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Marymount at a Glance

Founded: 1950
Marymount is an independent, comprehensive Catholic university offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degrees through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, and the Malek School of Health Professions.

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Arlington, Virginia:
Main Campus – 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
Ballston Center – 1000 North Glebe Road

Reston, Virginia:
Reston Center – 1861 Wiehle Avenue, Reston, VA 20190

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Enrollment (Fall 2013)

  • Total enrollment: 3,486
  • Total undergraduate students: 2,396
  • Total graduate students: 1,090
  • Total student population represents 40 states and 59 countries

Demographic Profile of Total Student Population (Fall 2013)

  • Asian: 8%
  • Black/African American: 14%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: < 1%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Native American: < 1%
  • More than one race: 3%
  • Nonresident Alien: 8%
  • White: 48%
  • Other/Not Reported: 5%

Faculty: 162 full-time teaching faculty, 85% of whom hold the highest degree in their field of study.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio (undergraduate): 13:1

Average Class Size (undergraduate): 20

Annual Cost 2013-14

  • Full-time undergraduate tuition: $13,215 per semester for fall and spring classes, $26,430 per academic year (12-18 credit hours), $850 per credit hour in excess of 18
  • Graduate tuition: $850 per credit hour
  • Summer tuition: $850 per credit hour
  • Basic room and board, double occupancy: $5,775 per semester; $11,550 per academic year (August-May). Please see further information on additional options.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Percentage of incoming freshmen receiving some sort of financial aid:  95% (preliminary for Fall 2012)
  • Percentage of all undergraduates receiving financial aid:  83% (preliminary for Fall 2012)
  • Average financial aid package for undergraduates:  $25,460 (preliminary for Fall 2012)

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.


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, DC, 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 offers study abroad programs in Africa, Australia, Austria, Central and South America, China, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Middle East, Spain, and more. Periodically, condensed, highly focused programs are offered for undergraduate and graduate students. Students also have the opportunity to intern abroad.

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: Marymount’s Emerson G. Reinsch Library offers more than 237,000 volumes and access to more than 19,000 journals and online information sources. In addition, Marymount is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, giving students access to the collections of many other DC-area university libraries.

The University’s Center for Teaching and Learning provides tutoring assistance, supplemental instruction, computer-assisted learning, and a testing center.

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 and Reston Centers. 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. It also assists students who encounter academic difficulties, providing referrals for academic and personal counseling.

Student Life and Student Services

Athletics – The Saints!: Marymount is an NCAA Division III school and a member of the Capital Athletic Conference. The University fields teams in men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, and swimming, plus women’s volleyball and men’s golf. 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.

Campus Ministry: 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.

Residence Life: Nearly 900 students live on campus in six residence halls. The newest residence hall, Rose Benté Lee Ostapenko Hall, offers apartment living. Students who are 23 or younger must live on campus for their first two years, if their families don’t live within commuting distance.