Loyola Marymount University
Founded in 1911, Loyola Marymount University is a top-ranked Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. It is a private Catholic university with 6,000 undergraduates, 2,200 graduate students and 1,100 law students from diverse backgrounds and many perspectives. The university has more than 85,000 LMU alumni whose professional achievements are matched by a deep commitment to improving the lives of others.
LMU esteemed faculty and programs are nationally and internationally recognized for excellence and creativity, providing a foundation for a rigorous academic experience while maintaining its focus on individual student. The university offer 60 major and 55 minor undergraduate degrees and for graduate students, 39 master's degree programs, one education doctorate, one juris doctorate, one doctorate of juridical science and 10 credential/authorization programs. Loyola’s esteemed faculty includes Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer Prize winners, among many other distinctions. The university is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students.
Inclusive excellence and interculturalism are fundamental to Loyola Marymount University mission to provide holistic educational experiences that prepare students to be women and men for and with others. The university strives to create and sustain a campus community that supports the professional development of faculty, staff, and administrators. Inclusive excellence incorporates diversity and equity-mindedness. Interculturalism focuses on sharing and learning across cultures with the aim of promoting mutual understanding, harmony, justice, and accelerated creativity.
At LMU, students have ample opportunities to engage in co-curricular programs with over 155 registered student organizations and 18 Inter/National Greek fraternities and sororities. It was ranked No. 7 nationwide for the having Students Most Engaged in Community Service according to the Princeton Review with students volunteering nearly 200,000 hours last year at more than 350 community organizations. LMU Lions compete in 22 NCAA Division I and varsity sports in the West Coast Conference.
The University’s stunning campus in West Los Angeles is a sun-soaked oasis overlooking the Pacific coast and a model of sustainability. The 142-acre blufftop main campus is rooted in the heart of Los Angeles, a global capital for arts and entertainment, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship. It has consistently being named among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses. Silicon Beach, the tech capital of Southern California, is in LMU's front yard. Industry partnerships provide students with unrivaled internship and professional career opportunities. In 2015, Silicon Beach was ranked third globally for tech ecosystems, edging out powerhouse hubs like Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.
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