Marymount is a private comprehensive Catholic university located in Arlington, VA, just outside Washington, DC. 

Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths and provides an educational environment that promotes dialogue, understanding, and service, as well as intellectual and personal development. The university offers its nearly 4,000 students a wide array of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through its Colleges of Business, Innovation, Leadership, and Technology; Health and Education, and Sciences and Humanities.


Basic details

  • Region: South
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 81%
  • Average ACT score: 16-25
  • Average SAT score: 950 - 1110
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Arts, Biology, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, English, History, Information Sciences/Systems, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available 


  • International students are eligible for: Merit based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $50,831


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III