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About LMU

Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles offers a rigorous academic experience for ambitious students committed to living lives of meaning and purpose.

Intellectual Engagement and Real-World Experience

A top-ranked national university rooted in the Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount traditions, LMU is committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunities for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. Our three campuses are rooted in the heart of L.A. a global capital for arts and entertainment, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship.

University in Los Angeles

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Big City, Bigger Creativity

LA is our lab, our classroom, and our home. We share the city’s entrepreneurial spirit and optimistic outlook. Loyola Marymount University's faculty and students make their mark in every corner of town: protecting marine life on the coast, filmmaking in Hollywood, and innovating in our neighborhood, a thriving tech hub with more than 500 start-ups. And we do it all minutes from downtown L.A., enjoying ocean views and sunny skies.


Innovation on the Bluff

LMU Research and Innovation in Los Angeles

An Incubator of Imagination

Loyola Marymount University has been an incubator of imagination and new ideas for over a century. Our vibrant academic community encourages students to ask big questions and challenge the status quo. That’s why LMU graduates leave prepared to lead in a changing world, making their mark in business, science, technology, entertainment, and beyond.

Discover LMU Innovation

Our Jesuit and Marymount Traditions

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LMU is institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism and takes its fundamental inspiration from the combined heritage of the Jesuits, the Marymount Sisters, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. We invite persons of diverse in talents, interests, and cultural backgrounds to enrich our educational community and advance our mission of the encouragement of learning, education of the whole person, and the service of faith and promotion of justice.

Supporting ALL Students

A diverse group of students on the LMU campus.

Intrinsic to Our Mission

At LMU, the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply ingrained in the way we live, learn, and work. We examine our progress as an institution and community as we seek to create a more just, equitable world. Join us as we make an inclusive and socially just campus.

Equity and Inclusion at LMU

Social Impact

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Making a Difference

At Loyola Marymount, we're more than a university; we're a community driven by unwavering values. Here, we work for justice – with passion, creativity, and common purpose. Here, sustainability is a way of life. Here, we strive to live lives of meaning and impact. Our mission guides LMU Lions to lead for the greater good. Discover a higher education institution that values what matters most.

Make a Social Impact at LMU

LMU By the Numbers

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$1 Billion+

Annual U.S. Economic Activity

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Alumni Network

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Student Service Hours Per Year

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Top 15%

Wall Street Journal Ranked

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Loyola Marymount University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

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Strategic Plan

The strategic plan is the result of a collaborative and transparent process involving hundreds in the LMU community.

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Inclusive Excellence

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion actively cultivates an anti-racist institutional climate across all campuses.

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LMU's commitment to sustainability and green campus practices has grown into an innovative program known as Green LMU.

University Leadership

President Tim Snyder

President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., began his term as LMU’s 16th president on June 1, 2015 and was inaugurated on October 6, 2015.

Provost Tom Poon

Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon, Ph.D.

Thomas Poon, Ph.D., became executive vice president and provost on June 1, 2017.

Plan Your Visit

We invite you to visit our L.A. campuses and meet the extraordinary students, scholars and innovators who make the LMU experience so inspiring and transformative.