Prospective Students


Loyola Marymount University has a proud tradition of enrolling international students since 1956.  Current international students represent approximately 75 countries.  The largest groups of international students and scholars come from the following countries: Indonesia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, India, China and Hong Kong.

At LMU, we balance a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum with outstanding professional programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Students grow to be fulfilled in their own lives and careers while also involved in the communities around them.  As a Catholic university, LMU is deeply committed to social justice and ethical values and welcomes to its stunning campus in the heart of Southern California students from all spiritual, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

For more information about LMU and how to apply, please visit Welcome International Students.

Note to Prospective Students

B-2 visitors intending to visit academic institutions in the U.S. must declare their intentions as a "Prospective Student" or "Prospective Exchange Visitor" at the Port of Entry. B-2 visitors who fail to do this are no longer eligible for a "change of status" within the U.S. and must depart the country to apply for an F-1 visa. 

B-2 visitors are not eligible to work or study in the U.S. Violating the terms of the B-2 visa program may subject visitors to immediate removal from the U.S.