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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Maranatha is an above-average private, Christian university located in Watertown, Wisconsin. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 591 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Maranatha acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. Graduating 50% of students, Maranatha alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,700.
About Maranatha Baptist University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Independent Midwest Region
Address
745 W Main St
Watertown, WI 53098
Website

Maranatha Baptist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,152/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,452/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,190/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,624/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,404/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,471/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
591Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
335
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Focused; desires to make an impact on the world.
    75%
  • Controlled
    15%
  • Open arms
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Equipping leaders to serve God.
    48%
  • Encouraging
    20%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Cult like. Dont go here.
    4%
  • Focused
    4%
  • Pharisaically cruel, legalistic, sexist
    4%
  • Sexist
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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Maranatha Baptist University Reviews

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On campus students are pushed into a "leadership" mentality that is often limited to embarrassing and humiliating those who don't conform to their ridiculous rule sets. I was told that I personally would never be a leader, and have gone on to be a successful manager and leader in my occupational role. Gossip is rampant. The students put "in charge" typically have little leadership acumen and are hypocritical. The academic systems are average, but the professors are excellent. The teachers are truely outstanding. Students will be ahead of their peers upon fulfilling the acedemic programs. For church goers, there are excellent opportunities for local church involvement. The campus is attractive, and the surrounding areas have things to do recreationally. Would attend again virtually or as an "off campus" student.
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I love the people that are involved with making MBU great! The professors here are interested in you and want to help you with anything. The people here are very open and easy to talk to. The atmosphere here is a very positive and the curriculum is very stable and educational. I would like MBU to get some artistic classes because that would give the students something fun and less stressful to take.
My experience at Maranatha was a very delightful experience! I love the small, family like atmosphere. Everyone knows each other, the teachers know you by name. The small town for me was another plus. The facilities are wonderful. They are kept clean and up to date. I would totally recommend Maranatha to any young person who is looking for a great christian college to attend!