Marietta College in the Rankings
Many publications and websites release annual college rankings each summer. Each one uses a variety of methodologies and criteria in an attempt to quantify a set of different factors into a ranking that compares colleges and universities to one another.

While Marietta College recognizes these independent evaluations are a useful tool for prospective students and families, it doesn’t make strategic decisions involving academics or co-curricular programs with improving its placement in any rankings. In fact, the rankings reveal that Marietta provides a quality, contemporary liberal arts education at an affordable price.

Here is a guide to where Marietta College places this year.

U.S. News & World Report
Marietta is ranked eighth in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Midwestern Regional Colleges. Marietta has been ranked in the Top 15 every year since the rankings started in 1985.

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Methodology for U.S. News rankings

Brookings Institution-Common Sense
Brookings Institution Fellow Jonathan Rothwell was asked by the New York Times in the Fall of 2015 to rank colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major. Marietta College came in at an impressive No. 7 in the entire nation.

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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
Marietta is ranked 337th out of 801 colleges and universities that even received consideration in the 2020 WSJ/THE rankings.

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Methodology for WSJ/THE rankings

Forbes Magazine
Marietta is ranked 536th in the 2019 Forbes’ ranking of the 650 best colleges and universities in the nation. Marietta also ranks 21st among all Ohio four-year schools.

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Methodology for Forbes rankings

College Factual
Marietta is considered 510th best value out of 1,483 colleges and universities across the nation. Marietta is also ranked 472nd out of 1,727 Best Nationwide Colleges and has a ranking of 19th in Ohio.

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Methodology for College Factual rankings

Money Magazine
In 2017, Marietta was ranked 562 out of the 711 schools that received a ranking. The list examined more than 2,400 four-year colleges and universities nationwide.

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Methodology for Money’s rankings

Princeton Review
The nationally known education services company recognized Marietta as one of 158 institutions in 12 states on its “Best in the Midwest” list for 2021. The rankings list Marietta as one of 655 colleges nationwide as one of the “regional bests.”

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The selection process for Princeton Review

Washington Monthly
Marietta is ranked 62nd out of 248 Baccalaureate Colleges across the nation in the 2020 rankings.

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The selection process for Washington Monthly