LMU is a comprehensive university with an atmosphere more like that of a small college.

Ranked 64th by U.S. News & World Report, LMU balances a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum with outstanding professional programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. LMU, located in Los Angeles, 1 km from the beach and 5 minutes from the airport, welcomes students from all spiritual, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. With a 10% international population, a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, and a class size of 20, students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty who are active in their fields and dedicated to teaching.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 47% (total), 50% (international)
  • Average ACT score: 28
  • Average SAT score: 1320
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Archaeology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors availablehttps://www.lmu.edu/academics/degrees/ 


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $70,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I

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