During Father Lawton’s 10 years as president, the university has seen steady increases in student enrollment. The total number of students has grown from 7,100 students in 1999 to 8,872 students in 2010, with the largest growth occurring at the undergraduate level. The number of full-time tenured faculty has increased by almost 30 percent.
LMU was ranked in the top four universities in the West with master’s degree programs in the annual evaluation of universities in the United States by US News & World Report for 2010. In 2010, the Princeton Review named LMU as one of the best colleges in the West.
In 2009-2010, LMU was named as a "top producer" of Fulbright awardees among institutions with master's degree programs by the The Chronicle of Higher Education, with two awards granted to students. In addition, one faculty member at LMU was recently awarded a Fulbright Award.
The university is located in urban Los Angeles, which Father Lawton describes as the “largest classroom in the world” representing people richly diverse in culture, interests and backgrounds, access and opportunities. The student body represents this diversity and LMU has been named among “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education for 2009. LMU’s student population is 19% Hispanic, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 8% African American and 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native.
LMU has demonstrated a strong commitment to ...