To College of Saint Rose students — why Marymount can be your new home

To College of Saint Rose students — why Marymount can be your new home


Earlier this month, The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., made the unfortunate announcement that it would cease academic instruction after the end of the 2023-2024 academic year. Its looming closure impacts thousands of undergraduate and graduate students who are now searching for a new institution where they can complete their collegiate studies.

In response to this urgent need, Marymount University’s Office of Admissions is committed to helping all students affected by the closing of The College of Saint Rose. With its Catholic tradition and tight-knit campus community, Marymount is a great place for transfer students. And its location in Arlington, Va. — just five miles from Washington, D.C. — provides excellent academic, professional and cultural opportunities for all students. Plus, the University’s 22 NCAA Division III athletic teams are ready to welcome new student-athletes into the Saints family.

Here, we understand that the path to a four-year degree is not always linear. Below are reasons why students from The College of Saint Rose should consider Marymount during this time of transition.

1. Shared values and history

Marymount is a Catholic university founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM). While the University has evolved in many ways throughout the years, it remains firmly committed to its Catholic mission and identity as it provides a values-based education that promotes both intellectual and spiritual development. With our shared Catholic heritage and origins, Marymount’s campus will provide a familiar and comfortable environment for students from The College of Saint Rose.

2. Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available that range from $12,00 to $24,000 for all students. Eligible full-time transfer applicants are automatically offered the highest scholarship they qualify for from the list below:

  • Academic Distinction Scholarship
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Saints Scholarship
  • Opportunity Scholarship

Higher education is an investment in your future, and Marymount works to ensure that resources are available to assist you.

3. Housing availability

Our newly renovated residence halls give students a place to call home when transitioning to Marymount, with space currently available for students from The College of Saint Rose to experience campus life.

4. Academic continuity

Marymount boasts nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs in fields that include Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Education, Engineering, Psychology and many more. Plus, we hold a solid commitment to ensuring you receive academic credit for the work you’ve done thus far.

5. Vibrant campus life

Our active campus community includes more than 30 clubs and organizations that offer engagement opportunities for all students. Campus life at Marymount offers something for everyone — you can take an active role in Student Government, join the staff of a publication, deepen your Catholic faith through Catholic Campus Ministry or become a member of the larger Arlington community through opportunities with the Saints Service Network. The opportunities are endless — what will you choose?

6. Streamlined transfer process

Marymount is committed to making the transfer process as smooth as possible, with dedicated staff to assist students from The College of Saint Rose. There is also no application fee, and we are able to review applications with unofficial transcripts — resulting in no cost to apply and expedited admissions decisions.

7. Post-graduation opportunities

There are many long-term benefits of joining the Marymount community, including our robust alumni network and career support services. The University’s Center for Career Development empowers and equips students and recent alumni to achieve their career goals and aspirations by supporting them through the career development process and by connecting them to a wide variety of professional opportunities beyond the institution.

8. Location advantages

Marymount’s location – just six miles or a short Metro ride from D.C. – offers a wealth of opportunities for education, entertainment and fun. Consider the interesting internship and job possibilities that can give you an edge as you launch your career, and you’ll realize Marymount and D.C. are an unbeatable combination! 


Deciding to transfer is a big decision, and Marymount is here to help: