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Marietta College Admission Requirements

Marietta, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Marietta College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
74%
Admission Difficulty for Marietta College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Marietta College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Marietta College is 74%.  It ranks #39 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Marietta College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,802 out of 2,438 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1010/1220 ACT 20/25). Marietta College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Marietta College application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Marietta College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Marietta College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1010-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT 
27%
SAT Scores for Marietta College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Marietta College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Marietta College?

Marietta College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Marietta College ranks #20 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Marietta College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >84%
1115 to 1220 Avg + 74%-84%
1010 to 1115 Avg - 60%-74%
905 to 1010 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 905 Low <44%
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Marietta College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
80%
ACT Scores for Marietta College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Marietta College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Marietta College?

Admission data indicates that Marietta College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Marietta College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Marietta College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >86%
22 to 25 Avg + 74%-86%
20 to 22 Avg - 63%-74%
18 to 20 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 18 Low <50%
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Marietta College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.6
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Marietta College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Marietta College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Marietta College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Marietta College accepts 74% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Marietta College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 20.12% Good
3.75 to 3.99 26.43% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.22% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 9.91% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.61% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.3% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.3% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Marietta College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,198 1,240 2,438
Accepted 889 913 1,802
Acceptance Rate 74% 74% 74%
Enrolled 167 171 338
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 19% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
216

Applicants have 216 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Marietta College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Marietta College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Marietta College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Marietta College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Marietta College prefer SAT or ACT?

27% of students submit their SAT scores to Marietta College. 80% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Marietta College?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Marietta College. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Marietta College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1220. 27% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Marietta College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 80% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.