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Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, ID 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%

Maranatha Admissions

Maranatha Baptist University is not competitive to get into. Maranatha Baptist University admitted 57% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 399 applications received in 2023, 227 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Maranatha Baptist University, the application fee is $50.

Maranatha Baptist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Maranatha Baptist University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Mean SAT Score 1124
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
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 Baptist University?

Maranatha Baptist University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Maranatha Baptist University

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to Maranatha Baptist University

Maranatha Baptist University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Maranatha Baptist University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Maranatha Baptist University

Wondering what factors are considered by Maranatha Baptist University 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
Standardized Test Scores Important
Academic GPA Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Application Essay Considered

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

Maranatha Baptist University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Maranatha Baptist University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Maranatha Baptist University'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 Baptist University?

Maranatha Baptist University 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 Baptist University 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 Baptist University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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 Baptist 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.

In 2021, 15% of Maranatha Baptist University'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 Baptist University?

To be competitive with other Maranatha Baptist University applicants, you should strive to score between 1030 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Maranatha Baptist University 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 Baptist University student is 1124.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Maranatha Baptist University 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 Baptist University students scored 694 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Maranatha Baptist University, 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 Baptist University'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 Baptist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Maranatha Baptist University

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

Transfer students can enroll in Maranatha Baptist University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Maranatha Baptist University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Maranatha Baptist University?

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

Does Maranatha Baptist University accept transfer credits?

✅ Maranatha Baptist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

❌ Maranatha Baptist University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Maranatha Baptist University?

✅ Maranatha Baptist University is not test optional.

What is Maranatha Baptist University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Maranatha Baptist University is 57%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Maranatha Baptist University?

❌ Maranatha Baptist University 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

Quick Facts

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Campus Setting

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