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Loyola Marymount University: Narrative Description


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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 128-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $252.6 million. Total enrollment: 8,855. Faculty: 868 (431 full-time, 437 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 7,075 applied, 60% were admitted. 50% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 5,375 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 346 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 32 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 7% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual/performing arts; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 1/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $35,212 includes full-time tuition ($25,266), mandatory fees ($490), and college room and board ($9456). College room only: $7206. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1052 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 56% of eligible men and 48% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: service clubs, Student Government and Activity Board, community service opportunities, student media opportunities, clubs and organizations. Major annual events: special games for handicapped children, Cinco de Mayo, ASLMU Formal Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,897 college housing spaces available; 2,670 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Charles von der Ahe Library plus 1 other with 495,920 books, 1.6 million microform titles, 10,057 serials, 40,234 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $9.8 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of California - Los Angeles.

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