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Learn in real time

At Marymount California University, you’ll explore, create and discover in real time. Your skill-building internships, class projects and other experience will bring learning to life.

criminal justice majors learning about finger printing
student singing into microphone

“Was I a leader in high school? I was one of those trying-to-bes. But at Marymount, there were opportunities that guided me through leadership."

Thea Domingo
Interned with the Grammys and Disney

Professor teaching a small class

Small means more

What’s the advantage of a small college like MCU? More time for your questions. More focus on your talents. More chances to prove yourself. Our average class size — just 17 students — is ideal for knowing your instructors and classmates on a personal level.

Learn why small is better

professor meeting 1 on 1 with student

MCU at a glance

Marymount California University is a small, diverse institution with dedicated faculty members who spot your potential — and help you reach it.

Student interns at the Port of Los Angeles

Go behind-the-scenes

You might study logistics models at the Port of Los Angeles, recidivism issues in prisons or photography techniques at the #1 lighting studio in LA. Our courses take you beyond the classroom.

Criminal Justice student speaking with LA County Sherrif

Intern nearby

You don’t have to travel far to bring learning to life. Our students work for DreamWorks Animation, Lululemon Athletica, Los Angeles Galaxy (pro soccer), U.S. Marshals Service and more.

students with surfboards at Torrance Beach

Soak up SoCal

Big city, big nature, big opportunities: Marymount’s location brings them all to you. Rancho Palos Verdes is about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles.