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Explore Marymount

Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.


Great Education, Capital Location

Marymount is located in suburban Arlington, Virginia - just minutes from Washington, DC. The university enrolls nearly 3,700 students, representing approximately 40 states and 70 countries.

>> See Marymount at a Glance for quick facts

MU students live and learn in one of the world's most exciting and influential cities and have many opportunities for leadership and service within a diverse and welcoming academic community. Here, each individual's ideas, talents, and contributions are valued.


Our Vision

Marymount University will be known as a comprehensive Catholic university and the institution of choice for students, faculty, and staff. Marymount will distinguish itself though a culture of engagement that fosters intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective.

>> Learn about Marymount's Common Ground initiative

Marymount University
Six Decades of Success


A Message from the President

Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank

Welcome to Marymount – a comprehensive Catholic university where the focus is on student success!

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Around Marymount

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Rose Bente Lee Center

Students flock to the Lee Center to see the Marymount Saints in action or just to unwind, catch a movie, work out, or enjoy a quick snack.