Marymount California University
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|Marymount California University|
Entrance to the campus
|Motto||Tua Luce Dirige
(Direct Us by Thy Light)
|Type||Private Liberal arts college|
|Religious affiliation||Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (Catholic Church)|
|President||Dr. Michael S. Brophy|
|Location||Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA|
|Campus||Suburban, 26 acres (11 ha)|
|Colors||Blue and White
Marymount California University is an independent, Catholic, coeducational, and residential university offering a liberal arts program that leads to associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, and graduate degrees. Situated along the coastline of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, The institution is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The campus occupies 26 acres (11 ha) overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) to the south of Los Angeles, California.
In 1968, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM) established the Marymount California University institution of higher education.
In 1975, the RSHM transferred responsibility for the University to a lay board of trustees.
On Friday, March 29, 2013, Marymount College announced that it was changing its name to Marymount California University (MCU) to "reflect the gradual transformation of the 45-year-old institution of higher education to a future multisite institution with undergraduate and graduate programs." 
The Waterfront Campus encompasses the first floor of the former Northrop Grumman facility at 222 W. Sixth St., which will be transformed into classroom space and offices to accommodate upper division business majors and students majoring in global studies. Student performance and university events also take place at the Warner Grand Theatre and at the Grand Annex on the 400 block of West Sixth Street. Student artists show work in the gallery space at the historic Arcade Building as well as on West Sixth Street.
Residential Communities include the San Pedro Residential Campus, which is composed of two-story townhouse-style units that can accommodate approximately 400 students and staff, and Pacific View Apartments, which is composed of 30 units for approximately 90 upper class students and staff.
Marymount California University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Marymount California University offers the following undergraduate degree programs:
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Science
- Bachelor of Arts in Business
- Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
- Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Marymount California University offers the following graduate degree programs:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Community Psychology
- Master of Science in Leadership and Global Development
- Total Undergraduate Enrollment:1,034
- Female: 55.13%
- Out of State: 5%
- International: 14.02%
- Freshman Enrollment: 290 
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Marymount California University teams, nicknamed the Mariners, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and compete in the California Pacific Conference (CalPac).
Men's and women's sports include cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer and track.
- source: http://www.marymountcalifornia.edu/academic-programs
- Official website
- Official athletics website
- Web site in support of City of Rancho Palos Verdes (RPV) Ballot Measure P
- Web site in opposition to City of RPV Ballot Measure P
- RPV city attorney summary of Ballot Measure P