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Marymount at a Glance

Founded: 1950

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degrees through the Schools of Design, Arts, and Humanities, Business and Technology, Sciences, Mathematics, and Education, and the Malek School of Health Professions.


Arlington, Virginia

Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road
Ballston Center, 1000 North Glebe Road
4040 Center, 4040 North Fairfax Drive

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Marymount University is accredited by the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500, or on the web at for questions about the accreditation of Marymount University.

Academic Program Accreditation

Enrollment (Fall 2019)

  • Total enrollment: 3,363
  • Total undergraduate students: 2,158
  • Total graduate students: 1,205
  • Total student population represents 46 states and 76 countries

Geographic Location of Total Student Population (Fall 2019)

  • Virginia: 55%
  • Maryland: 12%
  • District of Columbia: 5%
  • Secondary Market (CT, DE, NJ, NY, PA, RI): 6%
  • Other/International: 22%

Gender Distribution of Total Student Population (Fall 2019)

  • Women: 68%
  • Men: 32%

Race and Ethnic Distribution of Total Student Population (Fall 2019)

  • Asian: 8%
  • Black/African American: 15%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: < 1%
  • Hispanic: 18%
  • Native American: < 1%
  • More than one race: 3%
  • Nonresident Alien: 15%
  • White: 38%
  • Other/Not Reported: 4%

Denomination Distribution of Total Student Population (Fall 2019)

  • Catholic: 28%
  • Protestant: 21%
  • Muslim: 11%
  • Other: 8%
  • No Religious Affiliation: 7%
  • Not Reported: 25%

Most Popular Programs (Fall 2019 Enrollment)

For additional enrollment by program information, visit the Enrollment Reports website.
Undergraduate Program Number Percent of Undergraduate Students
Nursing (B.S.N.) 338 16%
Business Administration (B.B.A.) 328 15%
Information Technology (B.S.) 265 12%
Psychology (B.A.) 157 7%
Criminal Justice (B.A.) 152 7%
Graduate Program Number Percent of Graduate Students
Forensic and Legal Psychology (M.A.) 185 15%
Counseling (M.A.) 157 13%
Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) 118 10%
Cybersecurity (M.S.) 77 6%
Business Administration (M.B.A.) 71 6%

Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rate (2018 Cohort)

  • Overall: 72%
  • Women: 78%
  • Men: 62%
  • International Student: 91%
  • White: 69%
  • Minority: 72%
  • Pell Grant Recipients: 69%
  • Athletes: 70%

Six-Year Graduation Rate (2012 Cohort)

For additional graduation rate information, visit the Student Achievement website.
  • Overall: 57%
  • Women: 53%
  • Men: 59%
  • International Student: 68%
  • White: 59%
  • Minority: 55%
  • Pell Grant Recipients: 50%
  • Athletes: 66%

Faculty and Instruction (Fall 2018)

Faculty: 166 full-time teaching faculty, 89% of whom hold the highest degree in their field of study.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio (undergraduate): 13:1
Average Class Size (undergraduate): 16

Annual Cost 2019-20

  • Full-time undergraduate tuition: $16,050 per semester for fall and spring classes, $32,100 per academic year (12-18 credit hours), $1,050 per credit hour in excess of 18 credit hours
  • Graduate tuition: $1,050 per credit hour
  • Summer tuition: $1,050 per credit hour
  • Basic double occupancy housing and meal plan: $13,575 per academic year (August-May). Please see housing costs for additional options.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Percentage of incoming freshmen receiving some sort of financial aid: 97% (preliminary for Fall 2018)
  • Percentage of all undergraduates receiving some sort of financial aid: 81% (preliminary for Fall 2018)
  • Percentage of all undergraduates receiving Pell Grant: 26% (preliminary for Fall 2018)
  • Average financial aid package for undergraduates: $27,928 (preliminary for Fall 2018)

Financial aid may come in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans from a variety of public and private sources. The University offers numerous scholarships based on academic accomplishment, volunteer service, and financial need.

Consumer Information

Visit Marymount's Consumer Information page that provides a single point of access to information from various administrative areas in accordance numerous reporting and disclosure requirements.


Undergraduate Liberal Arts Core

A Marymount education provides a strong liberal arts foundation and solid career preparation. All undergraduate students take a specified number of credits in the Liberal Arts Core. These include courses in writing, mathematics, the natural and social sciences, humanities, philosophy, and theology/religious studies.

Internships/Experiential Learning

Marymount blends theory with hands-on learning. To help prepare students for a career, all undergraduates complete an internship, clinical experience, student-teaching placement, or research project. Certain graduate programs also require experiential learning components.

Internships and experiential learning strengthen knowledge, test career interests, and provide valuable professional connections that can lead to employment opportunities. The Washington, D.C., region offers unparalleled internship options, from Capitol Hill and the Smithsonian to the National Institutes for Health and international corporations.

Study Abroad/Center for Global Education

Marymount's Center for Global Education connects students with short-term and semester-long study abroad programs, student teaching, and internships all over the world during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Study abroad programs are available to students of all academic disciplines. 

Honors Program

Marymount’s Honors Program provides undergraduate students in all majors with opportunities to explore subjects in greater depth. Honors Program students participate in a variety of activities that enrich their academic experience. The program culminates in the completion and defense of an Honors Thesis.

Library and Learning Services

Library and Learning Services provides comprehensive resources, services, and spaces that promote collaboration and intellectual growth at both Reinsch Library at main campus and Ballston Coakley Library Extension. With the library, students have access to 12 million items through the Washington Research Library Consortium, research help from library faculty, and 24/7 access to databases, curriculum specific resources, and electronic resources. In our spaces, we provide study and meeting rooms, a MakerSpace with 3D printing, and a coffee bar.

Technology Services

Most Main Campus and Ballston Center locations have wireless Internet access. Residence hall rooms also include two data-port jacks for easy access to campus computing resources and the Internet. In addition, computer labs are available on the Main Campus as well as at the Ballston Center. The E-Learning Services Center assists students with materials and resources for the development of multimedia projects, videos, and graphic presentations.

Center for Teaching and Learning

This resource center provides advising for students who have not yet declared a major, tutoring assistance for all students, supplemental instruction, computer-assisted learning and a testing center. The Center for Teaching and Learning also assists students who encounter academic difficulties, providing referrals for academic and personal counseling. 

Student Life and Student Services


The Saints! Marymount is an NCAA Division III school and a member of the Atlantic East Conference. The University fields teams in men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, volleyball, golf, triathlon, tennis and men's baseball. Intramural sports are also available.

Clubs and Activities

More than 30 clubs and organizations, including the Student Government Association; career-oriented groups; and social, service, and special interest clubs, are active on campus.

Office of Ministry and Spiritual Life

Marymount provides diverse opportunities for fellowship, service, and spiritual growth, welcoming students of all faiths to participate. Campus Ministry plans and promotes many events and activities, including retreats, prayer services, social-action programs, and volunteer opportunities.

Center for Career Services

This center gives students and alumni free, comprehensive career planning and decision-making assistance, as well as access to an extensive online jobs database. Throughout the academic year, Career Services hosts workshops, on-campus recruiting events with regional employers, job fairs, networking opportunities, and one-on-one career counseling.

Counseling Center

Students can speak with a professional counselor about any issue of concern, including adjusting to college, stress, relationships, etc. The center offers confidential individual and group counseling services to all students, free of charge.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services (SHS) is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). SHS offers evaluation and treatment of illnesses, injuries and preventative care by a team of nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians. In addition to clinic services, SHS also oversees the university sponsored health insurance plan for students, immunization requirements and wellness offerings.

Residence Life

Approximately 750 students live on campus in four residence halls. The newest residence hall, The Rixey, offers apartment living for graduate students, upperclass undergraduates, faculty and staff, married students, and students with dependent children. Students who are 23 or younger must live on campus for their first two years, if their families don’t live within commuting distance.