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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: 6,064; 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%

Scholarship

  • 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

Alumni

  • 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. 

Distinctions

  • 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

Green LMU

  • 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.