Marymount University is committed to the liberal arts tradition with its four schools: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Services and Health Professions. It was started in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. According to an undergraduate catalog, "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."
Marymount takes advantage of its proximity to the nation's capital and offers its students unique opportunities. In addition, Marymount offers two other local campuses for students, the Ballston Center and the Reston Center.
- Founding Date: Aug 01 1950
- Number of students: 3,500
- Male-to-female ratio: 1:30
- Public/Private: Private
- Financial aid: Yes
- Religious affiliation: Catholic
- Acceptance rate (%): 70
- Accreditation/licenses: Accredited by SACS.
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 14:1
- Parking: Free lot
- Degrees: Graduate, Undergraduate
- Programs: Distance learning, Evening, Part-time, Study abroad, Summer studies
- Percent minority: 50
- Percent international: 7
- Campus housing: Yes
- Sports conference: Capital Athletic Conference
- Sports teams: Men: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer and Swimming. Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Volleyball.
- Sports facilities: Competition pool, Verizon Sports Arena, training/weight room and sports field