A coalition of Jesuit colleges will be travelling to the Los Angeles area next week. Nineteen colleges, including our local Loyola Marymount University, will be showcased at two college fairs on Tuesday, September 10 (in West LA at Notre Dame Academy on Overland, just north of National Blvd.) and Wednesday, September 11 (at the Warner Center Marriott).
It’s important to keep in mind that even though a college may have a religious founding or tradition, that doesn’t mean that it excludes students from other religions. For example, Loyola Marymount has an active Hillel for Jewish students. About 50% of LMU students, and students at most Catholic and Jesuit colleges, are Catholic.
Of the schools included in these college fair events, I’ve visited University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University and St. Louis University (and of course LMU). [Click the names of each for my review of my visit there, as well as photos.]
Most of the Jesuit schools are mid-sized, in the 5,000-7,000 undergraduate student range, and for the ones I’ve visited, the students are close-knit, happy to be at their respective schools, and many have very strong community service organizations.
Even if you weren’t considering colleges with a religious affiliation, it’s worth checking out this consortium of schools! Click the link below for a pdf flyer with all of the information: