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Marymount California University Photo #1 - Marymount students enjoy kicking back at the Villas, the university's resort-style housing.
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Marymount California University Photo #1 - Marymount students enjoy kicking back at the Villas, the university's resort-style housing.
Marymount California University Photo #2 - Marymount recruits players to its eSports team with the promise of competitive scrimmages, team building and scholarships.
Marymount California University Photo #3 - Marymount offers real-world learning opportunities, which are abundant in a big city and the university's proximity to places like the Port of Los Angeles where Dominique Vasquez is helping to document The Swim, a documentary on the Discovery Channel.
Marymount California University Photo #4 - Digital communication media majors build professional-quality portfolios that showcase their creative talents and prepare them for exciting careers in the visual arts.
Marymount California University Photo #5 - MCU students visit Bruce's Beach in Manhattan Beach as part of an event co-sponsored by MCU's Black Student Union and Veritas Society. Professor Carlos Royal organized the event with local city officials to help students learn about black history in Los Angeles.
Marymount California University Photo #6 - Marymount's STEM biology program graduates students who experiment in state-of-the-art labs that prepare them for prestigious medical schools and careers.
Marymount California University Photo #7 - MCU criminal justice students participate in forensic science lab work that prepares them for careers in law enforcement, the courts, corrections and social justice.
Marymount California University Photo #8 - Senior Toast is a Marymount tradition that celebrates the achievements of the graduating class.
Marymount California University Photo #9 - Cody Rosa and other Marymount graduates find internships and jobs at great companies like SpaceX.
Marymount California University Photo #10 - Our picturesque location along the Pacific Coast in Rancho Palos Verdes offers amazing views.
  • Marymount California University is a private liberal arts university in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, rooted in the Catholic faith. The school welcomes students of all faiths, backgrounds and diversity of experience to build skills for lifelong learning in a supportive community that promotes academic and career success. Ranked among the top liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Marymount offers undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to associate's, bachelor`s and master`s degrees. Students may choose an emphasis in business, criminal justice, digital communication media, psychology, accounting, management, marketing, biology or multidisciplinary studies, and add an MBA to any bachelor's degree and graduate in as little as one additional year. MCU is also a College of Distinction and ranks #1 in California (#3 in America) for its safe campus (Niche). 

School Highlights

Marymount California University serves 646 students
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 646 students
  • Private-state tuition: $35,158
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Marymount California University ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Marymount California University
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
4 or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, non-profit
Public
Total Faculty
46 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Marymount California University has declined by 41% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Marymount California University diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
646 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
n/a
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
6,350 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
937 students
33 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
601 students
1,979 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Marymount California University and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
45 students
69 students
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CA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
6,350 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
5%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Marymount California University and the percentage of Asian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
42%
47%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Marymount California University and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Marymount California University and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
21%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Marymount California University and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Marymount California University and the percentage of Hawaiian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
% Two or more races
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Marymount California University and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
15%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Marymount California University and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Marymount California University.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.75
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
42%
29%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Marymount California University and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of CA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.92%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,200
$34,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Marymount California University and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $35,158 is more than the state average of $20,964. The private state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$35,158
$20,964
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Marymount California University and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Tuition Notes
We require first-year freshman to live in campus housing. The single rate for the academic year is $12,750, and the double rate is $9,250. International tuition is $38,158.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
79%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Marymount California University and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$21,500
$10,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Marymount California University and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,750
$6,239
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Marymount California University and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
45%
100%
This chart display the percent admitted of Marymount California University and the community college average percent admitted of CA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered
9 sports
Sports
Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Societies, Asian Pacific Islander Student Association, Black Student Union, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Drama Club, Latinos Unidos, LGBT Club, Mental Health Learning and Inclusion, Nova Enactus, Peer Health Educators, Philosophy Club, Psi Chi, Psychology Club, Resident Assistants, Rotaract Club, Sigma Beta Delta, Student Government Association, Student Veterans Organization, Sustainable Student Union

Arts and Music Programs:
Radio Station (KMCU), Spring Play
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Marymount California University is a private, four-year, liberal arts university in Rancho Palos Verdes, California that grants associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees. Students may choose an emphasis in business, criminal justice, digital communication media, psychology, accounting, management, marketing, biology or multidisciplinary studies, and add an MBA to any bachelor's degree and graduate in as little as one additional year.
  • Villa Living -- Instead of a university dorm, you`ll live in a furnished, two-story townhome--complete with a kitchen, living room, patio and even a garage. All villas have central air/heat and lots of amenities, including onsite dining, laundry facilities, a sand volleyball court, heated pool, fitness center, and free WiFi and DirecTV. The gated community is patrolled by campus safety 24/7.
  • Athletics -- MCU participates in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics with 16 teams spanning baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball and two new additions of surfing and eSports.
  • Honors -- The MCU Honors Program offers high-achieving students (3.5 GPA) the opportunity to enrich their college experience through interdisciplinary honors courses and career-enhancing experiences that encourage critical thinking, collaboration and connection.
  • Applying to MCU-First Year -- We carefully consider all applicants; however, academic performance (GPA) and the quality of academic preparation are most important to us. Successful applicants possess a cumulative academic GPA of a 2.50 or higher and have completed a college preparatory curriculum. We requre a personal essay for admission and recommend standardized test scores if you want to be considered for merit scholarships.
  • Applying to MCU-Transfer -- You are considered a transfer student if you have graduated from high school and completed or attempted course work at any college or university. We require a completed admission application; an official high school transcript showing high school graduation date if transferring fewer than 60 credit hours; official transcripts from all colleges, universities or post-secondary institutions attended; and a personal statement. MCU guarantees admission to transfer applicants who meet certain grade requirements.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Marymount California University cost?

Marymount California University's private state tuition is approximately $35,158.

What is the acceptance rate of Marymount California University?

The acceptance rate of Marymount California University is 45%, which is lower than the state average of 100%.

What sports does Marymount California University offer?

Marymount California University offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Marymount California University's ranking?

Marymount California University ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Diversity in US community colleges, Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 646 students
  • Private-state tuition: $35,158
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Verified school update

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For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,113 per year for in-state students and $8,804 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,639 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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