Loyola Marymount University Admissions

LMU SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount. Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Loyola Marymount (LMU) has an acceptance rate of 51 percent, making the school somewhat selective. Students will need good grades and test scores to be considered for admission. The school has holistic admissions, meaning that the admissions office takes several factors into account, including grades, writing skills, work/volunteer experience, and letters of recommendation.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Loyola Marymount University Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for LMU
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 550 / 660
    • SAT Math: 570 / 670
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 26 / 30
    • ACT English: 25 / 32
    • ACT Math: 25 / 29
    • ACT Writing: - / -

Loyola Marymount University Description:

Located on a beautiful 150 acres in Los Angeles, California, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is the largest Catholic university on the West Coast. The average undergraduate class size is 18, and the school boasts a 13 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Undergraduate student life is active at Loyola Marymount with 144 clubs and organizations and 15 national Greek fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the LMU Lions compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. Popular sports include rowing, water polo, golf, soccer, and basketball.

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Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 9,330 (6,261 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,480
  • Books: $1,791 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,015
  • Other Expenses: $3,168
  • Total Cost: $62m454

Loyola Marymount University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 43%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,473
    • Loans: $8,620

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, English, Political Science, Psychology
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 74%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Rowing, Soccer, Water Polo, Baseball, Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Rowing, Volleyball, Cross Country, Softball, Tennis, Water Polo

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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