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  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 a private, Christian university located in Watertown, Wisconsin. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 530 undergraduate students. The Maranatha acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Biblical Studies. Graduating 55% of students, Maranatha alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,700.
745 West Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Independent Midwest Region

Maranatha Baptist University Rankings

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MBU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1200
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,399/ 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
$6,680/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    58%
  • Online
    36%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
530Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
250
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Focused; desires to make an impact on the world.
    76%
  • Controlled
    14%
  • Open arms
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Equipping leaders to serve God.
    50%
  • Encouraging
    19%
  • 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
55%
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 Baptist University is an excellent establishment not only for academic growth, but also for spiritual enhancement and relational development. Staff and teachers alike are kind and helpful, as well as the student body. The college is located in the beautiful city of Watertown, with enjoyable restaurants and shops within walking distance. I would recommend Maranatha to anyone in search of a hospitable and encouraging place to extend their academic career.
Maranatha Baptist University is an excellent establishment not only for academic growth, but also for spiritual enhancement and relational development. Staff and teachers alike are kind and helpful, as well as the student body. The college is located in the beautiful city of Watertown, with enjoyable restaurants and shops within walking distance. I would recommend Maranatha to anyone in search of a hospitable and encouraging place to extend their academic career.