Education of the Whole Person

Our academic programs include world-renowned and nationally ranked programs in areas as diverse as engineering, entrepreneurship, film, finance, theatre, and philosophy, offering students unparalleled opportunities as they prepare for life and leadership in the global community.

LMU Lions set forth to make a difference in the world, becoming leaders in their communities and professions, but they do not get there alone. Our esteemed faculty members take your success very seriously and will provide all the support and resources you need to succeed as you pursue your goals and dreams. With an average class size of 20 and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you will find yourself at the center of the conversation, often challenging assumptions and tackling the toughest questions. Such conversations require hard work and trust, both characteristics of our small classes. The end results of insight and understanding are both rewarding and valuable.

The University Core Curriculum educates and emphasizes the formation of students as whole persons, integrated in thinking, feeling, and action. As such, the Core includes intellectual, creative/artistic, and moral development. Our academic programs emphasize direct experience, and you will have many opportunities to apply the knowledge you gain.

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It takes effort and commitment to succeed at LMU, and we will make sure to provide you with all the tools needed to achieve your goals. Our academic programs emphasize direct experience, and you will have many opportunities to apply the knowledge you gain.

LMU Campus

LMU is a community and our campus is meant to feel like home. From comfortable residence halls and outdoor spaces for reflection and meditation to first-rate athletic and fitness facilities and state-of-the-art academic buildings (including a nationally ranked library and the innovative Life Sciences Building), it is no wonder LMU ranks in the top 20 for best quality of life (The Princeton Review).

A Vibrant Community in a
World-Class City: Los Angeles

Our community is a microcosm of the world—a place where students of different talents, nationalities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic backgrounds live, study, and work together every day. LMU students enjoy easy access to Los Angeles, one of the world’s premier cities and a center of culture and innovation. From solving complex urban problems to producing entertainment that captivates, Los Angeles offers countless opportunities for living and learning.

First-Year Experience

LMU’s First-Year Experience is designed to help make your transition to college life smooth. You can take advantage of mentors, retreats, service opportunities, and other activities for first-year students. With a lively arts culture, incredible recreation facilities, and over 200 clubs and organizations to cultivate new interests, LMU makes getting involved easy.

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