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Loyola Marymount University Reviews

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  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 18 people found this review useful. 1 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy a more artistic, liberal view would enjoy Loyola Marymount. Even if your major is math or science, you can't help getting into some of the events. Outgoing, active students would absolutely love LMU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Go to Convo hour events! Check out the Lion Den and the Living Room!

    Bang for the buck

    So its a little pricey. What great school isn't? Believe me, this education is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is nothing better than a beautiful campus with an even more beautiful view. The campus and people are so relaxed. Don't be surprised if you see a few people tanning outside in the summer months. Its hard to miss home when your school has more palm trees than a vacation resort. Convo hour (Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1) is by far the best idea I have ever heard of on a college campus. There is nothing better than a school wide hour without classes, not to mention the concerts, fairs, and yard sales.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are all very down to earth. Professors here understand what information and knowledge is needed in the real world and wont try to fill your head up with unnecessary jargon.

  • 07/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 2 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Focused students who have a pretty good idea of what they want to major in, otherwise it could be a big waste of money for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't focus too much on the social aspect of college at first because it becomes really easy for you to get lost in your class work and with the high price tag on this college most students definitely try to get out in 4 years, if not sooner, to save money.

    Bang for the buck

    Private Catholic University= extremely high tuition rates but I feel like if you put in the effort in your classes and your social life you will get back everything you are paying for. One of the best things about LMU is that it is such a small campus that it's really hard to get lost and the biggest class I have had so far is 25 people and next semester I'm taking a class with 6 people. I love the small class sizes because then you are able to make a more personally connection with your professors which is great when you need a letter of recommendation.

    Am enjoying being here

    LMU was my dream school and it has lived up to every expectation I had. Of course the transition to living on a college campus took a little time to get use to but the key is to just get involved. There is so much to do on campus like Greek life, service organizations, sports, and a ton of different clubs.

    Am learning a lot

    I have been able to learn so much from just one year at LMU. Since LMU is a private catholic university all students do have to take a philosophy and theology class, which at first I thought were going to be horrible but actually they were really interesting and not at all what I would have expected. All the teachers here are extremely helpful and always there if you need help, even if they don't have office hours that day.

  • 12/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 3 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think that LMU is a great place for everyone but if I had to choose I would say outgoing and active people. LMU is a campus that encourages you to stay active and participate. There is always something going on! I also think this campus is for very laid back people. According to me and fellow students the campus has a very California GO LIONS! ROAR!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before applying or registering. LMU is very beautiful and clean don't get me wrong but LMU is also a very small. If you are looking for this kind of campus I think LMU is your best choice. Before choosing your dorm visit the dorms during an open house. There are some new dorms and some very old ones. I am in rosecrans and even though its fun it is also the oldest dorm in LMU. Rosecrans can get very dirty sometimes. So if you are a very clean person stay away from Rosecrans. I suggest the new Del Reys either North or South. Both of them are awesome.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes LMU is very expensive but every penny you pay is worth it. There are so many opportunities and things to do in school. LMU has Division I sports (soccer,tennis,basketball water polo...), sport clubs(soccer, tennis, rugby...), intramurals very popular at LMU (football, indoor/outdoor soccer, tennis, ping pong, basketball) random fun clubs, frats, sororities, service organizations, study groups, and dorm activities. When I arrived to LMU I was overwhelmed by all the opportnities offered. I wanted to do so many things. I was very excited and signed up for a lot of things. This semester I did a little bit of everything. Feed the hungry (make sandwhiches for homeless in Santa Monica), El Espejo (mentoring group), MeCha group, Tennis club, and LBSA (latino business student association). Next semester I plan to be in Crimson Circle, a service organization and in my dorm activities group. Before coming LMU I was very nervous and a little stressed that my parents where paying so much money for college. After finishing my first semester I now know that the cost of LMU is worth it. Both the Academics and the Extracurriculars at LMU are the best!

    Am enjoying being here

    LMU is in Los Angeles. great weather, great people, beautiful campus, and the beach is short bike away. Marina del Rey is awesome! Where else do you want to be? LMU is situated atop what LMU students call the bluff. It is a very safe and nice area! I love LMU and I am enjoying 100% my college experience at LMU!

    Am learning a lot

    Well, what can I say. I just finished my first semester at LMU and I am loving it! The first thing I told my dad when he picked me up last week was, I think I learned more this semester alone at LMU than during my four years in high school. You might think that my high school was bad but it was actually a very hard school. I just think that the way professors at LMU prepare class makes it very interesting and encouraging to pay attention. Another neat thing at LMU is that the average class size is 25 students. This is really cool because almost every professor knows you by your name and encourages you to visit during officer hours. Working with professors during office hours is the best. They are very helpful and at the same time fun. During the semester my english professor helped me with my essays at least ten times! Where else can you can get all this attention?! ONLY AT LMU! LMU is the perfect place to learn! The professors and the classes offered are the best! I am so anxious to start 2nd semester.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    10 out of 15 people found this review useful. 4 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, Ready to be immersed in culture, Laid back

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to get as many scholarships as you can because this school is incredibly expensive, but once you're at the campus and see the LMU life it is definitely work it.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Small college Small class sizes. Personal relationships with professors. Would like to have a good connections/networks Want to go to a private school without the pressure of religion being overbearing. LMU is a home away from home. Close to the beach, yet close to Los Angeles. Looking to have a balanced lifestyle of partying and school work

    Tips for prospective students

    If you qualify for financial aid check out the Student Worker Program. Go to LMU's website and type in Student Worker Program and you can get all the information there. While this program gets confused with work study, the Student Worker Program is completely different. Work study only offers $2,200 to $3,500 to work for while in college, however, the Student Worker Program offers an unlimited amount, which means you can make anywhere between $20,000-$32,000 while in college. While it is a lot of hard work, being in this program has allowed me to come to a great university and not have any debts/loans to pay off after college.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many well-to-do type of people that either are students or associates with the school, and as a student you will be able to network with them. The school is constantly having different types of speakers for all sorts of majors come on campus and have meet and greets and speeches to talk about their profession. Furthermore, there are many workshops, especially for freshman, that can help you build your resume, develop better study skills, and even offer free tutoring/essay revisions in the The Learning Center. If you need help in any way all the staff and professors are available, and are willing to go out of your way to help you succeed.

    Am enjoying being here

    While the party scene is not big here, the student body is constantly having events on campus that will suit everyones needs. However, LMU is a type of school that if you seek it, you will find it. If you are a party animal or interested in an occasional party or two, then there is greek life which would satisfy everyones needs. Greek Life is a pretty big part of the social scene but if you are more reserved, there is always the option of Service Organizations. While LMU is a small private school, LMU offers a little bit of everything, and everyone can find their own niche here.

    Am learning a lot

    Being from a big high school, it's great to still have a small class size class in college. The average class size of all my classes is about 20. Professors know each student by name and even take attendance which can be a nuisance if you skip class a lot but on the other hand can help you out by forcing you to not skip class and stay on top of your school work. Professors encourage office hours and it is a great opportunity to be able to get to know them on a personal basis.

  • 04/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small class sizes, a liberal arts education, well-rounded experiences outside of the classroom, more resources available than can be used, and being involved on or off campus would enjoy going to LMU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at as much of the school as you can. If you can, stay overnight with a host. Look at all of the dorms, and decide which ones you like best. If you attend the school, go to Convo; it's the only time during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays when no one has classes. Try to join a club/organization, sports team, service organization, or a fraternity/sorority so that you have something else to do other than schoolwork.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a pricey school to attend, but it is obvious why when you see all the materials and resources you have access to and how all of the buildings are set up. There is also a lot of free stuff that the school provides.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is so beautiful, and the atmosphere is so welcoming and fun. There a lot of things you can get involved in on campus to make your experience what you want it to be.

    Am learning a lot

    There is a wide range of classes you can take as well as a lot of professors who are more than willing to help you to succeed academically. It is also easier to learn when the class sizes are 30 or less.

  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student who is looking foward to not only find a great paying job, but also grow and find yourself as a person. Any one who wants to participate in a family-like school and have the highest of educations.

    Tips for prospective students

    The atmosphere and the people that teach and attend here are all so welcoming. This university is unlike any other. Although it is quite costly, it is well worth it.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are six official sororities and five official fraternities on campus. Needless to say, Greek life is not huge at LMU. That being said, it's very fun to be apart of it. As a member of a sorority on campus, I know how beneficial membership is. The organizations put on great philanthropies and parties. I believe Greek life is definitely more focused on the social aspect, but there is a lot of hard work and charity done in each organization. Moreover, there are no official houses or a Greek Row at LMU. If you are looking for a hardcore Greek life experience, you might consider USC or ASU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For freshmen, it's customary to be thrown into the Foley Fountain on your birthday. It's cold, but it's a great memory and kind of like a rite of passage. For seniors, it's a tradition to slide down the huge LMU letters on the bluff before graduation. Everyone also thinks they've seen and heard ghosts in pretty much all the residence halls, so it's fun to joke about that, too.

    What to do for fun

    LMU is very lucky to be located where it is. Venice and Santa Monica are five minutes away, Hollywood is 20 minutes away, and Disneyland is about an hour away. On campus, there is always something to do. Whether it's open-mic night, Hall Brawls, or playing a pick-up basketball/soccer/baseball/football/frisbee game, you'll never be bored at LMU. Every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, there is the Convocation Hour, or Convo, where there's food, free prizes, and live music. Fraternity and sorority philanthropy events are also a blast.

    Food and Dining

    This area is probably my only complaint about LMU. First-year students report enjoying the food on-campus more than any other grade simply because people get sick of it. There is really not a lot of variety, and the food just doesn't taste that great. Once you've eaten it for a year, you don't really want to eat it anymore. The best place to eat is Roski Dining Hall in University Hall. The breakfast bowls, lunch wraps, and sandwiches are delicious. Sometimes the Lair, the main cafeteria, will have comfort food at the Malone Market like macaroni and cheese, chicken, and mashed potatoes. The Lair does have good salads, too. Iggy's is a 50s style diner centrally located on campus with great milkshakes and breakfast served all day. Besides that, there is a Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and Quizno's all on campus. Those are good options as well. The Lion's Den has the best coffee on campus, and I like how it is run and employed by fellow students. Honestly, if there would be more variety and better dining hours (Roski being open on the weekend, for instance) I would enjoy the food service at LMU much more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great at LMU. RHA does a great job of providing resources and activities for the residents. They plan things like laser-tag trips, retreats, Lakers/Dodgers/Galaxy game tickets, art projects, and even cooking projects. First-year students usually live in a traditional dorm situation, sharing a room with another person, with one large bathroom centrally located on each floor. This is definitely an adjustment, but it ultimately causes residents to interact in the hallways and in the lounges. Second-year students usually live in a suite-style setting, with a roommate and two suite-mates that are connected by a private bathroom. This is really nice and allows you to choose to live with your friends. Third and fourth year students are not guaranteed housing, but the facilities are apartment-style settings with a full kitchen, dining room, and living room. All three different options encourage students to get to know each other and to explore LA.

    Academic Rigor

    On a scale of one to ten, LMU's academic rigor would rank at about a seven. Although all the classes are challenging, I would say that courses within your major are the most difficult. Courses within your major are taught by professors who know the subject inside and out, so they expect a lot from their students. I usually have several papers a month, with about four major paper assignments over a semester. Midterms and finals are obviously the most stressful, and I believe that students across the board with all different majors find themselves heavily stressed. I spend about 20 hours a week on studying, assignments, essays, and research. Although 20 hours may seem like a lot, it's really not in the grand scheme of things. I feel challenged, but not overwhelmed, and I think that's a perfect balance.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I would give to prospective students is to have an open mind. It is important to have goals and expectations when you're about to enter college, but I've learned that things can change quickly, and you have to keep an open mind to adapt to those changes. Keeping an open mind also involves not closing yourself off to a particular group or activity just because you would not think about participating in it beforehand. It's important to put yourself out there at LMU because there are so many ways to get involved. Besides keeping an open mind, I advise everyone to live on-campus for their first two years at LMU because the residence halls are so much fun. That's another great way to meet people and make friends. Last but not least, I encourage all prospective students to stay on track with their academics. LMU is challenging, but the professors are dedicated and always willing to take extra time for students. Finally, go to the library! The William H. Hannon Library is amazing. It has three floors, great study spaces, 20 large group study rooms, about 70 brand new Apple computers, and a delicious coffee shop, Jazzman's.

    In three sentences

    1. At LMU, I have witnessed the Jesuit mission integrated into the everyday curriculum, emphasizing social justice in many subjects. 2. The professors are incredibly dedicated, and I am so thankful to have small classes where I can get to know my professors. 3. Finally, there are so many ways to get involved at LMU, including, but not limited to fraternities and sororities, theater productions, sports (official and club), multicultural organizations, and on-campus jobs.

  • 08/31/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 7 people found this review useful. 9 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you're interested in study abroad, it is possible here, but there's not a strong emphasis.

    Will enjoy being here

    This campus is GORGEOUS!

    Will learn a lot

    The focus on academics is good I'm sure, but it wasn't as stringent as some of the other schools I looked at. The job placement program seems fantastic- the agency at the campus will find you a job/internship anywhere you want to go, not just in LA.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    LMU is great for the student that wants a school that fosters a sense of community. It's not a huge state school, yet it's not a small liberal arts school, it's got the best of both worlds. The school lacks some school spirit (mostly because there is no football team), but everyone on campus seems to get along well. The university and the location in Los Angeles allow for countless of opportunities during and after your time at LMU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best in the first semester at school. Instead of doing a lot of extra-curricular activities, choose a couple and spend a lot of time on those. Quality always trumps quantity.

    Bang for the buck

    LMU is one of the most expensive schools that I applied to, but they also offered a lot of merit money, allowing me to come here. If you feel like LMU is a good fit for you, just apply and see if you can afford it with the amount of financial aide they offer you. You might be surprised.

    Am enjoying being here

    I don't think that there is a more beautiful campus in the country. There are are so many resources here that I have yet to take advantage of. The city of Los Angeles is close by and there is never a shortage of things to do on the weekend.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors and resources here are all great at what they do. As a result of the smaller classes, teachers tend to care more about each individual student. Knowing my name when called on makes a huge difference in my motivation and my willingness to participate in class.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types of students can be found on-campus, so it's easy to fit in, and there are plenty of majors to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    The film school is very competitive, so be warned if you're applying for that. This is a Catholic school, but it doesn't show very much. There are a lot of theology classes on Christianity but there are a good number of non-Christian classes (Buddhism, World Religions, etc).

    Bang for the buck

    The housing could be a little better, but other than that I feel it's just about worth about. It is quite expensive, but the teachers and facilities are great, so I can't complain. Also, they have great scholarship packages and one can earn a good deal through work-study.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love LMU. As I said, my teachers have all been fantastic, there is a great mix in the kinds of people you can meet, the housing and educational buildings are very nice (very up-to-date), and the campus itself is located in a very nice area of Los Angeles.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are very friendly and, for the most part, know what they're talking about. I have never had a bad teacher, only one or two who I didn't get along with. My friends rarely have complaints as well.

  • 02/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are liberal thinkers. Those who voice their opinions and like to be heard will definitely be more than welcomed here. We think outside the box and enjoy people from all walks of life. Those who want to make memorable experiences in college should apply.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure when you are thinking of applying to LMU, you consider your major or area in which you will be studying. Each college is different in terms of course requirements. For instance, Engineering is more demanding in terms of hours spent in labs than English, where the hours are spent writing papers. Choose the area you feel most passionately about. The rest will all come naturally.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is more on the pricey side, but you learn so much more. For my major, Film Production, I was torn between being frugal and going to a UC, or attending LMU and paying twice as much. However, I have been exposed to more hands on experiences than I would have at any UC offering film. Also, professors allow you to express your mind openly and argue socratically during classes. The tuition is more than worth it for film kids. Also, the opportunities they have for networking within the film industry is phenomenal and mind blowing. If you want to get every penny's worth, then LMU is definitely the University a high school student should look at.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have found my true friends after coming to this school, so believe me when I say that LMU is more than just making friends with your peers. I had an emotional and somewhat traumatic event happen to me in the first semester of Freshman year, and I considered transferring. Yet, I found out that LMU's faculty is there for students in more ways than just helping them pass courses, they are there to be the shoulders to cry on when everything else seems hopeless. I would not have been able to pull through my first semester without the aid of certain professors as well as people within the parent-student relations department on campus. As a sophomore, I could not imagine going anywhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    LMU's goal is to have every graduating student leave campus with a well rounded education. The requirements of a degree entail not only courses from your major, but courses that further develop your knowledge of life. I have learned things from Economics, Philosophy, History, even English classes that I have found more than useful outside of class. The professors give you the tools to be able to carry yourself strongly outside the classroom and into the real world.

  • 07/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is a Jesuit school, as most know. I am a Jewish student attending a religious school. It was a hard concept for my parents to grasp but I have learned so much and never once felt different for being raised on opposing beliefs. So I would not narrow this down to any specific types of students. I believe we can acclimate anywhere if we really want to.

    Tips for prospective students

    For other students coming from out of state, I say give it a shot. It has helped me to learn so much more about myself in the process. I've gained independence and such a profound sense of self having to go about this life altering process alone. It was quite a learning experience, one I would relive over and over since it brought me to where I am today.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, tuition is expensive. But there are more than enough scholarship opportunities through LMU and other outside sources. LMU also has an amazing program in which they offer students jobs all over campus in a variety of different places. I work on campus in the Rec Center and I love it. I do have to say though, you get what you pay for. The campus is breathtaking, the education is enlightening, even campus security is there whenever needed.

    Am enjoying being here

    I would love to add a full five stars because LMU is an incredible school and I have made more friends than I ever imagined. But I am from Miami, FL and Miami is my home, so I do tend to get homesick often since I am on the opposite side of the country. It has been quite an experience moving all alone to a completely new state.

    Am learning a lot

    Since I first began college here, I was extremely nervous. I chose to attend a private university after four years in a public school environment. What I learned was remarkable. My professors were wonderful educators, learning and knowledge always the main goal. But at LMU the professors are inspiring, they are dedicated, and they are always there to help.

  • 03/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Its great for everyone really. Unless you want to go to school with tens of thousands of other students. It's a more intimate environment, and a beautiful campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a financial plan before you start school. You don't want to be scrambling for money two days before your payment is due. Also, make sure you park in your designated parking lot, Public Safety will obliterate you with parking tickets.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private institution, it's vey expensive. However, the connections you make, and the resources of the career center help students find jobs no problem.

    Am enjoying being here

    This was the only school I pictured myself at. Its small enough to meet a lot of people, but big enough to always meet new people. There are a lot of commuters, but most students live around the campus, which is great.

    Am learning a lot

    LMU creates the leaders of tomorrow. With required courses including philosophy, students are encouraged to utilize critical thinking, and rationalization skills. All of the teachers are enthusiastic about their class, and they are there for the student.

  • 08/04/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be able to do a lot of different things within the boundaries of the campus, but still have a ton of opportunities to spend the afternoon nearby at fun, young locations, this is the campus for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is very well taken care of. All of the planters and groomed, and there is no trash anywhere. The buildings are taken care of, and everywhere you go it is a welcoming environment. If this is the sort of campus you are looking for, this is a wonderful school for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Granted I don't go to this school (yet?), so I can't completely answer this, but based on what I know, you get a lot of benefits such as gym membership, health services, car rental plus gas money, etc. included in the tuition cost. The campus life, plus benefits, and living environment is definitely worth the cost of tuition.

    Will enjoy being here

    Location is wonderful - being from Southern California, I know the places I'll want to have close access to during my college years, and this school definitely lives up to my expectations from the brochures and website.

    Will learn a lot

    Based on my tour of the school, it seems like all of the professors are very involved with their students and enjoy what they do. The environment seems very conducive to learning, without having the too over-the-top studying every minute vibe. Seems like a great place to spend four years.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Am learning a lot

    Not only am I learning a lot about how to be a more independent person, but I am learning a lot educationally. Since attending LMU I have learned how to expand my friendships and become more confident socially. I have also been much more independent when it comes to how to plan my days most efficiently. When it comes to schoolwork, I feel I have become more well-rounded in my education and more critical of my work. My first year at LMU so far has been an overwhelming yet amazing experience.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You are paying for the ambiance of the campus, location, and view of the ocean. The school is great, but SO SO expensive!

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do very close! The beach Holywood Music Performances Night Life

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for ALL kinds of scholarships!

    In three sentences

    Loyola Marymount university is an incredible university that offers individual attention. However, LMU is expensive and doesn't offer an incredible amount of scholarships. Overall, I love LMU and it has many opportunities for internships and networking opportunities during pursuance of a bachelors degree.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is one of LMU's strong suits. Campus safety is available 24-7 to do anything from walk you to your car to driving you home from a place close to campus if you don't feel safe by yourself. They provide their number to every student and encourage everyone to keep them informed if they ever need help.

    Greek Life

    They were very welcoming when I was first considering a sorority but couldn't afford the extra cost so I can't really comment.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so much to pick from! I was part of Lebanese club but there were so many other options and ways to stay active on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to network and be part of a larger group community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I always lived off campus so I liked to grab a boba from the little stand to the right of the water fountains and head to a quiet spot on the bluffs to read.

    Bang for the buck

    This was an expensive education, there's no way around it. To get the most out of it you really have to be involved and take advantage of the huge alumni network to start reaching out to people in your field that have you shadow them and offer advice.

    What to do for fun

    ASLMU, the student government on campus, plans some fun events throughout the year, and the 100+ on campus clubs are always hosting different fundraising or social events. Convo hour twice a week is dedicated to allowing for free time when everyone if off of class at the same time in order to allow for different events and groups to meet. Check out the pool, and tennis courts that offer lessons year round. I love their yoga classes during convo hour and they were some of the best I've found even compared to off campus studios. Off campus we're not far from the beach in Marina del Rey or Venice.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo runs the food services at the school. It's expensive because you're buying each item individually rather than getting three meals a day for example and being able to get whatever you want within your visit. There are many choices but not always the healthiest options, in my last year we wrote letters to the president asking to provide more varied options for vegetarian, gluten free and overall healthy dietary needs.

    Dorm Life

    Can't comment on this one because I never lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I was in the Psychology departement and they emphasize your understanding of research within the first two years to give you a solid basis for your upper division classes. They are challenging but well worth it, your professors care about you and the school isn't so big that you can't get to know your teachers. As far as GE's don't take on more than you can handle and find out about the exectations of a professor from past students before signing up for a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    They are looking for highly motivated students who can show that they have the potential to contribute to the LMU community. Show them how you can shine in your essays, let them get to know you through your goals and don't hold back about what you've achieved so far!

    In three sentences

    LMU has a beautiful campus with lots of potential for student involvement in clubs, sororities or fraternities while maintaining high academic standards. It is a jesuit school, but there is no mandatory religious involvement.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The LMU campus is safe, well-lit at all times, and the campus security officers offer helpful support including transportation and observation of the campus, as necessary. It makes the campus feel safe yet not under heavy surveillance.

    Greek Life

    At LMU, I am a graduate member of a sorority. The sorority is focused on service, an ideal that is in line with the mission of LMU. There are several Greek organizations on campus. Most of them offer opportunities to volunteer and support the local community as well as the campus community. Of course, all of the Greek organizations have activities and events too that offer students the chance to meet other students with shared interests.

    Clubs and Activities

    Just take a quick glance at LMU's website, calendar, Twitter, and Facebook accounts to stay abreast of their many clubs and activities. It is endless.

    Great for these types of students

    LMU is great for students who want to learn on a smaller campus. You can walk around the entire Los Angeles campus if you want. You can also access a lot of the campus on bicycles. This makes it the idea campus for physically active students. Also, LMU provides outstanding access for students who have physical challenges including car service, ramps to gain entry into buildings, and elevators and restrooms for easy use for all of its students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    LMU's mascot is Iggy the Lion that is named after Ignatius of Loyola, the saint who started the Jesuit tradition of Christianity. There are Iggy statues all over the campus and they have events featuring the icon that are a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    I absolutely feel that you get the bang for your buck at LMU. While it is a little more expensive than some of the state universities, you get a lot from LMU's small, intimate campus and the smaller classes which allow more opportunities to learn from faculty. You can easily ask for help and work toward achieving excellence while attending LMU.

    What to do for fun

    At LMU, they offer their students a lot of fun activities like concerts, tours of Los Angeles. They also have social events for students to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    At LMU, you will find lots of fruits and vegetables on campus. There are no fast food restaurants like you might find on other university campuses. I appreciate this because I feel that good nutrition is the fuel that drives academic excellence.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know about the dorm life. I am a graduate student and I live off campus; however, the dorms that I have seen look very nice and new.

    Academic Rigor

    I appreciate LMU's dedication to academic rigor and their desire to apply it to all of its students regardless of their socioeconomic background. LMU offers equal access to achievement, and they provide necessary support to ensure the success of their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have three tips for prospective students: (1) review the works of its faculty and its current students. (2) view the university's YouTube channel for student interviews at http://www.youtube.com/user/LMUAdmission, and (3) visit the campus, see how you feel there, and talk with as many students there. They are very sincere and friendly people.

    In three sentences

    Where can you find a university with a highly regarded reputation for advancing worldwide social justice that has the feel of a united and intimate small community? Loyola Marymount University (LMU) stands out among universities for the activism and academic contributions of its faculty, staff, and students.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 57

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    -go on a walk -take a shuttle to the beach -watch a film in the film lounge -explore the library -go to the gym -swim in the pool -play frisbee in the meadow

    Food and Dining

    The food is very delicious. Iggy's Diner is my favorite. It is a 50s themed diner with American style food. I love their BLT sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very nice. My favorite dorm is Del Rey because of the common rooms. The girls and boys dorms are separated, but they can come together and see each other in the common rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not started my first semester there yet, but I do think that the math placement test was a bit challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to bring the essentials for Orientation. Listen to your group leaders during Orientation, they have a lot of insider information. Just make sure to take a walk and appreciate the campus, it is really gorgeous.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful. The staff really want to help you succeed. It has a great sense of family.

  • 09/22/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay out of trouble.

    Bang for the buck

    It's bang for the buck.

    Will enjoy being here

    You will enjoy being here.

    Will learn a lot

    You will learn a lot.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are looking to get involved, people who want an intimate learning experience, and people who are looking to make close, personal relationships.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you want a small, intimate school. It's nothing like the bigger schools! Once you're here, take advantage of every opportunity you can. It's easy to pass things by without even noticing they're there, so really keep your eyes peeled.

    Bang for the buck

    The small class sizes and personalized help are great, but this school is definitely expensive. It's tough to pay for, but if you have the money, it's great!

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a gorgeous campus and there are a ton of friendly people! Everyone is open to making new friends. It's sometimes tough to find something to do without a car, but there's usually activities on campus!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are all fantastic, and really want to help you succeed! The small class sizes help a lot with one-on-one help.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is everything near campus. beaches, nightlife, malls, anything you would want to do is within a short distance.

    Tips for prospective students

    always check in with your adviser before registering for classes. they are very helpful and have many tips for succeeding.

    In three sentences

    the campus at loyola is beautiful and the people are very friendly. the class options are wide and it is usually easy to get the class you want.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus police are very kind, yet strict when it comes to enforcing the rules.

    What to do for fun

    there are many student-run events and the surrounding city of los angeles has so much to do, such as eating out and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    there is a great diversity of food, but it is overpriced and it's easy to get sick of.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm rooms are nicely furnished and the experience mostly depends on your roommate and those you live with.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are challenging, but the professor have many office hours to help when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    be aware that partying occurs here even though it's a jesuit school.

    In three sentences

    lmu has many activities to keep one interested. the courses are very rigorous and require time and patience. the faculty and students are mostly kind and sociable.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ver hands on. there is a cop in every direction.

    Greek Life

    it is ok. it is recognized, but not as much as in the movies.

    Clubs and Activities

    any club you can imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    people get thrown into water fountain on their birthday at midnight.

    Bang for the buck

    you get a top notch education and meet a lot of people.

    What to do for fun

    parties and hanging with friends on campus. it is by la where you can do a lot of things.

    Food and Dining

    food is ok, but gets really old after a while.

    Dorm Life

    it depends on what dorm you get. some dorms are really fun while other are boring.

    Academic Rigor

    this school is definately challenging, but if you are on the path to college it is nothing you can't handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for the school! make sure you have a well written essay and have the mind set of working hard. this school is very well put together and is very beneficial to life.

    In three sentences

    loyola marymount is a great college that teaches the whole person. it is highly based on education and ranks in the top 10 in overall value of college. you will not only learn educationally, but spiritually which will help you in life.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    p-safe does a great job making sure our students stay safe. they are only a phone call away and are always prompt!

    Greek Life

    many people are involved with greek life. this gives students the opportunity to make close friendships and get to know all kinds of different people. our school is very diverse so this opportunity allows all students to expand their horizons of the friends that they spend time with.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are numerous amounts of clubs and activities that our students participate in! there is a student club fair in the beginning of the year on the large field that allows students to sign up for everything they are interested in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the bluff is an amazing trail which students take advantage of. you see an amazing view of all los angeles while be able to hang out on the nice benches placed in an amazing vista-view point area.

    Bang for the buck

    expensive, but college is what you make it. this school is amazing and worth the money if you put in the effort in your classes and get involved.

    What to do for fun

    there are always activities going on around campus. sports games, intermural activities on hannon field, etc... as well as all kinds of entertainment nights happen weekly. lmu is also placed in the heart of la. there is something to do always whether it is on or off campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food at lmu is excellent! the workers work very hard to make our meals healthy and tasty. all of the food is well cooked and prepared with care. lmu cares about our health and makes it possible for us to eat healthy with all of the healthy options as well as any kind of food imaginable!

    Dorm Life

    dorm life for the first two years is important. you develop a sense of community with the other students and its an easy way to make many friends! living on campus is the most important aspect of growing up and learning to respect the space of others.

    Academic Rigor

    i have learned so many valuable things within each and everyone of my classes. the professors are intelligent and enjoy challenging you in your work. this is a great thing because i know im getting the most out of my college education.

    Tips for prospective students

    loyola marymount is a great small school where you have personal relationships with your professors regarding your work. having this available definitely, which means attend office hours! getting involved is important, joining a service org. or a fraternity/sorority is a great way to meet people!

    In three sentences

    loyola marymount university is an enlightening place where i learn something new about myself everyday whether its in class or on campus. loyola marymount has taught me to thinking more intelligently while also challenging me to become the best possible student. this campus allows me to find out more about myself on my own time while helping guide me in the right directions.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety is amazing. public safety (p-safe) is the system we use here and they really are just trying to look out for your well being! they don't look for trouble at all. they are friendly and always ready to help a student in need.

    Greek Life

    greek life is great, but also very different. at lmu freshman cannot rush until second semester, this gives people time to meet a lot of people who they might now have met if they rushed right away! i'm in the greek system and all of my best friends are separated between the different sororities! because you get to meet people before you rush it makes it so that the sororities and fraternities all get along really well and are supportive of each other philanthropies and activities! no drama between houses here!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many clubs and different activities that lmu puts on! there are clubs for virtually any type of person.

    Great for these types of students

    i think lmu is really great for all types of students! not only is it a great school but it sets you up with career choices and connections for after college so you're ready to enter the real world!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    convocation hour on tuesday's and thursdays in an hour that no one has class! there is farmers markets that come and special treats and booths set up each of these days! its really unique and fun!

    Bang for the buck

    at first i was really reluctant about the high tuition and the cost of attending lmu but the financial aid is really great! almost all my friends are on some type of scholarship or financial aid and lmu really makes it possible to make lmu affordable for you. now that i'm at lmu i really would pay any amount to attend this school, it's worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    greek life is big here and is a lot of fun! there are also service orgs and lots of on campus opportunities to have fun! lmu provides lots of options and activities and there are bound to be a couple that fit you perfectly!

    Food and Dining

    there's lots of options to choose from and you have two on campus convenient stores with lots of yummy food!

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life has introduced me to some of the best friends that i have! everyone is friendly and the ra's aren't looking to get you in trouble, they are there to make sure you're safe and happy!

    Academic Rigor

    a lot of the classes at lmu are difficult if you don't put in an effort. spending time on your classes and studying hard will benefit you greatly!

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to work hard. the more effort you put into your studies the more you'll be rewarded.

    In three sentences

    lmu has friendly and helpful teachers who are there to help you get the grade you work for. the campus is in beautiful la and is rated in the top 10 most beautiful campus's in america. the people at lmu, both faculty and student, are friendly and welcoming.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    LMU is one of the safest campuses you will find.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is growing on campus and actually becoming something cool. There is no pressure to join, but everyone gets along and even collaborates on several events.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club sports, Sororities and Fraternities, Cultural clubs, Business clubs, Major based clubs..there's a bit of everything here.

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, community involved, and intelligent students will do just fine here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bluff is the BEST spot to be on campus! It's a great place to just sit and think and look out over the city.

    Bang for the buck

    LMU is expensive unfortunately. That is probably the biggest detriment to the school. Other than that it is great!

    What to do for fun

    On campus you can go to Sports games, get on a sports team, play in the game room/on the grass areas, go to the gym, and attend the various events on campus happening every day. Or You can ride around and explore LA at the beach and other local spots.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus! But get involved in relevant areas to you because the more people you know in your direction of study, the easier life will be in the long run.

    In three sentences

    LMU has a beautiful campus to match it's prosperous mission. Our mission focuses on the education of the whole person and here you will experience just that.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday and Thursday we have something called Convo which is from 12-1:30, where no one has classes. There are food trucks, free food, a farmer's market, and booths set up by different people. The first and last ones are really fun because they have a lot of activities and free giveaways.

    What to do for fun

    Since it's in a great location the beach is only ten minutes away, which gets very popular when it is warm outside, and there are also several malls close by and the farmer's market in Santa Monica is very fun to go to. It is in the perfect location for many big attractions, like Hollywood or Disneyland, and you can get there within half an hour. On campus, greek life and service orgs are very popular and a lot of fun because there are many activities to do with them.

    Food and Dining

    The food gets old quickly, but that is expected for any campus. If you take a slightly longer walk from the dorms there is also other food that is very good and a restaurant that serves better food. I would suggest getting the lowest meal plan and getting other money to spend off campus for every once in a while.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are always going to be small, but the Del Reys are very nice and have a quiter atmosphere. Then some of the other dorms are lively at night, which a lot of college students want. Almost every freshman and sophomore live on campus, so you constantly see friends and have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    This all depends on your major. If you decide to be in the science or engineering department, your workload and the difficulty is going to be much worse. But for the most part, if you put in the effort and begin to study a few days in advance, the teachers are not too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you begin your classes talk to your professors because they love when students approach them in their office hours. Also, learn to manage your work and study more than the night before an exam because the tests shocked me at first. There's always chances to meet people, so sign up for all the events they offer because they are a lot of fun!

    In three sentences

    With the smaller size, you always see a familiar face walking to each class and it has a beautiful campus. The professors want you to do well and know every individual in their class, which helps for a better learning environment. It is also in a perfect location, so you can quickly get to the beach, Hollywood, Disneyland, or other fun attractions.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    It's in LA - there is fun for days. It's right by the beach; it has bicycle trails nearby; there is also a movie theatre a few minutes away. You can take a trip to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, or any other LA place you'd like.

    Food and Dining

    On and off campus, food is abundant. On campus, they have a great food hall, as well as several coffee carts, a smoothie joint, and a coffee house. A little ways off campus, they have a shopping center with all other usual LA commodities - a cafe, frozen yogurt, and a sushi bar. Because it's LA, it also has an abundance of restaurants around.

    Dorm Life

    They have a dorm for everyone. Their dorms range from co-ed to single-sex, with some co-ed dorms having gender separated by floor, and others separated into wings. They also have a progressive dorm system: freshmen get traditional residence style dorms, sophomores get suite-style, and so on.

    Academic Rigor

    From a biology student's point of view, this school looks challenging. At first glance, I was uncertain about my success coming from a liberal arts school and with a BA instead of a BS. However, my fears were soon put to rest; they have excellent opportunities, ranging from research programs to ACCESS programs, and everything in between.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions! Don't be afraid to have your voice heard. As a relatively small school, each opinion is valuable.

    In three sentences

    It's in a beautiful location - it sits atop a bluff overlooking Marina del Rey. Its campus is filled with green. It has state-of-the-art facilities that will obviously be beneficial in academics.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Explore Los Angeles, go to parties, hook up with people.

    Food and Dining

    There is only one decent place to eat on campus, but it has terrible hours. Make friends with someone who has a car and you will be fine.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman and sophomore year, the dorms are very active and fun. A tip is to go down your hall and knock on doors to introduce yourself to people. Coed dorms are also a big plus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are usually of average difficulty, but some can be very easy or very hard. Most grades depend on essays and finals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Decide your major early on, be openminded and outgoing, and try to join greek life.

    In three sentences

    LMU is a beautiful school, but be prepared to throw yourself out there. Focus on finding your solid group of friends and you will be successful. Classes vary from very easy to very difficult.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 3 people found this review useful. 32 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any types!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hall Brawls!!

    What to do for fun

    It's LA! pick your poison!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be as involved as possible.

    In three sentences

    A great fit fir hardworking students who are committed to working for justice and working to grow intellectually and spiritually.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    College Fest, Greek Week, joining clubs, greek life, or service organizations. There is a lot of things to join or do but you have to be proactive. Sitting around whining about having nothing to do will not get you sympathy when there are so many options.

    Food and Dining

    The dining has gotten better in the past year but it does feel a bit repetitive after a year of lair food.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorm life is amazing. You really get a community sense and befriend people who live around you. As you go through the other years it is less a community however, you can accumulate more through events put on.

    Academic Rigor

    The core classes can be very hard and time consuming so make sure to balance them well with major/minor classes. Don't do an all core semester you will regret it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Decide if you want a small college or a large one before you apply. I know many people who transferred in or out of the school because they felt they made the wrong decision. See which one you feel more comfortable with.

    In three sentences

    LMU is a small college community where you feel like you've made friends for life and can really talk to your professors. There are many things to do on and off campus and there is a wide variety of classes to choose from.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ineffective but omnipresent

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, willing to do independent research, want to do more than just go to class, work hard and play hard students

    Bang for the buck

    If you want a well rounded education with the opportunity for extracurricular research, it is a great place. If you just want a degree and to go to classes/party, probably isn't worth it.

    What to do for fun

    various cultural events in LA, the beach, plenty of activities going on around campus

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, but gets boring Hours are not good on holidays

    Dorm Life

    dorms are good quality and pretty clean Rosecrans and Whelan known for lots of partying in the freshman area

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't that challenging, but the professors are quite excellent in their area of expertise and there are many opportunities for advanced work if you put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Most of the general information provided is good to listen to 2) Make it a priority to talk to your professors and ask questions 3) Talk to Kathleen Harris in the NISO office, she's an excellent resource for scholarship/summer activities (plus she has free donuts on Friday) 4) Ask questions, talk to upper classmen

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus. Sometimes the strong security can be an annoyance, especially when they won't let you on campus without your onecard. One time I left my onecard in my dorm and I had to drive around to the front entrance and fill out a pass just to be allowed on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is present, and in certain circles it is really prominent. I personally couldn't imagine not wanting to rush, but I have a lot of friends not involved in Greek Life who are in Service Orgs, which are a lot like Greek Life without such a prominent social element.

    Bang for the buck

    The obvious downfall of LMU is tuition, and I have personally struggled with it. I do, however, feel as if I am getting my money's worth and the attention you get from professors as well as the incredible setting make it worth the high tuition.

    Food and Dining

    The Lair is pretty great compared to most college cafeterias, and it's getting better. I got pretty sick of it after a semester but that would happen anywhere. The pasta and asian stations were my favorite, and the tossed salad station was a lunch favorite.

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are the nicest that I have ever seen, but there are a few that are not so nice. The old freshman dorms, Rosecrans, Whelan, and Desmond, are pretty rough. They are kept clean, but they feel pretty gross when compared to Del Rey North and South. I didn't visit the East Quad much freshman year, but I heard pretty good things with the exception of being far away from the majority of the freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    LMU's academics can be challenging depending on the courses you're taking and the professors you have. The professors are absolutely amazing, and really easy to talk to. I feel like I have some sort of relationship with most professors and almost all know my name. As long as you avoid putting off studying for midterms and finals and try not to let everything pile up at once, you should be fine.

    In three sentences

    LMU is an unbelievably gorgeous school, and I absolutely love it. Tuition is a windfall, but I think that it is ultimately worth it. The academics are challenging but the professors are very accessible and easy to talk to.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 57

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our Public Safety Officers are very serious abut their jobs. At times, they can take their jobs too seriously. However it is beneficial for the students because no matter what we are always safe.

    Greek Life

    We have a Greek Life, but the community surrounding the campus doesn't fully support our Greek Life. We don't have any Greek housing off campus where they can display their letters. But our greek life is still strong on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a very big community service atmosphere at LMU. Our school is very focused on catering to the community and giving back.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who enjoys the arts, cinema, or who want to live by the beach.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a beautiful campus. We have a place called the bluff. The bluff overlooks all of LA-- from the Hollywood to the coast.

    Bang for the buck

    Going to a private school, you have the benefit of getting all your classes and graduating in 4 years. However, you do have to think of your opportunity cost when applying to LMU. Ask yourself if it's worth it to attend a private school for $55,000/year and graduate in 4 years or go to a public school and spend an extra 1 or 2 years trying to graduate because you can't get the classes to fulfill your major.

    What to do for fun

    There is so many things to do in the area around LA. You can go to the beach, you can visit Hollywood and Rodeo Drive, visit LA, go to see a Dodger, Laker, Clippers or Kings game. You can never get bored at LMU.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good in the beginning. However, when you have to eat the same food over and over again, each day of every week, the food is going to get monotonous and unsatisfying. Try to mix it up by going to the grocery store and adding a few things to your fridge.

    Dorm Life

    I don't think you could get any prettier of a campus to live on. LMU is on a bluff that overlooks all of the LA valley. In certain dorms on campus, you can look to your right and see the Hollywood sign, then you look to your left and see Marina Del Rey.

    Academic Rigor

    Like with most schools, you can take classes as hard as you would like them to be. The majority of the teachers challenge each and everyone of their students to do their best. Teachers expect a lot from you and you must preform to be able to maintain good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone who plans to attend LMU must go with the intention of taking advantage of every opportunity it has to offer. One of the best things about LMU being a small private school is the class size. Take advantage of getting to know your teacher!

    In three sentences

    Small classes, a beautiful campus, teachers who care, the relaxed beach scene, and exciting LA atmosphere. All these components are mixed into one school. You'll get a great education at a school that has it all!

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school is very safe. It is located in Westchester, a safe part of Los Angeles. Also there are alarm stations located throughout campus, campus police, and security. Outsiders are not allowed inside the school after a certain time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for all interests. LMU is different because it is a Jesuit school. As such, there are special service clubs to benefit the community. Also, LMU has Alternative Breaks in which students will forego usual break time(going home or on vacation) to donate their time and effort to less fortunate or to educate the public throughout California, the whole United States, and even outside the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students will be thrown in the fountain on their birthdays, an LMU student tradition. The Bluff has a gorgeous view of Los Angeles.

    What to do for fun

    LMU is situated in Los Angeles. Students can go from the town to the beach. Los Angeles has everything to offer. Also, LMU has what it calls Living Learning Communities in which students with similar interests or majors get together for socializing and outings.

    Food and Dining

    The food is prepared by the outside company Sodexo. The food better than other colleges and their meal plans are easy to understand. No students will be left hungry.

    Dorm Life

    I have stayed in a dorm at LMU. They are spacious. The school is known for its beauty, and the dorms allow some student a view of it.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not been into classes yet, however I have attended some lectures and they seemed interesting and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Loyola Marymount takes into account more than grades. To be accepted here, one must have a well rounded school resume. That means extra curricular activities are a must; so much so that it matters more the quality of the activities than the quantity.

    In three sentences

    LMU gives a fantastic experience for accepted student; from Preview Day to Orientation, everything has seemed personalized and all questions answered. LMU has special groups for every interest, which helps students find their niche. The advising sessions at Orientation are very helpful because a student is led by a professor though the process of selecting classes and registering into them.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is great. They will even drive you to your dorm at night if you call them on he of the various phones around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent. There are various places to eat around campus and a few more near campus.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are nicer than others. Two of the freshmen dorms were just made last year and the are absolutely gorgeous.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a good school. US News and World Report rated it the number 3 Regional College in the West. LMU does not use TAs, every class is taught by a professor and there is a cap at 30 students per class.

    In three sentences

    It has the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. The environment it very laid-back and relaxed. I think, it is simply perfect.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The beach is near by!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take a tour of the campus.

    In three sentences

    LMU has a beautiful campus! There are many opportunities to get involved in service. My favorite place on campus is the new and modern library.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    LMU is located in West LA 5 minutes from the beach, 20 minutes from UCLA/USC and 30 minutes from Hollywood. The opportunities to have a good time on/off campus are limitless!

    Food and Dining

    The food options are good but like any school it gets old quick.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and on-campus housing is guaranteed through your sophomore year, it's just a little over-priced.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is really competitive academically but if you take advantage of professors office hours and free on campus tutoring you should have no problem succeeding in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as many clubs, jobs, and organizations as you can because it will all payoff during interviews!

    In three sentences

    There are great opportunties on and off campus if you take advantage of the resources presented to you. The professors and faculty really do care about your best interest. The more engaged you are at LMU the more you will benefit from your time here!

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Walk around campus- it's gorgeous. Chill at the Lair, hang with friends, go to convo hour, go to our popular basketball games. Lots of great stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, lots of variety and places to eat and get free food!

    Dorm Life

    From what I've heard dorm life is pretty awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    This school will definitely push you to do your BEST work. But it has made me improve so much and I do not regret it at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY. Take a tour and ask a lot of questions. I was hesitant at first, but after my tour I knew it was right for me.

    In three sentences

    Amazing campus, professors, people, and college life. It's a mini paradise that will never let you down. So many resources available to students. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this school a 10. Love it here.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bluff is a path that winds along an edge of the campus. There are benches to sit on, and the library and some dorms are on the edge of it. It's a BEAUTIFUL walk to look out at the city of L.A. and the ocean. You can also spot the Hollywood sign in the hills. Absolutely gorgeous and a constant spot of student activity; you can't not love it.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of places to eat that are right off campus. Many students can find hours of entertainment just by sitting on the bluff and staring out at the beautiful city of L.A./the ocean. Did I mention the beach is right next to the school? We're also a short bus-ride away from the 3rd street Promenade, as well as 10 minute ride away from a mall. Plus, it's located in L.A., so there's plenty around to do.

    Food and Dining

    As with any college food, it gets old after a while, but the Sodexo Company in charge of our food makes sure to keep changing things up. They have funky weekend hours at some of the places on campus, but other on-campus places are open late so that makes up for it.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs and Resident Housing Association work hard to create enjoyable programs for students. The dorms are usually pretty clean, and problems are resolved practically immediately with anything that doesn't work.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are definitely challenging, but on a level any prepared college student can handle. The teachers try hard to make their classes interesting so it doesn't feel like tons of busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus because you will definitely fall in love! Try the food, and tour the library.

    In three sentences

    Loyola Marymount is definitely the most beautiful campus in existence. People will find nothing but friendly, gorgeous, intelligent students, faculty, and staff on campus. It's everything college kids believe in: enviromentaly friendly, health-emphasized, and liberal.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe, but of course it could always be improved.

    Clubs and Activities

    Have so many to offer, and if not then you could start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone, and not just Catholics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For your birthday, your friends will throw you in the fountain.

    Bang for the buck

    You will get your moneys worth, but its up to you.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Deja View and watch free movies.

    Food and Dining

    You have many choices and places to go for a small school.

    Dorm Life

    Its a great community.

    Academic Rigor

    I cant really compare to other schools except my community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open and accepting mind and don't be intimidated because it is a Catholic University because it is not forced upon you in any way. Its your choice whether or not you get involved but I would try as many things as possible to see where you fit.

    In three sentences

    Everyone from the students to the staff are very friendly and helpful. I love that its a small school because it enforces that small community relationship, and you'll get to form strong relationships with not only students but professors.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is excellent. I always feel completely safe here.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is small considering Loyola Marymount doesn't have a greek row, but it is still a good way to get involved and meet new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities here are endless. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    great for academically inclined students. Also good, nice, sweet individuals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We get thrown in our fountain on our birthday. You can also slide down the L in the LMU sign on the side of the bluff.

    Bang for the buck

    This school was definitely worth every cent I paid for it.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun! You are in LA, right by the beach!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. They offer healthy options so its easy to avoid the freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and nice. They are spacious and welcoming. Even the older dorms feel new here.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are extremely challenging, but with good time management you can excel academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a car on campus and have fun your freshman year because it only gets harder.

    In three sentences

    Loyola Marymount University was my dream school. It is a good learning environment and a very welcoming community. All the facilities are very new and advanced which makes learning more interesting and useful.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's LA. There are a lot of fun things to do around Los Angeles. However, if you are 'of age', there are a lot of cool bars to go to near Venice beach that are super fun.

    Food and Dining

    I liked it my first year but I definitely did not have a taste for it my Sophomore year. I was happy to be living in a special housing outside of campus my junior and senior year which allowed me to get my own groceries.

    Dorm Life

    I had the best time at the dorm experience. Even though it was a lot of money, it was worth being so close to campus. Dorm with your close friends and see how it feels like having a sleepover 24/7.

    Academic Rigor

    My school focuses more on liberal arts, not so much science but there is a rigorous Engineering and Science program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do what you want. Don't let a service group, club, greek life, and major define you, let it be part of you. All these things make your experience at any college worth while, but when you graduate, those extracurricular outlets won't be part of you anymore but just a fond memory.

    In three sentences

    LMU or the 'Bluff Life' was probably the four of the most meaningful, exciting, and stressful years of my life. I have never felt so loved by a school before and hope future students feel the same way. LMU is a beautiful campus that is very near the beaches of the Pacific Coast.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is relatively safe; hardly ever do we get any serious emergencies. The Public Safety Officers are patrolling at all hours of the day and night, and are there as escorts for students to their dorms, classes, or cars.

    Greek Life

    I joined Greek Life here and I love it! The sororities and fraternities are super welcoming of new members, and they are there to help the younger students with absolutely anything! Keep in mind, there is NO hazing here whatsoever! Just harmless and fun social events and philanthropy!

    Clubs and Activities

    If you don't like Greek Life, you may join a service organization, each differing based on the focus, such as poverty or domestic violence. There are clubs based on ethnicity as well, such as the Asian Pacific Student Association and Latino Student Union.

    Great for these types of students

    There are services for international students, as well as those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Located on campus is a little fountain traditionally known as the Birthday Fountain. Students throw their friends in this fountain at the midnight of their birthday!

    What to do for fun

    LMU is located just outside Los Angeles, which is the perfect location for sight-seeing in places like Santa Monica and, is very close to the beaches of Marina del Rey and Venice. Rent a campus-offered zip car, grab some friends, and go explore this culturally diverse area!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty average, but there are many eating options to choose from. Some are cafeteria style, with different types of food, like American and Mexican. Others are restaurant style offering more gourmet-like meals. With a meal plan, which is required, food here is practically all you can eat!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus, but dorm life seems great from what others say. Dorms are spacious and clean, and are headed by Resident advisors to keep the peace. They are also lenient on having guests visit you in the dorms. They are guaranteed for freshman and sophomores.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are wonderful. Classes are relatively small, and are challenging enough without being overly stressful, from my own experience as a Psychology major. Faculty are well educated and are there to help students succeed. Advisors are also available to help students register to the appropriate classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management would be a beneficial skill to learn here. Become acquainted with balancing your social life and academics, because it can be very hard to maintain both here.

    In three sentences

    LMU is a wonderful place filled with students and faculty from all walks of life. There are many great opportunities to get involved, including Greek Life and service organizations. The beautiful, medium-sized campus offers many student services to take advantage of, such as the Recreation Center and a Psychological Service Center .

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    pretty intense. LMU are really safe

    Greek Life

    A great variety of sororities and fraternities for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone gets thrown into the schools fountain at least once during their LMU years on their birth day

    What to do for fun

    The beach is pretty close, so is Santa Monica which includes the shops , cinemas, the beach, and lots of restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo food isn't that great, but its bearable. Options are limited.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorm life, this is where long lasting friendships are made! A must for freshmen and transfers

    Academic Rigor

    Though its not recognized as a big name school, LMU has some pretty intense majors that give schools like Stanford a run for their money. Academic rigor varies from easy to really hard depending on your needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Transportation isn't that great, so try to have some sort of transportation: bike.car, skateboard, zip-car membership, etc...

    In three sentences

    LMU has a beautiful campus with a great diversity of students. Students are warm and welcoming. Lots of good majors!

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Security stations in many main parts of campus and special places to call for guards for rides to your dorm if you do not feel safe walking.

    What to do for fun

    Have a cafe run by students near the student store, areas for working out, movie theater near the freshman and sophomore dorms, movie archive and music archive in the Library, as well as a 50s diner open till 3 am.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of dorm space and safe. the junior and senior apartments have beautiful views that over look west of LA.

    Academic Rigor

    Required to complete and internship for graduation as well as core classes for major. Also excepts transfer credits for high school students in community college.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful and deeply rooted in its religion, yet some how not in your face. The academics seem rigorous and the campus lively. They believe in helping students succeed through civic engagement and empowerment.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Let's keep this simple. Education wise yes. Everything else, no. The amount of activities that LMU puts on and Food/Dining are the only reason this isn't a five-star.

    What to do for fun

    It's LA. Anything you can think of you can find for fun, just depends what you like to do. Car is pretty essential on the weekends however as the campus is pretty much dead and you'll have to go off-campus to find stuff to do...or you know the occasional party not so far off-campus.

    Food and Dining

    Probably the worst part of LMU. The meal plans are constructed horribly because of you get some of the higher up meal plans with more money to spend at various locations on campus, you find out that they give you way too many community points that go to waste aka your money. The food is ok, but way to expensive as you will soon find out as the semester goes along and half way through it you have no money (lion dollars) left.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing. People are very friendly and the dorm rooms have a good amount of space for you to live in. I recommend getting some posters and such if not your going to be staring at some blank, depressing walls however.

    Academic Rigor

    LMU, academically, is no walk in the park. I believe that LMU is very underrated when it comes to its academic rigor. It is definitely not as hard to the point your going to be studying your eyes out 24/7, but hard enough to where you'll earn each A with some tears and sleepless nights.

    Tips for prospective students

    Immerse yourself in any clubs you wish to join. Even if you have any doubt in joining one just talk to the representatives of the respective clubs. Clubs are a great way to meet people. Don't be afraid to go to office hours! Your professors want to help you, but you have to take the initiative to seek them out. Do your readings!!

    In three sentences

    A great school, with a great environment that thrives on educating the whole person. At LMU you will find all walks of life and great people. The LMU experience is truly unique.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The bluff is one of the safest campuses

    Greek Life

    Is actually a pretty big part of the social scene on campus however its not imperative to be apart of...

    Bang for the buck

    School is expensive, but great scholarship and financial aid is offered!

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do for fun, near the beach, but your also in Los Angeles so there's always something to do, restaurants to eat at, shops to explore, beaches to tan at...the least goes on

    Dorm Life

    Some of the nicest dorms in the country, on top of our already beautiful campus

    Academic Rigor

    You get a great education, and can have fun! Like any college, academics is what you make it, it can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be... It's up to the individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs and get involved early, there is so much to do at LMU and literally something for everyone. Don't be afraid to utilize the resources given, LMU does a good job of offering a lot of resources to its students, sometimes so much that not all of them are taken advantage of. Take a part in community service, community service is a huge part of being a Lion!

    In three sentences

    You cannot find a more picturesque campus in California... LMU is the best! The size is perfect (around 6,000), you can't walk through campus without seeing someone you know! And the classroom size really allows you to get to know your professor beyond the classroom.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is VERY safe. There has not been a time where I didn't feel unsafe walking across campus day or night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost anything and everything. From Dumbledore's Army, Gardening Club, to service organizations, it's almost hard not to get over involved.

    Great for these types of students

    LMU is great for students who love close connections with faculty and staff. There is a lot of opportunity for leadership positions and service. LMU fosters a culture of being with and for others and creating a generation of students who will one day change the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tongva Memorial - There is a memorial on the bluff dedicated to the original settlers of the LA basin. It's a circular memorial and a great place to reflect, meditate, or watch the sunset. What's even cooler is when you stand in the center and speak, everything echoes. The Birthday Fountain - At the strike of midnight on your birthday, you are carried and thrown into the birthday fountain in the middle of campus.

    What to do for fun

    LMU is so close to everything but is still on the bluff overlooking the whole city. Many students go to the beach, slack line between palm trees on campus, go to Venice or Santa Monica, or just sit on the bluff and enjoy the view.

    Food and Dining

    Almost all of the food on campus is cooked right in front of you instead of sitting under a lamp for who knows how long. There is a good amount of gluten free and vegetarian options and there has been a big movement for fair trade and organic foods as well.

    Dorm Life

    Student Housing does a good job of making students feel at home and there is always programs within the dorms to get to know other students or go to events on campus. Dorms are really nice and have common rooms where students can hang out.

    Academic Rigor

    Class sizes are usually around 20-30 students so there is a lot of personal connections with classes and professors. Because of this, professors know who you are and keep you accountable for classwork but make up for it by having a lot of personal office hours instead of with a TA.

    Tips for prospective students

    LMU is very big on their mission statement and loves to incorporate it in everything that we do. Get involved! LMU loves to see students who are involved in things other than academics.

    In three sentences

    LMU focuses not just in academics, but education of the whole person. Community service and social justice is a big part of the culture. LMU focuses on teaching you how to think rather than what to think.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Explore LA!!

    Food and Dining

    The Lair can be pretty monotonous in terms of their selections.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are pretty shabby but great community. If your looking for nice dorms try sullivan or huesman or any of the del ryes.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of writing! Take your english classes in high school seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get core classes out of the way as much as possible

    In three sentences

    LMU is a great school. Great location, great classes, amazing teachers and advisors. There is always so much to do and with all the organizations on campus there is always so much going on.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions if you go to open house and visit the campus.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school. If visited you must see the bluff which over looks the city. Nice sized campus.

  • 02/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    ROAR - student spirit club

    Food and Dining

    One Card is accepted a lot of places off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start off hard and establish a studying routine. Get involved in campus activities but don't overload. You can always add activities after you have your academics under control.

    In three sentences

    Loyola Has great class sizes and the professors are very knowledgeable. The staff work hard to help you succeed. The campus is beautiful and well maintained.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING Students will find that social justice is a big topic on campus, so service organizations are one of the most difficult on campus organizations to join. Greek Life is big on campus, but does not take over the campus, however since LMU is small, everyone mingles with everyone and there are no divisions, based on sorority, fraternity, service org, etc.

    Food and Dining

    LMU is only the second school to become Fair Trade certified in California, highlighting LMU's dedication to social justice. There are a wide variety of food options available and even better is LMU close proximity to LA's delicious and affordable off-campus options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are actually pretty well sized and the RAs love their jobs, meaning freshmen students will have an help in making a smooth transition.

    Academic Rigor

    As with any school, some majors are harder than others. Liberal Arts students have a challenging, but doable coursework, as do Science majors. Professors do not assign busy work but expect students to be adult and participate in class, meaning students must do their homework outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of being in LA - internships, volunteering opportunities are all available here. LMU is a small campus - which means you can take leadership roles and even start your own thing. Freshman year is a year to explore. Sign up for everything and learn what you're actually passionate about. School ALWAYS comes first. Its not fun not being able to join Greek Life or Service Organizations if you don't have the grades for it. Talk to your professors! They all have interesting lives and are easy to connect to.

    In three sentences

    Located on a beautiful bluff with ocean views, perfect weather year around, and in the heart of one of the most recognizable cities around the world, Loyola Marymount University has both beauty and brains. Professors here are not lecturers in an auditorium, but rather fellow colleagues discussing and solving problems with 20 or so of their fellow historians, biologists, etc. A strong Jesuit identity and connections opens the door for all students, allowing Lions to venture all around the world.

  • 06/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No one enters campus without ID after 7:00 p.m

    Greek Life

    Great!

    Clubs and Activities

    School has 160 clubs, you will find something that fits you!

    Great for these types of students

    Best majors: Business- any major under business school Film Engineer

    What to do for fun

    Beach - 10 minutes away Fox Hills mall - 10 minutes 3rd street promenade- 15 minutes Marina Del rey- 5 minutes Manhattan beach pier- 15 minutes LA Downtown - 30 minutes Many great restaurants around the area

    Food and Dining

    There are four places to dine on campus plus two cafes. In the main cafeteria there's a Mexican, Italian, Japanese and American food section. There's also a soup and salad bar available. Food is difficult to rate because it depends on people's taste however II love the Mexican bar. The snacker, is a small open burrito, it's only $3. I'm on tight budget so whenever I forget to pack lunch i buy the snacker. Jazzman (cafe) is on the bottom floor of the library and its open until 2:00 a.m. Very convenient when studying late!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus but my friends have shared their dorm life experienced with me. It is very convenient to live on campus. They are approximately 5 minutes walking distance to classrooms. The dorms are small but there is enough space to keep you clothing and school materials. Two dorms share one bathroom! Suites (apartments) are offered to juniors and seniors. They have a full kitchen, living room and bathroom. Four students share the suite (2 rooms). The only drawback is the cost, very expensive!

    Academic Rigor

    LMU has a high employee retention rate. Most professors have been teaching for more than 15 years. I prefer older professors because I think they have more experience on the filed and they also have mastered a certain teaching method. However, in the past three years LMU has began a renovation phase and has added a few young professors to every college. These professors are very enthusiastic but their classes are a bit more challenging than the others. The only problem with new professor is their teaching method. Most of them have not discovered the method that works best for their field. Overall, most classes succeed at challenging students to do their best.

  • 07/10/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of restaurants located just miles away from campus. Also there is Venice beach and santa monica promenade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and handle financial aid early.

    In three sentences

    Loyola Marymount University has a nice campus. The food there is great. The atmosphere is welcoming.