Loyola Marymount University

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.lmu.edu
Address One Lmu Drive
City Los Angeles
State CA
Zip 90045-2659
Locale City: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 88%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 70.1%
Five-year graduation rate 77.2%
Six-year graduation rate 79.1%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Masters Large
Size: Number of Undergraduates 6,391
Endowment Assets $457,488,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website financialaid.lmu.edu/prospectivestudents/netpricecalculator/
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 1%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen 3.74
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 605 (25th - 75th percentile = 550 - 660)
Median SAT Math 620 (25th - 75th percentile = 570 - 670)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 28.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 26 - 30)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 53.9%
In-State Tuition and Fees $44,480
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $44,480
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $62,454
Average Net Price After Grants $42,459
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,516
Median earnings 10 years after entry $61,300
Median debt of completers $22,000
Federal Loan Default Rate 2.6%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 12.4%
% Underrepresented Minority 27.1%
% Black 6.4%
% Latino 20.6%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2%
% Asian 10.9%
% White 44.3%
% Two or More Races 7.6%
% Other 9.9%
% Noresident Aliens 9.8%
% Female 56.3%
% Male 43.7%
% Age 25 and Over 2.0%
% Part-time 3.5%