Admissions General FAQ

  • Go to the visit campus page to register for a campus tour or to make an appointment with an admissions counselor.  You will have the opportunity to sign-up for a class visit or take a campus tour led by one of our student ambassadors. If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled events, private visits may be arranged by contacting our office at or at 213.736.1074.

  • We strongly encourage applicants to use the LSAC electronic application. In addition to the application itself, we require the following: 1) CAS report (includes LSAT score and may include letters of recommendation); 2) Letter(s) of Recommendation (one letter is required, up to two are accepted); 3) Personal Statement; 4) Resume (strongly encouraged).

  • The priority application deadline for the Day Division is February 1, 2022. The priority application deadline for the Evening Division is April 15, 2022. 

    The application fee is $65.00. It is waived for the 2022 cycle is waived until January 1, 2022. The application fee is waived for all current students and alumni (Undergraduate and Graduate Programs) of Loyola Marymount University. 

  • For the fall 2019 entering class our LSAT range is:

    25th% = 157
    50th% = 160
    75th% = 162

    The GPA range is:

    25th% = 3.31
    50th% = 3.57
    75th% = 3.74

  • 2019-2020 Tuition 

    Day Students  $58,470
    JD Evening Students   $39,070


  • Yes, we offer both financial aid and scholarships.  Financial Aid consists of a loan package that will be determined by the Financial Aid Office and any scholarships awarded by the Admissions Office. All admitted students are considered for scholarships; there is no separate application required.  The Scholarship Committee requires an additional statement for admitted students interested in the Public Interest Scholars Program. View our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on financial aid.

  • Yes, we accept the March LSAT score. However, for applicants applying to the Day program we caution that by the time we receive March scores, a large number of seats will have been filled; therefore, it can be more competitive for the remaining seats. 

    For applicants applying to the evening part-time program, there is no disadvantage to taking the March test, as the priority deadline is not until April. The last LSAT score accepted for the part-time evening program is June.

  • If you have taken the LSAT multiple times and have a score differential of 4 points or more, we ask that you submit an addendum explaining the circumstances surrounding the disparity. At our discretion, we may base the decision solely on your high score.

  • Requests for deferrals are taken on a case-by-case basis. Generally, deferrals are only granted when circumstances not in existence and that could not have been foreseen at the time of your application arise prior to your enrollment to Loyola.  It is important to note that, if granted, a deferral is binding; therefore, contractually obligating you to attend Loyola the following year. Scholarships are NOT deferred. You will be re-considered the following year with that current applicant pool.

  • Because the legal profession requires the highest standard of ethical conduct, applicants are required to be truthful and accurate in their application documents and interact professionally and responsibly with members of the Admissions Office and law school.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to review LSAC's Rules Governing Misconduct and Irregularities to insure their compliance with this standard.