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Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Marian University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Indianapolis makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

332 Undergraduate Degrees
$35,685 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
59% Acceptance Rate

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Marian University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Marian has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Marian.

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Where Is Marian University?

Location of Marian University

Contact details for Marian are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3200 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
Phone: 317-955-6000

How Do I Get Into Marian?

You can apply to Marian online at:

Admission Requirements for Marian

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Marian?

59% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Marian is 59%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to Marian submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Marian University  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Marian University  ( 500 to 600 )
Marian received ACT scores from 58% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Marian University  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Marian University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Marian University  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford Marian University?

$35,685 Net Price
75% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Marian is $35,685. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Marian, approximately 75% of students took out student loans averaging $7,116 a year. That adds up to $28,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marian is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Marian University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,039 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,405 undergraduate students at Marian, with 2,039 being full-time and 366 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Marian

There are also 1,114 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,039 full-time undergraduates at Marian, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Marian

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Marian University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Marian Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 222
Hispanic or Latino 140
White 1,453
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 122

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Marian University. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 26 countries are represented at Marian. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Marian University

365 Took All Classes Online
452 Took At Least One Class Online
18.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Marian. In 2017-2018, 452 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Marian has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Marian

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Marian University was 18.6%. This is the #593 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Marian regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Marian ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Marian.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #136
Nursing #178

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Marian University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 332 332
TOTAL 332 332


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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