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As a Jesuit institution, Loyola Marymount University is rooted in a 500-year tradition of academic excellence and committed to providing an education that integrates academic development with real-world experiences. We prepare students to take their place in the global community as ethical and compassionate leaders and innovators.

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A 21st Century Education 500 Years in the Making

LMU 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, 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. 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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Discover LMU’s Renowned Academic Programs

Whether you already know exactly what you want to study or are searching for what you would like to focus on, LMU offers a wide range of programs. With in-depth majors in more than 50 fields of study, we make it easy for you to find your passion, pursue your profession, and broaden your horizons.

LMU’s academic offerings are organized into six schools or colleges. Areas of study in each college are often related or even interdependent, creating a more-focused learning environment.

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Moving the Needle on Research

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Find out how Mahsa Ebrahim, Ph.D., assistant professor in LMU's mechanical engineering program, trains students to be creative designers through collaborative learning and research opportunities.


Meet the Faculty

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Our distinguished faculty work closely with undergraduate students to encourage collaboration, creativity and innovation. Learn how faculty support the student experience by visiting our Faculty Profile Gateway.


Your Future Looks Bright

LMU is conveniently located on a beautiful bluff-top campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our campus provides 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. Watch our tribute to the beauty of our campus and picture yourself as a student on the bluff.

Like what you see? We welcome your visit. With the option of an on-campus or virtual tour, our helpful admission staff look forward to connecting with you and providing our assistance to make your transition to college a seamless and memorable experience.

Beyond the Bluff

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At LMU, we will prepare you for success! From day one, we encourage you to take ownership of your career pathway by tapping into all the resources that we offer through Career and Professional Development.

You will learn about the typical career directions and the types of employers that hire people in your major. Our approach offers integrated career development and planning programs, involving faculty, advisors in your school or college, and our nationally recognized career center.

Forming Leaders Who Transform the World

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Learn how Scott Morimoto '23 is turning his LMU education into real-world success.

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Spotlight on Student Achievement

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The outcomes of an LMU education are limitless. Discover how recent Lions turned life on the bluff into real-world success.

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Meet the Pride

At LMU we take pride in our Pride. As we like to put it... "Once a Lion, Always a Lion." That means our global network of alumni - over 98,000+ members strong - stands ready to help new graduates launch their careers. The Pride also includes an online mentoring platform, connecting LMU students and alumni through interest groups and allowing Lions to search for alumni by company, region, major, campus involvement, and more to build professional and purposeful connections.

Watch The Pride's Lena Jennings '18, an equity strategist at Google, explain how LMU values guide her work.


Bruce Featherstone Life Science Building
Bruce Featherston Life Sciences Building

The 103,000-square-foot Life Sciences Building is home to LMU’s programs in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, health and human sciences, science education, and urban ecology. It embodies LMU’s commitment to sustainability with more than 8,200 square feet of solar panels that generate 10 percent of the facility’s electricity. This iconic campus building achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification in 2015.

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The Bluff

Ask alumni what their favorite place at LMU is and you're sure to hear that the bluff is a hands-down Lion favorite. The beautiful trail that follows the bluff behind Sacred Heart Chapel is a particularly serene place to enjoy a moment of peaceful reflection after a busy day on campus.

Xavier Hall Building
Xavier Hall

Xavier Hall was the first building constructed on campus in 1929 and was originally intended to be used as housing for LMU’s Jesuit community. The building is now home to offices for the dean and faculty in the LMU School of Film and Television.

William H. Hannon Library

The William H. Hannon Library seeks to foster excellence in academic achievement through an array of distinctive services that enable learners to feed their curiosity, experience new worlds, develop their ideas, inform their decision-making, and inspire others.

Sunken Garden
Sunken Garden

Every afternoon on Sunken Garden holds a new opportunity. From a class circling up under the shade of a palm tree to a group of Lions enjoying a game or meal together - the garden is the perfect place to make memories with friends. It's also the stunning location each year for LMU's commencement ceremonies.

Take the Next Step

We hope you enjoyed learning what makes Loyola Marymount University an exceptional place to live and learn. Ready to take the next step toward joining our creative and collaborative community of scholars, dreamers and doers? Read our first-year and transfer requirements, then begin your application.