The call to ignite a brighter world is deep in our DNA.
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.
By the Numbers
Students Most Engaged in Community Service
The Princeton Review, 2023
Hours in Community Service
Contributed by Students Annually
Best Green Colleges Honor Roll
The Princeton Review, 2023*
Lions that Make a Difference
Learning a Changemaker Mindset in Los Angeles
L.A. is a vast metropolis, and its diverse landscapes and communities make it an ideal place for education with real-world impact. Faculty research drives positive change in L.A.’s economy, ecology, and public health. In and out of the classroom, students bring LMU creativity to solve the region’s most significant challenges.
Experience that Sparks Change
The only wrongful conviction clinic dedicated to serving Los Angeles County.Project for the Innocent
A unique program that connects groups of LMU students with service opportunities.service opportunities
Our Commitment to Inclusion
Loyola Marymount University’s mission and values call us to work toward a more inclusive campus for a more equitable world. Learn more about LMU’s award-winning work creating a diverse, anti-racist organization.
An Enduring Mission
LMU takes its fundamental inspiration from the combined heritages of the Jesuits, the Marymount Sisters, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Our inclusive community welcomes all, and our religious origin drives our enduring commitment to the common good. At LMU, we live by a threefold mission: the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, and the service of faith and promoting justice.
The LMU campuses provide a backdrop to each student's unique university experience. They provide an environment where students focus intensely on academics while embracing life outside the classroom — from arts to athletics, spirituality to service. LMU offers diverse experiences that educate the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.
LMU 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 our graduates leave prepared to lead in a changing world, making their mark in business, science, technology, entertainment, and beyond.