Marymount California University


Marymount California University is a private Catholic university in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, a quiet, affluent suburb of Los Angeles. Students thrive in small, interactive classes guided by engaged faculty who challenge them to explore, create and imagine--a foundational experience that inspires their own personal and professional development.

What has emerged as a defining ethos for Marymount is a belief that small means more here, embodied by the supportive, attentive and community-minded way people approach their work and interactions with students, families and each other.

Ranked among the top liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Marymount offers undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers. MCU is also a College of Distinction and ranks No. 1 in California for its safe campus (Niche).

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