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Marymount California University

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Address: 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East Ranchos Palos Verdes California 90275 USA

Description Marymount California University

Los Angeles University Marymount is a popular place for higher education both for Americans and for students from other countries. A safe and spacious campus of 26 acres is conveniently located on the slopes of Palo Verde near sunny Los Angeles: everyday students can enjoy the superb view of the Pacific, the warm and comfortable climate.

Campus in Los Angeles is an affiliate of Marymount California University. This is a quiet, liberal educational institution of mixed education (the official religion is Catholicism). For 45 years now, the university has been providing students from all over the world with the opportunity to receive a quality, prestigious education. The territorial location allows you to combine comfortable rest on the nature, scenic views, and regular trips to the developed and culturally rich Los Angeles - opportunities for a variety of leisure just can not be counted!

The institution is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Studying.

The national composition of the students of the university is very diverse - Americans represent only 19% of the students. 1% of students come from Africa, 1% from China, 3% from former Soviet republics, 6% from Eastern Europe and 24% from Western Europe. 25% of students come from Asian countries, and 11% - representatives of the countries of the Middle East.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Marymount California University

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
21+
from 18 567 $ / semester

University Pathways Graduate Preparation Program

This course is intended for foreign students who want to get a bachelor's degree in one of the American or English universities, but they do not have a high level of English. Experienced teachers work with the students, who will be able to prepare them for university intensive studies, to improve language and academic skills, to prepare for the TOEFL exam.

  • The beginning of the program: January 3, March 27, June 19, September 11
  • Duration of studying: 1-6 semesters (usually 2 semesters and summer session)
  • Class size: up to 15 people
  • Intensity of studying: 25 hours of classes and 15 hours of independent work every week
  • Minimum requirements for admission: any level of English, age from 21 years.

In the learning process all basic language skills are improved: reading, listening, writing and speaking, vocabulary is expanding, phonetics and vocabulary are being studied. Students begin to really think in English, to communicate freely in any situation, to quickly adapt to the new cultural environment and the academic system of the United States.

For an additional fee, the curriculum may include academic sessions for the passing of GMAT or GRE tests.

You can see the cost of living, other expenses and necessary surcharges in the basic information about the university.

On Campus Plus

  • Beginning of the program: 9 January
  • Duration of study: 2 semesters (academic year)
  • Class size: up to 20 people
  • Minimum requirements for admission: the level of English - TOEFL iBT from 69 or IELTS from 6.0 (not less than 5.5 in each block)
  • Age of students: from 17 years.

The entrant must complete the basic course of secondary school (senior classes, ideally the High School program) with a minimum GPA score of 2.5 (not lower).

This program is the fastest and easiest, most effective and reliable way to American universities, especially for international students. After completing a two-year course at Marymount, you will be able (if successful) to enroll in 3-4 bachelor's programs at the selected university: thus obtaining a degree in the US will take no more time than the "classical" entry. Only in California there are more than 300 colleges and universities, many of which support this program in multiple directions.

Annual
16+
from 10 560 $ / semester

High School Completion Program

  • Beginning of the program: 9 January
  • Duration of study: 1 semester (3 months)
  • Class size: up to 12 people
  • Intensity of studying: 25 hours of classes and 10 hours of independent work every week
  • Minimum requirements for admission: the level of English from TOEFL iBT 61 and above
  • The age of students: from 16 years;

The applicant must complete at least 1 year of high school in his native country.

The program allows students from anywhere in the world (age 16 years old) to pass the high school program and start their way to a degree in the American university. In general, the course is based on the framework of the Undergraduate Preparation Program, but includes more academic modules. In the process of studying, students earn educational credits, which give an advantage in the subsequent admission and transfer to another educational institution. By main subjects, you can earn up to 16.5 credits (most items are valued at 1 unit):

  • Course Orientation (0,5 units)
  • Human relationships and communication skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Basic English
  • General Mathematics
  • Fitness, sports and a balanced diet
  • American History
  • Everyday English, its practical application
  • Mathematics
  • Earth sciences
  • Social Studies
  • Writing Skills
  • Biology
  • Mathematics: Level II
  • The World History
  • Physics
  • Literature.

Additional, optional subjects can help to earn up to 5 credits:

  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Art
  • Economy
  • Chemistry
  • ICT (information and computer technologies)
  • Spanish
  • Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry
  • American literature.

You can see the cost of living, other expenses and necessary surcharges in the basic information about the university.

  • The beginning of the program: January 9, March 20, June 12, August 28
  • Duration of studying: 1-6 semesters (usually 2 semesters and summer session)
  • Class size: up to 15 people
  • Intensity of studying: 25 hours of classes and 15 hours of independent work every week
  • Minimum requirements for admission: any level of English; completed high school.
  • Age of students: from 16 years.

A special program is designed for effective preparation for undergraduate students at US universities. This course develops intellectual and linguistic abilities and skills, provides an opportunity to obtain valuable academic skills necessary for American universities. The minimum duration of studying is 1 semester, the full duration of the program depends on the initial level of student preparation, its academic needs and requests. In the process of teaching, students work in small groups (so that the teacher can give each individual the right amount of individual attention). Regular reports and intermediate examinations are provided - they help to see strengths and weaknesses, to strengthen studying in this or that sphere, to optimize the educational process. Interesting and useful seminars are held on various profile topics:

  • Research using scientific databases
  • Citing the MLA
  • Cultural excursions and trips
  • Effective work with library sources
  • Time management
  • Social activity, volunteering
  • Leadership Skills and Skills
  • Orthography and Phonetics
  • Rules for writing official letters, "electronic etiquette"
  • Organizational abilities
  • Ways to avoid procrastination, reasonable time management.

You can see the cost of living, other expenses and necessary surcharges in the basic information about the university.

Annual
17+
from 18 984 $ / semester

University Pathways: University Abroad Program

  • Beginning of the program: August to January
  • Duration of study: 1-2 semesters
  • Class size: 12-14 people
  • Minimum requirements for admission: the level of English - TOEFL iBT from 69 or IELTS from 6.0 (not less than 5.5 in each block), age from 17 years. The entrant must complete the basic course of secondary school (senior classes, ideally the High School program) with a minimum GPA score of 2.5 (not lower).

This program is a great opportunity to receive an unforgettable and valuable experience, having studied 1-2 semesters at the American University. Feel yourself a part of the US student brotherhood! The course actively develops the necessary academic and language skills, raises the level of the English language, knowledge of basic academic subjects. In their free time, students, along with American students, will visit various clubs, sections and communities, participate in cognitive and entertaining activities as a word, feel the real life of the American university campus.

A great advantage of the course is the opportunity to earn educational credits, which can be used for future admission to the desired profession, for transfer from a university to another university. Each semester a student can choose 3-5 priority subjects for him, each of which can earn 12-15 credits:

1) Business

  • Introduction to Business
  • Management and management
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Prospects for global development

2) Media

  • Digital Photography
  • Drawing (graphic design)
  • Introduction to the methodology of art
  • Website Design
  • History of TV and Radio Broadcasting.

3) Psychology

  • Ethics
  • General psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Psychobiology
  • "The art of being a man"

4) Arts and Humanities

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • World religions
  • Musical Art of America
  • Modern problems of society
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to the methodology of art.

You can see the cost of living, other expenses and necessary surcharges in the basic information about the university.

Accommodation, housing and food

For accommodation of pupils the beautiful comfortable and recently repaired residence San Pedro is provided: it is a complex of cozy two-storeyed mansions (townhouses), completely equipped with necessary furniture and equipment (78 houses in total). All cottages include bedrooms for rest, kitchens with the necessary household appliances and tools, a common living room and even a garage. There is also a patio for outdoor recreation. There are apartments for 4 and 7 people, there are also single rooms (a small amount, available upon prior reservation). The whole territory is guarded around the clock, free access to Wi-Fi is provided.

The rooms are mostly designed for 2-3 people (minimum age for living is 16 years, meals are usually organized on a half board basis). Each room has a bed and a comfortable workplace with a desk, access to Wi-Fi and a wardrobe for clothes and personal belongings. Students maintain cleanliness and order themselves. You also need to bring your bedding and linen to the residence.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : 3d animation, 3d-design, 3d-graphics, Accounting and Finance, algebra, anatomy, Animation & Visual Effects, art, Art and media, Associate Degrees, BA-MBA 5 year Pathway Program, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Arts in Business, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts/Multidisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Digital Communication Media, Bachelor of Science in Management, biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, Biopsychology, business, business ethics, Business fundamentals, Cellular biology, chemistry, Civil engineering, Communicative psychology, Computer animation, Construction Engineering, Corporate finance, criminal law, Criminal proceedings, criminology, Customized, Developmental Psychology, Digital communications, Digital graphics, Digital media, Digital science, DISTANCE EDUCATION AT MARYMOUNT, Drawing and illustration, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering 2+3 Pathway, Entrepreneurship, Filmmaking, financial Accounting, Gender psychology, Genomics, Globalistics, graphic arts, Health and food, History of art, Illustration and animation, immunology, Interactive media, Interactive product design, journalism, Liberal sciences, Macroeconomics, management, marketing, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mechanical engineering, microbiology, Microeconomics, molecular biology, music, organic chemistry, Personality theory, physics, physiology, Principles of marketing, psychology, Scenario art, social Psychology, sociology, Sports Management, The Art and Culture of America, The art of multimedia, the photo, Trigonometry, Visual arts, Website technologies

Events Marymount California University

A large number of group excursions are organized for students - the Los Angeles region is very rich with interesting places for visits, cultural monuments: no student will give up the photo on the background of the famous Hollywood inscription! The groups go to Catalina Island, Santa Barbara and San Diego for the weekend, to the largest American winemaking region - the Napa Valley, to go on mountain skiing (Big Bear). You can visit the cinema "Kodak", where the Oscar film award is traditionally held, go to the Universal studio or to Disneyland, a huge aquarium on Long Beach, the famous Beverly Hills area. There are lectures, master classes and meetings with interesting speakers: representatives of large international corporations, professors and professionals from various fields come to the campus to share their experience with students.

There are always various leisure and entertainment events - for example, active Angels games are held. It is interesting to visit to a variety of art museums, Getty galleries, LACMA, a large observatory in Griffith Park.

Equipment Marymount California University

A sufficient number of spacious, fully equipped classes and lectures with large windows have been prepared on the campus for pupils - all rooms are bright and cozy, equipped with interactive whiteboards. The students have a huge library, numerous sports fields and grounds, a private pool, a spacious gym, several cafeterias and a cozy area for meetings and snacks, picnics in the open air. There is a high-speed wireless Internet in the whole territory, there is a large computer center perfectly equipped with new PCs, a reception with Student Service, where you can get any help or advice. The university has its own golf course and even cinemas.

Students have access to the laundry and common lounge, shops with soft drinks, sweets and snacks are located directly on the territory. For the convenience of the students, there is a free bus service: the shuttles regularly run between the main building of Oceanside and the San Pedro residence.

There is a medical center on the territory, where the nurse and the general practitioner are constantly on duty.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The University operates year round, excluding public holidays:

  • 11, 23-25 ​​November
  • 19 December - 2 January (Christmas holidays)
  • 16 January
  • 20 February
  • 14 April
  • 18 April
  • 29 May
  • 4 July
  • September 4.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Transfer (from the airport, cost to one side)
  • Student insurance
  • Accommodation deposit
  • Registration fee
  • Campus service fee
  • Courier delivery of documents.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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