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Loyola Voted Among Best Universities in the West

U.S. News & World Report releases its annual list of best colleges.

Loyola Marymount University was voted third among the best regional universities in the west, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges list released on Wednesday. 

The university moved up from fourth place in 2012. Regional universities offer a full-range of undergraduate programs and some master’s programs, but few doctoral programs. Among national universities, UCLA and USC were tied for 24th place and the California Institute of Technology, tied with Dartmouth, ranked in 10th place.

“Once again, LMU has been recognized by those who study academic excellence and quality education,” said President David W. Burcham in a statement. “Our faculty, students and staff are among the best anywhere. We take pride in our strengths, and this ranking is simply one more piece of evidence reflecting that reality.”

Harvard and Princeton tied for first place as the best universities in the U.S. Other Southern California schools that made the list are: UC San Diego in 38th place, UC Santa Barbara in 41st and UC Irvine in 44th place. Among liberal arts college, Pomona was in fourth place.

For a full list, click here.

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LoyolaAlum September 13, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Jesuit abuser may have worked for 15-years at LMU According to the Mercury News this week: Brother William C. Farrington, S.J. was credibly accused and supervised the students living on the Bellarmine College Prep campus (San Jose) from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. Bellarmine just issued an apology letter to alums. According to CBS Sacramento: Farrington was a counselor, teacher and swimming coach at Jesuit High School (Sacramento) from 1976-1987. He was removed after two allegations of improper conduct with students there. Jesuit High just sent a letter informing alums. Farrington was later transferred to be the assistant director of admissions at Loyola Marymount University. Farrington worked 15-years at LMU. The question arises about whether there were complaints from LMU students about Brother Farrington and whether there might be an LMU apology soon.
LoyolaAlum September 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Suspected Jesuit abuser was assistant director of admissions at LMU Please see this Br. Farrington, S.J. article in the campus newspaper of Loyola Marymount University. Farrington worked for 15-years at Loyola Marymount including the position of assistant director of admissions. University investigates alleged molester http://www.laloyolan.com/news/university-investigates-alleged-molester/article_1ffdb810-02de-11e2-9348-0019bb30f31a.html Key text: LMU President David Burcham said .... I emphasize, the investigation is ongoing. … When it’s at a comfortable stage, and I assume that might be within a week, I am going to send a letter to the 15 years of students in that time period and explain what we know. LMU President Burcham is the first lay president in the university’s 101-year history.
LoyolaAlum February 01, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Gay drag party at Jesuit Ignatius House, Culver City? Jesuit California Provincial Michael Weiler had served as the Jesuit director at Ignatius House Novitiate, Culver City since 2005 – perhaps at the time of the ‘Jabba the Slut’ episode. Jesuit Fr. Privett was critical of a person claiming that Jesuits were not observing their vows of chastity. The claim that “the Web site of the Jesuits’ California Province featured photos of “Jabba the Slut” and “Pretty Boy” in gay drag at a novices’ party was disingenuous, said Fr. Privett. It was a Halloween party, said Fr. Privett, and the photo in question of two novices was never featured by the California Province website; it was mistakenly put on-line.

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