Maranatha is a 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.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Independent Midwest Region
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities47 Graduates
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries14 Graduates
Biblical Studies10 Graduates
Early Childhood Education9 Graduates
Elementary Education5 Graduates
English and Speech Teacher Education5 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.44 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
Maranatha Baptist University Reviews
I love Maranatha Baptist University because, although it is a mid-sized college and located in a small town, the campus itself is full of life and energy. The teachers are invested in the students' growth and future outside of just getting a good grade in class. The students all encourage and help each other out, and there is a spirit of camaraderie we all share. The classes are extremely helpful, and the professors push students to always give their best and not coast through college, and to be all in wherever they are. Overall, the people, academics, opportunities, and friendships I have made in just the first semester of attending Maranatha have made me certain that I made the right choice when I picked Maranatha!
Maranatha is a great college with a focus on training leaders from Christ. Even before I became a student, I noticed the maturity of the student body, as well as their good spirit, something that I have appreciated more and more as I have studied here. The professors are excellent, with fabulous life-long experience in both the workplace and ministry. The academics are high-quality, as well as the music, the preaching, and the fine arts. If you want to be pushed to do your best academically and spiritually, then Maranatha is the place for you. Most of all, I love how much faculty and other students care about you. Christ's love is obvious.
My first impression of Maranatha Baptist University is the fact that the staff are very welcoming, helpful and professional. I walked into the admissions office with several questions and concerns about applying to attend for my first year of college and the admissions office worker informed me on everything that I needed to do in order to get admitted. We got started right away the same day. They also gave me a Maranatha Baptist University shirt for applying. This is definitely a college that I would recommend looking into.