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Colleges / Marian University

Marian University

Indianapolis, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate94%

Marian University Admissions

Marian University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 94% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 2,329 applications received in 2023, 2,190 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Marian University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Marian University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Marian University's admissions stats.

Marian University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Marian University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Marian University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Applying Early to Marian University?

Marian University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Is Marian University Challenging To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Marian University. Marian University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Marian University accepted 94% of all applicants, around 2,190 from the 2,329 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Marian University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Marian University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Marian University

Marian University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Marian University?

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 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Marian University

What does Marian University consider 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

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

Marian University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Other Requirements college transcripts for transfer students
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Marian University?

Marian University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school. Marian University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

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

Marian University does not have 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.

More Information on Transferring to Marian University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Marian University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Marian University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Marian University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Marian University?

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

Does Marian University accept transfer credits?

✅ Marian University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Marian University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Marian University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Marian University?

✅ Marian University is not test optional.

What is Marian University's acceptance rate?

✅ Marian University has an acceptance rate of 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Marian University?

❌ Marian University does not offer early decision.

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Marian University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Marian University? Marian University is a somewhat selective institution. The Marian University acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


Marian University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marian University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marian University is Aug 1.

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

Marian University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Marian University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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