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Loyola Marymount University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueD- University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Dec 04 2007
Major: History/Histories (art history/etc.) (This Major's Salary over time)
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.

questionI've been waitlisted to LMU, and I hope to major in History. Can you elaborate on LMU's history program?
responseCompared to other departments, there are a lot of professors in the history department, which gives you a good selection when picking your classes. The professors I've had have been very knowledgeable, passionate about their studies, and helpful. The chair of the department is nice, extremely helpful, and always in his office. Lower division classes can sometimes be a bummer since you get stuck with non-majors who don't want to be there, but a lot of my upper division classes have been smaller and more intense. I've mainly focused on modern European/British/US history, but the archeology program here is outstanding if you're interested in that sort of thing. I would have preferred to go to a more academically intense school, but like I said, the History department is excellent for LMU-type colleges. The bulletin lists what classes are offered and what you would need to take for your major: Unfortunately, I've found that a good number of the classes (in all departments) are offered every few years or so (or in some cases, haven't been offered since 2000). For a better idea of what classes are really offered, you can check to see the classes from recent semesters here: I hope that helps, and good luck getting in!
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