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Academics

LMU offers a rich academic experience where students interact with world-class faculty across disciplines. At its core, LMU is guided by the Jesuit philosophy of educating the whole person – in mind, body, and spirit. Our three campuses are part of the fabric of Los Angeles, a global capital for arts and entertainment, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship. Students participate in cutting-edge research and unique academic experiences in the surrounding city and throughout the world.

By the Numbers

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11:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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620

Full-time Faculty

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110

Study Abroad Programs

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$161M

Grant and Scholarship Contribution

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Find Your Program

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 comes from pre-eminent faculty, who have built LMU's reputation as one of the nation's top universities.

Colleges & Schools

LMU is a private Catholic university with more than 7,000 undergraduate students and more than 2,800 graduate and law students from diverse backgrounds and many perspectives. Our seven colleges and schools boast best-in-the-nation programs in film and television, business, education and more.

Continuing Education

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LMU Extension and the Center for Religion and Spirituality offer transformative learning opportunities to the community through professional certificate programs, workshops, and special events.

Executive Education

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LMU College of Business Administration offers courses and certificate programs that help working professionals remain competitive in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

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Study Abroad

Expand your horizons and experience a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to learning by participating in one of LMU's study abroad programs. Our students explore global perspectives and embrace new cultural contexts to become ethical leaders in a globally interconnected and culturally diverse world.

LMU offers more than 100 study abroad programs in 47 countries.

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Our Faculty

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LMU offers a rich academic experience where students interact with world-class faculty who are also award-winning scientists, filmmakers, writers, artists, and more. Our faculty are teacher-scholars, conducting research and doing creative work that contributes to the larger body of knowledge while setting an example for the importance of lifelong learning.

  • Number of full-time faculty: 620
  • Number of endowed chairs: 25
  • Faculty awards include 31 Fulbright Scholars, one Nobel Prize winner, one Pulitzer Prize winner, and two Princeton Fellowships

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University Libraries

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William H. Hannon Library

The William H. Hannon Library offers a variety of resources to support student research and creative projects, including research tutorials and consultations. The library recognizes student work through Research Awards for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate excellent research strategies and use of the services, resources, and collections to produce a scholarly or creative work.

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William M. Rains Law Library

The William M. Rains Law Library, at the Loyola Law School campus in Downtown Los Angeles, serves as a resource to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Loyola Law School and LMU, and members of the legal education community, the bench, and the bar.

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Course Catalog

Explore undergraduate and graduate degree course descriptions, degree requirements, deadlines and fees.