Marymount at a Glance
Marymount is a private comprehensive Catholic university located in Arlington, VA, just outside Washington, DC. Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths and provides an educational environment that promotes dialogue, understanding, and service, as well as intellectual and personal development. The university offers its nearly 4,000 students a wide array of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through its Colleges of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology; Health and Education, and Sciences and Humanities.
Main Campus, 2807 North Glebe Road
Ballston Center, 1000 North Glebe Road
4040 Center, 4040 North Fairfax Drive
Maps and Directions to Marymount University
Marymount University is accredited by the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500, or on the web at https://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Marymount University.
Academic Program Accreditation
- Total enrollment: 4,257
- Total undergraduate students: 2,606
- Total graduate students: 1,651
Geographic Location of Total Student Population (Fall 2022)
- Virginia: 45.6%
- Maryland: 11.8%
- District of Columbia: 5.1%
- Secondary Market (CT, DE, NJ, NY, PA, RI): 6.9%
- International: 8.7%
- Other/Unknown: 21.8%
Gender Distribution (Fall 2022)
Race and Ethnicity (Fall 2022)
Marymount’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths, inspiring intellectual curiosity, ideas, and perspectives that challenge students, faculty, and staff to find innovative, creative, and inclusive solutions to societal issues. Marymount’s students hail from 70 countries and 51 U.S. states and territories, and the University is ranked nationally at #23 for Campus Ethnic Diversity and #20 for Most International Students by U.S. News & World Report. Marymount is Virginia’s only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).
Religious Affiliation (Fall 2022)
Most Popular Programs (Fall 2022)
For additional enrollment by program information, visit the Enrollment Reports website.
Undergraduate Programs: Nursing (B.S.N.), Business Administration (B.B.A.), Information Technology (B.S.), Health Sciences (B.A.), and Criminal Justice (B.A.)
Graduate Programs: Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation (Ed.D.), Forensic and Legal Psychology (M.A.), Cybersecurity (D.Sc.), Counseling (M.A.), and Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention (2021 Cohort)
- Overall: 74.6%
- Women: 73.4%
- Men: 76.5%
- International Students: 76.9%
- White: 77.3%
- Minority: 72.8%
- Pell Grant Recipients: 70.9%
- Athletes: 78.1%
Six-Year Graduation (2015 Cohort)
For additional graduation rate information, visit the Student Achievement website.
- Overall: 62.1%
- Women: 63.%
- Men: 59.2%
- International Students: 76.7%
- White: 67.3%
- Minority: 53.7%
- Pell Grant Recipients: 52.9%
- Athletes: 70.0%
Faculty and Instruction (Fall 2021)
Faculty: 152 full-time teaching faculty, 79% of whom hold the highest degree in their field of study.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio (undergraduate): 14:1
Annual Cost (2022-23)
- Full-time undergraduate tuition: $17,975 per semester (12-18 credit hours) for fall and spring classes, and $35,950 per academic year. Credits in excess of 18 credit hours per semester are charged at the per credit hour rate.
- Part-time/per credit hour rate for undergraduate tuition: $1,180 per credit hour
- Graduate tuition: $1,190 per credit hour. Some graduate programs have different tuition rates. Please check with Student Accounts for specific tuition information.
- Average housing and meal plan: $15,697 per academic year (August-May). Please see housing costs for additional options.
Financial Aid and Scholarships (Fall 2021)
- Percentage of incoming freshmen receiving some sort of financial aid: 96%
- Percentage of all undergraduates receiving some sort of financial aid: 75%
- Percentage of all undergraduates receiving Pell Grants: 22%
- Average financial aid package for undergraduates: $31,993
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.
Visit Marymount’s Consumer Information page that provides a single point of access to information from various administrative areas in accordance to numerous reporting and disclosure requirements.
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, natural and social sciences, humanities, philosophy, and theology/religious studies.
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, D.C., region offers unparalleled internship options, from Capitol Hill and the Smithsonian to the National Institutes for Health and international corporations.
Study Abroad/Marymount Global
Marymount Global connects students with short-term and semester-long study abroad programs, student teaching, and internships all over the world during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Study abroad programs are available to students of all academic disciplines.
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
Library and Learning Services provides comprehensive resources, services, and spaces that promote collaboration and intellectual growth at both Reinsch Library at Main Campus and the Ballston Coakley Library Extension. Students have access to 12 million items through the Washington Research Library Consortium, as well as research help from library faculty and 24/7 access to databases, curriculum specific resources, and electronic resources. In our spaces, we provide study and meeting rooms, computers, and a MakerSpace with 3D printing.
All 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 Main Campus as well as the Ballston Center.
Student Academic Hub
The Student Academic Hub is a positive, nurturing environment that honors the diversity of our community and encourages the development of Marymount students into purpose-driven learners through intentional academic support and leadership opportunities. Through meaningful conversations and collaborations with academic advisors, academic coaches, peer tutors, writing consultants, and access services, students are empowered to practice skills and habits for academic success, learn with and from their peers, and reflect on how their learning provides momentum to achieve their goals. The Hub is a proactive source of support and advocacy throughout the Marymount experience, from orientation to graduation.
Student Life and Student Services
Go Saints! Marymount is a NCAA Division III institution sponsoring 22 intercollegiate varsity programs — Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling, as well as Men’s Baseball and Women’s Softball. Marymount is a member of the Atlantic East Conference (primary) as well as an associate member of the Centennial Conference for Women’s Golf and the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) for Men’s Volleyball. Club sports (eSports, cheer, and dance), intramural sports, and recreation classes are also available.
Clubs and Activities
Approximately 30 clubs and organizations, including the Student Government Association, career-oriented groups, and social, service, and special interest clubs, are active on campus.
Office of Ministry and Spiritual Life
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 Development
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 Development hosts workshops, on-campus recruiting events with regional employers, job fairs, networking opportunities, and one-on-one career counseling.
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.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services (SHS) is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). SHS offers evaluation and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and preventative care by a team of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians. In addition to clinic services, SHS also oversees the University-sponsored health insurance plan for students, immunization requirements, and wellness offerings.
Marymount offers a variety of student living spaces, from single rooms to apartment-style living. The newest residence hall, Placemakr Marymount Ballston, offers apartment living for graduate students and others who are eligible.