215 Fifth Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: (800) 331-7896
$29,690 tuition and fees
April 15 application deadline
April 15 accepted
Marietta College is a private institution that was founded in 1797. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,463, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 90 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Marietta College's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 5. Its tuition and fees are $29,690 (2011-12).
Marietta College is located in Marietta, Ohio, only a few hours from Columbus, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Campus facilities include the high-tech Anderson Hancock Planetarium and state-of-the-art Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, equipped with fitness and training facilities, a climbing wall, basketball courts, and racquetball courts. Student clubs are organized into seven categories: academic, athletic, campus life, cultural, political, religious, and service. Nearly 20 percent of students are members of the active Greek community on campus. All students are required to live on campus in one of the single-sex or coed residence halls, college-owned houses, or fraternity and sorority houses. The Marietta Pioneers have more than 15 varsity sports teams and compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference.
Marietta College grants undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sciences, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as several graduate master’s degrees. Undergraduates can choose from more than 40 majors ranging from petroleum engineering to middle childhood education. Marietta also has a variety of study abroad options including faculty-led programs, sponsored third-party programs, and direct enrollment in a college abroad. The McDonough Leadership Program offers students the opportunity to study the nature of leadership and gain leadership experience. A few popular campus traditions are Doo Dah Day, an annual celebration of spring; and painting "The Rock" on campus with anything from event promotions to birthday recognitions.
School mission (as provided by the school):
Marietta College's Mission:
Marietta College's mission revolves around nine core values. The central value reflects our belief that "the liberal arts are the best preparation for any career" and expresses our "equal commitment to practical experience as a necessary prerequisite for the world of work." Every Marietta student receives a liberal arts foundation and in-depth study in their major, and each of our graduates is "prepared to succeed in a technological society...and to thrive in a diverse, global society." In addition, all graduates understand "the role of the citizen-leader...in a livable, sustainable, ethical future.
Marietta College's Unique Qualities:
The College of Ohio's First City; Founded in 1797- Recognized as one of America's 37 "Revolutionary Colleges"; 16th oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1797
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - urban
2010 Endowment - $55,667,887
Selectivity - more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 70%
Application deadline - April 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - June 1
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 12:1
4-year graduation rate - 42% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Marketing 9% Psychology, General 9% Petroleum Engineering 7% Advertising 5% Business Administration and Management, General 5%