Marymount University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Marymount University

Marymount University is a private Catholic university situated in Arlington, Virginia. The institution has a large selection of 30 undergraduate and 20 graduate degree programs for students to choose from. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s more than 30 clubs and organizations. The Marymount Saints play in the NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,418 (2,287 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male/64% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,850
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $13,575
  • Other Expenses: $4,650
  • Total Cost: $52,075

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,787
    • Loans: $7,514

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Information Technology; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-YearStudent Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: N/A
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Marymount University Admissions

Marymount University has an acceptance rate of 91%, which makes it an accepting school. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Marymount University Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 480/600
    • SAT Math: 470/580
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 16/25
    • ACT English: 16/24
    • ACT Math: 16/24

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Marymount University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Marymount University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Marymount University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

California State University Northridge, State University of New York at Fredonia, Montclair State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, California State University Monterey Bay, La Salle University, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Marymount University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to Marymount University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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