209 reviews
  1. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  2. 4 Year
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

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
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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

209 reviews
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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.
As a business major at Marymount California University, we have to take more ethics and accounting class than the average students. Although it seems like a heavy course load, the professor teaches us in a way that we can apply to our day to day lives as well as apply to an exam in class. This program is rigorous, but completely prepares us for what's to come if we decide to go on to a graduate program. After receiving an undergraduate degree, there are numerous job opportunities in many industries as a business major because being a business major allows you the luxury of choosing two concentrations. This diversifies your undergraduate degree and gives you an opportunity to work in multiple areas.
The online courses at MCU are designed to help students who are either working full time, or cannot always make it to campus due to personal obligations. It is very easy to access our student portal from virtually anywhere, we can complete our work before the due date if we wish, and we get immediate feedback with grades and comments from our professors. I think adding online classes was a great addition to campus because we have an option of either being in a physical classroom or at home. Online courses also require a lot of discipline.