#17 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Marietta College

Marietta, Ohio

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Marietta College overview
Location Marietta, Ohio
Online marietta.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Marietta College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Marietta College, a private liberal arts college in Marietta, Ohio, offers a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts tradition, with a dynamic selection of undergraduate degrees. Founded in 1835, the campus exhibits a blend of historical and modern architecture, situated in a quaint, residential area that reflects the small-town charm of its surroundings and the scenic banks of the Ohio River. The college is approximately two hours from Columbus, Ohio, providing students with access to metropolitan amenities while retaining a close-knit community feel. Marietta is recognized for its strong programs in Petroleum Engineering, Health Sciences, and Education. The institution maintains a selective admissions process. Students have the option to live on campus in a variety of housing options. While Marietta takes pride in a range of student activities including Greek life, arts, and volunteer services, it only highlights athletics when particularly relevant; notable sports are typically rowing and baseball, where Marietta College's teams, the Pioneers, have achieved recognition.

In the most recent statistical year 2,467 prospective students applied, and 2,044 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 321 enrolled in the school.  1,107 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 91 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $36,956 plus fees of $1,066. Marietta College is ranked 500 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Marietta College is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 940/1130
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.54

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Marietta College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$1,066
Room and Board $11,946
Budget for Other Expenses$1,712
Total One Year Cost$53,044

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$51,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Marietta College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Engineering 11%
Communication 11%
Biology 8%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=203845 IPEDS survey data for Marietta College.

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