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Colleges / Marion Military Institute

About Marion Military Institute

Marion Military Institute is a public, state school in an rural setting in Marion, Alabama. Marion Military Institute was founded in 1842 and enrolls 401 undergrads and no graduate students.

Marion Military Institute offers housing for up to 500 students. Most students live off campus,.

There are 14 undergraduate students for every full-time Marion Military Institute professor.

2021 Marion Military Institute Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Mean ACT score 22
In-State Tuition $6,000
Out-of-State $12,000

2022 Marion Military Institute Regular Decision Application Deadline

Marion Military Institute Early Admission

Marion Military Institute does not offer early decision or early action.

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Marion Military Institute Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Marion Military Institute. In 2021, Marion Military Institute accepted 58% of applicants. Out of 1,000 applications received in 2021, 575 students were offered admission.

Marion Military Institute Waitlist 2021

Marion Military Institute reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Marion Military Institute?

Marion Military Institute 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 Marion Military Institute, applicants must submit the following items.

Marion Military Institute Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Marion Military Institute

The mean ACT score for Marion Military Institute students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Marion Military Institute.

Does Marion Military Institute Require Test Scores?

Marion Military Institute 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.

Out of all applicants, 42% submitted the SAT. 70% submitted the ACT.

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Does Marion Military Institute Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Marion Military Institute provides on-campus housing for up to 500 students.

Marion Military Institute students are active in the school's Honor Guard, MMI Knights Precision Drill Team and Swamp Fox. Military Ball, Intramural Sports, and and Leadership Symposium 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 Marion Military Institute.

Financial Aid at Marion Military Institute

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

Some financial aid is available on a 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Marion Military Institute a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marion Military Institute

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Marion Military Institute, around 34% return for their sophomore year.

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 and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

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

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Where is Marion Military Institute?

Marion Military Institute is located in the rural setting of Marion, Alabama, less than an hour from Birmingham.

If you want to see Marion Military Institute for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 5 to Marion, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International.

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

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College Info

1101 Washington Street Marion, AL 36756

Campus Setting: Rural

Marion Military Institute Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marion Military Institute is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marion Military Institute is Continuous processing.

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Marion Military Institute ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 26

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Marion Military Institute is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Marion Military Institute. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 26 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.

Marion Military Institute SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

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Marion Military Institute Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Marion Military Institute is like? There are approximately 401 students enrolled at Marion Military Institute. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 49% percent are from AL and 51% percent of students are from other states.


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