#5 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia

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Marymount University overview
Location Arlington, Virginia
Online marymount.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Marymount University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Marymount University, located in Arlington, Virginia, provides students with a suburban educational environment just outside the nation's capital, Washington D.C. Established in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount is an independent, coeducational Catholic university. The university is characterized by a mix of modern and traditional architecture with notable features such as the Reinsch Library and the Main House, reflective of its historical heritage. Marymount offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs with notable strength in nursing, business, education, and the sciences. While maintaining a moderately selective admissions process, Marymount fosters a diverse academic community. On-campus living is available, with housing options that accommodate a large percentage of the student population. Marymount?s athletic teams, known as the Saints, compete in the NCAA Division III, but the university is not primarily recognized for an emphasis on intercollegiate athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 3,503 prospective students applied, and 2,852 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 355 enrolled in the school.  2,286 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,425 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $35,950 plus fees of $1,650. Marymount University is ranked 457 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Marymount University is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 970/1170
ACT 20/28
GPA 3.38

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Marymount University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,650
Room and Board $15,697
Budget for Other Expenses$4,110
Total One Year Cost$59,407

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$55,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

48% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Marymount University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 29%
Business 19%
Visual and Performing Arts 15%
Biology 5%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 5%

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