U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 America’s Best Colleges issue again lists Marymount University in the top tier of regional universities in the South.
The southern region includes 118 universities, and Marymount is ranked #40, up from #42 last year and #54 in 2007. Factors that contribute to the rankings include peer assessment, student retention and graduation rates, average class size, percentage of full-time faculty, SAT/ACT scores and high school ranking of freshmen, and the university’s acceptance rate. For all rankings, visit www.usnews.com/colleges
Marymount also was again ranked third for diversity among regional universities in the South. More than 15% of Marymount’s students are African-American, 10% are Hispanic, and 7% are Asian. International students, representing more than 70 countries, comprise 6% of the student body. As a Catholic university that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and faiths, Marymount reflects the lively diversity of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.