Loyola Marymount University

1 min read
15 Jan 2024
Loyola Marymount University offers rigorous undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to academically ambitious students committed to lives of meaning and purpose.

Since its founding by Jesuits in 1911, Loyola Marymount University has sought to instill a passion for education, faith, justice and social impact in students of diverse talents, interests and backgrounds. Today that mission is applied across sixty different majors within six colleges and schools: Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Communication and Fine Arts, Education, Film and Television, and Business Administration. LMU’s campus is located in the heart of Silicon Beach, the Westside region of Los Angeles that is home to over five hundred tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Snap, and Hulu. LMU has long-standing strategic relationships and industry partnerships within this ecosystem, and it opened a new campus in Playa Vista in 2018 to better position the university for global imagination and impact.

LMU’s Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship, one of the oldest entrepreneurship schools in the country, boasts a faculty of seasoned entrepreneurs, many of whom run public companies, sit on the board of a company or have started their own business. “We believe you cannot teach students how to be entrepreneurs unless you have gone through the struggles of starting and running your own business,” says Darlene Fukuji, associate director of the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate tuition at LMU costs $48,000 annually. LMU also offers a business incubator program every semester, which provides students with the resources they need to turn a business idea into a reality. “We give students a workspace and access to experts, alumni, entrepreneurs and investors to help them launch their business,” says Fukuji. “At any one time, we have at least a dozen businesses being incubated in our program.” LMU’s graduates have gone on to generate about $1 billion in revenues every year and have sold about $1 billion worth of businesses. This is one of the reasons LMU is ranked eleventh in the US in entrepreneurship, according to U.S. News and World Report.


  • Be entrepreneurial minded.
    We want students who have a passion for wanting to make a difference in this world through entrepreneurship.  
  • Want to fix issues.
    The best students are the ones who don’t just want to make money but also want to find solutions to societal issues.
  • Problem-solving skills are a must.
    Wanting to fix issues is important, but so is knowing how to fix issues. We want students who can think of creative solutions to solve problems. We will help you develop this mindset. 
  • Be service oriented.
    As a Jesuit school, we want students who appreciate the idea of service and social justice. We want this to be reflected in our students’ cocurricular activities.
  • Get involved before coming to campus.
    We do a lot of high school programs in the area. If you are serious about going to LMU, come take part in one of our events.