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Rank: 247

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CAwww.lmu.edu
Loyola Marymount University sits atop what it calls "The Bluff" -- rolling coastal hills that provide its over 6,000 undergrads and about 2,000 graduate students with a stunning view of Los Angeles (and a short drive to the beach). The Jesuit university offers 57 major undergraduate degrees and programs, including business, communications, visual and performing arts, and social sciences. The school has an extensive graduate division as well, with 43 master's degree programs, an education doctorate, a juridical science doctorate and a law school. A number of its programs benefit from the school's Los Angeles location, including the School of Film and Television. Students can intern at major production and entertainment companies such as Sony Pictures, Dreamworks, Disney, and Paramount Pictures. Undergrads can receive degrees in animation, production, screenwriting, film and television studies, and recording arts. The College of Business boasts an entrepreneurship program and a business incubator, drawing on the resources and opportunities provided by L.A.'s burgeoning "Silicon Beach" tech community. The school also houses the M-School Institute of Marketing, which partners with big-name local agencies and companies. Noteworthy graduate programs include education, bioethics, theological studies and even an MA in yoga studies. LMU boasts scores of famous alumni, from actresses Linda Cardellini and Busy Philipps to lawyer Johnnie Cochran and former NBA head coach Rick Adelman.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$66,300
% of students who get any grants
78%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$44,000
Average price for low-income students
$28,300
admissions
Acceptance rate
54%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1230/28
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
6,591
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
95%
% of need met
66%
% of students who get merit* grants
25%
Average merit grant
$10,085
student success
Graduation rate
83%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$21,700
Average salary within 3 years
$53,800
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
46%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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