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MARYMOUNT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY - [MCU], RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA

Rancho Palos Verdes, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1932Established Year
  967Enrollment

Marymount California University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
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With the belief of small means more, Marymount California University was established in 1932. It is a small, private, diverse, liberal arts college located in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California, USA. 

The college offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students who want to study in the USA. The multidisciplinary studies allow the students to choose more than one majors and diversify their programs as per their requirements. 

Marymount California University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The university offers its students with a lot of internships, class projects that help them build their interpersonal skills and develop leadership qualities 

Rankings

  • MCU ranked 42nd among top performers in social mobility in the year 2020 by US News and World Reports.
  • Ranked #164-#215 among the top liberal arts colleges in the country by the U.S News And World Report. 
  • U.S News & World Report also ranked the university among the top 15 regional colleges in the country. 

Highlights

Year of Establishment1968
LocationRancho Palos Verdes, California
Type of universityPrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Student-faculty ratio17:1
Degree typesAssociate; Bachelor’s; MBA
Scores acceptedACT; SAT; TOEFL; IELTS
Academic calendarSemester-based
Financial aid for international studentsAvailable
Campus HousingAvailable
Contact for admissions(310) 303-7311

MCU Programs

MCU offers three degree types – associate, bachelor’s and MBA degree. The associate degree programs offered at the university include concentrations such as accounting, biology, business, communication, computer programming, data analysis, video, etc. 

The UG degrees offered at the university include Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting, business, criminal justice, management, psychology, digital communication media, etc. 

Master in Business Administration is the only graduate degree offered at Marymount California University.

  • Any eligible student can complete his bachelors degree if he enrolls for all the semesters, maintain an average GPA of 2.0 and complete 30 units per year. 
  • Any student pursuing their bachelors degree can add a year MBA and complete all the three- associate, bachelors and MBA degree in the span of 5 years. 
  • The multidisciplinary studies let the student choose combinations of courses as per their own needs. 

Campus and Residence Facilities

Located on the oceanside, on Palos Verdes Peninsula in Rancho Palos Verdes, MCU has a beautiful campus. The campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean set on a 26 acre land. MCU also has two other campuses in Lucerne and San Pedro in California.

The students are required to live on the campus except for students living within 20 miles of radius, have 60 credits or have medical conditions. The university has resorted to living in villas that are about 15 minutes away. 

  • The housing consists of two-story townhomes that are fully furnished with amenities such as 24-hour study lounges, 24-hour security, basketball court, direct tv, wireless internet, living rooms, kitchens, patios and many more. The free Marymount shuttle drops the students from the villas to the university campus and vice versa.
  • The university has partnered with Bon Appetit to provide food-services to the students. The students living in villas, are required to choose from the meal plans provided by the university. 
  • The university also provides counseling and health services focusing on roommate problems, mental health, drug issues and so on. 

Marymount California University Application Process

Where to apply-  For admissions to Marymount California University, applicants can apply using the MCU application or the Common Application. 

Application fee- 50 USD

Application Deadline – 

Application deadline for UG admissions: 

ApplicationFall 2020Spring 2020
Priority deadlineFebruary 1October 15
Regular deadlineMarch 1November 15
Late deadlineJuly 1December 1

Application deadlines for Marymount MBA:

IntakeDeadline
Fall 2020July 15
Spring 2021November 15
Summer 2021May 1

Admission Requirements –Documents required for the admission

  • Complete application form
  • Academic transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Proof of English proficiency
ExamMinimum Required Scores for UGMinimum Required Scores for PG
TOEFL6979
IELTS6.06.5
Duolingo8090
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement or essays
  • Proof of financial support
  • Copy of Passport

Cost of Attendance

Marymount California University Undergraduate Cost of Attendance 2020-21

ExpensesAnnual Fee (in USD)
Tuition37,134
Room and board14,666
Campus services fee2,000
Health insurance1,425
Books and supplies1,828
Transportation1,390
Personal expenses1,366

Marymount California University Graduate Cost of Attendance 2020-21

ExpensesAnnual Fee (in USD)
Tuition*1000 per credit
Room and board14,666
Health insurance1,425
Books and supplies1,828
Transportation1,390
Personal expenses1,366

*The graduate tuition is based on 12-18 units each semester, which is considered full time. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The international students are not eligible for federal financial aid but can surely apply for various private loans and scholarships. There are various factors such as financial need, cost of attendance, the capability of the student, etc. that determine the amount of financial aid required by the student. The following are some of the financial aid options available for international students. 

  • MCU Scholarship- This is a merit-based scholarship for incoming freshmen students. A separate application is not required for applying. A student’s eligibility is determined by his GPA scores and other standardized tests. 
  • Marymount Grant - All the applicants are considered automatically for this grant. To continue enjoying this benefit, a student has to be consistent with his GPA scores of 2.0 or above. 
  • Athletic Scholarships - This type of scholarship is available for the athletic students. An applicant has to go through a screening process to receive this scholarship. Students applying for athletic scholarships must meet the MCU and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) eligibility requirements.
  • External Scholarships - A student can explore many international scholarships opportunities to study in the USA that are awarded by employers, companies, professional associations, home country government, etc. 
  • Private Loans - A student can also explore the option of a private education loan to bridge the gap between the university costs and the financial aid provided. It is the last option to be taken into consideration because a student will have to pay it back. 
  • Work- Study - A student can work while studying at the university. This program encourages part-time employment and also reduces the burden of debt. International students are not eligible to work off-campus. However, they can work upto 20 hours a week on-campus.

Alumni Network

Alumni of Marymount California University benefited with a number of advantages such as career planning resources and alumni engagement. The university helps the alumni to look for jobs, prepare them for interviews, improve their networking skills, connect with employers and managers and so on. 

A few of the notable alumni at the university are:

  • Analeigh Christian Tipton – American actress and fashion model
  • Doug Aitken – American artist
  • Eric Targon – US Marine Corps Vet
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Marymount California University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1884
FAFSA Code010474
Application Cost$50
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$37,134 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Attendance Cost

$37,134

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$37,134 / Year
Post Graduate Program$27,600 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,828 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$14,412 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,756 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$12,138 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,824 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,862 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,862 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
14537397143
+1-310-377-5501
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30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
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Bus Station

Marymount College0.06 Km
Ganado Dr.-Floweridge Dr.0.12 Km
PV Dr. East-Ganado Dr./Floweridge Dr.0.4 Km
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Ganado Dr. 305580.78 Km
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Super Market

Sprouts Farmers Market2.92 Km
Top Valu Market3.41 Km
99 Cents Only Stores3.86 Km
Numero Uno Markets4.3 Km
Family Dollar4.32 Km
Target Grocery4.63 Km
Centre Market4.69 Km
Trader Joe's6.16 Km
Whole Foods Market6.37 Km
Smart & Final6.56 Km
Al Salam Market7.37 Km
Lightstone Foods7.43 Km
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Shopping Mall

Park Plaza2.99 Km
The Terraces at South Bay3.09 Km
Horbour Cove Plaza3.2 Km
Palos verdes plaza3.24 Km
Westmont Plaza Shopping Center3.58 Km
B.U.L.K Beef Jerky4.8 Km
Superior Fashion Mall4.85 Km
Silver Spur Town & Country Center4.89 Km
CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles5.12 Km
Proactiv Kiosk5.54 Km
Peninsula Shopping Center5.94 Km
Country Hills Shopping Center6.07 Km
Torrance Towne Center6.55 Km
Golden Cove Center6.91 Km
Hillside Village Shopping Center7.18 Km
Walteria Center7.51 Km
Torrance Crossroads7.71 Km
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Book Store

The Beacon House Exchange Thrift Store4.29 Km
Philippine Expressions Bookshop4.33 Km
Downtown Books, Art Gallery and Custom Framing4.46 Km
GSG Books4.85 Km
GSG Associates4.94 Km
Christian Science Reading Room5.09 Km
Botanica San Pedro7.16 Km
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Airport

Catalina Heliport5.64 Km
Torrance Airport Main Terminal7.37 Km
Zamperini Field7.39 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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