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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 regarded and ranked No. 3 in the West by U.S. News & World Report. We offer more than 60 majors, ranging from Business to Liberal Arts to Science and Engineering, to Film, TV, and visual and performing arts, with many of these earning recognition as well. Check out our rankings.

#9: Personal. Our faculty is student-centered, engaging, challenging, and accessible. At LMU, our student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1 and our average class size is 21.

#8: Beautiful. Ranked No. 7 Most Amazing College Campus by TheBestColleges and No. 11 for Most Beautiful Campus by The Princeton Review. We also have beautiful weather and a safe and attractive residential neighborhood.

#7: Magis. Latin for “more,” and a cornerstone of the Jesuit educational philosophy. LMU challenges students to do more, to question more, to pursue the excellent in all they undertake, inside and outside the classroom.

#6: Inclusive. Ranked in the top 7 percent in the nation for Ethnic diversity (College Factual, 2016), LMU promotes services that include The Academic Community of Excellence, the First to Go Program, and Ethnic and Intercultural Services. We pride ourselves on bringing students together from all backgrounds, building a community that welcomes and respects difference.


#5: Engaged. 160 student clubs and organizations — a club for most every interest — and an excellent on-campus residential community (95 percent of freshmen live on campus). 

#4: Global. Hailing from 80 different countries, nearly 10 percent of our student body is comprised of International students. Additionally, 36 percent of LMU students take part in one of our 62 different study abroad programs — a real chance to immerse oneself in a globally imaginative experience.

#3: Internships. Through LMU’s Office of Career & Professional Development, students are afforded more than 1,500 internship opportunities annually in a variety of industries; and 69 percent of LMU students complete at least one internship experience, with nearly half completing two or more. 


#2: Los Angeles. Culture, recreation, nightlife, entertainment — L.A. has it all. The city is rich in career, entrepreneurial, and internship opportunities, too, with the burgeoning Silicon Beach tech scene, the entertainment industry, urban planning and business start-ups, to name just a few. Make L.A. your living, learning laboratory.

#1: Jesuit. The education of the whole person: Jesuit education is respected worldwide for intellectual rigor with a social conscience, always looking for the magis – the more.