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Study at Marietta College

Marietta College is a private, coeducational college located in Marietta, Ohio, United States. It was initially founded as Muskingum Academy in 1797 and was chartered with the present name in 1835. The college offers a large number of baccalaureate degrees in various fields, including liberal arts, natural science and business management.

The small town campus of Marietta College is home to a number of student organizations and clubs, including Marietta College Math Club, Model United Nations, National Broadcast Society, Marietta College Athletic Training Student Organization and Association for Computing Machinery.

The athletics teams of Marietta College are known as the Pioneers. The college fields several intercollegiate sports teams in basketball, baseball, crew, soccer, football, tennis, softball, volleyball and track and field. The college also encourages students to participate in a number of intramural sports, such as, flag football, soccer and basketball.

Profile of Marietta College

Marietta is located in a small city, in Marietta, OH. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Marietta top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Marietta often study engineering, media, drama and performing arts, and photography and commercial art.

Marietta Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 460 to 600 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 600 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Marietta offers classes to 1, 605 students (1, 534 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school serves primarily full-time students. Marietta has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Students sports include formal participation in Ohio Athletic Conference competitions.

Marietta Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management56business management, accounting, marketing, human resources, international business, finance
Media41public relations and advertising, radio and television, journalism, mass communication, organizational communications, communication studies
Liberal Arts37history, political science, English, general studies, international studies, Spanish language, economics, liberal arts and humanities, . . .
Education and Teaching32education, early childhood education, middle school teaching
Medical Support and Technology25physician assistant, health service and sciences
Engineering25petroleum engineering
Science24biology, physics, biochemistry, geological and earth sciences, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling23psychology
Photography and Commercial Art11commercial art
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9athletic trainer
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science, computer and info science
Fine Arts3fine arts studies
Music1various music studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science, environmental studies

Contact: Marietta

Marietta College

Irvine Bldg

Marietta, OH 45750

General Phone: (740) 376-4643


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