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 10,000 students.

Most of the students admitted to Loyola Marymount University had an SAT score between 1230 to 1410, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 27 to 31. We were able to estimate the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) average GPA (3.55 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 44% of all those students that apply are admitted to Loyola Marymount University, from which 18% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Loyola Marymount University was reported as 43.8% in Fall 2020 with over 18,600 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 ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • LMU Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Loyola Marymount University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

LMU 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 LMU has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 53.9%
  • 2017-2018: 52.5%
  • 2018-2019: 47.1%
  • 2019-2020: 43.8%
  • Projected LMU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 44.3%

How Does Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Loyola Marymount University is twenty-nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Otis College of Art and Design78.2%
Mount St. Mary's College89.7%
Occidental College36.7%
Woodbury University66.3%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Loyola Marymount University (LMU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 700
Math610 - 710
Total Score1230 - 1410
ACT®Score Range
English27 - 34
Math25 - 30
Composite Score27 - 31
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