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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 Considered if submitted August 31
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

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
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
96% of 1,441 applicants were admitted
Women
86% of 978 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 643 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
347 (25%) of 1,378 admitted students enrolled
Women
115 (14%) of 843 admitted students enrolled
Men
120 (22%) of 535 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
455-598 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
11%
Score of 200 - 300
1%
SAT EBRW
544 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
17-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
27%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
27%
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

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