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 90 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. 

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:
    November 1 – Early Priority
    March 15 – Regular Decision

    Transfer Applicants Spring Term:
    October 1 – Regular Decision

  • Application Requirements

    Application Requirements 

    •  High School or Secondary School Transcripts
      • English translation required
    • SAT or ACT scores are optional for admission of international students. SAT subject tests not required.
    • Proof of English Proficiency
      • TOEFL 80 iBT (minimum)
      • IELTS 6.5 overall bandwidth (minimum)
      • PTE 53 (minimum)
      • Duolingo 50 (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

    Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

    • 2018-2019: $68,400

    Room & Board

    • $12,615-$16,385