Mission and Vision

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Mission Statement

Marymount California University is a Catholic institution that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds into a quality, values-based education. We foster a student-centered approach to learning that promotes the development of the whole person. Inspired by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, we challenge our students to pursue lives of leadership and service.

Vision Statement

Marymount California University empowers its students through an educational program that develops principled thinkers in the Catholic liberal arts tradition. We promote an open and welcoming campus that builds skills for lifelong learning. We assist students to reach their goals in higher education. We strive to graduate students who embody the virtues of integrity, respect for human dignity and commitment to justice.

Core Values

Tradition
Rooted in the Catholic intellectual and faith tradition, we educate and challenge students to think critically and to grow spiritually.

Openness
We welcome freedom of inquiry and diversity of experience within a community of educators and learners who seek truth, moral wisdom and global understanding.

Integrity
We strive for academic and professional excellence in an educational experience that builds character and values the whole person.

Service
We encourage our students to seek a more just world and to lead lives of compassionate service to others.

Learn more about our Catholic Heritage and History here

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.

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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.

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