Marymount University

A comprehensive Catholic university located just minutes from Washington, DC, Marymount serves approximately 3,400 students from 43 states and 76 countries. The University draws upon the resources of the nations capital to provide unique learning experiences that enhance personal and professional growth. The close-knit academic community, with small classes and professors who take a personal interest in student success, provides a culture of engagement that fosters intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective. Marymount offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs through four schools: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, and the Malek School of Health Professions. The University's undergraduate programs combine a strong liberal arts foundation with solid career preparation. All undergraduates complete an internship in their field. Cutting-edge graduate programs are designed to expand knowledge and advance careers. Full- and part-time graduate study options are available, with online, evening and Saturday classes offering convenience for the working professional. The University's DISCOVER program encourages and supports inquiry learning through original research and creative projects. Discover 101, a required first-year course, introduces new students to the excitement of inquiry learning with wide-ranging topics. DISCOVER also coordinates the annual Student Research Conference, covers student travel to conferences, and funds the Summer Research Program for students and their faculty mentors. Marymount's selective Honors Program draws on all facets of the curriculum to offer highly motivated students extra opportunities for academic enrichment. Program benefits include substantial scholarship support, one-on-one faculty mentoring, and special seminar and field-trip opportunities. Marymount's location adjacent to Washington, DC, enhances the learning environment. Distinguished speakers of national and international stature are frequent visitors to campus. Faculty incorporate DC resources into the curriculum so that students learn to take advantage of all that the city offers, including unique internship sites like Capitol Hill, the National Institutes of Health, the Smithsonian museums, and international businesses. Gaining a global perspective is increasingly important, and Marymount's Center for Global Education provides the chance to live, study, and intern in virtually any corner of the world. Students are exposed to global perspectives on campus, as well; international students make up about 13% of the student body. As a Catholic university, Marymount is a community where people of all faiths and cultures are welcome, and the diverse student body results in a wide array of perspectives that enrich the learning experience. The University's vibrant campus offers something for everyone: athletics, student government, Campus Ministry, volunteer service programs, and more than 40 clubs address varied interests and provide opportunities for involvement and leadership. An NCAA Division III institution, Marymount fields men's and women's basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, triathlon, and volleyball, plus men's baseball.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1950 Roman Catholic Semester $37.4 million 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207 (703) 522-5600
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53 100.0 Virginia Arlington 1025 842