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Marian College was originally established as the Saint Francis Normal School in 1851. Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg, the institute merged with the Immaculate Conception Junior College in 1936 and became the Marian College. The institute started offering Enrolment to men from the year 1954. The campus of Marian College is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Marian College offers a wide variety of degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Mathematics and Science
  • School of Nursing
The athletics department of the college fields teams in sports including cycling, baseball, softball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and track. Nicknamed the Knights, the teams are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the National Collegiate Cycling Association.

Profile of Marian College

The main campus of Marian is in Indianapolis, IN (a large city). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Marian is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Marian students most commonly major in a field related to business and management and nursing and emergency medicine.

Marian Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 440 to 550. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 450 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Marian had 2, 043 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school makes available a lot of student housing. Student athletes at Marian belong to the Mid-Central College Conference and Mid-States Football Association for major sports. The school takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

Marian Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management178business management, human resources, marketing, accounting, MIS, finance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine89registered nursing
Education and Teaching34elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, music teaching
Liberal Arts21English, sociology, history, political science, French language, Spanish language, economics, liberal arts and sciences
Science13biology, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13sports and fitness management
Therapy and Counselling12psychology
Religion and Philosophy10Christian studies, pastoral Counselling, theology, religious education, philosophy
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial art
Art Studies1art studies
Media0communication studies
Fine Arts0art history and criticism

Contact: Marian

Marian College

3200 Cold Spring Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997

General Phone: (317) 955-6000


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