Out of the 399 schools in the National Universities category, LMU was recently ranked No. 64 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Best Universities Report. The University received an overall score of 59/100 from the publication.
"LMU ranks among the top universities in the country for service learning," said LMU alumna and Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Lane Bove. "[It is] a reflection of our students’ commitment to become global citizens, putting their knowledge into action and working to meet the world’s greatest needs."
In a post published by the LMU Newsroom, President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D. attributed the University’s designation as one of the best colleges in the country to its commitment to academia, student creativity and global impact.
“This new ranking reaffirms our soaring achievements and growing renown, fueled by our highly esteemed faculty and diverse student body,” said Snyder in the post.
The University was also ranked as the 13th “Most Beautiful Campus” in the 2020 Princeton Review. In the past, the school has received recognition as the No. 7 “Most Amazing College Campus” in 2016 by Best Colleges and made it on the list of the “50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America” by Condé Nast Traveler in 2018.
Many students agreed that the most beautiful spot om one of the “most beautiful” campuses was the Bluff.
“The most beautiful place on campus for me has got to be the freshman Bluff looking out on the city of L.A.,” said Josh Seaman, a sophomore computer science major. “It was just so important to my freshman year with all my friends, and it’s just so pretty when the sun sets.”
Additionally, the the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering was ranked No. 13 for the “Best Science Lab Facilities” in the 2020 Princeton Review.
Junior environmental science major Lexi Neary, who has spent much of her time at LMU and part of her summer working in the labs, agrees completely with the school’s prestigious ranking.
What stands out to Neary about the science labs available to students at LMU is not only the efficient workplace they provide, but also the aesthetics of the amenities.
“[The science labs are] amazing — they’re pristine. They have the newest updated technology ... But also just how open and bright they are is not normal at all for a lab,” said Neary.
The College of Communication and Fine Arts ranked No. 2 for its theatre arts program in College Factual.
“Every single person in the program, whether [they are] a professor or student, is passionate about the work that they are doing,” said Brittany Huie, a junior theatre arts and communication studies double major.
As reported by the LMU Newsroom, Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon spoke on LMU’s ranking as No. 64 in the nation.
“This ranking reflects what we have always known: Any conversation about the best universities in the country must include LMU,” said Provost Poon.