Loyola Marymount University Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Loyola Marymount University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Loyola Marymount University? The school has a 54% acceptance rate. Last year, 7,276 out of 13,506 applicants were admitted making Loyola Marymount University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Loyola Marymount University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Loyola Marymount University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1390
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Loyola Marymount University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >67%
1290 to 1390 Avg + 54%-67%
1190 to 1290 Avg - 41%-54%
1090 to 1190 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 1090 Low <29%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Loyola Marymount University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Loyola Marymount University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Loyola Marymount University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Loyola Marymount University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Loyola Marymount University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >67%
28 to 30 Avg + 54%-67%
26 to 28 Avg - 41%-54%
24 to 26 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 24 Low <29%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Loyola Marymount University accepts 54% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Loyola Marymount University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 49% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

Loyola Marymount University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,048 5,458 13,506
Accepted 4,390 2,886 7,276
Acceptance Rate 55% 53% 54%
Enrolled 731 600 1,331
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 21% 18%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2018
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2018.

Admission Requirements

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

Loyola Marymount University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Loyola Marymount University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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