Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has been named one of the “25 cutting-edge schools with an eye toward the future” in Kaplan’s 2008 edition of You Are Here: A Guide to Over 380 Colleges and Unlimited Paths to Your Future.

Kaplan’s You Are Here highlights LMU’s classes, environment and student life. Among its programs is the School of Film and Television, which it calls a “stellar education in a highly supportive environment.”

In the guide, the Entrepreneurship Program in the College of Business Administration is considered one of the strongest business programs in the country, and the Center for Service and Action is commended for its ample opportunities to serve the community through volunteer work.

The nearly 800-page guide highlights 25 cutting-edge schools that are tied to one or more of the 50 hottest career categories. Kaplan selects these top careers by using U.S. Department of Labor data and surveying high school students who take their SAT courses.

“US News and World Report’s 2008 Rankings” placed LMU fourth among universities in the West with master’s degrees, and ranked LMU’s undergraduate engineering program 25th in the nation.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings rely on feedback from education experts and higher education peers on quantitative measurements.

“The Princeton Review’s 2008 Best 366 Colleges Rankings,” based on student input, listed LMU in seventh place among the most beautiful campuses and 18th for happiest students. The Princeton Review also included LMU in its “This is a Library?” ranking, but this did not take into account the new state-of-the-art library, currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2009.

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