Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the West and one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States. LMU's 142-acre campus, designated as one of the country's most beautiful, is situated on a bluff overlooking Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. It is the University of Silicon Beach, next door to the regional offices of Google, Yahoo, YouTube, BuzzFeed and EdgeCast Networks. At LMU the city becomes an extension of the classroom, offering a rich diversity of culture, interests, access and opportunities. That diversity is being put to work at the university's World Policy Institute @LMU, a think-tank idea incubator launched in partnership with the WPI based in New York City. LMU, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university offering 58 major programs and 53 minor programs for undergraduates; 46 master's degrees; two research level doctoral degrees; one professional practice doctoral degree; and 13 credential programs. Colleges and schools include: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Communication and Fine Arts, Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Loyola Law School, School of Education and School of Film and Television. A new LEED gold-certified Life Sciences Building equipped with the latest in educational technology and environmental lighting, cooling and heating systems opened in 2015. LMU educates more than 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students, who benefit from small class sizes (average 20 students per undergraduate class), study abroad programs and one of Southern California's most diverse student populations. The 2015 undergraduate population includes students from almost every U.S. state and international students from Canada, China, Indonesia, Kuwait, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and many others. The diversity of cultures is a distinctive embodiment of LMU's commitment to human dignity, individual respect, and social justice that creates an essential environment for academic excellence and community for the 21st century. LMU contributes $110.3 million in grant and scholarship aid and 85 percent of undergraduate students and 86 percent of graduate students receive some form of aid. Community-based learning has been integrated into many courses, giving students experience in being of service as they work on their academic goals. LMU's academic rigor and demand for excellence places it among the 25 "cutting-edge schools with an eye toward the future" and a "top producer" of Fulbright awardees. After four years at LMU, 97 percent of our graduates are working, in graduate school or in service work (Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps, Teach For America, etc.).

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Private, Coed 1911 Roman Catholic Semester $418.9 million 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (800) 568-4636
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90 100.0 California Los Angeles 907 1184