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Marywood University is a private institution that was founded in 1915. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,255, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 140 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Marywood University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 55. Its tuition and fees are $29,380 (2012-13).
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Since Marywood's founding in 1915, Marywood has distinguished itself by infusing excellent academic and professional preparation with the ethics and values of its founders, the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The University is proud of its mission to welcome and serve students from all traditions, beliefs, and backgrounds and help them find and understand their place in the world and their responsibility as caretakers of tomorrow's society. Exceptional faculty members are committed to this mission, especially when imparting knowledge to students, both undergraduates and graduates, in small classes in which every student matters. In an ever-changing environment of learning, Marywood continues to progress academically, as well as in its physical structure. The Swartz Center for Spiritual Life was dedicated in spring 2007 and houses the Campus Ministry and Collegiate Volunteers offices, as well as the Marian Chapel. Another new facility on campus is the spectacular $14 million Mellow Center for Athletics and Wellness, which was unveiled in fall 2006. The Mellow Center provides complete athletic training and workout facilities and a full-size athletic arena for hosting NCAA-level and regional sports competition. At Marywood, student-athletes choose between 14 very competitive and successful intercollegiate teams. Fitness enthusiasts participate in sports, clubs, aerobics, or intramurals. Marywood provides an enormous array of degree programs that enable students to develop fully as individuals and become tomorrow's leaders in the arts, education, business, science, and health. In addition, excellent academic scholarship opportunities are available at Marywood, as are many outstanding programs for professional preparation. Marywood students benefit from participating as members of a diverse community and quickly realize that the academic program is just one aspect of a comprehensive effort to help become a complete person. The University provides all students with the opportunity to expand their horizons by meeting, interacting, and/or living with students from all walks of life, different backgrounds, and different perspectives. Students participate in activities which complement their academic programs, providing a step toward becoming a well-rounded, multidimensional person. Students also have the opportunity to improve their professional skills, develop leadership abilities, or have a voice on campus, since there are dozens of clubs and activities, campus media, student government organizations, and honor societies to make their Marywood life full and rewarding. Marywood's commitment to its students goes beyond helping them earn a degree. From curriculum planning to professional accreditation to career services, Marywood University is focused on providing all students with the tools needed for long-term success. As Marywood alumni, our graduates become respected members of their communities, outstanding scholars, and leaders in their chosen professions.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Marywood University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Marywood University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Marywood University is 13:1, and the school has 54.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Marywood University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.5 percent.
Marywood University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,255, with a gender distribution of 30.9 percent male students and 69.1 percent female students. At this school, 48.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52.0 percent of students live off campus. Marywood University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Marywood University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, and health service. Marywood University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Marywood University, 43 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Marywood University.
|Students who have cars on campus||43%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Marywood University, 87.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,598.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,380 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,920 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data