C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Marymount California University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Address
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Marymount California University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Marymount California University

Cost

Net Price
$26,479/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,404/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,722/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,201/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,882/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,171/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,033Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
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After Marymount California University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Marymount California University Reviews

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Marymount has a pretty nice view because of its location. It is a college, but has a high school vibe to it. The classes are small which is great because you get to participate more and are more involved with your work and teachers. Its a catholic school so there isn't much partying at all. If you commute to school, you really do not have that much of a social life because everyone who lives at the dorms know each other already and you're just an outsider. People usually transfer out because you do not get the typically college experience. Some people have pride for the school, others don't.
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My time at MCU really feels like a sort of Instagram montage- just a reel of amazing people and memories- but I think the opportunity to study abroad was a standout for me. Spending a semester in England as a Sophomore and in South Africa as a Senior really changed my life. I was able to deepen friendships with other mariners, explore cultures different from my own, apply classroom concepts in an entirely new context AND discover parts of myself I might not have known had I stayed in the States.
After reviewing the university and deciding to apply, once the admission advisors realized my ambition and desire to complete my undergraduate education, they reached out to me several times during the admission process to get letters of recommendation, letters from myself explaining my personal background, and decided to admit me and even add in the university based grant to help pay for my tuition. I have never been accommodated in such a way it made me excited to walk onto a campus and know I will receive the help I need without being turned away and unable to pursue my education. Marymount California University believes is getting to know their students personally to identify and assist with any and every need possible to make sure we all succeed.