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Learn With Purpose, Live With Purpose

An engaged, diverse, electric learning community just five metro stops from the heart of Washington, D.C.

Five short stops, one huge start.

At Marymount University, you learn on purpose—with intimate classes and incredible personal attention. And you learn with purpose—taking advantage of the large classroom and performance lab of Washington, D.C.

On top of that, you live with purpose by embracing a strong sense of service and an emphasis on ethics and values in a rapidly changing world.

Marymount offers big ideas, all the support you need and all the opportunities you want. An island of inspiration, a launching pad for careers and a close, ethical learning community, minutes from the center of everything.

Learn with purpose, live with purpose.

Small school. Big ideas.

Just 3500 students.

Marymount has always been small, intimate, connected. It's never stopped us from focusing on bigger things, big ideas and moving forward. When the university was founded, in 1950, the first goal of this budding Catholic educational institution was the empowerment (personal and financial) of women—at a time when some Ivy League schools still wouldn’t even admit women.

Much has changed since then. Marymount went co-ed in the 1980s, and our scope and reach is now worldwide. More than 110 majors and programs of study are offered in three nationally and internationally recognized colleges: 

  • College of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology
  • College of Sciences and Humanities
  • College of Health and Education

And much remains the same. Our core values are still empowerment (personal and financial) for all, along with successful careers, fulfilling lives, service to others and rich, meaningful diversity.

Today, Marymount is a community in which you will meet, live and learn with the world. In fact, we’re number one in the region for global diversity, with students from 68 different countries. Six of every ten students on campus are African American or Hispanic or Asian or Native get the point. Forget the labels - just know that this learning community truly spans cultures, backgrounds, nations and religions. And what could be better preparation for tomorrow?

Just 3500 students - just right.


Programs and Majors


Interested in learning more about going to college at Marymount University? We invite you to request more information today!


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A launching pad for careers, a location for experiences.

You're going to hear the following from every school, so your job is to do your research and see who really means it, every day, every way:

Your Marymount education is powered by our absolute commitment to learning both by thinking and experiencing. You will have valuable internships. You will have faculty who have made their names and reputations in the real world. You will be minutes from one of the world's most important and exciting business, arts, financial and political centers.

You will have terrific opportunities for study and service abroad, from quick hops to semester-long adventures. You will be a vocal participant in dynamic, small classes (even if that's not your style now, it will be - trust us). You will be asked to lead, to stretch yourself, to scare yourself a little—and you will have the got-your-back support that gives you the total confidence to step up.

Most important of all, learning with purpose at Marymount means you will be prepared not just for a career, but for all the didn't-see-that-coming twists and turns your career will take you on the path that marks a fulfilling and contributing life. To us, success means doing well and doing good. Careers with meaning, lives with purpose. Do you agree?

Service, ethics, responsibility and welcoming, values-based education in the Catholic tradition.

So what does all that really mean? That your Marymount education will be rich in valuable experiences that also serve the wider community. That you will live and learn with respect in a community representing all backgrounds and faiths—as just a single example, one in every 10 Marymount students is Muslim. And it means that as much care and energy will be devoted to your spiritual (however you define it) development as your intellectual development.

At Marymount, we believe that skills are nothing without values, that knowledge must be fueled by compassion and that no one can ever afford to stop learning.  All of us in the Marymount community believe that if you want your future to mean something, your education will never be over.  

Again, seriously valuable preparation for a life of purpose and success.


So much more: fun, friends, discoveries, life.

We've used this brochure to try to tell you something about our core beliefs at Marymount. Here's another huge one: your education and your life should have as much adventure as challenge, as much play as work, as many new friends as new experiences.

It all begins with our best-of-both-worlds location, just minutes from our nation's capital. Hop on the Metro and take advantage of everything this amazing city has to offer, from an internship on Capitol Hill or one of the national museums to catching some sun hanging out on the Mall. From grabbing pizza in historic Georgetown, to going a little farther afield and exploring the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay. Then, come home to a friendly, peaceful, convenient, leafy campus perfect for sustainable living and learning.

Get your game on with Marymount Saints athletics. There are 19 NCAA Division III teams for men and women, plus endless recreational opportunities on campus - with intramural and club sports, great fitness facilities and programs and recreational clubs, classes and activities.

As you can guess, Marymount offers some amazing places to live and learn with purpose, from residence hall rooms featuring views of the National Cathedral and other landmarks to brand-new apartment-style buildings offering every amenity.

Okay—enough words. But there's so much more to the Marymount experience! Please visit and get more of the story. And of course, visit Marymount in person if you can. Nothing beats making it real. We hope to see you soon.


Student Spotlight

“Marymount invited me to come out of my comfort zone,” says Maria Camarca of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

As a result, she’ll spend the summer analyzing the chemical makeup of comets during a internship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. 

“I feel like the past year has been full of so many blessings from so many people who helped me understand that this was something that wasn’t out of my reach.”

- Maria Camarca, Class of 2017

Study Abroad

All of our departments have created innovative study-abroad programs in a variety of formats that allow students to explore the world, develop cultural awareness, learn more about themselves, and apply their course content in a very different environment.

For example, Sociology majors often take advantage of study abroad opportunities available at Marymount. We work closely with Marymount’s Center for Global Education (CGE) to offer a variety of study abroad experiences, including the Global Classroom Series and the Short Term Summer Programs.

  • UK: Media Criticism (Spring 2020)
  • Bolivia: Economics of Poverty (Spring 2020)
  • Texas: American Literature II (Study Away) (Spring 2020)
  • France: Modern European History: 1914 to the Present (Spring 2020)
  • Costa Rica: Global Health and Culture (Spring 2020) 
  • The Netherlands: The Globalization of Gaming (Spring 2020)
  • Chile: International Management (Spring 2020)
  • Spain: Voting Behavior (Spring 2020)
  • Colombia: Cities in the 21st Century (Spring 2020)
  • Italy: The Mystery of the Church (Spring 2020)


Global learning on campus

The Sociology Department offers another exciting global learning experience. Students can take a globally networked class that connects faculty and students who are located in another country. In collaboration with partners at Hanze University of Applied Science, Dr. Janine DeWitt and her colleague, Loes Damhof, have pioneered this form of global learning by offering The Global Village. This course is taken simultaneously by students at both universities. The professors and students meet together for presentations and guided discussions, sharing their observations of globalization in the communities where they live, work, and play. Through these exchanges students on both sides of the Atlantic gain a deeper understanding of globalization, identify its different impacts on people within their communities, and build valuable career skills by working on intercultural teams. Plans are underway to expand our globally networked classroom offerings. Stay tuned! Dr. DeWitt’s The Global Village course was designed as part of the Collaborative Online International Teaching project (COIL) at the Global Center of the State University of New York. In addition, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities recently mentioned this global networked classroom experience on its list of the “Ten ways that Catholic higher education lives the vision of Gaudium et Spes.”



Financial Aid & Scholarships

Marymount University strives to help our students obtain their degrees without breaking the bank. MU offers aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment to students with outstanding academic promise and/or significant financial need. Check out all the undergraduate financial aid options to see just how affordable a Marymount education can be.

Blue Money


  • Better manage your educational expenses
  • Make managing your tuition manageable
  • A convenient way to spread your educational expenses over smaller monthly installments, paid over the course of the school semester
  • No setup fees
  • No interest rate assessed
  • Up to 5 months of installments
  • Payments can be made towards your payment plan through the web, over the phone, or in person at the cashier’s office
  • Used in combination with financial aid, Blue Money can help make tuition affordable

Blue Money works by splitting the balance into convenient monthly payments, with no added interest or fees! By budgeting ahead for the upcoming charges, you may be able to reduce the amount of loans needed for school and ensure timely registration for upcoming semesters. Help close the gap in your tuition - apply for Blue Money by the enrollment deadlines:

Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Deadlines: 

  • Fall Semester: October 31st
  • Spring Semester: March 31st
  • Summer Semester: June 15th
    • If you would like to set up a payment plan for balance after the above cutoff date, please contact Student Accounts to make arrangements.




How to Apply

We are glad you're interested in Marymount University. If you are a high school, transfer, returning or non-degree student, read more about applying to our undergraduate programs. If you would like to pursue one of our graduate programs, review our graduate admissions criteria and requirements.

You can also view our online brochure to learn more. 

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