Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a private Jesuit and Marymount research university in Los Angeles, California. It is located on the west side of the city and is scenically positioned atop the bluffs overlooking Playa Vista. LMU is also the parent school to Loyola Law School located in downtown Los Angeles.
LMU offers 60 major and 55 undergraduate degrees and programs across 6 undergraduate colleges. The Graduate Division offers 51 master’s degree programs, one education doctorate, one doctorate in juridical science, one Juris doctorate and 12 credential programs.
As of 2019, Loyola Marymount University is one of the largest Roman Catholic universities on the U.S. West Coast with just under 9,700 undergraduate, graduate and law school students. LMU’s sports teams are called the Lions and compete at the NCAA Division I level as members of the West Coast Conference in 19 sports.
Loyola Marymount University traces its history through Loyola College, founded in 1917 as the successor to St. Vincent’s College which was founded in 1865, and Marymount College, founded in 1933 with its roots in Marymount School which was founded in 1923.
The names “Loyola” and “Marymount” have long been associated with Catholic higher education in countries around the globe. Saint Ignatius Loyola, the founder of The Society of Jesus, sanctioned the foundation of his order’s first school in 1548.
The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary have conducted educational institutions since their establishment in France in 1849 by Father Jean Gailhac. These two traditions of education have come together in Los Angeles as Loyola Marymount University.
LMU acquired the 1,000,000-square-foot (93,000 m2) building in January 2000 from Raytheon, which bought Hughes Aircraft. LMU completed the interior remodel in April 2001. The building, which houses the university’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, is constructed of steel and concrete and is divided into seven structures above ground.
The Princeton Review has recently ranked LMU as having the 7th-most beautiful campus in America. Campus Squeeze college e-zine ranked LMU as having the 3rd-most beautiful campus in America.
Loyola Marymount University
University Honors Program
• University Honors Program
African American Studies
• African American Studies, B.A.
• African American Studies
Asian and Asian American Studies
• Asian and Pacific Studies, B.A.
• Asian and Pacific Studies
• Asian Pacific American Studies
• Bioethics Graduate Certificate
• Bioethics, M.A.
• Catholic Studies
Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
• Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, B.A.
• Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
Classics and Archaeology
• Classics and Archaeology, B.A.
• Classics and Archaeology
• Economics, B.A.
• Economics, B.S.
• English, B.A.
• Journalism, B.A.
• English, M.A.
• Screenwriting for English Majors
Health and Society
• Health and Society
• History, B.A.
• Humanities, B.A.
• Irish Studies
• Jewish Studies
• Liberal Studies, B.A.
Modern Greek Studies
• Modern Greek Studies
Modern Languages and kinds of literature
• French, B.A.
• Modern Languages, B.A.
• Spanish, B.A.
Peace and Justice Studies
• Peace and Justice Studies
• Philosophy, B.A.
• Philosophy, M.A.
• International Relations, B.A.
• Political Science, B.A.
• International Relations
• Political Science
• Psychology, B.A.
• Sociology, B.A.
• Theology, B.A.
• Pastoral Theology, M.A.
• Theology, M.A.
Urban and Environmental Studies
• Urban Studies, B.A.
• Environmental Studies, B.A.
• Urban Studies
• Environmental Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies
• Women’s and Gender Studies, B.A.
• Women’s and Gender Studies
• Yoga Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate
• Yoga Studies, M.A.
College of Business Administration
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• Business Administration
• Accounting, B.S.A.
• Accounting, M.S.A.
• Finance, B.B.A.
Information Systems and Business Analytics
• Applied Information Management Systems (AIMS), B.S.
• Applied Information Management Systems (AIMS), B.B.A.
• Business Analytics, M.S.
• Entrepreneurship, B.B.A.
• Management, B.B.A.
• International Business Concentration
• Management, M.S.
Marketing and Business Law
• Marketing, B.B.A.
• Business Law Concentration
Undergraduate Full-Time Students
per academic year /$49,550
per semester /$24,775
Graduate Tuition per Semester Hour
Doctorate School of Education /$1,657
EMBA /$98,500 for 20-month program
Other College of Business Programs /$1,450
MFA Performance Pedagogy /$1,324
MS in Accounting /$1,100
Engineering Production Management & SELP /$1,268
School of Film and Television /$1,324
Marriage and Family Therapy /$1,324
School of Education /$1,329
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts /$1,264
All Other Graduate Programs /$1,264
The LMU campuses provide a backdrop to each student’s unique university experience. They provide an environment in which students focus deeply on academics, while also embracing life outside the classroom from arts to athletics, spirituality to service. LMU provides diverse experiences that educate the whole person in mind, body and spirit.
Traditional residence halls, suites, apartments and houses are home to more 3,200 students who live on campus. Our facilities provide everything you need to live comfortably and excel academically.
A variety of dining options, coffee shops, and convenience stores are available to suit your tastes and fit your schedule.