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Colleges / Maranatha Baptist University

Maranatha Baptist University

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

Maranatha Admissions

If you want to apply to Maranatha, the application fee costs $50.

Maranatha Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Maranatha's admissions stats.

Maranatha 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Mean SAT Score 1124
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 84%
Waitlist No

Maranatha Baptist University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Maranatha Baptist University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Maranatha?

Maranatha does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Maranatha Baptist University Admissions

How To Get Into Maranatha Baptist University

Getting into Maranatha is not competitive. Maranatha has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Maranatha accepted 57% of all applicants, about 227 from the 399 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Maranatha, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transferring to Maranatha Baptist University

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to Maranatha

Maranatha has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Maranatha?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Maranatha

Wondering what factors are considered by Maranatha during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Application Essay Considered

Make sure to check with Maranatha for more information on admission factors.

Maranatha 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Maranatha, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Maranatha's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 4
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Maranatha?

Maranatha has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 27% submitted a class rank. At Maranatha 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 63% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Maranatha Baptist University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 11%
3.75 and 3.99 34%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 5%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Maranatha directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Maranatha considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Maranatha is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 15% of Maranatha's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Maranatha?

To be competitive with other Maranatha applicants, you should aim to score between 1030 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Maranatha 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Maranatha student is 1124.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Maranatha students scored 648 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Maranatha students scored 694 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Maranatha?

To be most competitive at Maranatha, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Maranatha's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Maranatha students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Maranatha Baptist University

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Maranatha. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Maranatha during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Maranatha Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Maranatha?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Maranatha.

Does Maranatha accept transfer credits?

✅ Maranatha accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Maranatha accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Maranatha does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Maranatha?

✅ Maranatha is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Maranatha's acceptance rate?

✅ Maranatha's acceptance rate is 57%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Maranatha?

❌ Maranatha does not offer early decision.

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Maranatha Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Maranatha? Maranatha is a open admission institution. The Maranatha acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.


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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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