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How Well Is Loyola Marymount University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Loyola Marymount University was awarded 89 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is drama and theater arts.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Loyola Marymount is ranked #140 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Loyola Marymount held the #141 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Loyola Marymount is also ranked #17 out of 116 schools in California.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Loyola Marymount?

Acceptance Rate

Loyola Marymount University has an acceptance rate of 52%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Loyola Marymount.

Average Test Scores

About 57% of students accepted to Loyola Marymount submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 600 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 580 to 680 )
Loyola Marymount received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Loyola Marymount University  ( 26 to 31 )

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Loyola Marymount University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Loyola Marymount, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Loyola Marymount University is 55%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  55 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Loyola Marymount University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Loyola Marymount University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Loyola Marymount the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 70%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  70 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Loyola Marymount

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,391 undergraduates at Loyola Marymount with 6,164 being full-time and 227 being part-time.

Loyola Marymount Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 98.01 out of 100, Loyola Marymount is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.01 out of 100
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How Much Does Loyola Marymount University Cost?

The overall average net price of Loyola Marymount is $39,898. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Loyola Marymount

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$30,629 $27,230 $34,912 $37,635 $47,331

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Loyola Marymount, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Loyola Marymount, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $8,338 a year. That adds up to $33,352 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Loyola Marymount is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Loyola Marymount Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Loyola Marymount make around $61,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Loyola Marymount students since it is 54% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Loyola Marymount University make the most money.

Location of Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Los Angeles, California. The city atmosphere of Los Angeles makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Loyola Marymount University

Contact details for Loyola Marymount are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Phone: 310-338-2700

Loyola Marymount University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 72 majors graduated from Loyola Marymount University. Of these students, 1,674 received undergraduate degrees and 1,065 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 158 $36,600
General Psychology 135 $27,700
Marketing 132 $44,400
Finance & Financial Management 108 $53,700
Drama & Theater Arts 90 $26,200
Economics 88 $46,400
Political Science & Government 87 $37,500
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 71 $27,000
General English Literature 69 $33,700
Entrepreneurial Studies 66 $27,500

Learn more about the majors offered at Loyola Marymount University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Loyola Marymount

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 580 students took at least one online class at Loyola Marymount University. This is an increase from the 302 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 580 48
2016-2017 302 43
2015-2016 244 37
2014-2015 235 46
2013-2014 293 44

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