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About LMU

Founded in 1911, LMU is a top-ranked national university rooted in the Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount traditions. We are committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunity for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. We enroll an academically ambitious, multicultural, and socioeconomically diverse student body. We recruit, retain and support a diverse faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and creativity. Our three campuses are rooted in the heart of Los Angeles, a global capital for arts and entertainment, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship.

Our Jesuit and Marymount Traditions

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LMU is institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism and takes its fundamental inspiration from the combined heritage of the Jesuits, the Marymount Sisters, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. We invite persons of diverse in talents, interests, and cultural backgrounds to enrich our educational community and advance our mission of the encouragement of learning, education of the whole person, and the service of faith and promotion of justice.

LMU By the Numbers

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$1 Billion+

Annual U.S. Economic Activity

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Alumni Network

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Student Service Hours Per Year

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Top 15%

Wall Street Journal Ranked

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Loyola Marymount University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

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Strategic Plan

The strategic plan is the result of a collaborative and transparent process involving hundreds in the LMU community.

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Inclusive Excellence

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion actively cultivates an anti-racist institutional climate across all campuses.

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LMU's commitment to sustainability and green campus practices has grown into an innovative program known as Green LMU.

University Leadership

President Tim Snyder

President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.

President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., began his term as LMU’s 16th president on June 1, 2015 and was inaugurated on October 6, 2015.

Provost Tom Poon

Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon, Ph.D.

Thomas Poon, Ph.D., became executive vice president and provost on June 1, 2017.

Plan Your Visit

We invite you to visit our L.A. campuses and meet the extraordinary students, scholars and innovators who make the LMU experience so inspiring and transformative.