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4 out of 5
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2015

LMU was an incredible school. They genuinely care about each student and are ready to lend a helping hand. There is a great balance of responsibility placed on students and professors. Professors are always ready and open to welcome students during office hours and help them with anything from homework to an internship or future advice. Campus activities include personal development, networking and social exercises that help mold an individual and help them reach their full capacity.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019

I am currently a senior and I have loved attending this school. LMU was originally my safety choice but I ultimately chose it because I liked the campus, the small classes, the location and the financial aid package (most importantly haha). As a Freshman I thought that I was just settling for an okay school since I had other options that were more "prestigious", but fortunately enough, LMU is NOT a school you just settle for. I am not going to say it is the most amazing school ever and everyone who has a negative review about it is wrong, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I'm sure there is legitimacy. However, LMU is truly a gem. From my experience, the professors have been AMAZING (as a Biology/Health and Human Science major). Almost all of my professors have consistently gone out of their way to accommodate me to ensure I succeed in their class, they will always put in as much work as you are willing to, and then some. Of course there has been the occasional terrible teacher (very few I assure you), but that is a reality on all college campuses. Classes are always small and intimate which has been really beneficial to my learning, and great for creating good relationships with my peers as well. The administration at LMU is very helpful and respectful, except for maybe the Financial Aid office. Unfortunately, I've heard that is common for many schools. The people I've met in my three years have been spectacular. I guess it all depends who you surround yourself with, but I have been lucky to be surrounded by such supportive, diverse, intelligent and accomplished peers and staff. Those who are worried about diversity (particularly racial and religious), I have found that most of the students and faculty are kind, accepting, and supportive. Even though LMU is still mostly a white campus, they have always pushed for diversity and therefore have increased the amount of resources, support systems, and environments for other minorities. I have also seen an increase in international students over the years. As a minority, I have always felt welcome a this school. Many people are turned off by the Jesuit focus of LMU, including myself, but once you attend you'll be relieved to find that nothing is forced upon you. There is a significant amount of jesuit and catholic resources on campus, but they are there for the people who want them. The best thing, imo, about LMU's jesuit focus is the emphasis on service. Again, no one is guilted or forced into doing service, but there are so many opportunities available. And the service ranges from all different types, and are, believe it or not, actually very fun! One of the best things I've done was joining a service organization. The people I've met, the conversations I've had, and the connections I've built have been next to none due to my service org. Of course, there are other on-campus activities and clubs like greek life, various cultural and ethnic clubs, interest clubs, sports clubs, and academic frats. Also, I have to add one more thing; the campus. It seems unimportant but honestly it made a difference for me. The campus is, simply put, beautiful. I guess that is subjective, but I think many would agree the campus is very well kept and the views are breathtaking. It also helps that we have the benefit of LA seasons and weather, but also the benefit of the coastal coolness. Some of the biggest complaints about LMU are its party scene, athletics, and surrounding area. The parties that go on around LMU are often in houses in residential areas, so that means loud/rowdy parties are often shut down by midnight or at the latest 1am. LMU's atmosphere is more accommodating to lowkey, kickbacks. Nonetheless, there is still a fair amount of party goers that seem to have found a balance and there is certainly a presence of marijuana and alcohol on campus. The athletics at LMU are not very impressive and, although the athletes are still amazing athletes and the teams are D1, they are not the most "winningest". This does mean that the school spirit at games and on-campus aren't as present as bigger schools like USC. Still, many of our teams do make it pretty far in their division like our soccer, basketball and baseball teams (and I'm sure many others that I may not be aware of). The immediate surrounding area of LMU is more akin to a suburban area. What I mean to say is that it is not in the heart of downtown LA. There are still plenty of places to eat, shop, and play but very little nightlife. Despite this, there is still nothing you can't reach with a 10 minute drive or uber. In fact, the location of LMU is a prime area for MANY internship and job opportunities due to its proximity to silicon beach and many large media and entertainment companies. (If you're interested in the healthcare field, a lot of hospitals/medical centers and therapy clinics too). Also, the beach is 15 minutes away :) Sorry this was so long but I felt like helping out all of those HS juniors and seniors researching schools since I remember what that was like. Also, I wanted you to keep in mind that whatever you get out of school is directly related to what you put in. I have had a fantastic experience at LMU because I put myself out there; I dabbled in many clubs before finding my passions, collaborated with my peers as much as possible, and researched and asked about all of the resources available to me. Might as well if you're gonna spend thousands of dollars for a piece of paper, right?! Pls remember, the most important thing is to find a school that matches your wants/needs and find one you know you can be happy at. A more prestigious school doesn't always mean a better school. Take care and have fun kids! And good luck!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

I will be eternally grateful for the education and mentorship I received at Loyola Marymount University. LMU is a Jesuit university, but that does not mean they force Catholicism on their students. Instead, it means that they embrace an educational philosophy centered on the development of the whole person and actions motivated by well-intentioned goals. Throughout my career, Ive noticed that this characteristic sets me apart from my peers. It helps me make sound decisions without hesitation, even if those decisions arent the easiest. On the academic front, I feel like my LMU education set me up for success. I am pursuing a graduate degree at a top-tier university and thriving in a fast-paced career field. LMU is a school like no other. The LMU family bonds are unbreakable and pursuing a degree there is the experience of a lifetime.

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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2021

This college is not worth the money, no matter how much you are spending on it. Firstly, the major you apply with is the major you will stay in they make it seem like you will be able to switch but that is not the case.The staff is bordering on useless and unless you get lucky your advisor will not be able to help you. Sorority life is a joke and so is the party scene. The only way to enjoy this school is if you are rich and white. There is alot of racial tension on this campus because the white people here feel entitled and they feel superior to every other race. The housing situation is the biggest joke of all, because alot of people are living 4/5 people to a 2 person room. There has been no action taken to fix this. t is clear by the in classroom conversations that this school selected whoever they could get. They lure you in with the illusion of a friendly and inviting campus but most of the people here are petty and rude. DO NOT SPEND MONEY TO COME TO THIS SCHOOL you will never see your money being spent on anything but gardening. Speaking of which this campus is dry, if you look out the window on a good day you might see six people sitting outside. I f you are coming here because the campus looks beautiful just know that this campus gets really tedious to look at after a while and there is nothing noteworthy about it. This school will caused you to become severely depressed from the lack of activity that is going on here. SPS is constantly flooded with people and the school tries to normalize it under the guise of advocating for mental illness, but the refuse to aknowledge the role they play in these student's issues.This is a terrible school do not come here

5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Loyola University not only provided me a challenging and enjoyable education but it taught me perspective. Teaching through the Jesuit lens allowed me to approach a wide variety of topics from a rather unique standpoint that I continue to benefit from today.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

LMU is an institution with small class sizes and opportunities to seek guidance and further assistance from professors. The main mission of the university is the education of the whole person. Social Justice is an essential component incorporated into the curriculum where you can take courses that involve community based learning opportunities. For example, I took a course called Ecology of Homelessness where we were able to be educated and informed about the factors contributing to homelessness but also had the opportunity to go out into the field to study and create projects in the Los Angeles community. There are endless opportunities within the classroom as well as on-campus organizations that promote social justice, encourage research and involvement in the wider Los Angeles community.

4 out of 5
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

Loyola Marymount University is a beautiful campus with knowledgeable faculty members ready and willing to help you succeed in your studies. I enjoyed my time at LMU, not only because of the variety of groups and organizations available for a student, but for the opportunity to build academic relationships with your professors; you are not only a number at LMU, you are a person. When choosing a major, do try to keep in mind your future and the type of career you would like to pursue upon graduating. Finding a job after college is challenging enough, it is more challenging when your degree is not particularly specific to the open job market. Do your research, generate employment projections, see what needs and services will be in demand within the next 5-10 years and decide on your major thereafter. But always remember: choose a major that will not only yield a large earning potential, but that will yield happiness! If you love what you do, you'll never have to work a day in your life. If you despise what you do, every day will seem unbearable.

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Degree: Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Graduation Year: 2013

Far too expensive. Learned a lot about filmmaking, but pick your professors wisely because not all of them are as qualified and helpful as they should be.

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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2006

Great academic options, nice social scene, beautiful campus and surroundings, plenty of spiritual opportunities.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2005

Loved it. Great teachers, terrific facilities. Credit requirements are low - lots of electives available. Could be a good or bad thing, depending on what you're looking for. Need to be proactive. The film school provides a ton of awesome options - take advantage.

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