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Marietta College

Marietta, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%

Marietta College Admissions

Marietta College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 83% of applicants get into Marietta College each year. Out of 2,467 applications received in 2023, 2,044 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Marietta College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Marietta College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Marietta College's admissions stats.

Marietta College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Mean SAT Score 1035
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 19%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 61%
Waitlist No

Marietta College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Marietta College.

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

Applying Early to Marietta College?

Marietta College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

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

More on Marietta College Admissions

Transferring to Marietta College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Marietta College

Marietta College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Marietta College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Marietta College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Marietta College 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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

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

Marietta College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 3.4

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Marietta College?

Students admitted to Marietta College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

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

Marietta College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 19% of Marietta College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 61% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Marietta College?

To be competitive with other Marietta College applicants, you should aim to score between 930 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Marietta College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Marietta College student is 1035.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Marietta College students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Marietta College students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Marietta College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Marietta College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Marietta College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Marietta College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Marietta College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Marietta College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Marietta College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Marietta College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Marietta College.

Does Marietta College accept transfer credits?

✅ Marietta College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Marietta College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Marietta College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Marietta College?

❌ No, Marietta College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Marietta College's acceptance rate?

✅ Marietta College's acceptance rate is 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Marietta College?

❌ Marietta College does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Marietta College?

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Marietta College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Marietta College? Marietta College is a somewhat selective institution. The Marietta College acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.


Marietta College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Marietta College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1120


Math SAT Range

460 - 550


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above


930 to 1120


930 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marietta College students is 1035. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marietta College, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marietta College.

Marietta College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Marietta College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

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