Maybe that we're the only Catholic University in Los Angeles and one of the world's renowned Jesuit institutions, a group that includes 28 U.S. universities and over 100 schools worldwide.
Or that Loyola Marymount University has been called a Hidden Gem by the Washington Post and ranked among the Best in the West by U.S. News & World Report.
Or that our serene campus, overlooking Marina del Rey, offers one of the most exhilarating academic locations anywhere.
Or that our five colleges, all connected to Los Angeles, enable students to make current contacts in technology, business, politics, art, music, and naturally, the entertainment industry.
Yet there's something more to consider. If you're looking for a place to acquire facts and skills that will help you get along in the world, you have many choices. But if you're looking for a place where God fits in, a place that honors faith as well as reason, Loyola Marymount University may be the place for you.
At LMU, we inspire you to take ideas apart and learn how they fit together. You'll test your limits, forge enduring friendships, promote justice and become a contributing citizen of the world.
Our curriculum is broad and deep. Our pace is demanding. Our expectations are high. Our plans are ambitious. And we're looking for curious, accomplished, enterprising, visionary students eager to embrace the challenge.
Inside LMU and LMU Athletics:
What LMU is All About...
IT'S ABOUT THE SUPPORT
Throughout an LMU education, students enjoy the support of instructors who know each individual by name and who make classes challenging, fascinating and fun. Class sizes are 13 to 1 and give each student a chance to exceed even their own expectations.
IT'S WHO YOU ARE WITH
Looking for camaraderie? When it comes to providing friends and mentors, you won't find a university surpassing LMU. The campus population comes from all 50 states and 70 countries. Better still, LMU offers more than 100 extracurricular organizations that hone the students skills and help them find like-minded colleagues for life.
Whatever the religious belief, the university pays attention to individual spirit. "I've thought a lot about what makes my friends at college different than those from high school, and I've realized that the people at LMU live up to the mission of being men and women for others," said a sophomore. Students are free to examine faith in social or service activities.
IT'S WHERE YOU LIVE
Every fall, nine out of 10 first-year students take advantage of LMU housing and for some very good reasons. Some of the benefits of LMU living are simple: an active social scene, meal plans that allow students to dine at various campus locations, and easy access to classes and campus facilities. But university housing offers much more than simple convenience, it also give students an edge. As a resident, students are immediately plugged into programs that help them achieve better grades, meet new friends, develop professional contacts and graduate in a timely manner.
IT'S WHERE YOU'RE BOUND
"We're trying to get rid of you," so professor Kelly Younger, who directs the Honors Program, likes to tell LMU students. He's referring to the study abroad opportunities, scholarships, internships, academic conferences and competitions that take students off campus and into the world. When it comes time to graduate, students will have the knowledge, the confidence, and the strength of spirit to achieve anything the students can imagine.
ACADEMICS: VIEW TO A PROMISING FUTURE
The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that at Jesuit institutions, this precept "translates into a large amount of individual attention from faculty members and accessibility to high-level administrators, including the president." At LMU, students don't simply benefit from cura personalis; they practice it, too, carrying out the Jesuit ideal of "men and women for others." The Marymount sisters contribute a history of educating women and teaching through the arts, with a deliberately international perspective that encourages respect for all cultures. LMU brings these gifts together in five colleges: Business Administration, Communications and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Liberal Arts, and Science and Engineering.
Updated: Sept. 18, 2006
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