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Loyola Marymount University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Loyola Marymount University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Loyola Marymount University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Loyola Marymount University was awarded 86 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is drama and theater arts.

Overall Quality

Loyola Marymount is ranked #140 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Loyola Marymount also holds the #17 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Loyola Marymount?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Loyola Marymount University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 52%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Loyola Marymount is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus 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 6,700 undergraduates at Loyola Marymount with 6,466 being full-time and 234 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Loyola Marymount with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $61,300 in their early years. 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 located in Los Angeles, California. The location of Loyola Marymount is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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 66 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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