  • The housing application must be filled online with a housing fee payment of 400 USD.

Loyola Marymount University Application Process

How to apply?

Application portal: Apply online through Common Application/Coalition Application/LMU Application

Application fee: 50 USD

Student class profile:

  • International student population: 10.8%
  • English language requirements: TOEFL – 100 (IBT), IELTS – 7.0 (PBT). For Science and Engineering related programs - TOEFL – 79 (IBT), IELTS – 6.5 (PBT)
  • A minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

Supporting documents:

  • One copy of official transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • GMAT/GRE scores for students applying for an MBA program
  • A resume

Application Deadlines

Admissions at the institute are offered in the 2 intakes of Fall and Spring. Though deadlines for many programs may vary, some of the common deadlines for sending in applications are as follows:

Early Action and Early Decision: November 1

Regular Decision: January 15

Loyola Marymount University Cost of Attendance

If you are hoping to enroll at the university in the upcoming session, the below mentioned estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US may come in handy for you.

Tuition Fee

Fee for various programs may vary. The basic fee is as mentioned below.

  • Undergraduate tuition + fees: 50,283 USD 
  • Graduate tuition: 1,100 to 1,657 USD (per unit, by program)
  • For MBA program: 17,400 USD
  • For science and engineering: 15,888 USD

Cost of living

All the other expenses that a student must take a note of have been tabulated for the ease as follows:

Type of ExpenditureOn Campus (in USD)Off Campus (in USD)With family (in USD)
Room & Board16,40518,1446,786
Books & Supplies1,9711,9711,971
Personal & Miscellaneous2,8533,9963,564
Parking & Transportation8641,2781,134
Loan Fees (estimated)922922922
Estimated Total Cost39,07342,36930,435

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • The university offers various kinds of financial aid options including loans, awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA
  • International students do not qualify for need-based financial scholarships. But they can apply for merit-based scholarships, graduate assistantships, research assistantships, and loans.
  • A total of 85% of undergraduate students received scholarships in the year 2019-20.
  • The average scholarship value for freshmen varies from 2,000 USD to full tuition fee waiver.
  • Departmental Scholarship Applications have to be filled to apply for grants and scholarships.

Work Study

Student Employment Services at Loyola Marymount University provide opportunities for part-time employment, workshops, etc. For on-campus employment opportunities, the university has a separate application portal called LionJob.

Graduate students can further apply for graduate assistantships and research assistantships through LionJob.

Alumni Network

Alumni of the university are offered benefits and services like access to University Credit Union, dedicated health care navigators, Venue Rental Discounts, Library access, transcript requests, LMU Athletic Summer Camps, Athletic Events, etc.

Some featured alumni of the institute are: Kate Micucci, Artist; Gregory Boyle S.J., Founder, Homeboy Industries; Carol Codrington, Superior Court Justice; David Mirkin, Producer, The Simpsons.

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Loyola Marymount University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population10302
FAFSA CodeE00254
Application Cost$60
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$48,172 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL89.579100 -
IELTS6.86.57 -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score127011801360 57%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing640600680-
Mathematics630580680-
ACTCheck Detailed Score292631 56%
English302733-
Mathematics272529-

Loyola Marymount University Acceptance Rate

52.5%

Acceptance Rate

15381

Total Applicants

10302

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

40.8%

Male

59.2%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program52.5%
Total Applicants12559
Total Enrolled6591
Graduate
Graduate Programs52.5%
Total Applicants7072
Total Enrolled3711

Loyola Marymount University Enrollment

Enrollment
Loyola Marymount University Enrollment10302
Undergraduate Enrollment6591
Graduate Enrollment3711
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate82.4%

Attendance Cost

$48,172

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$48,172 / Year
Post Graduate Program$30,892 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,854 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,255 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,240 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,293 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,239 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,284 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,374 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Dance
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1562275328090107
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