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Loyola Marymount University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1911
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,746
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $318,720,392
Admissions Address

1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. Matthew X. Fissinger
Admissions office telephone: (310) 338-2750
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 3 3
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 16 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 54%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 54%
Total applicants: 8,168
Total acceptances: 4,370
Total freshman enrollment: 1,264
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 3,090
Male acceptances: 1,740
Male freshman enrollment: 519
Female applicants: 5,078
Female acceptances: 2,630
Female freshman enrollment: 745
Out-of-state freshmen: 26%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 864
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 206


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 62%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 47%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
First-year students submitting GPA: 94%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 - 620
Math: 540 - 640
Combined: 1060 - 1260


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.5% 6.3%
600-699 37.2% 41.8%
500-599 44.1% 39.4%
400-499 13.6% 12.0%
300-399 0.6% 0.4%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 39%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 - 27
Math: 23 - 29
Composite: 23 - 27


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.8% 21.2% 11.4%
24-29 59.2% 50.2% 56.3%
18-23 26.9% 26.9% 27.3%
12-17 2.0% 1.6% 4.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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