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LMU acceptance rate

Ya YaYa Ya Registered User Posts: 1,158 Senior Member
edited October 2013 in Loyola Marymount University
My D got accepted to LMU's School of Film and Television. She is very happy.

I am a little bit surprised.

The acceptance letter says "Just to give you an idea of the kind of accomplishment your acceptance represents, this year over 11,000 good students are applying for 1,250 places in the freshman class."

I was under impression that LMU's acceptance rate was around 50%, at least that's what collegeboard says: "Percent applicants admitted: 53%"

11,000 applicants for 1,250 places is much more competitive than 53%, it looks like acceptance rate for a very selective university.

What's going on? Any explanations?
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Replies to: LMU acceptance rate

  • seedlee44seedlee44 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    It means that out of 11,000 applicants they accept 5,000 but only 1,250 choose to go(accept the acceptance.
  • lynnmarielynnmarie Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    Yep, except for last year when they ended up with a class of 1350. They sent out a bit too many acceptances. Hopefully they were/are more selective this year.
  • ShrinkrapShrinkrap Registered User Posts: 11,788 Senior Member
    I also suspect acceptance rates vary by school. Film and television may be a tougher admit. I was surprised too. Congrats!
  • readergirlreadergirl Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    YaYa, Matthew Fissinger, Director of Admissions at LMU spoke at my sons high school in the fall of 2011 regarding the LMU admission's process. At the end of the evening I had the opportunity to talk to him and asked him what the admit rate was to their Film Production program. He told me it was 19-20% so it is a much lower percentage than admittance to may of the other schools at LMU. My son has also been accepted. Congratulations!
  • LACscienceLACscience Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Does anyone know if you can request to be considered for LMU general university if you don't get in off the wait list for the Film and TV School?
  • Ya YaYa Ya Registered User Posts: 1,158 Senior Member

    Thank you!
    LMU is a wonderful school, my D's first choice.
    I am just trying to figure out if it is worth the loans.

    Is it any deadline to accept the finaid offer?
  • mamaduckmamaduck Registered User Posts: 672 Member
    What sorts of stats did those of you who were accepted into the Film program have?
  • readergirlreadergirl Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    For what it's worth, and this is not meant to disparage any other programs, my friend has a son who graduated from USC Cinema 2 years ago. He has had two jobs in small start up film companies both of which he quit. Not sure why. Hasn't been very happy with career path so far. Her second son is also at USC Cinema as a junior and after seeing his brother struggle to find work has opted for a second major in Engineering(this kid is short of brilliant considering he can handle two very demanding majors). She told me that the friends of the first son who went to LMU Film were more successful in landing jobs. She felt the LMU internship program was responsible. I also know someone who taught film at both USC and LMU, and he feels that students receive more attention at LMU. I know the facilities are not as incredible as USC's or Chapman's but they seem to be doing something right. I hope this helps. The cost of private college is so prohibitive that you really need to consider whether or not it is worth it.
  • readergirlreadergirl Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Son's stats were ACT 31, SATII Lit 680, SATII American History 740, Biology 630. GPA UW 3.75, Weighted-4.1. 9 APs. Private school. Arts and Entertainment Editor of school newspaper, copy editor yearbook, Big Brother, and tutoring disadvantaged youth.
  • Ya YaYa Ya Registered User Posts: 1,158 Senior Member

    Yes, I noticed that LMU takes care of the students. They even offered us some additional finaid opportunities to apply for. It was very-very nice. I really did not expect them to do anything like this.

    I know about USC. When we attended USC reception there was an alumnus with MASTER degree in film and he was employed in car business, some dealership or something similar. He told that it was the same to work in film or sales business. I had extremely uneasy feeling after that.

    My D got a great financial package at UT Austin, with third party scholarships it will be almost free ride, and my heart is toward UT, especially in this economy.

    But she really wants to go to LMU. She applied for tons of third party scholarships, was interviewed and surely will receive at least 2, got interviewed by LMU for additional finaid. So we still have a month for a miracle. She prays. :-)
  • mamaduckmamaduck Registered User Posts: 672 Member
    @ readergirl - My daughter is a long way from those stats! They are great! LMU is the biggest reach she's applying for, and money matters too.

    She has interned locally with a production house, and has pretty realistic view of the industry. While she certainly wouldn't mind ending up in LA working for a major studio, she'd be happy in many other circumstances as well. She has agreed to a double major, probably in public relations/marketing.
  • PsquiresPsquires Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Becuase of last year's increase in enrollment yield (the number of accepted students who end up enrolling) admissions assumed a yield for this year's freshman class of 30%. With the goal of enrolling 1250 students, LMU admitted 4125 students (1250*3.3) from an applicant pool of 11,824. The acceptance rate for this year was approximately 34.9%.
    Hope this helps!
  • UCRUCRUCRUCR Registered User Posts: 120 Junior Member
    Just wondering where did you get that stats from?
  • readergirlreadergirl Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    The admission stats for LMU School of Film and Television are lower than the LMU stats. As I said previously and this was reconfirmed to me last week at my son's orientation at LMU the admission rate to the film school is much lower than the general admission rate. The Film Production major was 19-20%.
  • jraptor666jraptor666 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    No it doesnt. It means LMU accepts 50% but SFTV accepts much less. There is no way there are over 1,000 students in SFTV. And I go there.
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