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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.
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.
Marymount’s Main Campus is located in Arlington, Virginia, in a tranquil neighborhood approximately six miles from Washington, DC. It is convenient to Interstate 66, Routes 50 and 29, and the Ballston-MU Metro. Free University shuttle service is available to and from the Metro station.
Marymount takes advantage of its proximity to the nation’s capital through internships, coursework, and guest lecturers who reflect the richness of metropolitan Washington. All undergraduate and some graduate programs require an internship. Internship sites include congressional offices, the Smithsonian museums, and federal agencies; corporations and technology companies; professional associations; educational institutions; health care facilities; and nonprofit organizations.
This 21-acre campus is comprised of classroom buildings and laboratories, including a computer lab, faculty and administrative offices, and residence halls. Housed in the Emerson G. Reinsch Library are the Learning Resource Center, the Instructional Media Center, the Reinsch Auditorium, the Lee Reception Room, and the Barry Art Gallery. The Rose Benté Lee Center is the University’s community focal point, featuring the 1,000-seat Verizon Sports Arena, a fitness center, Bernie’s café, the University bookstore, a recreational gym, the swimming pool, a lounge, athletic offices, and meeting rooms.