Private, coeducational, nonsectarian, undergraduate, residential, contemporary liberal arts founded in 1835. One of America's 37 "Revolutionary Colleges," institutions with origins reaching back to the 18th century. Established initially as the Muskingum Academy in 1797.
Total enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year is 1,122 students from 32 states (including Washington, D.C.) and 14 countries.
The College's picturesque 90-acre campus is in Marietta, Ohio, just two blocks from downtown. The campus includes a state-of-the-art recreation center, planetarium, and library.
Marietta, Ohio (population 13,500), established in 1788 by Revolutionary War veterans led by Gen. Rufus Putnam, is the oldest organized city in the Northwest Territory. Marietta is a river town situated at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. Marietta is part of a much larger Mid-Ohio Valley metropolitan area that includes nearby Parkersburg, West Virginia. This area sustains a combined population of around 133,000. Marietta is only a few hours from Columbus, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. In 2019, the Travel Channel selected Marietta as the most charming small town in Ohio to visit. Visit Us
Approximately 82% of students receive need-based financial aid — more than $27 million of Marietta College's funds are committed to financial assistance in the 2023-24 academic year. Learn More
Marietta College has 105 faculty members, approximately 82% of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field.
Average Class Size
|Freshmen Orientation Fee||$400|
|Total Standard Cost:||$51,418|
*Additional meal plans and housing options are available, which may increase or decrease a student's total cost from the standard rates above.
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Marietta offers more than 50 undergraduate majors. Programs include leadership, petroleum engineering, fine arts, sciences, athletic training, education, and music therapy. Students have boundless opportunities for field experience, professional internships, and study abroad. Learn More
Chartered in 1860, the Marietta College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is the 16th oldest in the nation.
Two semesters (fall & spring) and a summer session. Learn More
More than 80 students are working on master's degrees in either Athletic Training, Physician Assistant Studies, or Psychology.
- Percentage of applicants accepted: 75.9%
- Average ACT score for an admitted student: 21.3
- Average SAT score for an admitted student: 1035
- Undergraduate application deadline: Early Action and Rolling Admission
Marietta College provides a strong foundation for a lifetime of leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving. We achieve this mission by offering undergraduates a contemporary liberal arts education and graduate students an education grounded in advanced knowledge and professional practice. Intellectual and creative excellence defines the Marietta experience. Learn More
Statement of Nondiscrimination
Marietta College admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender orientation, or religious affiliation to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender orientation, or religious affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other college-administrated programs. If you have any questions regarding our non-discrimination policy, please get in touch with Marietta College’s Office of Human Resources.
- Richard Danford, Vice President for Student Life & Diversity
- Greg Delemeester, Faculty Council Chair
- Larry Hiser, Director of Athletics
- Caprice Hudson, Director of Human Resources
- Joshua Jacobs, Vice President for Advancement
- Mark Miller, Associate Provost-College Compliance Officer
- Tom Perry, Vice President for Communication & Brand Management
- Scot Schaeffer, Vice President for Enrollment Management
- Dr. Kathleen Poorman Dougherty, Provost and Dean of the Faculty
- Suzanne Walker, Associate Provost-Chief Retention Officer
- Jeff Welch, Vice President for Administration and Finance/CFO
U.S. News & World Report, "Best in the Midwest"
No. 7 in the Nation on the New York Times-Brookings Institution's "Common Sense Rankings" in 2015
No. 19 in the Nation for Contribution to the Public Good (Washington Monthly) in 2023
No. 3 in Ohio for Salary Impact (Wall Street Journal/College Pulse) in 2024
The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Please review Marietta College's Assurance Argument to the HLC (2015).
- NCAA Division III and Ohio Athletic Conference
- 23 varsity sports and nearly 500 student-athletes
- Baseball (M), Basketball (M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Esports (Coed), Football (M), Golf (M/W), Lacrosse (M/W), Rowing (M/W), Soccer (M/W), Softball (W), Tennis (M/W), Indoor Track and Field (M/W), Outdoor Track and Field (M/W) and Volleyball (W).
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Fall 2023 Profile
- Full-time faculty: 105
- Part-time faculty: 72
- Total: 177
- Full-time students: 1,019
- Part-time students: 66
- Total: 1,085
- FTE: 1,041
- Full-time: 80
- Part-Time: 6
- Total: 86
- FTE: 82
Incoming First-Year Students
- Women: 45.6%
- Men: 54.4%
- Diverse students of color: 14.8%
- Average SAT for first-year students: 1128
- Average ACT for first-year students: 21.6
- Average high school GPA for first-year students: 3.89
Top U.S. Geographic Regions Represented for Traditional Students
- From Ohio: 73.5%
- From West Virginia: 8.7%
- Great Lakes states other than Ohio (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania): 6.8%
- New England/Mid-Atlantic (Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York): 2.6%
- Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia): 6.8%
- All Other States/Regions: 1.6%