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Marietta College is a private institution that was founded in 1797. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,487, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 90 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Marietta College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 4. Its tuition and fees are $32,265 (2013-14).
Marietta College is located in Marietta, Ohio, only a few hours from Columbus, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Campus facilities include the high-tech Anderson Hancock Planetarium and state-of-the-art Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, equipped with fitness and training facilities, a climbing wall, basketball courts, and racquetball courts. Student clubs are organized into seven categories: academic, athletic, campus life, cultural, political, religious, and service. Nearly 20 percent of students are members of the active Greek community on campus. All students are required to live on campus in one of the single-sex or coed residence halls, college-owned houses, or fraternity and sorority houses. The Marietta Pioneers have more than 15 varsity sports teams and compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference.
Marietta College grants undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sciences, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as several graduate master’s degrees. Undergraduates can choose from more than 40 majors ranging from petroleum engineering to middle childhood education. Marietta also has a variety of study abroad options including faculty-led programs, sponsored third-party programs, and direct enrollment in a college abroad. The McDonough Leadership Program offers students the opportunity to study the nature of leadership and gain leadership experience. A few popular campus traditions are Doo Dah Day, an annual celebration of spring; and painting "The Rock" on campus with anything from event promotions to birthday recognitions.
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|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Marietta College, it's important to note the application deadline is April 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Marietta College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||67.6%|
|Application deadline||April 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Marietta College is 12:1, and the school has 76.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||54%|
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Marietta College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,487, with a gender distribution of 56.7 percent male students and 43.3 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus. Marietta College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Marietta College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Marietta College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Marietta College, 46 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Marietta College.
|Students who have cars on campus||46%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Marietta College, 74.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,083.
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||$32,265 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,870 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data