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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Marian is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,995 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Marian acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Biology. Graduating 57% of students, Marian alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association

Marian University Indianapolis Rankings

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MU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,427/ 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
$26,103/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,995Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
433
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Friendly and helpful
    74%
  • Compassionate and driven
    21%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
65%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Warm and friendly
    48%
  • Great community
    29%
  • Comfortable yet challenging
    24%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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Marian University has a great reputation for a good education that prepares a student for post-graduation and for those searching for second degree or masters/doctorate programs. They have numerous resources to support a student before, during, and after graduation. Their admissions counselors are supportive and informative. Professors, guidance counselors, tutors, career counselors, and internship coordinators all have a place during the student's college experience to help with post-graduation and support in career placement and career finding. The cost of the university overcompensates the resources. The price of the school is outrageous, unnecessary, and causes long-term debt and we do not receive any support regarding the cost of the university. You can definitely find other schools that provide educational support at a lower cost.
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Marian University has an excellent academic curriculum. With the smaller class sizes, you get a greater opportunity for personal professor/student interactions. They provide all of the resources that students need to achieve their success, such as tutors and group studies. The campus is beautiful and located close to beautiful downtown Indianapolis, which offers a variety of employment opportunities, cultural events and restaurants. Marian University excels in academic excellence for their students, which provides the strong base for their students futures.
So far everyone at Marian University has been incredibly helpful during my enrollment process. From the very first day, my advisor was so helpful in walking me through every step of the process and making sure that I was fully informed. My financial aid advisor did an amazing job on directing me towards scholarships to help me get school paid for, which I couldn’t be more grateful for. They also have amazing values which is one of the reasons I really gravitated towards them. I have truly enjoyed the enrollment process and the fact that they are allowing me to get my degree fully online, outside of clinicals. This all brings me one step closer to becoming a nurse and one step closer to truly being able to help those in need.