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Marian University is a private institution that was founded in 1851. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,241, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Marian University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 25. Its tuition and fees are $28,400 (2013-14).
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Marian University is a Catholic institution dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. We welcome students of all faiths who seek an educational experience that emphasizes a Franciscan understanding of the values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship. Marian University is ideal for students who are looking for personalized instruction from an outstanding faculty. A close-knit community means more opportunities to get involved and develop your leadership skills...and more chances to explore new interests, too! Other schools may prepare you for a career, Marian prepares you for life.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Marian University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Marian University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||54.6%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Marian University is 12:1, and the school has 64.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Marian University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||41%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Marian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,241, with a gender distribution of 34.7 percent male students and 65.3 percent female students. At this school, 32 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68 percent of students live off campus. Marian University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Marian University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Marian University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Marian University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Marian University.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Marian University, 84.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,912.
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||$28,400 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,658 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data