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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
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
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.
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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,484/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

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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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!
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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.