#12 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

Marian University

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

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Marian University overview
Location Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Online marianuniversity.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Marian University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Marian University, located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is a private Roman Catholic institution established in 1936. Nestled near Lake Winnebago with proximity to Milwaukee, the university provides a picturesque campus setting featuring a blend of modern and historical architecture. Marian University is recognized for its commitment to personalized education through its low faculty-to-student ratio. The college offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs with particular emphasis on health professions, education, and business-related fields. While the institution maintains an inclusive admissions policy, it stresses a holistic review of applicants. On-campus housing is available to accommodate students seeking a residential college experience. Notably, Marian University presents a range of extracurricular activities but does not have a particular reputation for its athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 1,262 prospective students applied, and 903 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 225 enrolled in the school.  940 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 400 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $29,520 plus fees of $480. Marian University is ranked 806 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Marian University is rated within the lower 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Marian University overview
SAT 800/1080
ACT 18/23
Estimated GPA 3.16

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Marian University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$480
Room and Board $8,290
Budget for Other Expenses$3,100
Total One Year Cost$42,190

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Marian University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 34%
Business 30%
Education 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%
Communication 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239080 IPEDS survey data for Marian University.

Current students may use the Marian University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.