Marian University (Marian)

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Marian University can be found in Indianapolis, IN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Marian University has an enrollment of about three thousand students.

Many of the students getting into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 970 - 1180, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 18 - 25. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Marian average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.33 for accepted students. 62% of all those students that apply are admitted to Marian University, from which 25 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Marian Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Marian University was reported as 61.5% in Fall 2020 with over 2,530 college applications submitted to Marian. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Marian ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • Marian Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Marian University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Marian is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Marian University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.6%
  • 2017-2018: 58.7%
  • 2018-2019: 61.4%
  • 2019-2020: 61.5%
  • Projected Marian Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 56.5%

How Does Marian Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Marian University is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Franklin College81.3%
Anderson University62.7%
DePauw University64.4%
Wabash College64.2%
Indiana University-Kokomo73.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Marian (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math480 - 590
Total Score970 - 1180
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 26
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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