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President's Welcome


Welcome to Marymount – a comprehensive Catholic university where the focus is on student success!

Marymount is known for academic excellence, attention to the individual, and a living and learning experience enriched by the resources of the nation’s capital. Our programs combine a strong liberal arts foundation with solid career preparation; students in every major have opportunities to do original research, creative projects, and exciting internships. With small classes and dedicated faculty, Marymount University offers a learning environment that promotes student engagement and success.

Learning and growth happen outside the classroom, too. Marymount’s campus clubs and NCAA Division III sports teams offer great opportunities for participation, leadership, and service. And since our campus is just minutes from Washington, DC, our students can take advantage of world-class educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities.

A diverse and welcoming community, Marymount enrolls students from more than 40 states and 70 countries. Our campus is a place where every individual is respected, and each one contributes something unique and important to the community. Ethics and values are emphasized here, as is service to others. Marymount’s focus on educating the whole person ensures that each student has the opportunity to develop a strong intellectual, moral, and spiritual foundation for future success.

I hope that you will explore our website to learn more about Marymount University. Even better, visit us in person! We would be delighted to meet you and show you all that Marymount has to offer.

Matthew D. Shank, Ph.D.