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Academics

Marietta College is a regional destination for students who are "goal-oriented hard workers during the week" but who aren't afraid to "let loose on weekends." The school boasts several high-profile academic offerings, among them a petroleum engineering program that is the largest such program in the eastern U.S. (and the only one of its kind at a liberal arts institution) and the McDonough Leadership Program, which features both curricular components (either a 20-hour minor or a 15-hour certificate program) and co-curricular activities such as internships and study abroad. The school also has a respected sports medicine program. Students in all programs benefit from "a small school that presents a great learning environment" created by "a unique, tight-knit community of diverse students and professors." The "small-town atmosphere" is "also nice," ensuring "the teacher will remember you in class." Upgrades are afoot here, including "a brand-new library opening January 2009 that will create great opportunity in a beautiful structure."

Student Body

The typical student is Caucasian and upper-middle class at Marietta, where "there is little diversity" in terms of race and "minorities sort of stick together in their own group." Most of the minority presence comes in the form of "a proportionally large population of Asian students, thanks to our exchange program." There is some diversity in terms of point of origin, as "you have students from both rural and urban settings," with students largely drawn from "West Virginia and Ohio, typically Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Columbus, and occasionally western Ohio as well." Undergrads here tend to "go to class regularly and are concerned about their grades," and "most are involved in activities on campus, such as clubs, sports, or Greek life."

Campus Life

"The week is about classes, the weekend is about fun" at Marietta. "A lot of people go to the bars on the weekend," as "The town of Marietta is small but has a few stellar nightspots that attract a lot of college students on weekend nights." A "fair amount of drinking happens all through the campus" even though "the governing alcohol policy is quite strict and, if caught, you can face fairly rough punishment." Some just don’t risk it; explains one such student, "Although there is a good portion of students who tend to spend their free time drinking and partying…most students tend to find fun in other activities. If you read the bulletin boards or even simply step outside of your dorm room enough, you will find that there is always something going on at Marietta College: a sporting event, a comedian or musical act sponsored by the College Union Board (CUB), a campus organization meeting, and more." Among intercollegiate sports, baseball is the biggest, “as it always does the best. Rowing does well as well, but does not have as many fans." Intramural sports are also very popular.

Overview

Applicants
4,157
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.45

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
173
with Terminal Degree
116

87
Men
86
Women
11
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Asian Studies/Civilization.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology, General.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management and Services.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Journalism.
  • Organizational Communication, General.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Radio and Television.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Graphic Communications.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Earth Science Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Petroleum Engineering.
  • Pre-Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Writing, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.
  • History.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

  • Art.
  • Music.
  • Theatre/Theater.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.
  • Physics.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Economics.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music, General.
  • Music.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Charles Gates Dawes
Vice-President of the United States/Nobel Peace

Penny Adams
Co-Producer of ER

Jim Tracy
Colorado Rockies Manager

Story Musgrave
Scientist, Physician, Astronaut

Joy Williams
Popular Novelist

Byron
Founder, Baseball's American League

Francis Butler Loomis
Journalist, diplomat, Charter Member Am. Red Cross

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,978

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,083

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,733

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,518

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$0
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$30,090
Required Fees
$850
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,136

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$648
Transportation for Commuters
$1,136

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,560
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,487
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

5.71%
African-American
2.45%
Hispanic
70.75%
Caucasian
6.46%
Unknown
12.45%
International

43% female
57% male
36% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
76%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
2

23% join a fraternity
41% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Pioneers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Football
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Pioneers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Rainbow Alliance, Counseling Center

Minority Support Groups: Cultural Initiatives

Sustainability

63/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Lenovo, Dell, HP

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cheryl Howell
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
215 Fifth Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Phone
800/331-7896

Email
admit@marietta.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Gathering Place
new Upper Class Residence Hall
Legacy Library
Hermann Fine Arts Center
Dyson Baudo Recreation Center
6. New Rickey Science Center 7. New Soccer and Softball Fields 8. Andrews Hall - Izzy's Snack Place

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fenton Art Glass Museum
Campus Martius Museum
Wayne National Forest
Grand Central Mall
Front Street Shopping

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Individual times set by families
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admit@marietta.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Seniors only- during academic year only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Lakefront Trailways Mid-Ohio Valley Airport - Vienna, WV

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-77 exit #1

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Hampton Inn Historic Lafayette Hotel Best Western Comfort Inn


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