Marietta College

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215 Fifth Street

Marietta, OH 45750

Phone: (740) 376-4643
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Apr. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#4 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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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 Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees, as well as 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 traditions are Doo Dah Day, an annual celebration of spring, and painting "The Rock" on campus with anything from event promotions to birthday recognitions.

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

Marietta College's Mission:
Marietta College's mission revolves around nine core values. The central value reflects our belief that "the liberal arts are the best preparation for any career" and expresses our "equal commitment to practical experience as a necessary prerequisite for the world of work." Every Marietta student receives a liberal arts foundation and in-depth study in their major, and each of our graduates is "prepared to succeed in a technological society...and to thrive in a diverse, global society." In addition, all graduates understand "the role of the a livable, sustainable, ethical future.
Marietta College's Unique Qualities:
The College of Ohio's First City; Founded in 1797- Recognized as one of America's 37 "Revolutionary Colleges"; 16th oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1797
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $61,017,569


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.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.6%
Application deadline April 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 54%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 1,622
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

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

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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.

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Tuition and fees $32,265 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,870 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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