Loyola Marymount University (LMU)

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Loyola Marymount University can be found in Los Angeles, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. LMU has an enrollment of over 9,600 students.

Most of the students admitted to Loyola Marymount University had an SAT score between 1640 to 1940, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 25 to 29. We were able to estimate the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) average GPA (3.35 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 54% of all those students that apply are admitted to Loyola Marymount University, from which 21% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admission.lmu.edu.

Overall Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Loyola Marymount University was reported as 54.1% in Fall 2013 with over 11,500 college applications submitted to Loyola Marymount University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • LMU SAT Scores: 1640 - 1940
  • LMU ACT Scores: 25 - 29
  • LMU Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Loyola Marymount University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Loyola Marymount University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Loyola Marymount University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 59.2%
  • 2010-2011: 53.9%
  • 2011-2012: 53.4%
  • 2012-2013: 50.2%
  • 2013-2014: 54.1%
  • Projected LMU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 53.3%

How Does Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Loyola Marymount University is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Otis College of Art and Design46.3%
Mount St. Mary's College74.1%
Occidental College42.4%
Woodbury University55.8%
Pepperdine University37.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Loyola Marymount University (LMU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math550 - 650
Writing550 - 650
Total Score1640 - 1940
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math24 - 28
Composite Score25 - 29
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