loyola marymount university acceptance rate

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Loyola Marymount Admission Requirements

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Chances of getting into Loyola Marymount University

Acceptance Rate

ACCEPTANCE RATE

47.1%

Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Loyola Marymount and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #35 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,411 out of 17,846 applicants were admitted making Loyola Marymount a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptancefor qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 19 percent. Loyola Marymount University typically accepts and attracts “A-” average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Loyola Marymount SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT RANGE

1210-1390

APPLICANTS SUBMITTING SAT

62%

SAT Reading 25th610
SAT Math 25th600
SAT Composite 25th1210
SAT Reading 75th690
SAT Math 75th700
SAT Composite 75th1390
Average SAT Score1300

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Loyola Marymount University?

Loyola Marymount University typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT’s as low as 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 62 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board’s concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT SCORE (1600 SCALE)COMPETITIVENESSADMISSION CHANCES
1390 and AboveGood>60%
1300 to 1390Avg +47%-60%
1210 to 1300Avg –34%-47%
1120 to 1210Reach23%-34%
Less than 1120Low<23%

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Loyola Marymount ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT RANGE

27-31 

APPLICANTS SUBMITTING ACT

47%

ACT Reading 25th27
ACT Math 25th25
ACT Composite 25th27
ACT Reading 75th34
ACT Math 75th29
ACT Composite 75th31
Average ACT Score29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Loyola Marymount?

Admission data indicates that Loyola Marymount regularly accepts students with ACT’s of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants – and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Loyola Marymount University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT SCORECOMPETITIVENESSADMISSION CHANCES
31 and AboveGood>60%
29 to 31Avg +47%-60%
27 to 29Avg –34%-47%
25 to 27Reach23%-34%
Less than 25Low<23%

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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

AVG. HIGH SCHOOL GPA

3.72

TYPICAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADES

A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Loyola Marymount University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Loyola Marymount University was 3.72 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Loyola Marymount will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

HIGH SCHOOL GPAFRESHMEN WITHIN RANGECOMPETITIVENESS
3.75+49%Good
3.50 to 3.7526%Avg +
3.25 to 3.5016%Avg –
3.00 to 3.257%Reach
2.75 to 3.002%Reach
2.50 to 2.75N/A%Low
2.25 to 2.50N/A%Low
2.00 to 2.25N/A%Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Admission Statistics

WOMENMENTOTAL
Applied10,5537,29317,846
Accepted5,0953,3168,411
Acceptance Rate48%45%47%
Enrolled8566561,512
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)17%20%18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

APPLICATIONS WERE DUE

Jan 15, 2020

DAYS LEFT TO APPLY

None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Loyola Marymount University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test ScoresRequired
High School GPARequired
High School Class RankRecommended
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

AP CreditYes
Dual CreditYes
Credit for Life ExperiencesNo

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=117946 IPEDS survey data for Loyola Marymount University.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Loyola Marymount University prefer SAT or ACT?

62% of students submit their SAT scores to Loyola Marymount. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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