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Loyola Marymount University
Location
City: Los Angeles, California
Country: United States
General Information
Type: University
Founded: 1911
President: Robert B. Lawton S.J.
Faculty: 416 full-time
Students: 5,746 undergrad, 1,899 graduate
Campus: Urban, 150 acres (0.6 km²)
Athletics: NCAA Division I
Mascot: Lions
Colors: Maroon and Blue
Conference: West Coast Conference
Tuition/fees: $31,804
Endowment: $392,044,000
Address & Contact Information
Address: One LMU Drive
City: Los Angeles
State/Province: California
Postal code: 90045-2699
Country: United States
Website
www.lmu.edu


Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a Jesuit university located in the United States in Los Angeles, California. LMU was created in 1973 by the merger of two Catholic colleges in Los Angeles. The names "Loyola" and "Marymount" have long been associated with Catholic higher education in countries around the globe. St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, sanctioned the foundation of his order's first school in 1548. The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary have conducted educational institutions since their establishment in France in 1849 by Father Jean Gailhac. The university is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education. Enrollment at Loyola Marymount includes 5,746 undergraduates, 1,899 graduate and 1,327 law school students.

The names "Loyola" and "Marymount" have long been associated with Catholic higher education in countries around the globe. Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of The Society Of Jesus, sanctioned the foundation of his order's first school in 1548. The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary have conducted educational institutions since their establishment in France in 1849 by Father Jean Gailhac. These two traditions of education have come together in Los Angeles as Loyola Marymount University.

LMU sits atop a bluff of 150 acres (0.61 km²) in the Westchester area of West Los Angeles located in the Del Rey Hills. The original 99 acres were donated to the university by Harry Culver. Xavier Hall, named for St. Francis Xavier, S.J., a companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola, S.J., and St. Robert's Hall, named for St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J., a cardinal and Doctor of the Church, were the first two buildings to be built on the current Westchester Campus. Following their completion in 1929, Xavier Hall housed both the Jesuit Faculty and the students at the time while St. Robert's Hall served as the academic and administrative building.


Academics

In addition to being the parent school of Loyola Law School in Downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount is also the home to six colleges and schools. LMU also offers an Air Force ROTC program, an Honors Program in which the students have a different core curriculum, and several year-long, semester, and summer study abroad programs across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Admission to LMU is competitive. Students from every U.S. state attend LMU. Some of the recent honors received by LMU are:

Named among the “25 cutting edge schools with an eye toward the future” Kaplan’s “You Are Here” College Guide, 2008 Included in “Best 366 Colleges,” “Best Colleges in the West” and “10 Most Beautiful Campuses” Princeton Review, 2008 Ranked 4th in “Best Universities With Master’s Program in the West” U.S. News & World Report, 2008 BusinessWeek magazine, 2007 Entrepreneurship program named among top 10 in the nation Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, 2007 Named a “top producer” of Fulbright awardees, 2006–07 Institute of International Education Named “Hottest for Hispanics” Newsweek/Kaplan’s “How to Get into College” Guide, 2006

Athletics

The Loyola Marymount Lions participate in NCAA Division I athletics as part of the West Coast Conference. The school offers 19 varsity sports, nine for men and ten for women.



Contact Information

One LMU Drive; Los Angeles, California 90045-2699.

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