Academic Excellence

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Are you looking for a place where you are going to be challenged? A university where you are brought to levels of the highest personal and academic growth?

At Loyola Marymount University, we are committed to the education and development of the whole person, the encouragement of learning, and the service of faith and promotion of justice. As the preeminent Jesuit university on the Pacific Rim, LMU offers world-renowned and nationally-ranked academic programs. We offer a 21st Century education — 500 years in the making.

LMU Lions set forth to make a difference in the world, becoming leaders in their communities and professions, but they do not get there alone. Our esteemed faculty members take your success very seriously and will provide all the support you need to succeed as you pursue your goals and dreams. With an average class size of 19 and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you will find yourself at the center of the conversation — often questioning assumptions and tackling the toughest questions. Such conversations require hard work and trust, both characteristics of our small classes. The end result — insight and understanding — is both rewarding and valuable.

With over 50 majors to choose from, our rigorous academic programs prepare students for lives of meaning and purpose. You can look forward to a distinctive educational experience founded on respect for our diverse global community and a passion for creating a more just and humane society. This philosophy is translated across our schools, colleges, and majors as well as interdisciplinary majors and minors, international immersion and study abroad experiences, experiential internships and community-based service learning opportunities.

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