LMU is a decent school; some of the teachers are
good, the campus is beautiful, and the people are generally
nice. After spending close to a year at the
school here is what I have found:
-Public Safety abuses
their power to a very large extent. They will
go out of their way to write you up for
whatever they can. A large part of the school's
revenue comes from the fines that are given to students
who are “violating policy.” I know numerous students who
have had to pay upwards of $1000 for policy violations.
-The teachers here are for the most part terrible.
I have had two engaging and knowledgeable teachers (out
of ten teachers total) my freshman year. Most teachers
are lazy and dull, but are accessible if you need
help after class which is nice.
-The student body consists
of generally very wealthy but also very nice and friendly
people. I found that there are a lot of
under-qualified and unintelligent kids at the school who were accepted
either because they were very wealthy or were adding to
the school's diversity.
-There is absolutely no school
spirit. This is mainly due to terrible sports teams.
The water polo team was one of the best in
the nation...but who gives a fuck about water polo.
would estimate 40% of undergraduates go home from Friday to
Sunday. This makes the campus dead on the weekends,
but also makes the otherwise totally packed parking lot empty,
so you can snag a good parking spot.
-The social life here is pretty fun. There is
usually something going on every weekend and I found the
social life in my dorm (Rosecrans) to be remarkable. The
social scene comes at a price in the dorms tho
as it is almost certain that you will get written
up by an RA or Public Safety at some point.
There is a decently strong greek life, but there are
no Frat houses. Fraternity's and Sororities are more like
social groups that get together around once or twice a
-Know that once you step on campus, you loose
all of your rights. Your room can be
searched, your car can be searched, and as for medical
marijuana the school goes by federal law, so you will
be severely punished for otherwise legally having or being under
the influence of marijuana.
-There is zero tolerance
for marijuana at this school. Public Safety and RA's
seek out marijuana users. If you smell like marijuana,
your room will get searched. If you admit to
smoking off campus or being with people smoking off campus
you will get punished. For any case concerning marijuana,
the sanctions given to the student include but are not
limited to: $200 fine, letter home to parents, random drug
testing for 1 year, attendance of Marijuana Anonymous classes (at
off campus locations), reflective essay, housing probation. There is
a hefty fine if any of these sanctions are not