5 podcasts perfect for college-bound students

5 podcasts perfect for college-bound students

  As a college-bound student, it’s important to arm yourself with skills that really matter — social awareness, critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, monetary self-control and the drive to challenge conventional thinking. You probably already have a ton of things on your plate. So, instead of giving you another lengthy article or book to read […]

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MU receives over $2 million from Dept. of Education to support retention

MU receives over $2 million from Dept. of Education to support retention

  Marymount University has received a highly competitive grant award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP), providing over $2 million in grant support over a five-year period to enhance the institution’s student academic support infrastructure. This funding will allow for the implementation of new High Impact Practices (HIP) aimed at improving […]

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Why college students shouldn’t compare themselves to their peers

If students compare themselves to their peers, it can be detrimental to their college success.

  The transition into college can be nerve-wracking. During the application process, you’re asked to produce a résumé, essays and recommendations exhibiting your best self. Once enrolled, you’re expected to take a challenging course load, earn good grades and have a high GPA. Let’s not forget those extracurricular activities or jobs that you probably have […]

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More Sociology graduates are going into the medical field — here’s why

More Sociology graduates are going into the medical field — here's why

  You might be surprised to know that an increasing number of Sociology degree recipients are applying to pre-med programs and pursuing their doctoral degrees in what was previously considered to be a path exclusively for Biology majors. Despite its basis in social sciences, an undergraduate degree in Sociology is highly versatile and can lend […]

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Top 5 websites for students researching college scholarships

Top 5 websites for students researching college scholarships

  Regardless of which website you use or which scholarships you apply for, the best practice is to start applying and researching early — and no, freshman year of high school is not too early! This will give you plenty of time to apply to an array of scholarships, giving you the best chance of […]

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MU commencement returns to in-person format, with 1,130 graduating students

Blue and white streamers fly above graduates during Marymount University's 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

*An earlier version of this story included statistics on the number of students who attended commencement ceremonies, rather than the number of total degrees awarded. These references have been updated. After virtual ceremonies were held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marymount University was proud to once again offer in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies for […]

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Marymount listed as first Hispanic-Serving Institution in Virginia

Students at Ballston Campus Photo

  Achieving a significant enrollment milestone this fall, Marymount University has become the first higher education institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia to qualify as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). As defined in Title V of the Higher Education Act, HSI’s are not-for-profit, accredited institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent undergraduate student enrollment that […]

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Charter Day events celebrate Marymount’s 70th anniversary through service to others

  Since 1950, Marymount University has emphasized three core values – one of them being “service to others.” As the community marked the day of the institution’s founding 70 years ago, its members proved that service is not just something they talk about – it’s evident in their actions. The University’s Charter Day celebration on […]

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Lambda Pi Eta chapter wins Rookie Chapter of the Year, Rookie Advisor of the Year awards

Images in this story were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Marymount University chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA), is set to receive two awards in November – Rookie Chapter of the Year and Rookie Advisor of the Year. Following a competitive selection that was resolved with […]

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