With deep roots in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, our world-renowned and nationally ranked academic programs provide a variety of studies to select from, such as entrepreneurship, engineering, biochemistry, film, finance, theatre arts, political science, philosophy, psychology, and much more. LMU’s academic programs offer students unparalleled opportunities for experiential learning, real-world experiences, and community engagement.
Alongside dedicated faculty, LMU students are nurtured and supported with relevant resources and are encouraged to pursue and accomplish their academic goals. With a class size average of 19 and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students will find themselves part of meaningful dialogues to challenge assumptions and elevate their intellectual curiosity, an LMU experience characteristic of classes offered with individualized attention and leadership acumen.
The University Core Curriculum provides a shared intellectual foundation for every undergraduate student at LMU, and fosters a learning environment based on academic and passionate pursuits. Through the Core, LMU students will
Develop fundamental skills in writing, speaking, and quantitative and analytical reasoning;
Examine God, self, society, and the world using a variety of methods and perspectives;
Become creative and critical thinkers;
Become women and men for others.
LMU Westchester Campus
From comfortable residence halls and spacious outdoor locations 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 Bruce Featherston Life Sciences Building), it is no wonder LMU ranks in the top 20 for best quality of life (The Princeton Review).
A Dynamic Community in the
World-Class City of Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles, an internationally renowned destination for entertainment, culture, and innovation. Our LMU community is a microcosm of the world—a place where diverse students of multiple talents, nationalities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic backgrounds live, study, and collaborate with one another. LMU’s campus location affords easy access to beautiful beaches, museums, art galleries, and significant landmarks such as the Hollywood Bowl, L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Walk Disney Concert Hall, Capitol Records Building, TCL Chinese Theatre, Griffith Observatory, Olvera Street, Staples Center, and many more.
The LMU First-Year Experience is designed to provide transitional programming, mentorship and resources to help students and their families orientate to college life and become part of the LMU family, seamlessly and successfully. It begins with orientation, joining The Pride, and becoming involved on campus and within the community. Students are encouraged to utilize the Academic Resource Center for academic advising, tutoring, and first-generation support as well as participate in on-campus activities, off-campus retreats, workshops, and networking events. With lively performances, incredible recreation facilities, and over 200 clubs and organizations to cultivate new interests, LMU makes getting involved and making new friends a memorable experience.