St. Ignatius Loyola

LMU Facts

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  • Founded: 1911
  • Mission: The encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
  • President: Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.
  • 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

Rankings Highlights
Full Rankings

  • LMU ranks 3rd in “Best Universities with Master’s Programs in the West.”
    U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • School of Film and Television ranks 8th nationally.
    The Hollywood Reporter, 2016
  • LMU ranks No. 7 "Best Catholic College - on campus" in U.S.
    Best Colleges.com, 2016
  • LMU ranks No. 12 for “Students Most Engaged in Community Service.”
    Princeton Review’s "The Best 381 Colleges," 2017
  • College of Business Administration Entrepreneurship Program ranks 7th nationally among undergraduate programs.
    U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • LMU's Graduate Entrepreneurship Program in the College of Business Administration ranks 10th nationally.
    U.S. News & World Report, 2017
  • School of Education ranks 59th 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. 8 for trial advocacy programs, No. 5 for tax law and No. 11 for part-time programs and first amoung West Coast schools
    U.S. News & World Report, 2017
  • CBA's graduate accounting program ranks 16th
    U.S. News & World Report, 2017

  • Student Life

Enrollment

  • Undergraduate: 6,162; Graduate: 2,099; Law School: 1,034; Total: 9,295
  • Undergraduate tuition + fees: $42,567 (2015-16)
  • Graduate tuition: $990-$1,400 (2015-16, per unit, by program)
  • Average room + board: $13,630 (2015-16)
  • Average undergraduate class size: 21
  • Average graduate class size: 15
  • Student to faculty ratio: 11-1
  • Ethnicity of students: African-American: 6.3%; Asian: 10.6%; Hispanic/Latino: 21.2%; White/Non-Hispanic: 44.9%; Multi-race: 8.03%
  • Undergraduate students by geographic origin: California: 76%; Out-of-state: 24%; International: 8.5%

Scholarship

  • Faculty awards: Fulbright Scholars: 19 (past 10 years); Nobel Prize Winners: 1; Pulitzer Prize Winners: 1; Princeton Fellowships: 2
  • Faculty research and sponsored projects: $5.4 million in FY2015
  • Number of full-time faculty: 550
  • Number of endowed chairs: 25
  • Number of endowed undergraduate scholarships: 241
  • Amount contributed to student grants and scholarships by LMU, 2015-16: $103.6 million
  • Undergraduate students who received financial aid, 2015-16: 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: 50,792
  • Total graduate: 19,940
  • Total Loyola Law School: 17,581
  • Undergraduate alumni in California: 36,764 (76%)
  • Graduate alumni in California: 14,812 (79%)
  • Undergraduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 21,191 (44%)
  • Graduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 10,004 (53%)
  • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1980: 39,732 (78%)
  • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1990: 31,586 (62%)
  • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 2000: 21,829 (43%)

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 elementary public charter school, 1 middle school public charter 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.

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 five LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings. The Life Sciences Building received LEED Gold certification in November 2015 and the William H. Hannon Library received LEED Gold certification in 2011.

    Updated Aug. 30, 2016