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Marian University

  • Fond du Lac, WI
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 71%29%
    student ratio
  • 1,688
    total students
  • $24,300 | $24,300
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 75%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Overview

Marian University of Wisconsin Offers a Coeducational Catholic Learning Environment for 3,000 Students

Marian University of Wisconsin offers a coeducational Catholic learning environment for 3,000 traditional day, adult undergraduate, and graduate students in a variety of degree program areas. Known for exceptional hands-on experiences and research opportunities, Marian University serves the heartland by ensuring students have the experiences necessary to achieve goals and obtain success. Founded in 1936, the University maintains strong ties to its sponsor, the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (CSA), and the greater Fond du Lac community.

Located in the heart of east-central Wisconsin, the main campus in Fond du Lac is situated on 104-acre property nestled in a growing college city. Fond du Lac, well-known for outdoor recreation, boasts 46,000 residents and serves as home to three post-secondary schools.

The main campus offers residence facilities for more than 500 students, including a traditional residence hall, suites, penthouses, townhouses, and apartments. Graduate and other adult students can attend classes in Fond du Lac or at several outreach locations throughout the state including Appleton, Wausau, and West Allis (Milwaukee).

Marian Faculty Members Provide a Wonderful Opportunity for Learning

Classroom opportunities abound in small classes with an average of 15 students.

Professors become mentors and advisers. Students encounter instructors who have practical experience in the work-force and impart on-the-job knowledge, enabling open discourse and dialogue within the classroom and beyond. Faculty members are often the conduit for students to obtain internship or other related experiences.

Marian Offers Students Practical, Applied Experiences, Preparing Students for Success after Graduation

With more than 90 percent of undergraduate students participating in research, clinical, or internship opportunities, Marian leads the way for practical, applied experiences. Students obtain outstanding classroom knowledge and are adept at translating the information into practical application on the job, in the lab, or in their field of study.

Experience, coupled with professional relationships in corporate, education, public sector, and healthcare arenas in the community and throughout the region, enable Marian alumni to obtain successful employment. Marian students are also prepared for post-baccalaureate studies and are readily admitted to master's and doctoral programs around the country.

An Education at Marian University Gives Students More than Just a Degree

Students attend Marian to earn a degree, but gain more throughout their classroom, co-curricular, and residence life experiences. At Marian University, students are encouraged to explore, question, and develop a passion for lifelong learning.

Marian students become holistic learners through participation in the university's liberal arts core curriculum and First-Year Seminar studies designed to enhance critical thinking. Study-abroad and short-term emersion trips in Australia, England, and Greece, to name a few, are offered to further enhance student opportunities.

Student and residence life engagement are critical components to the achieving the full university learning environment.

Student Organizations and Events Provide Fun, Enriching Experiences for Marian Students

Leadership, fun, and service are typical descriptors of student organizations at Marian. From musical performance groups to Greek life, from intramural athletics and sport clubs to "The Sabre" student newspaper, students have ample opportunity to get involved on campus and make a difference in the community.

With more than 40 student organizations including profession-oriented groups, cultural affinity groups, service organizations, and religious groups, as well as fifteen NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic opportunities, students find active participation in campus life is a hallmark of the Marian experience and exudes the spirit of the university's founders.

Social Justice speaker series, the annual Academic Symposium, and a student leadership conference are a few of the ways that students explore the diversity of the world around them, are challenged to think critically and are encouraged to discover their limitless potential.

On the lighter side, students participate in a variety of jovial activities sponsored by the university including hypnotists, casino nights, themed dances, and the annual Big Band performance featuring internationally renowned artists. Campus life enriches the personal and professional experiences for students.

Marian is Dedicated to Service and Social Justice

New student orientation events begin the flurry of student activities that continue throughout the Marian educational journey culminating in understanding and fulfilling the Core Values of the university.

As a community of learners, dedicated to service and social justice, and joined together by spiritual traditions, Marian students, faculty and staff live and promote the university mission. The university embraces justice, compassion, and service to the local and global community; service learning and community engagement opportunities traditionally lead to more than 13,000 hours of annual service to others.

The university mission celebrates personal concern for students as the foundation for academic and student life.

Marian University in Wisconsin is Exceptionally Affordable

Scholarship opportunities abound for all traditional undergraduate students, making the moderately priced private Catholic university exceptionally affordable. All eligible traditional day students are awarded admission-based scholarships and awards upon admission -- ranging from $1,000 to $9,500 annually. Additional grants and university financial assistance may be available in addition to legacy awards, department-specific scholarships, and ROTC scholarships.


Location & Contact

Marian University

45 South National Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699
USA

Shannon LaLuzerne

Dean of Admission

Phone: 920-923-7650
Email: admission@marianuniversity.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Protective Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cytotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,021
    • Accepted772
    • Acceptance Rate75%
    • Enrolled1,688
    • Female Applicants692
    • Females Accepted539
    • Female Acceptance Rate77%
    • Male Applicants329
    • Males Accepted233
    • Male Acceptance Rate70%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.10
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 15th Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 15th Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 20 18 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$24,300
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,300
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$420.00
    • Room and board *$6,330.00
    • Room only *$3,800.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,688
    • Male Student Percentage29%
    • Female Student Percentage71%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.32%
    • Black or African American6.04%
    • White or Caucasian83.53%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.95%
    • Asian1.13%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.12%
    • Two or more races.24%
    • Unknown1.18%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.79% representing 10 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students12% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 33%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Senate, Student Nurses Association, Student Education Association, Science and Math Association, Business Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division X No
    • Basketball Yes Division X No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division X No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division X No
    • Ice hockey No Division X No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division X No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division X No
    • Track No Division X No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division X No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division X No
    • Ice hockey No Division X No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division X No
    • Softball No Division X No
    • Tennis Yes Division X No
    • Track No Division X No
    • Volleyball Yes Division X No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty268
    • Full-time Percentage35%
    • Part-time Percentage65%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 1,456 students to 139 faculty


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