Marymount University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Marymount University Balston Campus
Marymount University Balston Campus. Kevin Bowman / Flickr

Marymount University Admissions Overview:

Marymount University has an acceptance rate of 91%, which makes it a generally accepting school. Applicants with good grades and test scores above average have a decent chance of being admitted. Prospective students will need to submit an application (Marymount accepts the Common Application), along with scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a writing sample.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Marymount University Description:

Marymount University is a private Catholic university located in Arlington, Virginia. It is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, allowing students to cross-register at 13 other local institutions. Just 15 minutes outside of Washington, D.C., the 21-acre suburban main campus provides a quiet, peaceful setting with easy access to the opportunities of the nation’s capital (explore other colleges in the D.C. area). The university’s facilities also include a satellite campus a few miles from the main campus and a center for adult learning in Reston, Virginia.

Marymount offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, including popular programs in nursing, business administration, interior design and fashion merchandising. The graduate program offers more than 20 master’s degrees in several areas of education, business, technology, health sciences and psychology and doctoral programs in nursing and physical therapy.

Students participate actively in campus life, with more than 30 clubs and organizations. The Marymount Saints compete in the NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,369 (2,323 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,780
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,220
  • Other Expenses: $3,664
  • Total Cost: $46,664

Marymount University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,934
    • Loans: $7,332

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Communication, Information Technology, Interior Design, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: -
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse

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Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Marymount and the Common Application

Marymount University uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: