About Marian University-Indianapolis

Founded in 1851, Marian University-Indianapolis. is a Private college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,147 full time undergraduate students, and 1,018 full time graduate students.

The Marian University-Indianapolis Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 117 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Marian University-Indianapolis include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate59%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range900-1140
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at MU are considered Selective, with ,13% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

82% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 15% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Marian University-Indianapolis.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
57%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
47%
“They”re always available”
47%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
47%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
7%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
27%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
57%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
47%
“They keep regular office hours”
47%
“They”re always available”
47%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
47%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
7%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
27%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
27%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Marian University-Indianapolis REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    31 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    23 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    33 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    37 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    37 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    37 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    37 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    37 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Marian University-Indianapolis?

20 Students rated Marian University-Indianapolis

Ian

Marian is a growing university with a bright future ahead. It is currently renovating its facilities and will soon add a new school of business as well as a revamped P.E. Center and cafeteria. The professors and faculty care about their students, and are typically available to help. Class size is generally small, which allows for more personalized interactions between student/professor. The university has been steadily trying to improve itself for a few years now, and it is exciting to be in an environment where both the students and the university are trying to better themselves. The future is bright for Marian.

Laynie

Marian is a close knit community in the heart of Indianapolis. Even though the area immediately around campus is not the most appealing, downtown is only 10 minutes away and Broad Ripple is a mere 15. Academics are a big draw to the campus with our nursing program and the newly established medical school has drawn more attention to us. I enjoy campus life. There is always something to do, even if it's just studying with friends in Alumni. Marian was a last second addition to my list of potential schools and immediately changed my mind when I visited. I accepted my offer and competitively interviewed for scholarships, which really helped affirm my decision to go to Marian. I'm so happy with my decision and can't wait to finish my undergraduate years there!

Abigail

I came here here because of the small class sizes, the 21st century Scholars program, and because it's close to home. I stayed because after my first year here I realized the university as a whole was invested in my personal ability to become an ethical leader. Faculty, staff, and peers are all giving me the tools to enter the workforce with the ability to judge right versus wrong in a world where ethics are tested daily. I am gaining the ability to lead those who are lost in the confusion with the understanding that the world is shifting from a competitive atmosphere to a cooperative atmosphere.

Elizabeth

Marian University is a great university with a small town feel and big city opportunities. Campus is located 10 minutes from downtown Indianapolis allowing students to have all of the opportunities big city universities have to offer. The faculty and staff are willing to help all students and make themselves readily available; many professors even give out their cell phone numbers. The students have created an atmosphere that allows and encourages each person to succeed. Everyone looks out for one another and makes sure that everyone is doing well, not only academically, but socially as well. Marian offers a variety of services that allows each student to grow: a library for studying, a student center for social activities, and the Exchange for career building, just to name a few. Without Marian, I would not have had a successful college experience and would not feel as confident as a do today about entering graduate school and, in the future, a career.

Marian University-Indianapolis FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Marian University-Indianapolis?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Marian University-Indianapolis is 59%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    In high school, my grades were low and my commitment to education was even lower. I made a choice when going to college to put my best foot forward with studying and work ethic...and I succeeded. My college experience changed my life due to that small choice that I made to really make a difference. My advice would be to whoever it is going into college; don't ever be discouraged that you can't do it, it may seem frightening but if you set your mind to it, you will succeed. Second, get involved. Get involved in anyway that you can. Before I realized it, I was leading organizations, making decisions about the college and helping others out along the way. These experiences have allowed me to grow as an individual and enhance my professional experience beyond anything I could have ever imagined. The power is really within each student and having the faith and courage to see it is key. The transition to college can be difficult, but if given the right chance, each student can lead and grow by making the first step.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I feel that I my school is best known for their academics. We do have sports but I don't think that is Marian's main focus. The faculty is more focused on education and achievment and this is what is seen at Marian College.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Marian is a place where lots of learning takes place weather it's in the classroom or on an sports field. Marian has a beautiful campus and great reasources.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The campus enviroment was very friendly and the faculty was very welcoming.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    Marian College offers the opportunity to not only gain an exceptional education but gain experience in many other areas to build a professional profile. I attended Marian College as an undergraduate and am going back for a second undergraduate degree and my experience far outlived anything that I expected to. Not only was I provided a defining educational experience, but I experienced leadership skills that will carry with me throughout my professional career in the future. I was given the experience to be a student leader and for my voice to be heard.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think the worst thing is that it is getting a lot bigger. I liked the small school feel of it, which is disappearing.

    Read all  6 answers
  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend this school is one who is motivated and determined to succeed. They should also like small classes and caring professors. This school is a great choice for all who want more in their education.

    Read all  6 answers
  9. Describe the students at your school.

    The most awesome diverse people I've ever meet in my whole life

    Read all  4 answers
  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who loves small classes and needs more one on one attention from their professor. Someone who loves small schools and can walk around and recognize everyone.

    Read all  3 answers
  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Teachers are almost too focused on academic curriculum and not on helping the students comprehend the material.

    Read all  3 answers
  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The majority of nursing professors did not care if you succeeded or not and did not have interest in helping students if they asked for help or were struggling to understand material. Also, I received no financial aid and have accumulated over $130,000 in student loans between this degree and my previous bachelors degree

    Read all  1 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The student body community and staff members of Marian. Automatically a student has a “family” when attending Marian. Everyone is friendly, and experiences the Franciscan values even if they are not Catholic (like myself) The staff and faculty are like big brothers/sisters, parents or mentors to the students. Marian isn’t just a higher education institution, but also a familistic atmosphere. Two of the staff members of a residential buildings are my mentors, and we talk and laugh about anything.

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

2,147

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,018

Total Grad Students

17%

Out-Of-State

83%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

39

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

32%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
12%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
72%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Marian University-Indianapolis receive some sort of financial aid. 36% were awarded federal grants. While 76% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$31,500

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$9,720

Room and Board

42,420

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$14,519
$30 - $48K
$16,476
$48 - $75K
$19,385
$75 - $110K
$24,361
$110K & UP
$23,755

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