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About Marian University

Marian University is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Marian University was founded in 1936 and now enrolls around 1,971 students a year, including 1,462 undergrads.

Marian University offers housing for up to 0 students.

As of 2018, the total market value of Marian University's endowment was $11.709 million For each full-time student, Marian University spends about $6,915. Marian University employs one full-time professor for every 9 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Marian University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Mean ACT score 20
Tuition $26,950

2022 Marian University Regular Decision Application Deadline

All regular decision applicants should hear back from Marian University by August 15.

Early Admission at Marian University

Marian University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Marian University Acceptance Rate 2018

It is moderately difficult to get into Marian University. Around 77% of applicants get into Marian University each year. Last year, 1,245 students applied to Marian University and 961 were admitted.

Marian University Waitlist 2021

Marian University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Marian University?

Marian University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Marian University, applicants must submit the following items.

Marian University Application Requirements

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Marian University Average GPA and Test Scores

The mean ACT score for Marian University students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Marian University.

Does Marian University Require Test Scores?

Marian University 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.

Out of all applicants, 0% submitted the SAT. 94% submitted the ACT.

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Does Marian University Provide Student Housing?

Yes! Marian University provides on-campus housing for students.

Marian University students are active in the school's Student Senate, Student Nurses Association and Student Education Association. Big Band Event, Academic Symposium, and and Midnight Madness are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Marian University.

Financial Aid at Marian University

Marian University meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $18,740 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Marian University 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 school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marian University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Marian University, around 68% return for their sophomore year.

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 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. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $30,565 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Marian University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Marian University a good school for you?

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Where is Marian University Located?

Marian University is located in the small town setting of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, less than an hour from Milwaukee.

If you want to see Marian University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 41 to Fond du Lac, or book a flight to the nearest airport, General Mitchell International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Marian University and Fond du Lac are like without leaving home.

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College Info

45 South National Avenue Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

Campus Setting: Small Town

Marian University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marian University is Continuous processing.

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Marian University ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Marian University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Marian University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Marian University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marian University is like? There are approximately 1,971 students enrolled at Marian University, including 1,462 undergraduate students and 509 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from WI and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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