Loyola Marymount University - LMU
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    Institution Description
    Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 6,087 undergraduate, 2,220 graduate and 1,236 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.

    Quick Facts

    LMU Facts 
    • Founded: 1911
    • Mission: The encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
    • Sponsoring Religious Orders: Society of Jesus (Jesuits); Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (R.S.H.M.); Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange (C.S.J.) 
    • Area: 142 acres
    • Location: Los Angeles, California

    Student Life
    • LMU offers 60 major and 56 minor undergraduate degrees and programs.
    • The Graduate Division offers 41 master's degree programs, one education doctorate, one juris doctorate and 12 credential programs.
    • Colleges and Schools:  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; School of Film and Television
    • 19 student housing facilities for 3,210 students
    • 19 Division I sports (10 women, 9 men)
    • Member of the West Coast Conference
    • 140 clubs and organizations
    • 17 national Greek fraternities and sororities
    • LMU's student media: KXLU 88.9 FM; The Los Angeles Loyolan (award-winning newspaper); The Tower (award-winning yearbook); ROAR Network (award-winning television network)

    • Undergraduate: 6,087; Graduate: 2,220; Law School: 1,236; Total: 9,543
    • Undergraduate tuition + fees: $40,040 (2013-14)
    • Graduate tuition: $990-$1,309 (2013-14, per unit, by program)
    • Average room + board: $13,200 (2013-14)
    • Average undergraduate class size: 20
    • Average graduate class size: 16
    • Student to faculty ratio: 11-1
    • Ethnicity of students: American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%; African-American: 5.6%; Asian: 10.5%; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%; Hispanic/Latino: 22.1%; White/Non-Hispanic: 49.0%; Multi-race: 7.3%; International: 5.2%
    • Undergraduate students by geographic origin: California: 78%; Out-of-state: 22%

    • Faculty awards: Fulbright Scholars: 19 (past 10 years); Nobel Prize Winners: 2; Pulitzer Prize Winners: 1; Princeton Fellowship: 1 
    • Faculty research grants and contracts: $5.1 million in FY2013
    • Number of full-time faculty: 544
    • Number of endowed chairs: 25
    • Number of endowed undergraduate scholarships: 241
    • Amount contributed to student grants and scholarships by LMU, 2013-14: $92.5 million
    • Undergraduate students who received financial aid, 2013-14: 84%
    • Ethics at LMU: Eight endowed chairs in ethics; all undergraduates take at least one ethics course; LMU offers an interdepartmental minor program in ethics

    • Total undergraduate: 48.047
    • Total graduate: 18,082
    • Total Loyola Law School: 16,861
    • Undergraduate alumni in California: 34,935 (76%)
    • Graduate alumni in California: 13,453 (79%)
    • Undergraduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 20,468 (45%)
    • Graduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 9,317 (55%)
    • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1980: 36,725 (76%)
    • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1990: 28,542 (59%)
    • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 2000: 18,773 (39%)

    LMU in L.A.
    • Generates approximately $443 million annually in direct economic activity in Los Angeles County
    • Employs nearly 2,000 faculty and staff
    • Students volunteer more than 175,000 service hours a year with 350 community organizations.
    • LMU Family of Schools partners with 8 public schools, 1 public charter school and 4 Catholic schools in the Westchester/Playa community.
    • Loyola Law School is the first ABA-accredited law school in California with a mandatory pro bono requirement.
    • The 1.7-acre Ballona Discovery Park brings science, education and community together through partnership between LMU, Friends of Ballona Wetlands and Play Vista. LMU has contributed $700,000 toward the park's construction. 

    • LMU ranks 3rd in “Best Universities with Master’s Programs in the West.” U.S. News & World Report, 2014
    • The William H. Hannon Library rates among the 20 best in the country. The Princeton Review’s guide to “The Best 378 Colleges,” 2014
    • Seaver College of Science and Engineering ranks 22nd in undergraduate engineering programs. U.S. News & World Report, 2014
    • School of Film and Television ranks 9th nationally and wins praise for its documentary and animation programs. The Hollywood Reporter, 2013
    • LMU places 28th in the West and 149th overall. Forbes’ guide to “America’s Top Colleges,” 2013
    • School of Education ranks 74th out of 278 in “Best Graduate Schools” U.S. News & World Report, 2014
    • Loyola Law is no. 6 for trial advocacy programs and No. 7 for tax law. U.S. News & World Report, 2014

    Green LMU
    • Sierra Club lists LMU 60th among the nation’s “Coolest Schools” for environmental initiatives and practices for 2013.
    • LMU is listed among universities that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in academic offerings and campus infrastructure. The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.”
    • 100 percent of campus sprinklers respond automatically to local weather conditions.
    • Started recycling in 1990; first campus-wide collegiate recycling program in California, 1993.
    • One of the first campuses in the state to recycle 100% of green waste.
    • Solar rooftop systems on university Hall and Von der Ahe library won a federal Green Power Award in 2003.
    • About three-quarters of the campus uses reclaimed water for irrigation.
    • LMU has three LEED-certified (leadership in energy and environmental design) buildings.