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About Marymount California University

Marymount California University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Marymount California University was founded in 1932 and now enrolls around 582 students a year, including 515 undergrads.

Marymount California University offers housing for up to 0 students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Marymount California University's endowment was $10.714 million For each full-time student, Marymount California University spends about $7,515. For each full-time professor, there are about 18 undergraduates enrolled at Marymount California University.

2021 Marymount California University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 21
Mean SAT score 1028
Tuition $35,158

2022 Marymount California University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Marymount California University Early Admission

Marymount California University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Marymount California University Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into Marymount California University. Around 90% of applicants get into Marymount California University each year. Out of 1,114 applications received in 2021, 1,002 students were offered admission.

Marymount California University Waitlist

Marymount California University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Marymount California University?

Marymount California University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Marymount California University, applicants must submit the following items.

Marymount California University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Marymount California University

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Marymount California University is 3.2 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Marymount California University is 1028. The mean ACT score for Marymount California University students is 21.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Marymount California University.

Is Marymount California University Test Optional?

Marymount California University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 53% submitted the SAT. 15% submitted the ACT.

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Does Marymount California University Offer On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Marymount California University provides on-campus housing for students.

Marymount California University students are active in the school's Latinos Unidos, Student Veterans Organization and Marymount Pride. Service Days, Club Days, and and Spring Formal are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Marymount California University.

Financial Aid at Marymount California University

Marymount California University meets 91% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Marymount California University full-time are awarded $34,464 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Marymount California University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marymount California University

About 63% of students who start at Marymount California University come back the next year. Out of the 314 students who started at Marymount California University as first-time freshman, 64 graduate within four years.

Around 32% of students who started at Marymount California University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $42,018 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Marymount California University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Marymount California University a good school for you?

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Where is Marymount California University?

Marymount California University is located in the suburban setting of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles.

If you want to see Marymount California University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 110 to Rancho Palos Verdes, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Los Angeles International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Marymount California University and Rancho Palos Verdes are like without leaving home.

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College Info

30800 Palos Verdes Drive East Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299

Campus Setting: Suburban

Marymount California University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marymount California University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marymount California University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Marymount California University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 21

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Marymount California University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Marymount California University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Marymount California University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

948 - 1085


Math SAT Range

470 - 530


Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

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1085 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marymount California University students is 1028. Applicants with SAT scores of 1085 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marymount California University, while applicants with SAT scores between 948 to 1085 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 948 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marymount California University.

Marymount California University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marymount California University is like? There are approximately 582 students enrolled at Marymount California University, including 515 undergraduate students and 67 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from CA and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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