Loyola Marymount University welcomed its freshman class on Monday, Aug. 30. These young men and women, 1,379 strong, represent the most qualified freshman class in LMU history with a record-setting average SAT score, topping 1200 out of 1600 for the first time, and a 3.7 GPA.
The incoming freshmen were introduced to campus life during Welcome Weekend. They moved into the residence halls and had the opportunity to attend a job fair on campus, have breakfast at their residence halls and attend the First Year Academic Convocation. During the convocation, sophomore Lauren Cullen spoke about the importance of the class of 2014’s motto, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Jodi Finkel, associate professor of political science and keynote speaker, discussed how they could apply the motto to their academic life.
The class of 2014 is a diverse one, reflecting the values of the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. LMU has students from nearly 60 countries. Twenty-nine percent of the incoming class is from out of state, including students from 52 states and U.S. territories.
Here are some other facts about the class of 2014:
60 percent female
40 percent male
54 percent Caucasian
21 percent Latino
10 percent Asian/Pacific Islander
6 percent African-American
7 percent multi-racial
Posted Sept. 20, 2010