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Marian University Admission Requirements

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

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Your chances of getting into Marian University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

76.3%
Admission Difficulty for Marian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Marian University is 76.3%.  Its admission rate is the 13th lowest in Wisconsin.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Marian University and can you get accepted?

Marian University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 810 out of the 1,062 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 76 percent on standardized admission tests. Marian University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.16. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Marian University?

76% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Marian University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.16 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 940 on the SAT
  • Score 20 on the ACT

Marian University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.16*

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Marian University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Marian University are to have around a 3.16 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.16 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Marian University accepts 76% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Marian University is 3.16 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #29 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Marian University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.2 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.16 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Marian University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Marian University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 4% of students submitted SAT scores and 27% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

800-1080

Applicants Submitting SAT 

4%
SAT Scores for Marian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 410
Math 25th Percentile 390
Composite 25th Percentile 800
SAT Scores for Marian University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 520
Math 75th Percentile 560
Composite 75th Percentile 1080
Average SAT Score 940

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Marian University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Marian University is 940 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 800-1080. Students who get into Marian University score in the top 91 percent of all SAT test takers..  Marian University ranks #16 in the state of Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 940 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Marian University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 800 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 800, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 660, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Marian University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 940 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 940, you have around a 76% chance of being admitted. A 1080 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 86% chance of getting in.

Marian University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1080 and Above Good >86%
940 to 1080 Avg + 76%-86%
800 to 940 Avg - 62%-76%
660 to 800 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 660 Low <47%
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Marian University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-23 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

27%
ACT Scores for Marian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 17
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Marian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Marian University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Marian University is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 23.  The school ranks #27 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Marian University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Marian University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Marian University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 76% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 87% with a 23 ACT score.

Marian University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >87%
20 to 23 Avg + 76%-87%
18 to 20 Avg - 65%-76%
16 to 18 Reach 53%-65%
Less than 16 Low <53%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Marian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 685 377 1,062
Accepted 521 289 810
Acceptance Rate 76% 77% 76%
Enrolled 137 83 220
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 29% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Marian University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Marian University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Marian University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Marian University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Marian University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.16 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 940 and ACT of 20 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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.

FAQs

Does Marian University prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to Marian University. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Marian University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Marian University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Marian University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 800 and 1080. The average SAT score is 940. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Marian University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. The average ACT score is 20. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.