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Fact Card

LMU Facts 

  • 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

Student Life

Enrollment

  • 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%

Scholarship

  • 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

Alumni

  • 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. 

Distinctions

  • 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.