Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
About Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a private, co-educational university in the
Marymount traditions located in the
Westchester neighborhood on the Westside of
California. The university is one of 28 member institutions of the
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five
Marymount institutions of higher education.
Loyola Marymount University traces its history through Loyola University, founded in 1911 as the successor to St. Vincent's College which was founded in 1865, and Marymount College, founded in 1933 with its roots in Marymount School which was founded in 1923. Loyola Marymount, which sits atop the bluffs overlooking
Marina Del Rey and
Playa Del Rey is the parent school to
Loyola Law School located in
downtown Los Angeles.
As of 2010, Loyola Marymount is one of the largest
Roman Catholic universities on the West Coast with just over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and law school students.