Marymount California University

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Marymount California University (formerly Marymount College), established in 1968, is a private, Catholic liberal arts college open to students of all faiths. Its main campus is located in Palos Verdes, about 25 miles south of Los Angeles.

Website: www.marymountcalifornia.edu/

Private
Co-ed
935
Undergraduate
Students
(50.3%) 470 Women
(49.7%) 465 Men
38
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,683 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.99
SAT Math
470 average
420-510 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
490 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$55,684
Tuition and Fees
$36,134
Room and Board
$14,666
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Freshman Award
$35,846
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,562
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
37
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Rancho Palos Verdes Population
42,448
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mariner
Sororities
55% of women participate
Fraternities
55% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
49.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
23.8% White
7.9% Unknown
International Students
17.2% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning
63.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended August 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
City, State, Zip
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
Phone
(310) 303-7311
Fax
(310) 377-6223
E-mail
admissions@marymountcalifornia.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,683 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 951 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 732 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
347 (25%) of 1,391 admitted students enrolled
Women
164 (21%) of 782 admitted students enrolled
Men
183 (30%) of 609 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.99
3.75 and Above
6%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
41%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470 average
420-510 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
5%
Score of 500 - 600
23%
Score of 400 - 500
56%
Score of 300 - 400
14%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
490 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
46%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
13%
Score of 18 - 23
53%
Score of 12 - 17
31%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$55,684
Tuition and Fees
$36,134
Room and Board
$14,666
Books and Supplies
$1,828
Other Expenses
$2,756
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@marymountcalifornia.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 010474
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
168 (72.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
166 (98.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
166 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
50 (30.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$35,846
Need-Based Gift
Received by 166 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,782
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 120 (72.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,508
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 132 (79.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8 (3.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,685

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
631 (70.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
626 (99.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
626 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
156 (24.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$34,826
Need-Based Gift
Received by 626 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,634
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 489 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,396
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 516 (82.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
18 (2.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,142

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,562
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Number of Awards
9
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
37
Part-Time Faculty
62
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
19%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
189,852
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
210
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • International Development
  • Social Psychology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Rancho Palos Verdes Population
42,448
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
26 acres

Weather

Temperature
44.9 average low in January, 82.1 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
On campus
Nearest Train Station
7.3 miles from campus in San Pedro

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mariner
School Colors
Navy and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, latinos unidos, student veterans organization, marymount pride, black student union, society for advancement of management (sam)
Sororities
55% of women participate
Fraternities
55% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
935
Women
470 (50.3%)
Men
465 (49.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
892
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
49.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
23.8% White
7.9% Unknown
International Students.
17.2% from 33 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
38

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
63.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
32.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
34.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Average Starting Salary
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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