LOS ANGELES — Loyola Marymount University’s 2022-23 academic year kicked off on Monday, Aug. 29, for 8,837 students on the Westchester and Playa Vista campuses.
The university welcomes more than 1,700 first-year students and 450 new transfer students who applied to LMU from around the globe. The Class of 2026 was selected from a record pool of 21,600 applications, reflecting a 36 percent increase in applicants over the past five years.
The class of newest Lions is accomplished and diverse, with a 3.96 average weighted GPA, and students hailing from 45 states and 46 countries. International scholars comprise 12 percent of the class. The largest number of first-year students comes from California, followed by Washington, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York.
With 750 new graduate students enrolled for the academic year, LMU’s student body is now represented by scholars from 90 nations. The top senders include Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Kuwait.
Across town, LMU Loyola Law School is a week into its new academic year. On Aug. 22, the school welcomed a new J.D. class of 265 day students to its downtown Los Angeles campus. Another 48 evening students are participating in the inaugural year of the program being in a hybrid format.
The median LSAT of the J.D. class is 161, and the median GPA is 3.7. LMU Loyola Law school students come from 27 states, three countries and more than 100 undergraduate institutions, bringing with them a wide variety of work experiences and varied academic backgrounds. They are Emmy winners, NCAA Division I athletes, veterans, teachers, and coaches. They have graduate degrees in music, creative writing, philosophy and business. J.D. students have worked at companies such as Deloitte, Sony, Netflix, and Yelp, and interned with judges and state senators, and in Congress.
About Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University is an elite, top-ranked national university by U.S. News and World Report, which places LMU among the top five Jesuit universities in the country and in the top six private universities in California. Founded in 1911, LMU is a Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount university with more than 6,500 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. LMU offers 55 undergraduate majors and 59 minor programs, along with 47 master’s degree programs, three doctorate programs and 13 credential / authorization programs. LMU’s intercollegiate athletics teams compete in the West Coast Conference with 20 Division I and varsity sports.
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