About Marymount University
Welcome to Marymount University! 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.
I invite you to explore our Web site and find out more about Marymount University. Be sure to check out our interactive campus map. Best of all, visit us in person. We would be delighted to show you all of the wonderful opportunities and challenges Marymount has to offer.
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.
The name "Marymount" has long been associated with excellence in education. Its roots reach back to 1849 and the establishment of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Beziers, France. Dedicated to serving the poor and needy, the RSHM sisters founded a series of schools throughout western Europe. In 1877 they reached the United States, and in 1917 they expanded their mission to include higher education. Today, the RSHM legacy is proudly shared by five institutions of higher learning: Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York; Marymount Manhattan College, New York City; Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia; Marymount College, Palos Verdes, California; and Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles. Additional ministries extend from Brazil to Zimbabwe.
Since its founding in 1950, the Marymount community in Virginia has grown from a handful of students and faculty to a comprehensive, coeducational university serving approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students.