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Mission: The encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
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
LMU offers 60 major and 56 minor undergraduate degrees and programs.
offers 41 master's degree programs, one education doctorate, one juris doctorate and 12 credential programs.
Colleges and Schools:
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
College of Business Administration
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering
Loyola Law School
School of Education
School of Film and Television
19 student housing facilities for 3,210 students
19 Division I sports (10 women, 9 men)
Member of the West Coast Conference
140 clubs and organizations
17 national Greek fraternities and sororities
LMU's student media:
KXLU 88.9 FM
The Los Angeles Loyolan
(award-winning television network)
Undergraduate: 6,087; Graduate: 2,220; Law School: 1,236; Total: 9,543
Undergraduate tuition + fees: $40,040 (2013-14)
Graduate tuition: $990-$1,309 (2013-14, per unit, by program)
Average room + board: $13,200 (2013-14)
Average undergraduate class size: 20
Average graduate class size: 16
Student to faculty ratio: 11-1
Ethnicity of students: American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%; African-American: 5.6%; Asian: 10.5%; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%; Hispanic/Latino: 22.1%; White/Non-Hispanic: 49.0%; Multi-race: 7.3%; International: 5.2%
Undergraduate students by geographic origin: California: 78%; Out-of-state: 22%
Faculty awards: Fulbright Scholars: 19 (past 10 years); Nobel Prize Winners: 2; Pulitzer Prize Winners: 1; Princeton Fellowship: 1
Faculty research grants and contracts: $5.1 million in FY2013
Number of full-time faculty: 544
Number of endowed chairs: 25
Number of endowed undergraduate scholarships: 241
Amount contributed to student grants and scholarships by LMU, 2013-14: $92.5 million
Undergraduate students who received financial aid, 2013-14: 84%
Ethics at LMU: Eight endowed chairs in ethics; all undergraduates take at least one ethics course; LMU offers an interdepartmental minor program in ethics
Total undergraduate: 48.047
Total graduate: 18,082
Total Loyola Law School: 16,861
Undergraduate alumni in California: 34,935 (76%)
Graduate alumni in California: 13,453 (79%)
Undergraduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 20,468 (45%)
Graduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 9,317 (55%)
Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1980: 36,725 (76%)
Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1990: 28,542 (59%)
Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 2000: 18,773 (39%)
LMU in L.A.
Generates approximately $443 million annually in direct economic activity in Los Angeles County
Employs nearly 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.
LMU ranks 3rd in “Best Universities with Master’s Programs in the West.” U.S. News & World Report, 2014
The William H. Hannon Library rates among the 20 best in the country. The Princeton Review’s guide to “The Best 378 Colleges,” 2014
Seaver College of Science and Engineering ranks 22nd in undergraduate engineering programs. U.S. News & World Report, 2014
School of Film and Television ranks 9th nationally and wins praise for its documentary and animation programs. The Hollywood Reporter, 2013
LMU places 28th in the West and 149th overall. Forbes’ guide to “America’s Top Colleges,” 2013
School of Education ranks 74th out of 278 in “Best Graduate Schools” U.S. News & World Report, 2014
Loyola Law is no. 6 for trial advocacy programs and No. 7 for tax law. U.S. News & World Report, 2014
Sierra Club lists LMU 60th among the nation’s “Coolest Schools” for environmental initiatives and practices for 2013.
LMU is listed among universities that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in academic offerings and campus infrastructure. The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.”
100 percent of campus sprinklers respond automatically to local weather conditions.
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 library won a federal Green Power Award in 2003.
About three-quarters of the campus uses reclaimed water for irrigation.
LMU has three LEED-certified (leadership in energy and environmental design) buildings.
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045
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