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Chances of getting into Loyola Marymount University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
43.8%
Admission Difficulty for Loyola Marymount University
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Loyola Marymount and can I get accepted? The school has a 44% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,150 out of 18,592 applicants were admitted making Loyola Marymount a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Loyola Marymount University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Loyola Marymount University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Loyola Marymount SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1230-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
62%
SAT Scores for Loyola Marymount University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1230
SAT Scores for Loyola Marymount University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1320

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

Loyola Marymount University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Loyola Marymount University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >57%
1320 to 1410 Avg + 44%-57%
1230 to 1320 Avg - 32%-44%
1140 to 1230 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 1140 Low <21%
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Loyola Marymount ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Loyola Marymount University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Loyola Marymount University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 29

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 #16 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Loyola Marymount University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Loyola Marymount University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >57%
29 to 31 Avg + 44%-57%
27 to 29 Avg - 32%-44%
25 to 27 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 25 Low <21%
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Loyola Marymount GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.72
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Loyola Marymount University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Loyola Marymount. 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 GPA's for admitted Loyola Marymount University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Loyola Marymount University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,167 7,425 18,592
Accepted 4,772 3,378 8,150
Acceptance Rate 43% 45% 44%
Enrolled 765 702 1,467
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 21% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
90

Applicants have 90 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Loyola Marymount University is $60.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Loyola Marymount University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

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.

What is my chance of getting into Loyola Marymount University?

44% of those who apply are granted admission to Loyola Marymount. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Loyola Marymount University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1230 and 1410. 62% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Loyola Marymount University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 31. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.