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Marymount University is a coeducational, four-year catholic university located in Arlington, Virginia, United States. It was established in the year 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. The campus is spread across an area of over 20 acres. Marymount awards associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in diverse Course Topics. It also offers pre-professional programs in teaching, law, medicine, and physical therapy. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education and Human Services
  • School of Health Professions
Marymount University hosts more than 30 different clubs and student organizations. It also fields several sports teams which compete in the NCAA Division III.

Profile of Marymount University

Marymount is located in Arlington, VA (a medium-sized city). The school is a Roman Catholic school. Marymount is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Marymount is known for its programs in design and therapy and Counselling.

Marymount Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 550.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Marymount is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 3, 609 enrolled students in 2007. A very high share of students at Marymount are female.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Marymount values student athletics, and belongs to the Capital Athletic Conference.

Marymount Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management239business management, human resources, fashion merchandising, organizational behavior, MIS, business and related services, electronic commerce, marketing, . . .
Therapy and Counselling208psychology courses, physical therapy, Counselling psychology, social psychology, psychology, educational psychology, organizational psychology, mental and social health services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine147registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing administration, critical care nursing, various nursing
Education and Teaching117elementary school teaching, educational admin and supervision, school Counselling, education of learning disabled, teacher education, secondary teaching, ESL instruction, Education
Design97interior design, fashion design, graphic design
Liberal Arts78liberal arts and sciences, English, history, political science, sociology, economics courses, economics, humanities
Computer Science and Engineering41computer and info science, computer science, information science
Media40communication studies
Medical administration22health care administration, public health Education
Security and Law Enforcement18criminology, criminal justice and safety
Law10legal assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10exercise science, sports and fitness management, parks and recreation studies
Fine Arts6fine arts
Religion and Philosophy4religion, philosophy
Art Studies0art studies
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Medicine0health professions

Contact: Marymount

Marymount University

2807 N Glebe Rd

Arlington, VA 22207-4299

General Phone: (703) 522-5600


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