Marian University

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45 S. National Avenue

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

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Phone: (920) 923-7600
2013-2014 Tuition
$24,720
tuition and fees
Students
1,798
enrolled
29%
male /
71%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
77.0%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Summary

Marian University is a private institution that was founded in 1936. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,798, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Marian University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 86. Its tuition and fees are $24,720 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Marian University is a private, values-based, applied, liberal arts college located on a 80 acre campus in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Under the sponsorship of the Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes, strong emphasis is placed on development and honoring of the values of community, learning, service, social justice and spiritual traditions. Almost 90% of Marian undergraduates and all graduate students study in prefessional fields, including business, nursing, education, criminal justice, social work, and others. Almost all students in applied fields have internships, clinicals, or other practicum experiences. A strong emphasis is placed on a personal concern for students.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1936
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $7,257,461

Applying

When applying to Marian University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Marian University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 77 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 77.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Marian University is 12:1, and the school has 74.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Marian University include: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 25%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 30%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 10%
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 9%
Education 6%

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Student Life

Marian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,798, with a gender distribution of 29 percent male students and 71 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus. Marian University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,306
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Marian University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Marian University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Marian University, 45 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Marian University.

Students who have cars on campus 45%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Marian University, 87.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,754.

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Tuition and fees $24,720 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,330 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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