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#whyLMU

Rooted in the 500-year-old Jesuit tradition, Loyola Marymount University pairs academic excellence with opportunity – all set against the world-class backdrop of Los Angeles.

The proof is in the details.  Check out the our top ten reasons #WhyLMU?

A postcard-perfect campus uniquely positioned just minutes from the dynamic hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the rising tech-hub of Silicon Beach.

Clock tower
Students riding bikes across campus
11th

Most Beautiful Campus

The Princeton Review (2015)
Students talking outside the chapel
Students walking with guitar cases
17th

for Happiest Students

The Princeton Review (2015)
Girl with a LMU Lions shirt
Palm trees line campus overlooking Los Angeles
1,500+

Internships available

Nationally ranked academic programs that turn learning into promising post-graduate outcomes.

See what LMU grads are doing now.

Piano students

LMU's film program ranks

8th

among the "Top 25 American Film Schools".

The Hollywood Reporter, 2015
LMU Film Students on set.
Top 20

programs for Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Accountants

U.S. News & World Report, 2015
Drawing class
Student walking through confetti

Entrepreneurship program ranks

14th

among "Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies"

The Princeton Review, 2016
Chemistry student holds a beaker in the lab
Top 25

Engineering Programs in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report, 2014
Pottery student
Top 5

Theatre Department in America

College Factual, 2014
Evil Dead actors

New university president, Timothy Law Snyder, is inspiring our campus with his vision for the future.

Meet Timothy Snyder

LMU President Timothy Snyder
Timothy Law Snyder Inauguration

Our innovative new Life Sciences Building.

16,000 square feet of lab and research space ideal for hands-on, collaborative learning.

Front view of Life Sciences Building
Students walk outside the Life Sciences Building
Interior of Life Sciences Building
Life Sciences Building Classroom
Students meeting in Life Sciences Building lobby

A global community and campus that reflects the great diversity of Los Angeles and the world.

In fact, eight percent of our students come from abroad, representing over 71 different countries.

International Student Admission

Students talking in a building lobby with a cross overhead
Group of friends talking.
25

Popular Study Abroad Programs

Group of female students in a class
students talking
27%

of LMU Students Study Abroad for a semester or summer.

Read about Kevin Kamar's summer adventures.
student on a laptop
students on campus

Commitment to the Jesuit and Marymount values of our Mission:

  • The encouragement of learning
  • The education of the whole person
  • The service of faith and the promotion of justice
President Snyder outside inauguration mass
Students gathering inside the chapel
Crimson Circle 85th Anniversary

OUR STUDENTS PUT THE MISSION INTO ACTION BY TAKING PART IN LMU’S MANY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS.

LMU student holding a kennel.
student lighting a candle
Cleanup Day student paints a trash barrel.
Crimson Circle 85th Anniversary, view of the Bible
7th

FOR STUDENTS MOST ENGAGED IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Princeton Review
Priest talking with students on the bluff
girl looking up

At LMU, we promote and foster synergy between professor and student, ensuring a learning process that is a collaborative pursuit.

Students studying
Class meets in the library with faculty
Instructor teaches
11:1

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO

Students listening in class
21

Median Class Size

The View

A step out onto our wind-swept bluff is an invigorating treat for the eyes and spirit — whether you are looking West towards the Pacific Ocean, or East to the glittering lights of downtown L.A. and Hollywood, the view from LMU is symbolic of what a Jesuit education offers: boundless optimism and opportunity as far as the eye can see and heart can imagine.

Palm trees at sunset overlooking Los Angeles
View over Silicon beach
Chapel with Downtown Los Angeles in the background
Friends talking on the bluff during sunset
A hammock looks over the bluff onto Los Angeles

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