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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 942
   Women 474 (50.3%)
   Men 468 (49.7%)
Graduate Students 43
Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 76% of 1,755 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.01
SAT Math 460 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 460 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $54,830
  Tuition and Fees $35,834
  Room and Board $14,412
Average Percent of Need Met 94%
Average Freshman Award $34,769
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 32
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
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 68% of freshmen, 37% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Mariner
Sororities 52% of women participate
Fraternities 52% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.0% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
48.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
24.4% White
8.7% Unknown
International Students 18.2% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning 62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 30.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported