What are you made of?

Making the Biggest Decision of Your Life.

The biggest factor in choosing a college is the experiences that will shape you over the next four years. At Marian we'll be there to challenge you, encourage you and guide you on your journey to becoming the person you were meant to be. So as you consider Marian and other colleges, ask yourself, "what are you made of?"

Then ask which school is best equipped to help you find out.

What kind of academic support do you need to be successful in college?

At Marian University, you'll be assigned an academic advisor, who is an actual professor. He or she will give you as much or as little support and guidance as you need. But never be afraid to ask any professors or staff questions, even as you're still considering Marian. They'll be glad to help.

Uncommon Knowledge

Getting the one-on-one attention you need.

A lot of colleges and universities offer a low faculty/student ratio, while others offer challenging academics. But it's the rare combination of both, plus faculty and staff that truly get to know you, and care about you and your future that makes the Marian University academic experience unique.

Higher Performance Education

Marian students are taking the world by storm.

300+ Marian students participated in professional development events in 2016
93% of Nursing graduates passed the NCLEX exam in 2016 on their first attempt.
24% accepted by medical schools, which is higher than the national average.

Go See the World.

As a Marian University student, you will have boundless opportunities to travel and learn in countries like Germany, Spain, India, and other beautiful and exotic places around the world.

200+ Last year, more than 200 Marian students studied abroad
75% of students who study abroad say the experience influenced their career path
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Major Decision

Always evolving with the job market, we offer a growing number of majors, minors, and concentrations. And, if you aren't sure what to choose, that's OK—we'll help you build a plan of study for a meaningful career that you'll love.

41 majors
37 minors
27 concentrations
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What values guide your big life decisions? And even the small ones?

Universal Beliefs.

Because this is what we're made of.

Marian University is a great Catholic University in a great American city, and we practice values that students of all faiths, creeds, and nationalities can appreciate. Values like embracing diverse perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and dreams. Values like making the world a better place through leadership and service.

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What's one thing you can't possibly live without at college?

Experience of a lifetime.

There is nothing like your college years, so plan to make the most of them.

At Marian, you can enjoy arts and cultural performances, cheer on national championship athletic teams, hear guest speakers, play sand-pit volleyball, attend campus movie nights, and join friends around the fire pit, to name just a few.

Join the Club.

When choosing a college, consider joining a campus club or student organization. Joining a club is great to make friends, build soft skills, apply what you've learned in class, get leadership experience, build your resume, and find out what you're really made of.

50% join a club or organization
50+ clubs & organizations
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Ah, Parent-Free Living

Breakfast at Starbucks, Papa John's or Subway for lunch, and then dinner in the dining hall with friends. And don't forget casual walks through the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab. A game of sand volleyball. Pulling an all-nighter and waking up 10 minutes before class. This is college life and these are just a few of the experiences that make living on campus at Marian so awesome.

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How important do you think sports are to the college experience?

Note: if you said "a lot", you're going to love it here at Marian. If not, don't worry, there's plenty for you to love too.

Let's Go Knights!

We take our athletics seriously here.

Tailgating before a football game is a tradition on college campuses across the nation, and Marian is no exception. Our student athletes get great support from their classmates, our alumni, staff, and faculty who come out for all the big games. Because everyone loves a winner!

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Made of Character

Competitive athletics builds character, teamwork, discipline, and other life skills that serve our student-athletes well. We believe athletics serves as a laboratory for leadership development. And, with multiple national championships last year, winning can be pretty fun, too.

How will you take what you learn and serve others?

Flex Your Humanity.

Step up, speak out, and change things for the better.

Of course, you'll learn in the classroom. But what you learn outside the classroom is equally profound. At Marian, you'll make an impact through serving others. Along the way, you'll find out what you're made of.

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How much does location affect your college experience?

Do you prefer a quintessential college town, or access to shopping, dining, jobs and internships that a big city offers?

Welcome to Indy.

More than a college town. This is a college city.

What's Indy made of? Great restaurants and nightlife. Professional sports. Music, arts, and culture. Big city living and Midwestern charm. But most importantly, it's made of great companies and employers. And Marian will help connect you with those employers for internships and jobs.

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Indy by the Numbers

#8 for top 10 Best Cities to Start a New Career by TIME
#9 America's Most Affordable Cities by Forbes
#3 Top 10 Best Downtowns by Livability
#4 High Tech industry Job Growth by Forbes
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Right in the Heart

Just 10 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, and with quick interstate access, you can easily get to Marian University from anywhere.

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See it to believe it.

If you haven't seen our campus recently, you haven't seen our campus. Our enrollment is growing at a record pace, and campus is changing to accommodate that growth. With several new facilities recently completed and several more under construction, you may not recognize the place when you graduate in four years.

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What will it take to get you where you want to go?

Lead the Way.

Marian alums compete with the best of the best.

You and your classmates will go on to be doctors, lawyers, teachers, civic leaders or take countless other career paths. But it won't be easy. We challenge students to think critically, see the world differently and take on demanding leadership roles. As a result, Marian graduates are some of the most prepared and successful professional and natural leaders in their field of expertise.

We Launch Careers.

90% of accounting majors are employed in their field within six months
100% of business students complete an internship
100% of education majors have full-time teaching positions within six months
93% of all graduates have full-time positions or are admitted to graduate school within six months
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So, are you ready to take the next step?

Apply Yourself.

We're here to help.

Online research. Campus visits. Meeting with admission counselors and faculty. Going to a ball game. It's all part of finding a college that's the right fit. Once you narrow your choices, apply. Admission staff will advise you about everything from completing the application to financial aid, scholarships, and more.

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Get the help you need.

How will you pay for college? Summer jobs are a start. Look for scholarships, grants, and other funds you don't have to pay back. Ask what academic, athletic, needs, merit, or talent-based scholarships colleges offer. Don't forget about workstudy programs. Consider the difference between scholarships, grants, and loans.

99% of Marian University Students receive institutional grants and scholarships
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2017-2018 Marian University Annual Costs

$33,000 tuition and fees
$1,200 Books (Estimate)
$10,206 room and board*
$44,406 total cost

*ask if you meet our criteria to live off campus

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So...are you ready to find out what you're made of?

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