Marymount California University

  • 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 15 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Marymount offers undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to associate, bachelor`s and master`s degrees. Students may choose an emphasis in business, criminal justice, digital communication media, psychology, accounting, management, biology or multidisciplinary studies, and add an MBA to any bachelor's degree and graduate in as little as one additional year.
School Highlights
  • Marymount California University serves 657 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Marymount California University is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Marymount California University is Los Angeles Harbor College (4.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Marymount California University places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Marymount California University(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty65 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Marymount California University has declined by 40% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The Marymount California University diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment657 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:144:1
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# Full-Time Students-1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students-5,903 students
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# Undergraduate Students612 students1,490 students
# Graduate Students45 students80 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-144
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
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13%
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% Hispanic
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37%
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% Black
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7%
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% White
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32%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
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3%
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% Non Resident races
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3%
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Diversity Score0.770.73
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College Completion Rate
42%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $34,134 is more than the state average of $19,157. The private state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$34,134$19,157
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Tuition NotesWe require first-year freshman to live in campus housing. Room and board is $14,666. International tuition is $37,134.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$19,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$11,000$5,500
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Acceptance Rate45%100%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Cross Country,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Surf Team,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, Chess Club, Drama Club, Latinos Unidos, LGBT Club, Nova Enactus, Peer Health Educators, Philosophy Club, Psychology Club, Rotaract Club, Student Government Association, Student Veterans Organization, Sustainable Student Union
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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, 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 a sand volleyball court, pool, fitness center, 24-hour study lounges, and an outdoor pizza oven! 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.
  • 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 highly 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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