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Marian University of Wisconsin

Marian University is a values-based Catholic university that challenges students academically while engaging in hands-on classroom, research, clinical, and internship experiences that will lead to career opportunities.

With more than 99 percent of students receiving financial aid, Marian offers the lowest net tuition among Wisconsin private colleges and universities. Offering 40+ majors, 25+ minors, and an externship to each first-year student, you’ll discover that Marian has what you need to achieve your goals.

Marian University professors and staff are invested in the growth of every student and are dedicated to providing a supportive, encouraging educational experience. At Marian University, students are inspired to develop their strengths, achieve their goals, and become future leaders in the community and around the world.

Quick Facts
1,272 students
(1,048 undergraduate, 224 graduate)
Tuition & fees
Food & housing
Average cost after aid
$19,757 (2021-22 average)
Student/faculty ratio

Did You Know?

Marian is the only Agnesian University in the world.

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Admission requirements

17+ academic units of study in high school and optional ACT or SAT score. Applications are evaluated for individual merit based on GPA, class rank, coursework, and ACT or SAT score.

How AP/IB credits are handled

Credits are awarded for qualifying AP test scores of 3 or better, depending upon the topic area of study.

With most faculty bringing decades of field experience, Marian offers 40+ majors and 25+ minors with coursework designed to help students launch their careers. Degrees include Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Criminal Justice; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Social Work; Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology; Public Safety Management; Management; Health Care Administration; Nursing and Thanatology, Master of Arts in Education.

Marian delivers close, personalized support to students, empowering them to make the most of their potential, especially through various hands-on learning, research, and internship experiences. Special offerings at Marian include Excel Program; Honors Program, Learning and Writing Center; TRiO/Student Support Services (SSS) Program; study abroad; and military-friendly opportunities.

Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 99%
Average Aid Package: $25,580
Annual Freshman Admission Scholarships range from $6,000 – $15,000

FAFSA Code: 003861

Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III, Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference, Northern Collegiate Hockey Conference

Men’s athletics

Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, esports, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Women’s athletics

Basketball, bowling, cross country, esports, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Intramurals offered