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Colleges / Maranatha Baptist University

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

About Maranatha

Maranatha Baptist University Overview

Maranatha Baptist University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Watertown, Wisconsin. Maranatha was founded in 1968 and enrolls around 963 students per year year, including 748 undergrad students. Maranatha offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Maranatha!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Maranatha's theater groups.

Maranatha does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Maranatha has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Maranatha on the Student Life page.

2022 Maranatha Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 15%
Tuition $16,800
Percent of Need Met 54%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,523

Is Maranatha a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Maranatha offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Maranatha Baptist University

Maranatha is not competitive to get into. The university admitted 57% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 399 applications received in 2022, 227 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Maranatha

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 79% of students who start at Maranatha return the next year. Around 57% of students who started at Maranatha earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Maranatha Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Maranatha by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Maranatha directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Maranatha

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Maranatha meets 54% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Maranatha full-time are awarded $10,523 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Maranatha.

Based on this information, does Maranatha seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Maranatha a good school for you?

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Where is Maranatha Baptist University Located?

Maranatha is located in the small town setting of Watertown, Wisconsin, less than an hour from Milwaukee.

If you want to see Maranatha for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Watertown, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mitchell International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Maranatha and Watertown are like without leaving home.

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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

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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

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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28 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Maranatha is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Maranatha. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Maranatha SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1270


Math SAT Range

470 - 648


Reading SAT Range

520 - 694

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1030 to 1270


1030 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Maranatha students is 1124. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Maranatha, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Maranatha.

Maranatha Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Maranatha is like? There are approximately 963 students enrolled at Maranatha, including 748 undergraduate students and 215 graduate students. 69% 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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