College Type

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 2020-21 academic year is 1,254 students from 33 states (including Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.) and seven 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.

Campus Map


Marietta, Ohio, (population 14,000) 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 150,000. 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

Financial Aid

Approximately 92 percent of students receive need-based financial aid — more than $22.5 million of Marietta College's funds are committed to financial assistance. Learn More


Marietta College has 111 faculty members, approximately 84 percent of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field.

Student-Faculty Ratio


Average Class Size

13 students

2020-21 Costs

Tuition: $35,732
Student Activity Fee: $756
Health Center: $276
Standard Room $6,662
Board (Freedom 14 meal plan): $4,886
Freshmen Orientation Fee $400

Total Standard Cost: $48,712

*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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Academic Programs

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

Academic Legacy

Chartered in 1860, the Marietta College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is the 16th oldest in the nation.

Academic Calendar

Two semesters (fall & spring) and a summer session. Learn More

Graduate Studies

More than 80 students are working on master's degrees in either Physician Assistant Studies, Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Psychology.

Admission Profile

  • Percentage of applicants accepted: 76 percent
  • Average ACT score for an admitted student: 23.4
  • Average SAT score for an admitted student: 1020
  • Undergraduate application deadline: Early Action and Rolling Admission
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College Mission

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 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 contact Marietta College’s Office of Human Resources.


William N. Ruud (2016)

President's Cabinet


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
Peterson's Competitive Colleges
Princeton Review's "Best Midwestern College"
Barron's Best Buys in College Education, "Best in the Nation."


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).



Alma Mater

The Navy Blue and White


  • NCAA Division III and Ohio Athletic Conference
  • 23 varsity sports and nearly 400 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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School Colors

Navy Blue & White

Athletics Mascot


Fall 2021 Profile


  • Full-time faculty: 128
  • Part-time faculty: 49
  • Total: 177

Undergraduate enrollment

  • Full-time traditional and high school students: 1,105
  • Part-Time traditional and high school students: 45
  • Total: 1,150
  • FTE: 1,128

graduate enrollment

  • Full-time: 91
  • Part-Time: 1
  • Total: 92
  • FTE: 91

Incoming First-Year Students

  • Women: 47.9 percent
  • Men: 52.1 percent
  • Diverse students of color: 11.3 percent
  • Average SAT for first-year students: 1068
  • Average ACT for first-year students: 21.5
  • Average high school GPA for first-year students: 3.54

Top U.S. Geographic Regions Represented for Traditional Students

  • From Ohio: 71.2 percent
  • From West Virginia: 9.7 percent
  • Great Lakes states other than Ohio (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin): 9.1 percent
  • New England/Mid-Atlantic (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C.): 2.0 percent
  • Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia): 4.6 percent
  • All Other States/Regions: 3.4 percent