Marymount University

Marymount University

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 areas of study. 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.

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Marymount University
2807 N Glebe Rd
Arlington , VA 22207-4299
General Phone: (703) 522-5600

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Marymount Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management241business management, electronic commerce, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, MIS, management science, ...
Therapy and Counseling210psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, social psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, psychology courses, mental and social health services, physical therapy ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine148registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, critical care nursing
Education and Teaching125educational admin and supervision, education of learning disabled, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, ESL instruction
Design90fashion design, interior design, graphic design
Liberal Arts86English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, economics, political science, sociology, history
Medical Administration50health care administration, public health education
Computer Science and Engineering33computer and info science, information science, computer science
Media25communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement24forensic science, criminology
Law12legal assistant
Fine Arts5fine arts
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2sports and fitness management, exercise science

Number of programs and degrees for Marymount in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree55032
Postbaccalaureate certificate2010
Master's degree43027
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years94
Post-master's certificate13
Associate's degree51
Doctor's degree - professional practice551

Marymount Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marymount had a total enrollment of 3,609 students (3,080 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 27%
Women 73%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 40%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 15%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 18%
22-24 19%
25-29 20%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%
New York4%
New Jersey4%
Washington, DC3%
Rhode Island1%
State unknown1%
North Carolina1%

Marymount Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 67 %

Marymount Room and Board (2007)

Marymount offers campus housing for 750 of its 3,080 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Arlington, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Marymount Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440540
SAT Math440540
SAT Writing440540
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marymount Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,528
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,528
Room and board $ 9,190
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,860

Financial Aid:
Marymount participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 372400)

Marymount Faculty

Marymount has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track835
Non-tenured and not on tenure track617

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$83,97729$80,604
Associate professoracademic year12$68,19828$65,824
Assistant professoracademic year9$54,14143$56,232
All faculty totalacademic year38$71,928100$65,986

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Marymount Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Capital Athletic Conference
Track Capital Athletic Conference

Marymount Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Critical Care Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Social Psychology

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What Sets Marymount Apart:

Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 9%Marymount Female % of student body
% of degrees in design
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Marymount % of degrees in design
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Marymount Number of degree programs
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Marymount % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Marymount % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Marymount % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Marymount Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Marymount Number of students

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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