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From here, your future looks amazing!

Many students choose Marymount California University for our dynamic and rich curricula or our diverse and welcoming community. Others value our student-centered approach to education or our dedication to community service and sustainability. Some just love our stunning locations—on the sunny Southern California coastline and along the shores of beautiful Clear Lake.

Whatever your reason, the faculty and staff at Marymount California University are ready to help you get started on your amazing life.

What do we look for in a Mariner?

Marymount California University welcomes talented applicants who are committed to learning and driven to excel. We seek to enroll students who have diverse perspectives, value personal qualities such as integrity and intellectual curiosity, and who aspire to make a difference—on our campus, in the global community and in their chosen fields.

Admission to Marymount is a highly personalized and holistic process that weighs past academic performance with current academic potential. Each application is evaluated individually, and we carefully consider all admission materials that are submitted.

Admission Deadlines:

Fall 2017

February 1, 2017 — Priority Consideration Deadline*
March 1, 2017 — Regular Consideration Deadline**

*Applications received after this date are not eligible for Merit Scholarship awards.
**Applications received after this date will be considered as space is available. 

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