At A Glance | Marian University

This is What We're Made Of.

We are Marian University—a distinguished Midwestern university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields ranging from biology to business, education to engineering, and math to medicine.

  • In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings of top colleges across the nation, Marian University climbed significantly in three key categories:
  1. #3 Most Innovative Midwest Regional Universities
  2. #5 Best Value University (Midwest)
  3. #28 Best Regional University (Midwest)
  • The Wall Street Journal included Marian among the top 10 Indiana private colleges in its 2016 rankings.
  • The Almahac published by The Chronicle for Higher Education included Marian as the fourth fasted growing Catholic baccalaureate college in the country in its 2016 rankings.

State of Indiana

Why do students love our location?

  • Travel + Leisure named Indianapolis one of America’s Favorite Cities.
  • With a critical mass of innovative digital technology companies, Indy is the fifth-fastest growing city in the United States for high-tech job growth according to Forbes.
  • Home of hundreds of major employers in business sectors like biosciences, pharmaceuticals, logistics and distribution, and advanced manufacturing.
  • Known as the “Crossroads of America,” two-thirds of the United States population can drive to Indy in 10 hours or less.

Discover who you are—and who you want to become.

At Marian University, you will meet students who are tomorrow's leaders in health care, business, education, and public service. We'll teach you to be a critical thinker, creative problem-solver, and clear communicator. We'll also teach you how to apply the values you will acquire here and help you become the type of leader employers want and our world needs.


Student to Faculty Ratio

By the Numbers

Undergraduate: 2,568 students

  • Traditional students: 2,363
    • 956 - Leighton School of Nursing
    • 624 - College of Arts and Sciences
    • 330 - Byrum School of Business
    • 191 - Fred S. Klipsch Educators College
    • 166 - Exercise and Sports Science
    • 53 - Saint Joseph's College at Marian University
    • 43 - Non Degree
  • Marian's Adult Programs (MAP): 205

Graduate: 1,154 students

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine: 625
  • Fred S. Klipsch Educators College: 314
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: 105
  • Biomedical Sciences: 76
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling: 18
  • Non Degree: 16

Top Five Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Management
  4. Elementary Education
  5. Exercise Science


Scholarships and grants awarded to full-time enrolled freshmen.

$8 Million

Total Merit-Based Scholarships!

$45.2 Million

Total Financial Aid!


Tuition and Fees


Room and Board

Live On Campus

Students join from 45 states and 33 nations.


students live on campus in our residence halls and apartments.

Caito-Wagner Hall, a new 57,000 square foot facility that will house students in 112 rooms, will open in August 2021.

Play Here

Marian University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).



Percent of students who are athletes

  • 2019 NAIA Women's Volleyball National Champions
  • 2019 NAIA Women's Indoor Track and Field National Champion (Pentathlon)
  • 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball National Champions
  • 2016 and 2017 NAIA Men’s Track and Field National Champion (60-Meter Hurdles in 2016 and 2017, 110-Meter Hurdles in 2016, and 800 Meters in 2017)
  • 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Champions
  • 46 USA Cycling National Championships (7 USA Cycling Varsity Team Omnium Champions and 9 USA Cycling Varsity Collegiate Club of the Year Awards)

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