History, Affiliations and Rankings
The private Jesuit and Marymount research institution Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is located in Los Angeles, California. Established in 1865, it can be found near Playa Vista on the city's west side. LMU is also the parent institution of Loyola Law School, which is located in Los Angeles' downtown district. The names "Loyola" and "Marymount" have long been associated with Catholic higher education in countries around the world. The first school of the Society of Jesus was established with Saint Ignatius Loyola's approval in 1548. Since Father Jean Gailhac founded the Sacred Heart of Mary Religious in France in 1849, they have run educational establishments. With the creation of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, these two educational traditions have merged.
The university is academically accredited by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (ACJU), and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. According to the QS World Rankings, the university is placed between 131 - and 140.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
LMU is in the Los Angeles area of Westchester, on the Del Rey Hills. It looks out over what was once Hughes Aircraft. Harry Culver donated the original 99 acres (40 hectares) to the institution. The first two buildings on the current Westchester Campus were Xavier Hall, named after St. Francis Xavier, and St. Robert's Hall, named after St. Robert Bellarmine, a cardinal and Doctor of the Church. The Regents Bell Tower and Sacred Heart Chapel were the next non-residential structures to be completed on campus (1953–55). Across its six colleges, the university offers 55 minor and 60 major undergraduate courses. The graduate division offers 12 credential courses, 51 master's degree courses, one Juris doctorate, one education doctorate, and one doctorate in the juridical science programme.
Accomplishments and Alumni
As of 2019, the university is one of the largest Roman Catholic universities on the US West Coast, located in Los Angeles, California. The university offers an Air Force ROTC programme, an Honors degree with a unique core curriculum, and a variety of year-long, semester-long, and summer study abroad programmes in Australia, America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. 2003 - LMU receives the Department of Energy's EPA Green Power Leadership Award for exhibiting environmental stewardship.
The California Interfaith Power & Light Energy Oscar for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency was awarded to the recipient in 2007.
On our Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) assessment, which is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to assess relative progress toward sustainability, LMU officially received a Silver rating in 2012.
2013 - RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2013, which was unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year, acknowledged Sodexo's dedication to sustainability with three awards: Sector Leader 2013, Gold Class 2013, and Sector Mover 2013.
In addition, the university has produced famous alumni including Brian Helgeland (American Screenwriter, USA), Barbara Broccoli (American Film Producer, USA), and Francis Lawrence ( American Filmmaker, USA).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Loyola Marymount University has a total enrollment of 9,822 students. There are 6,548 undergraduate students and 2,179 graduate students. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works to actively foster a culture that is anti-racist, fosters inclusive excellence, and combats systematic oppression. The university has also partnered with major corporations like Boeing, Google, Nestle, IBM, KPMG, Kate Spade, Merrill Lynch and Paramount Farms.