LMU Named Among The Princeton Review’s 2022 ‘Best 387 Colleges’

Loyola Marymount University has been recognized once again in The Princeton Review’s annual guide to “The Best 387 Colleges,” earning accolades for its strong academics, low student-to-faculty ratios, social justice emphasis and accessibility to internship and job opportunities in Los Angeles.

“Loyola Marymount’s ‘small size’ is certainly a boon to the academic experience as well,” the authors write about LMU. “As one insightful undergrad explains, ‘All my professors know my name, which makes it really easy to find someone to write recommendations for internships, jobs, and grad school.’

“And speaking of professors, students find the majority of their instructors to be ‘passionate … about [their] subject matter.’ Professors generally ‘encourage students to participate in discussions.’ Even better, they’re ‘very understanding,’ and they make it known that they truly ‘care … about your success.’”

The guide also makes note of LMU’s strong Jesuit tradition, with an emphasis on social justice and the education of the whole person. “In addition, LMU’s fabulous L.A. location is ‘amazing for networking opportunities (as well as potential) future employment,’” students say.

Published since 1992, the Best Colleges guide showcases only 14 percent of the nation’s 2,700 colleges and universities. Because the pandemic limited student access to on-campus offerings in 2020-21, The Princeton Review this year did not publish its annual “Top 20” college rankings lists in various categories.

Instead, the publication compiled “Great Lists” that recognize schools with the most impressive history of appearances on “Top 20” lists from years’ past. LMU landed on two “Great Lists” focused on quality of life: Happiest Students and Most Beautiful Campus — a nod to LMU’s scenic blufftop locale.

LMU is also one of 27 schools named to the 2022 Green Honor Roll, earning a score of 99 (the highest possible score) in the Green rating tallies.

“We salute Loyola Marymount University for its outstanding academics and we are genuinely pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their ‘best-fit college,’” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review and lead author of “The Best 387 Colleges.”

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