International Applicants


Welcome! Thank you for your interest in becoming an international student at Loyola Marymount University. As an internationally recognized institution with a reputation for strong academic programs, LMU has a long history of welcoming students from across the globe to learn and thrive in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. With students representing 80 different countries, LMU is committed to providing an environment that promotes a global exchange of ideas and helps students from all walks of life achieve their personal and educational goals. 

We realize the international admissions process can be intimidating, but we are here to help and make the application process smooth.

  • Learn more about admissions procedures and requirements for international students
  • Speak directly with an admissions counselor or current student
  • Never fear, once you are at LMU, you will have ample opportunity to connect with fellow international students through student clubs and organizations.

If you have questions or need help with the application process, please contact us any time:

  • Admission Deadlines

    First-Year Applicants Fall Term:
    November 1 – Early Action (non binding)
    November 1 – Early Decision (binding)
    January 15 – Regular Decision

    First-Year Applicants Spring Term:
    October 15 – Regular Decision

    Transfer Applicants Fall Term:
    February 1 – Early Priority
    March 15 – Regular Decision

    Transfer Applicants Spring Term:
    October 15 – Regular Decision

  • Application Requirements

    Application Requirements 

    • The Common Application and LMU Supplement Form or the LMU online application (
    • Official High School or Secondary School Transcripts
      • Minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average required
      • Official English translation required
    • Official SAT or ACT scores are optional for admission of international students, but required for merit scholarship consideration. SAT subject tests not required.
    • Proof of English Proficiency
      • TOEFL 80 iBT (minimum)
      • IELTS 6.5 overall bandwidth (minimum)
      • PTE 53 (minimum)
    • Letter of Recommendation

    Applicants to the following programs have additional requirements:

  • Scholarship Information

    International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships:

    • Based on academic achievement and test scores
    • No separate application is needed
    • Scholarship amounts vary between $2,000 to full tuition/room and board each year

    Profile of Typical Scholarship Recipient

    • Average SAT Score: 1250
    • Average ACT Composite Score: 28
    • No need-based financial aid is available for international students.

    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees


    2016-2017: $43,526

    Room & Board