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Top Ten Reasons to Apply to LMU

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While there are many great reasons to apply to LMU, we have narrowed them down to our “Top 10.” Check out our list below and see why we choose LMU everyday!

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10. Excellence

LMU is highly respected for academic excellence, ranked #3 in the West by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 15 percent nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. At LMU more than 60 majors are offered to students, including entrepreneurship, engineering, film, visual performing arts and much more! Check out our rankings.

9. Personal

The faculty at LMU focuses on students’ learning needs, interests and aspirations. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 10-to-1 and our average class size is 20, which allows the LMU faculty to be student-centered, engaging, challenging, and accessible.

8. Beautiful

Our bluff-top campus is known for its scenic beauty. We are consistently recognized as having one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, according to Conde Nast Traveler and The Princeton Review. Located in a safe residential neighborhood, LMU is in close proximity to all the urban wonders of Hollywood and Downtown L.A.

7. Magis

Latin for “more,” Magis is a cornerstone of the Jesuit educational philosophy. LMU motivates students to do more for others and to pursue extraordinary goals in all they undertake, both on and off the bluff. The Center for Service and Action offers students a range of opportunities to volunteer their time both locally and abroad through dedicated service groups or special events.

With 200,000+ hours of service clocked annually, it’s no wonder The Princeton Review has ranked LMU No. 8 for Students Most Engaged in Community Service.

6. Inclusive

Ranked in the top four percent in the nation for diversity (College Factual, 2018), LMU welcomes students from all cultures, religions and backgrounds. On-campus resources include The Academic Community of Excellence, the First to Go Program, and Ethnic and Intercultural Services. At LMU, we understand the importance of bringing students together from all backgrounds. We are committed to building a community that respects differences and encourages global learning.

5. Engaged

Your experience on the bluff is sure to be full of enjoyment and adventure with over 200 student clubs and organizations to choose from, including service organizations, Greek life, academic honor societies, improv and a capella groups, and so much more. Life at LMU is never boring with so many activities happening each week.

4. Global

Hailing from 90 different countries around the globe, nearly 10 percent of our undergraduate population is comprised of international students. Additionally, we have over 60 study abroad programs offered at LMU. Become part of the 36 percent of LMU students who take part in one of these programs for a chance to immerse yourself in another culture.

3. Internships

A wealth of internship opportunities in a variety of industries are offered to first-year, international and transfer students, with help from LMU’s Office of Career and Professional Development. Over 97 percent of LMU grads have a positive outcome lined up after graduation, including employment, graduate school, or post-grad service.

2. LA🌴

From culture and recreation to nightlife and entertainment, LA has it all! Anywhere you go in LA there are career, entrepreneurial and internship opportunities waiting for you. With the burgeoning Silicon Beach tech scene so close to LMU, the entertainment and arts industry and business start-ups are ready to be explored. In time, we hope you make LA a part of your story.

1. Jesuit

The education of the whole person: a Jesuit education is respected worldwide for intellectual rigor with a social conscience. We care about you becoming a well-rounded individual, inside and outside of the classroom.