Arlington, VA
Marymount University


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Recent Reviews

Daniela
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is mostly known for fashion and nursing.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is mostly known for fashion and nursing.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice i would have gave myself was that to save as much as you can because credits are no good and going through college with loans and debt is very stressful. When you have loans and debts limits your self. make sure you stay away from credt cards and save as much as you can. Take advantage of study aboard because it is a great experience that everyone should go for and as well as internship, start on hands on experience!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

That our school is commutter based mostly, so during the weekends it is very empty and bored with no one around. so it can get vey lonely sometimes.

Luz
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I will give myself is stay in school and study very hard because if you do, everything will work out fine. You wil...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I will give myself is stay in school and study very hard because if you do, everything will work out fine. You will be a successful person in life and you will not regret anything. Staying in school is very important because you are able to learn many new things and able to get a job with the field you are majoring in. I come from a poor family, my father struggles a lot in order to pay for my school, college is expensive. My father helps me pay for school, he wants me to succeed in life and he sacrifices a lot for me to go to college. The advice is to do anything you can to attend college, you will have a successful life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I was ready to decide what I would major in.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone is able to attend this University, it is a small school, if your not looking for a small school, I think they should look at a different school instead because it is a very small school.

Athenna
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are focused, funny, cool, and ready to help when they can.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are focused, funny, cool, and ready to help when they can.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To try and get my work done before the assingment is due, or at least on time. That college life is even more fun once you get out into the world and experience new things. That saving money is important, but don't let that get in the way of having fun. Also, that it gets harder and harder to come back home every summer after being in Virgina.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known more about the less-than-great quality of campus housing. I also wish someone would have told me about the poor dining food and how stressed life can become, especially during midterms and finals.

Elena
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school has some unique programs such as fashion design and forensic science. Other schools did not have forensics so that...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school has some unique programs such as fashion design and forensic science. Other schools did not have forensics so that is why I am here. It is a small school, most classes are under 20 people. We are a Catholic school with strict values. Campus ministry places a lot of emphasis on students to give back to the community,

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College should be one of the best times of your life. You should pick a college that is best for you, and you shouldn't judge it on what your parents or your friends want. You also shouldn't judge it on parties and social life, because the education is what counts. You should also remember that no school is perfect. I've had so many friends transfer out after one year or even one semester and end up not being happy. The best way to be happy is to make friends and become a part of your school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants a big college with fraternities/sororities and a lot of different activities shouldn't attend this school. This school is a small, Catholic school. The classes are small. There are only 2 options for places to eat. There are no parties on campus, nor fraternities or sororities. We are division 3 for sports. There isn't much school spirit.

Amanda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The only advice I would want to give myself, were I to go back in time and advise my high school senior self, would be not to...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The only advice I would want to give myself, were I to go back in time and advise my high school senior self, would be not to nail myself down with a major right away. There are a great number of advantages to entering college undeclared. If I had known that I would switch from declared to undeclared before again delcaring a major, and was aware of how helpful entering undeclared could be I would have taken that path. Knowing what I wanted to do was helpful at times, but realizing it wasn't going to work out and that I had taken so many major specific classes became quite a stressor. If I knew this was going to happen I would have entered undeclared, gotten my core classes out of the way, and felt my way towards the best fit for me. Had I done this I would have saved myself from alot of worry and uncertainty, and would have provided myself with a sure footing. Since you can't go back in time and change things it helps to be able to see that everything will work out, but knowing would have been quite a luxury.

What's unique about your campus?

My school is very close to Washington DC. This provides a multitude of cultural, entertainment, and career opportunities. being in such close proximity to DC allows you to immerse yourself in the history of the nation's capitol and allows you to experience all the fantastic opportunities to mingle with people of various backgrounds. There is a wealth of ethnic restaurants, places to shop, see a movie or go to a museum. The most advantageous aspect is proximity to an immense number of firms and agencies you can set up internships with and gain experience or contacts from.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

the student health center here is rather unhelpful with most issues, but rather pushy. They try to get you to come in all the time if you come in once with an illness and every time they ask you to come in they minimize your symptoms and tell you there is nothing they can do. They are rude and condescending and even though they tell you the same thing all the time and never do anything they want you to come in and dont understand why you wouldnt want to.

Brianne
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marymount is has a very beautiful campus and excells in many areas of academics.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marymount is has a very beautiful campus and excells in many areas of academics.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely diverse and come from many different countries and backgrounds.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell students to try their hardest and to get involved with extra curricular activites at school because it really makes your college experience worth while. I would tell parents to push their children to do their best because the work you do in college willl help you for the rest of your life.

julie
Describe the students at your school.

eager to learn, but not so much that all we do is study. We balance both our studies and social time every week.

Describe the students at your school.

eager to learn, but not so much that all we do is study. We balance both our studies and social time every week.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Key advice I would give is to do your research. However, you will not know exactly what the campus is like unless you visit it in person. Also, do not count your parents opinions out, they are a bigger help than you expect. When visiting, do an overnighter, or eat lunch in the dining hall. All of these things that you could do while visiting the college, are important to see if this is the right school for you. When you find the right school, both you AND your parents will know it:) While at college, your experience will be more enjoyable if you get involved. It sounds cliche, but it is the truth. Not only does getting involved in an extracurricular activity give you something to do, but it is an easy way to make friends. Getting involved also helps you manage your time more efficiently because it makes you set yourself on a schedule which is crucial. In conclusion, making the right choice of college to attend is undoubtly a difficult one, but when you do your research both on and off the computer, and get involved, there is no way you can go wrong.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

how some individuals are treated better than others just because of the sports tehy play or major they have.

Fanisha
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its small size and its unique internship program

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its small size and its unique internship program

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best way to find the right college is making sure one finds the college that best fits the student. The student should search for a college that accommodates to his/her personality and study habits. Some students may prefer a small school over a large one, and vice versa. Some students may be able to attend a socially active college and still perform well academically, others may not. Whether a college is affordable is important. Students should apply for as much financial aid as possible; this includes loans, grants, and scholarships. Grants and scholarships are more favorable because they provide money that doesn?t have to be paid back. It?s best that students visit the colleges they?re applying to. Different colleges have different environments, and are located in different environments. Visiting a college will help a student determine which environment is best for them. A student shouldn't choose a college because it?s an ivy-league or ?well-known? university. They also shouldn?t choose one because their high school friends are going there or their parents went there. If a student finds a college that best matches them, they?re more likely to perform well.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

No sororities or fraternities, many students plan to pledge when they go to college. Because Marymount doesn't provide sororities or fraternities, many students are repelled.

Brooke
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Fashion design and nursing

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Fashion design and nursing

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Carefully think and weight all your options. Visit each campus before deciding on a school. Ask students around campus how they like the school. Research a variety of schools and narrow the list from there. Once in a school, go to class and socalize. Find a happy balance between school and social life. Both are important in the college experience

Noeli
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I think what makes it unique is that it is a small Catholic school in DC. It gives the best of both politics and religion.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I think what makes it unique is that it is a small Catholic school in DC. It gives the best of both politics and religion.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

How do you find the right college in a sea of potential schools? It is not an easy task. Sometimes a student grows up dreaming of attending a specific university, only to find out when they visit that it was not what they had dreamed of. My advice to parents and students is to take time and visit several schools. It gives the student a chance to envision themselves attending that school. Sometimes just seeing it gives a person the feeling of ?this is it? or ?this is so not it.? Try to attend a class or two on campus in order to experience how the professors teach. If a student feels they cannot adjust to certain teaching methods then that schools is not for them. Once the right school is chosen the fun part begins! To make the most of their college experience, students should learn how to balance their academic life with their social one. It is wise not to take on too much the first semester of college. Time management is the key to a successful college experience. With the proper balance of school and fun college is easily four of the best years of ones life!

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I tell my friends that it is a small and close knitt school. The professors are amazing and the people are awesome. Everyone is nice and helpful. Academics is the main focus of the school which is great for me.

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