Loyola Marymount University

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Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
motto Ad maiorem Dei gloriam
founding 1911 (1865)
Sponsorship Catholic Church ( SJ , RSHM, CSJ)
place los Angeles
country United StatesUnited States United States
president Robert B. Lawton, SJ
Students 9484 (2018)
Employee 839
Networks FIUC
Website www.lmu.edu

The Loyola Marymount University ( LMU ) is a private university in Los Angeles in the US state of California . It is supported by three religious orders : the Jesuits , the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM) and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange (CSJ) . It is one of 28 member universities of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities . There are currently 9,484 students enrolled.


Loyola Marymount University was created in 1973 from the merger of Marymount College and Loyola University. The origin of Loyola University goes back to St. Vincent's College , which the Vincentines founded in 1865 and taken over by the Jesuits in 1911. Marymount College was founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in 1933 as Marymount Junior College (women only). The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange had been co- sponsors of the college since 1968 .

Course offer

The range of courses mainly includes:

  • Movie and TV
  • Humanities (Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts)
  • Communication Sciences and Fine Arts
  • Science and Engineering (Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering)
  • pedagogy
  • Law (Loyola Law School)
  • Economics


The LMU sports teams are called the Lions . The university is a member of the West Coast Conference .


Web links

Commons : Loyola Marymount University  - collection of images, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Members. In: www.fiuc.org. International Federation of Catholic Universities, accessed September 17, 2019 .
  2. a b Facts & Figures , accessed on February 26, 2018.
  3. a b History , accessed on February 26, 2018.

Coordinates: 33 ° 58 ′ 10 ″  N , 118 ° 25 ′ 2 ″  W.