Jesuit Identity

Students in mass holding hands in prayer.

Loyola Marymount University is rooted in an educational tradition steeped in 500 years of history and known the world over for its intellectual prowess, values and global network of leaders.

With Jesuit institutions all over the globe, including 27 in the U.S., you will find “Jesuit”-educated leaders and professionals in every corner of the world devoted to the service of others and the promotion of justice. Whatever your field of study, LMU will challenge you to apply and live out the Jesuit principles of faith and reason in your studies, through community service and eventually in your career. 

LMU Lions emerge from the bluff as fully realized individuals, leaders of tomorrow, eager to engage their community and embody the philosophy of "Magis," a Latin phrase meaning "to be more for the greater good." 

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