Marymount University

Arlington, VA

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

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Long associated with excellence in education

An independent, coeducational Catholic university, Marymount University is a thriving, welcoming, close-knit community with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1.

Location, location, location
Located in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, Marymount is six miles from the nation’s capital. Students are just a few Metro stops away from world-class cultural events, entertainment, museums and monuments, the historic Georgetown district, festivals, and the racing pulse of America’s hub of politics and governance. Concerts, lectures, theater productions, dances, and annual events like International Week on campus fill up the academic calendar.

With students from nearly every state and over 70 countries, Marymount is recognized for its ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity—in a campus community that cultivates a culture of acceptance and nurtures opportunities to understand differing backgrounds and beliefs while developing a global perspective. Marymount is ranked in the top 25 universities nationally for diversity.

Student aid
Marymount’s robust financial aid offerings and solid career preparation make it a smart investment for your future. More than 90% of Marymount students receive some type of aid to make an extraordinary private college education attainable. Merit awards are available for qualified transfer students ranging from $10,000-$18,000 per year.

Giving back
During orientation, the Campus Ministry Association (CMA) introduces freshmen to community service at Volunteer Service Day. CMA also sponsors special events like the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament and Alternative Spring Break service trips.

Marymount Health Profession students partner with the community to provide health care services to the disadvantaged in the area. Volunteering is a focus across the curriculum, campus clubs, and athletic teams through service learning projects in the Arlington community and abroad. Check out the exceptional possibilities available to you at Marymount University!

A Marymount education combines a strong liberal arts foundation with solid, relevant career preparation. Our wide range of majors offers degree options for today’s exciting, essential, and emerging professions—from Criminal Justice to Business Administration, from Fashion Merchandising to Interior Design, from Art to Biology, from Nursing & Health Care Management to Cybersecurity and Information Technology. Other highly sought-after pre-professional tracks like Pre-law, Pre-med, and Pre-physical Therapy are also available in diverse undergraduate course offerings. Match your passion with the perfect educational path for your goals at Marymount. 

Career preview
All Marymount University undergraduates complete an internship or research experience related to their major—with the advantage of one-of-a-kind networking opportunities available only in a global city like DC. Popular internship sites have included Congressional offices and the White House, the National Science Foundation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Washington Redskins, the FBI, National Geographic Society, and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Marymount places a premium on critical thinking, creativity, and undergraduate student research through the DISCOVER Program. Imagine studying chimpanzees with post-traumatic stress disorder in Kenya, analyzing Web hacking behavior in DC, or changing daily habits in Peru to eradicate a common health hazard. Marymount students have been there, done that. “My DISCOVER program grant built my confidence in my research skills as I studied sea turtle embryology. I also studied in Belize, where we tagged a hawksbill sea turtle in the study of migratory patterns and are still tracking data in the lab.”

A study abroad experience will put you on the world’s doorstep—teaching hands-on science methods in India or taking art classes in Florence, Italy. As a Marymount student, you'll have the opportunity to study or intern in almost any corner of the world. What better way to expand your knowledge and understanding of today’s global society and workplace?

Student life 
Whatever your interests and passions, pursue them on campus through athletics, student government, publications, outings, and more than 40 clubs. Marymount Saints—NCAA Division III, Atlantic East Conference—field teams in baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball, and wrestling. 

Campus visits
Visit us! Join us for a Campus Visit Day or schedule an overnight visit and sit in on a class. Explore this student-centered learning community that values service, global perspectives, intellectual curiosity, and the education of the whole person. We can’t wait to meet you.

Marymount At A Glance

Type of Institution: Comprehensive Catholic university

Student Body: 3,897 undergraduate and graduate students

Campus Location: Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC

Most Popular Programs: Business Administration, Biology, Nursing, Information Technology, and Psychology

Student Life: Campus activities including concerts, lectures, theater productions, dances, and annual events like Springfest, International Week, Homecoming, and Family Weekend

Faculty: 144 full-time faculty; 84% with the highest degree in their field

Scholarships and Financial Assistance: More than 80% of first-time undergraduate students receiving financial aid

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