- Founded: 1911
- Mission: The encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
- President: David W. Burcham
- 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
- Undergraduate: 6,064; Graduate: 2,189; Law School: 1,142; Total: 9,395
- Undergraduate tuition + fees: $41,372 (2014-15)
- Graduate tuition: $990-$1,354 (2014-15, per unit, by program)
- Average room + board: $13,277 (2014-15)
- Average undergraduate class size: 21
- Average graduate class size: 16
- Student to faculty ratio: 11-1
- Ethnicity of students: American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%; African-American: 5.8%; Asian: 10.7%; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%; Hispanic/Latino: 21.9%; White/Non-Hispanic: 46.7%; Multi-race: 7.7%; International: 6.9%
- 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 Fellowships: 2
- Faculty research and sponsored projects: $5.6 million in FY2014
- Number of full-time faculty: 552
- Number of endowed chairs: 25
- Number of endowed undergraduate scholarships: 241
- Amount contributed to student grants and scholarships by LMU, 2014-15: $98.8 million
- Undergraduate students who received financial aid, 2014-15: 85%
- 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: 49.366
- Total graduate: 18,925
- Total Loyola Law School: 17,267
- Undergraduate alumni in California: 35,765 (76%)
- Graduate alumni in California: 14,026 (79%)
- Undergraduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 20,755 (44%)
- Graduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 9,593 (54%)
- Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1980: 38,200 (77%)
- Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1990: 30,045 (61%)
- Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 2000: 20,279 (41%)
LMU in L.A.
- Generates approximately $443 million annually in direct economic activity in Los Angeles County
- Employs more than 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, 2015
- School of Film and Television ranks 8th nationally. The Hollywood Reporter, 2014
- LMU places 34th in the West and 183rd nationally. Forbes' Guide to "America's Top Colleges," 2014
- School of Education ranks 70th out of 365 in “Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report, 2015
- Loyola Law School ranks 3rd in the nation for entertainment law, Law Street, 2014
- Loyola Law School is no. 6 for trial advocacy programs and No. 14 for tax law. U.S. News & World Report, 2015
- 100% of campus sprinklers respond automatically to local weather conditions
- About three-quarters of the campus uses reclaimed water for irrigation
- 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 Building, won federal Green Power Award in 2003.
- LMU has three LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings. The William H. Hannon Library received LEED Gold certification in 2011.