US News Ranks Marymount California #15 in the West

Marymount California University ranks #15 of 64 Western Colleges 2018Today US News released their newest list of Best Colleges in the U.S. and we are pleased that Marymount California climbed 3 places over last year to rank #15 of 64 colleges in the Western region.

How Rankings are Made

U.S. News gathers data from and about each school in up to 15 areas related to academic excellence. Each indicator is assigned a weight (expressed as a percentage) based on U.S. News’ judgments about which measures of quality matter most.

Third, the colleges are ranked based on their overall scores. U.S. News publishes the numerical rank of the top three-fourths of schools in each category; the remaining lowest-ranked schools in each category are placed into a second tier based on their overall score. Schools in the second tier are labeled Rank Not Published and listed alphabetically.

The data for the 2018 edition of Best Colleges were gathered in spring and summer 2017.


MCU Congratulates Students, Faculty, Staff and our Board of Directors for helping to contribute to the University’s continuing success.

About Marymount

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Campus, Palos Verdes
  • Waterfront Campus, San Pedro

Currently, first- and second-year students take core courses at our suburban Oceanview Campus. Upper division and graduate courses take place at our urban Waterfront Campus.

Student Learning

In all our programs, MCU ensures that students advance their communication, analysis and decision-making skills, while broadening their appreciation of diverse perspectives and their ability to learn from experience. These Institutional Student Learning Outcomes flow from our commitment to Academic Excellence, Real World Learning and Character Formation.

Student Achievement

Students bring a rich array of talents and interests, leading to many forms of student achievement at MCU. What will you achieve? A distinctive Capstone presentation, surely. What else? Let MCU support your exploration and growth. Discover your interests. Develop your talents. And let your achievements shine.