Marymount University

Arlington, VA 22207
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students3,375
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

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 (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 23 120
Master's degree 1 20
Post-master's certificate 0 3
Doctor's degree - other 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.4%

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT960 to 1140
ACT19 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program 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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $40

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$975/credit
In State Students$975/credit
Out of State Students$975/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$975/credit
In State Students$975/credit
Out of State Students$975/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $43,875 $43,875 $43,875
ADN 70 $68,250 $68,250 $68,250
BSN 125 $121,875 $121,875 $121,875
FNP 50 $48,750 $48,750 $48,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Marymount University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 34% $4,682
Other Federal Grant 5% $2,395
State Grant & Scholarships 39% $3,252
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 94% $15,757
Federal Student Loans 57% $5,813
Private Loans 6% $14,293


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$20,537
$30,001 to $48,000$22,692
$48,001 to $75,000$24,719
$75,001 to $110,000$26,507
Over $110,000$27,522

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
Marymount University
2807 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

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