Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a comprehensive co-educational private Roman Catholic Jesuit university in Los Angeles, California, United States. The University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education. LMU was created in 1973 by the merger of Marymount College and Loyola University in Los Angeles. Loyola Marymount is the parent school to Loyola Law School located in downtown Los Angeles. LMU is also ranked #4 by US News and World Report in the University-Master's (West): Top Schools.