Marymount University

Arlington, VA 22207

Marymount University is a private Catholic university in Arlington, Virginia, established in 1950. The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary founded the school as a two-year school for women. It expanded to a four-year college in 1973 and became coeducational in 1986. The main campus is on 21 acres in North Arlington. It includes two gyms, computer labs, and six residence halls. The Arlington location places the university across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. The university is also a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. This consortium allows students to enroll in courses at any of the 13 institutions in the metro DC area and access their libraries.

Marymount University offers several BSN, MSN, and DNP programs that are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing. BSN paths include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. The university also offers MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs. An associate’s degree in nursing is also available. Students wishing to enroll in the traditional BSN program must complete the prerequisite courses, which typically include two years of liberal arts courses. The RN to BSN program is a hybrid program with online and on-campus courses.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  2. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. ADN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner
  7. BSN

    The curriculum for the BSN program is a composite of academic and clinical nursing as well as general education coursework as required by the universities Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements. The general education requirements can be met through transfer credits.

    The program offers three main entry points. The first entry point is for students enrolling into the nursing program as freshman. Applicants to this track are required to show proof high school completion, cumulative high school grade point average and SAT scores.

    Students admitted to the program as freshman are expected to complete nursing prerequisite course with a minimum of a C grade and a 2.5 GPA. Freshman will sit for the TEAS exam and present a written statement before enrollment in nursing courses.

    The second entry point is offered to students transferring from another profession (Accelerated BSN). Admission will be based on an acceptable GPA for all courses being transferred and a competitive TEAS score.

    The third entry point is the RN to BSN hybrid online program designed for students who possess an Associate of Applied Science degree and those who have a nursing diploma. Applicants to this program need to have completed at least 31 credits of transferable credits and need to have a current unencumbered license.

    The program admits students in the fall and spring semesters on a competitive basis. Most students including transfer  students will require a minimum of six semesters to complete the program as the curriculum is offered sequentially according to the program indicated in the degree plan.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 160
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 14
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 2
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - other 2

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Marymount University

Georgetown University
2.98 miles away
George Washington University
4.37 miles away
Howard University
5.97 miles away
Trinity Washington University
6.86 miles away
Catholic University of America
7.28 miles away
Washington Adventist University
8.87 miles away
Hood College
38.9 miles away
Sojourner-Douglass College
39.2 miles away
Johns Hopkins University
39.91 miles away
Notre Dame of Maryland University
41.12 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1968 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
04/01/1984 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1978 - 12/31/2008
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 540
SAT: Math430 to 540
ACT Composite18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$21,159
30k to 48k$22,408
48k to 75k$25,051
75k to 110k$25,575
Over 110k$26,381
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $940.00 $940.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $940.00 $940.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

Applicants must be daughters, sons grandsons, etc of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the american legion.

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first [...]

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

Applicants must be daughters, sons, grandsons, etc. of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Applicants must be in their senior year or graduates [...]

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

Candidates must be residents of Newport County, and a graduate from a high school in Rhode Island. Scholarships are open to individuals accepted into, and in attendance at any accredited [...]

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur to a nursing student with a disability.

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing
Marymount University
2807 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

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