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Colleges / Maranatha Baptist University

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, WI 4-Year Private

About Maranatha

Maranatha Baptist University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Watertown, WI, less than an hour from Milwaukee.

Founded in 1968, Maranatha currently enrolls around 963 students a year, including 748 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Maranatha

Acceptance rate: 57%

Average GPA: 4.28

Mean ACT score: 24

Mean SAT score: 1124

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Maranatha Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to Maranatha is noncompetitive. Maranatha accepts around 57 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Maranatha is 4.28 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1124. The mean ACT scores is 24.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Maranatha a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 79 percent of students who start at Maranatha come back for their second year of college. Out of the 174 students who started at Maranatha as first-time freshman, 87 graduate within four years.

Maranatha's six-year graduation for undergrads is 57 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Maranatha sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Maranatha a good school for YOU?

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College Info

745 West Main Street Watertown, WI 53094

Campus Setting: Small Town

Maranatha Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Maranatha is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Maranatha is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Maranatha ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


19 to 26


19 and Less


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Maranatha SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

488 - 595


Reading SAT Range

518 - 610

Maranatha Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Maranatha is like? There are approximately 979 students enrolled at Maranatha, including 756 undergraduate students and 223 graduate students. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 22% percent are from WI and 78% percent of students are from other states.


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