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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 Difficulty for Loyola Marymount University
Measure Difficulty
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 acceptance for 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 Scores for Loyola Marymount University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Loyola Marymount University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1300

SAT Scores you need to get in

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.

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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 >60%
1300 to 1390 Avg + 47%-60%
1210 to 1300 Avg - 34%-47%
1120 to 1210 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 1120 Low <23%
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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 29
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 #17 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 47 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
31 and Above Good >60%
29 to 31 Avg + 47%-60%
27 to 29 Avg - 34%-47%
25 to 27 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 25 Low <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 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

Admission Statistics

Loyola Marymount University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,553 7,293 17,846
Accepted 5,095 3,316 8,411
Acceptance Rate 48% 45% 47%
Enrolled 856 656 1,512
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?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

47% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1390. 62% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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.

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