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Admission FAQs

Loyola Marymount University is committed to supporting our students and their families through the global academic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help ease concerns and adjust to the changing academic climate, we have temporarily adjusted some undergraduate admissions policies to ensure high school and transfer students are not penalized by their inability to earn letter grades for academic classes or take standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Find Your Program

There's a path for everyone. Explore yours.

LMU offers more than 150 degrees, certificates and credentials to prepare outstanding individuals for lives of meaning, purpose and professional success. Our breadth and depth in academics come from pre-eminent faculty, who have built LMU's reputation as one of the nation's top universities.

By the Numbers

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Top 15%

Wall Street Journal Ranked

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Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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Degrees, Certificates & Credentials

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Division I and Varsity Sports


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Career Outcomes

Career and Professional Development Gears Up

Soon-to-be grads find opportunities in a changing job market through virtual recruiting experiences.

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Graduate Alumni Spotlight

From Makeup to Start Up

Letty Cabrera-Calvo, EMBA ’14 has taken her makeup accessory line to boutiques worldwide.

Alum Chilembwe Mason

Chilembwe Mason ’98, M.D.

ER physician in Bronx, New York describes the overwhelming needs he is facing on the front lines.

Upcoming Events

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Leading the Way in Science, Technology, Arts and the Humanities

Pushing boundaries across disciplines, in the lab, field, classroom and stage ensures that our faculty and students are at the leading edge of knowledge. As a Carnegie-classified R2 school, LMU is recognized nationally as a doctoral university with high research activity.


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Students and faculty participate in field research, such as here in Petra, Jordan.

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LMU faculty and students engage with the world, studying the complexities of Brexit and Hong Kong with equal focus.

Space X capsule

LMU has deep ties to Los Angeles' top aerospace players, who regularly hire grads to help boldly go where no one has before.

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Pushing the Envelope

The facilities in LMU's state of the art Life Sciences Building help students prepare for careers across disciplines as diverse as basic research, medicine, and environmental remediation.

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A Sense of Community

Settling into new surroundings is easy with new friends by your side.

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Feel the Spirit

With more than 21 Division 1 and varsity sports, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a great game on campus.

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Iconic Beauty

At the center of it all is Sacred Heart Chapel, the heart of LMU's beautiful Westchester campus.

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California Dreaming

The Pacific Ocean is just down the street from campus, and serves as both a recreational destination and subject for study in the classroom.

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L.A. is Your Classroom

A world of opportunity lies in the vibrant city just beyond the bluff.

Live Like a Lion

Life on campus at LMU is as dynamic as the city around us. We think you'll find this a great place to grow as a scholar and fully-alive individual.

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Lions Are Fierce

Support Your Pride

Because of the evolving Coronavirus situation, the remainder of the Spring 2020 season has been canceled. But our 21 Division I and Varsity sports teams, plus dozens of Club teams plan to coming roaring back as soon as competion resumes!