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 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings of top colleges across the nation, Marian University climbed significantly in three key categories:
  1. #10 Most Innovative Regional University (Midwest)
  2. #24 Best Value University (Midwest)
  3. #38 Best Regional University (Midwest)
  • The Wall Street Journal included Marian among the top 10 Indiana private colleges in its 2016 rankings.

State of Indiana

Why do students love our location?

  • Travel + Leisure named Indianapolis one of America’s Favorite Cities.
  • The City of Indianapolis is ranked #5 in the nation for "high tech industry job growth" and #11 among the nation's "best cities for young professionals" by Forbes.
  • With a critical mass of innovative digital technology companies like Salesforce, Emarsys, and others, ranked Indiana #2 in software job growth in 2017.
  • 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: 2,411 students

  • Traditional students: 2,278
    • 867 - Leighton School of Nursing
    • 636 - College of Arts and Sciences
    • 334 - Byrum School of Business
    • 222 - Fred S. Klipsch Educators College
    • 149 - Exercise and Sports Science
    • 32 - Saint Joseph's College at Marian University
    • 28 - Other Undergraduate Programs
  • Marian's Adult Programs (MAP): 133

Graduate: 1,139 students

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine: 635
  • Fred S. Klipsch Educators College: 329
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: 84
  • Biomedical Sciences: 73
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling: 9
  • Other: 9

Top Five Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Management
  4. Marketing
  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 40 states and 30 nations.

More than


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.

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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
  • 47 USA Cycling National Championships
Intern for the Indianapolis Colts
Communication major opens a variety of career opportunities.
Watch Lindsey's story
Studying healthcare in Chile
Pre-med student builds cultural competencies and awareness.
Watch Htoo's story
Coming home to Indy
Award-winning transfer student is glad she made the switch.
Read Rachel's story