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Marietta College

Marietta, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

About Marietta College

Marietta College Overview

Marietta College is a private, nonprofit school in the small town setting of Marietta, Ohio. Marietta College was founded in 1835 and the school now enrolls around 1,265 students per year, including 1,173 undergraduates. Marietta College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,237 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 90% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Marietta College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Marietta College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Marietta College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Marietta College has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Marietta College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%
Tuition $36,956
Percent of Need Met 91%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $37,015

Is Marietta College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Marietta College offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

Marietta College Acceptance Rate 2022

Marietta College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 83% of applicants get into Marietta College each year. Out of 2,200 applications received in 2022, 1,824 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marietta College

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

Approximately 67% of students who start at Marietta College come back for their second year of college. Around 51% of students who started at Marietta College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Marietta College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 53% of graduates from Marietta College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent Marietta College grads is $44,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Marietta College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Marietta College's endowment was $105.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Marietta College spends about $37,705 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Marietta College

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

Marietta College meets 91% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Marietta College full-time are awarded $37,015 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Marietta College.

Based on this information, how does Marietta College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Marietta College a good school for you?

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Where is Marietta College?

Marietta College is located in the small town setting of Marietta, Ohio.

If you would like to see Marietta College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 77 to Marietta, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional.

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

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College Info

215 Fifth Street Marietta, OH 45750-4047

Campus Setting: Small Town

Marietta College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marietta College is Continuous processing.

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Marietta College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Marietta College is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Marietta College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Marietta College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1180


Math SAT Range

460 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


950 to 1180


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marietta College students is 1068. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marietta College, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marietta College.

Marietta College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marietta College is like? There are approximately 1,265 students enrolled at Marietta College, including 1,173 undergraduate students and 92 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from OH and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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