Marietta College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Downtown Marietta, Ohio
Downtown Marietta, Ohio. Tim Kiser / Wikimedia Commons

Marietta College Admissions Overview:

Marietta College has an acceptance rate of 61%, which makes it a generally accessible school. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit an official high school transcript, a personal essay, and scores from the SAT or ACT. For more information, be sure to check out Marietta's website, or get in touch with the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Marietta College Description:

Marietta College's roots date back to 1797 (as the Muskingum Academy), placing it among a handful of the oldest institutions in the U.S. Marietta is located in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Marietta values close relationships between students and faculty, something made possible because of the school's 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and its average class size of 20. Undergraduates can choose from more than 40 majors. Pre-professional programs in business and advertising are popular, but the school's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,224 (1,144 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 61% Male / 39% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,330
  • Books: $1,208 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,100
  • Other Expenses: $1,480
  • Total Cost: $49,118

Marietta College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,912
    • Loans: $10,302

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, English, Marketing, Petroleum Engineering, Psychology, Public Relations

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 63%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Rowing, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Marietta College Mission Statement:

"Marietta College offers students a contemporary liberal arts education. The College's mission is to provide students with an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to critical analysis, problem solving, and the leadership skills required to translate what is learned into effective action.

This education is the responsibility of all members of the campus community, including the students, the faculty, the administration, and the staff. It is accomplished in many ways: through classroom instruction, student life, co-curricular activities, and a variety of employment and leadership experience."