Loyola Marymount University
7900 Loyola Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045
Admission: Tel 310/338-2750 or
1,693 men/2,275 women
656 men/538 women
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Average SAT scores:
V 550/M 550
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When the University moved to its present location in Westchester in 1928, there were no residence halls, no library, no athletics facilities (other than the grass), and few if any opportunities for community involvement. Students simply attended classes, returned home, and did it all over again the next day. Today, they still attend classes, but LMU student life and achievement is being redefined:
ð Community service remained a top priority, with 5,637 students and 370 staff volunteering 98,300 hours last year to help organizations ranging from AIDS Project LA to the Zenith Home for Children.
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Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
Loyola Marymount University is an energetic, student centered university. We are one of 28 Jesuit colleges in the nation and the only Jesuit university in the southwestern United States. LMU is medium sized (3,900 undergraduates) and situated on a gorgeous hilltop campus that overlooks sections of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean from Malibu to Santa Monica. While all around us is Los Angeles-the world center of business, communications, the arts, entertainment, and technology-we reside in and benefit from the quiet and relaxed residential community of Westchester. The University offers over 80 majors and programs through four colleges: Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Science and Engineering, and Communication and Fine Arts. Loyola Marymount is a highly regarded university on a beautiful campus in one of the finest cities in the world. We offer you an unparalleled opportunity to prepare for life and leadership in the 21st century.
Loyola Marymount University offers competitive students an education of high quality in a friendly and supportive environment. This education will offer you the practical knowledge and expertise you need for a successful career, and also emphasizes awareness of the larger human context. Whatever your major (and you can choose from over 40 majors among our four colleges), your LMU education is built on an understanding and appreciation of the arts, sciences, literature, philosophy, religions, and history that form our common heritage. Our Honors Program offers a chance for the serious student to take innovative core courses working side by side with some of the finest teachers in the world.
Accounting; African-American studies; art history, criticism and conservation; Asian-American studies; biochemistry; biology/biological sciences; business administration and management; chemistry; cinematography and film/video production; civil engineering; classics and languages, literatures and linguistics; computer engineering; computer science; conducting; dance; dramatic/theatre arts; economics; electrical, electronics and communications engineering; engineering physics; English; European studies; fine/studio arts; French; Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano studies; history; humanities; international economics; Latin; liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies; mass communication/media; mathematics; mechanical engineering; modern Greek; music; music history, literature, and theory; musicology and ethnomusicology; music theory and composition; natural sciences; philosophy; physics; playwriting and screenwriting; political science and government; psychology; sociology; Spanish; theology; urban studies/affairs; voice
Why not apply your knowledge around the world? Students studying abroad have numerous choices of University-sponsored programs. LMU offers programs in Africa, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, and Spain. At LMU, you will find endless opportunities to pursue your own creative interests and to make a real difference in other people's lives.
LMU is committed to educating the whole person-inside and outside the classroom. Few schools offer so many opportunities to pursue your interests, and we place a special premium on providing opportunities to exercise and develop your leadership skills. In fact, we have over 100 clubs and organizations-fraternities and sororities, academic, cultural, political, professional, and even social diversity groups. And if you have a particular interest in an area where we don't have a group, the department of Student Life will help you start your own. Living on campus is terrific, too. All 10 of our dorms and apartments have been recently refurbished or are entirely brand-new, and all the rooms are wired so you can e-mail your friends and family or surf the Net (sorry, personal computer not included). We want you to see first-hand the vitality of our campus and the best way to do this is through a personal visit. Call the Admissions Office for more information.
Facilities and Resources
Loyola Marymount is currently experiencing a period of dynamic physical renaissance signaling the beginning of a new era. With 26 acres adjoining our existing campus currently under development, and our $128-million capital campaign nearly completed, we will meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's students in splendid fashion. The brand-new Conrad N. Hilton Center for Business, home to LMU's College of Business Administration, anchors this development, which also includes two new and ocean view residences and an underground parking structure. A major student athletic and recreational facility and a new library will be added by the year 2000. But it doesn't end there. All of our dorm rooms and science labs and many academic classrooms have been recently renovated. As we head into the new millennium, leadership and vision have established LMU as one the preeminent universities of the next century.
LMU offers 18 sports competing at the NCAA Division I level and four at the club level. LMU sponsors competition for men and women in basketball, crew, cross country, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and water polo. We offer baseball and golf for men, and softball and swimming for women only. Full or partial scholarships are offered in most of the women's and men's teams. Students have access to two swimming pools, a baseball field, tennis and volleyball courts, a sports pavilion, four indoor racquetball courts, and the crews' floating shell house in nearby Marina Del Rey. Need more? Well over 2,000 undergraduate students participate in the active intramural program, which includes coed sports. Just a few of the intramural sports offered this year: flag football, 3-point shootout, inner tube water polo, floor hockey, ultimate frisbee, and wiffleball.
The LMU Financial Aid Office has something for everyone. A financial aid award from LMU normally consists of some combination of an on-campus job, educational loans, and scholarships/grants. Approximately 70% of the University's undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance. The total amount of financial aid awarded to students exceeds $45 million annually. Students applying for aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE. Most aid is awarded on the basis of need, but the University does offer merit scholarships based on academic achievement and exceptional leadership for first-time freshmen, and all applicants are automatically considered; no separate application is required. To receive priority consideration for financial aid, the FAFSA and PROFILE must be mailed by February 15.
Admission to LMU is selective, and each applicant is expected to have a solid record in a broad range of college-preparatory courses and above-average scores in the appropriate standardized exams (SAT I or ACT). When we review applicants, LMU gives individual and painstaking consideration to the student's academic preparation, national test scores, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities. A personal interview is not required but is welcomed if it is convenient. Applicants must submit official transcripts from their high school and from any colleges attended, arrange for SAT I or ACT scores to be sent to the Office of Admissions, submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor, and, of course, file an LMU application with the $35 nonrefundable fee. We review applications on a rolling basis. This means your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made as soon as all of these required documents have been submitted. If you are admitted, you will have until May 1 to decide if LMU is the school for you.
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