Marian University

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School Overview

Marian University, previously known as the Marian College of Fond du Lac, is a private undergraduate liberal arts college that is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church. The university is supported by the Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes (a Roman Catholic instituted for women who founded the institution in 1936.)

Marian is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor of Art (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) and Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) Marian also offers several graduate degrees, including the Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and a few different Ph.D. programs.

Fields of study at Marian include fine arts, visual arts, biology, business (various specialties), communications, information technology, education, Spanish, history, math, psychology, sport/fitness administration and social sciences.

Marian University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (317) 955-6000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 3200 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,519
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,432 (69% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $35,000
Out-of-state Tuition: $35,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $27,615

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Marian University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Marian University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 73
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 4
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 2394

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Marian University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $35,000
Out-of-state $35,000
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $21,772
Out-of-state $21,772

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 422 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 422 100% $27,615
Student loan aid 291 69% $7,597

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,554 64% $24,128
Federal student loans 1,600 66% $8,717

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Marian University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Marian University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,525 1,007 1,518
Percent admitted 100% 58% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 17% 14%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Marian University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,519
Undergraduate enrollment 2,405
Graduate enrollment 1,114

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Marian University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
    • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
    • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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