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Marymount College, Palos Verdes, California: Narrative Description


30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
Tel: (310)377-5501
Fax: (310)377-6223
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 26-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 790. 1,051 applied, 75% were admitted. 6 class presidents, 42 student government officers. Full-time: 683 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 107 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 40 other countries, 20% 25 or older, 48% live on campus. Retention: 53% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $27,125 includes full-time tuition ($17,750), mandatory fees ($275), and college room and board ($9100). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $700 per unit. Part-time mandatory fees: $85 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Socratic Circle, Hawaii Club, Ski Club, African-American Student Union, MOVE (Marymount Opportunities for Volunteer Experiences). Major annual events: Spring Formal, Art Attack, Fun Flicks. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. College Library plus 1 other with 42,104 books, 150,000 microform titles, 328 serials, 400 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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