Marymount University

Arlington, VA

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

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Learn with purpose
Live with purpose

An engaged, exceptionally diverse learning community just five Metro stops from the heart of Washington, DC, Marymount serves about 3,900 students from 49 states and, as a leader in the region for international students, 75 countries.

Learn on Purpose and With Purpose
At Marymount, you Learn on Purpose with intimate classes and incredible personal attention, and you Learn with Purpose, taking advantage of the resources of the nation’s capital. Faculty incorporate these resources into the curriculum so that students benefit from all that the city offers, including unique internship sites like Capitol Hill, the National Institutes of Health, the Smithsonian museums, and international businesses.

Marymount's close-knit academic community is enlivened by professors with real-world credentials who take a personal interest in student success, and power a culture of engagement that fosters intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective. Founded in the traditions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the Marymount education reflects an absolute commitment to learning both by thinking and experiencing.

Marymount colleges
The University offers degrees through three highly-focused and interdisciplinary Colleges: the College of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology (BILT); the College of Health and Education; and the College of Sciences and Humanities. Innovative undergraduate programs offer a unique mix of STEM and health degrees as well as liberal arts fields in an overall curriculum that emphasizes solid career preparation. All undergraduates complete an internship in their field.

Campus life
Marymount’s vibrant and beautiful campus offers something for everyone, including over 30 clubs engage varied interests and provide opportunities for involvement and leadership, while Marymount Saints Athletics features 20 NCAA Division III teams. Marymount also offers amazing places to Live and Learn with Purpose, from residence hall rooms featuring views of the National Cathedral and other landmarks to brand new, apartment-style buildings offering every amenity.



First and only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with more than one-quarter of its undergraduate population identifying as Hispanic


Ranked #1 among Regional Universities of the South for Campus Ethnic Diversity, and the most diverse institution in Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area


Ranked #2 among Regional Universities of the South for Most International Students, and has the most international students among all Virginia institutions


Undergraduate Nursing program ranked #1 for all Virginia private institutions


Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees

Resources for a Student-Focused Experience

Center for Career Development
Helping students and alumni achieve their career goals through an innovative four-year career development model

Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Hub for intercultural engagement designed to increase sense of belonging

Center for Global Engagement
Provides the opportunity to live, study, and intern around the world

Honors Program
Tightknit intellectual community with unparalleled opportunities for scholarly research and faculty mentorship

Saints Center for Service
Fulfills University’s core value of ‘service to others’ by facilitating 16,000 hours of service by University members annually

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