Marymount University is an independent Catholic university that emphasizes academic excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Committed to the liberal arts tradition, the University combines a foundation in the arts and sciences with career preparation and opportunities for personal and professional development. Marymount is a student-centered learning community that values diversity and focuses on the education of the whole person, promoting the intellectual, spiritual, and moral growth of each individual. Scholarship, leadership, service, and ethics are hallmarks of a Marymount education.
Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university located just minutes from the nation's capital. Marymount is dedicated to academic excellence. Our faculty are scholars and practitioners in a wide array of fields; but above all else, they are committed to excellence in the classroom. They join with our staff and administration in making this commitment: At Marymount University, students come first. Marymount's academic programs combine a strong liberal arts foundation with solid career preparation. Ethics and values are emphasized here, as is service to others. Marymount's mission is to educate the whole person, preparing students to achieve personal and professional success.
Marymount offers a close-knit academic community located on a serene 21-acre campus—yet we're just minutes from downtown Washington, DC. The entire metropolitan area will serve as your living, learning laboratory. Marymount students intern at places like Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian, high tech companies, major health care institutions, and more. And when classes are done, there's plenty to do on and off campus. Remember you have Washington's resources at your disposal for entertainment, culture, and pure enjoyment!