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LMU is definitely not a party school andBrightSociology
LMU is definitely not a party school and does not offer the typical college experience. Yes, it is in Los Angeles which is great and offers many opportunities, but it does not give off the college feel. If you want the experience of school spirit, football, college town, raging parties etc dontttt come here!
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: C-
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LMU is strong community and has a prestineQuite BrightArt & Design Department
LMU is strong community and has a prestine campus. I really love LMU. I transfered from another university and I was completley surprised. Someone else on here compared it to UCLA saying it was not to the same standard. The truth is LMU is not UCLA and they cannot be compared. It is a very small school of 5,000 students. It is out of the way but still in the city. If you want a small campus life but the excitment of L.A. than LMU is great. It's not a party school, but it is Catholic (but still very diverse) so that means there is often a beer garden. True many students are conservative (but still like to have fun and throw parties), but they are all also very polite and approachable. Most people are very motivated and involved in some sort of club or organization. Some one commented that service organizations are hard to get into, and this is very true. The greek life is very large and even more people apply to the service organizations so they are very selective. But there are also TONS of ways to participate in community service activities. It is a very productive atmosphere for motivated individuals.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2007
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: C
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I've noticed that many students do not goQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
I've noticed that many students do not go to LMU for academics. There seems to be a general apathy toward learning. It's really disappointing that as a Senior, I am still be in classes with people who are just there for their degree. Core classes are a pain in the ass, especially since a lot if the seemingly interesting ones listed in the bulletin are never actually offered. I am hoping to go to graduate school, but I feel like most of my education here has been geared toward giving degrees and I do not feel very prepared. However, I am extremely happy with the History department. Most of my history professors have been outstanding and very helpful. Most of my classes have been small (especially my upper division ones) and in my experience, the ones that have had less than fifteen students have been the best by far. I feel like I lucked out by choosing to be a History major, as I have heard that other departments (such as Economics and Political Science) are subpar.The LMU library is a joke. It's low quality says a lot about the students here; most would rather have a new gym. My advice? If you want to go to LMU for academic reasons, do some research on the quality of your major. If you want the experience of belonging to a community of mature students who are passionate about learning and interested in issues beyond gossip, look elsewhere. You won't find it at LMU.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2008
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Individual Value: D-
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