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  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • December 2010

Marian University

Marian University is a Catholic university founded in the Agnesian tradition. Founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes and based in Fond du Lac, Marian University lives its core values as a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice, and joined together by spiritual traditions.

An applied liberal arts institution, Marian offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs at its main campus and a variety of adult accelerated, master’s and doctoral degree programs in facilities throughout Wisconsin, including locations in Appleton, Watertown, Wausau, West Allis and West Bend.

Known for exceptional hands-on experiences and research opportunities, Marian University serves the heartland by insuring students have the experiences necessary to achieve goals and obtain success. Marian’s programs are designed to meet a full range of pre-professional and professional academic needs. Marian offers a variety of service-focused professions such as nursing, education, criminal justice, social work, radiologic technology, psychology and other health profession majors.

With more than 96 percent of undergraduate students participating in research, clinical or internship opportunities, Marian leads the way for practical, applied experiences. Students obtain outstanding classroom knowledge and are adept at translating the information into practical application on the job, in the lab, or in their field of study.

The average Marian class size is 15 students, and our student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1, one of the lowest among Wisconsin campuses. Marian students come from 14 states and 13 countries. Our current enrollment of more than 3,000 students includes 1,400 traditional day students.

With more than 40 student organizations including profession-oriented groups, cultural affinity groups, service organizations and religious groups, as well as 15 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic opportunities, students find active participation in campus life is a hallmark of the Marian experience and exudes the spirit of the university’s founders.

Scholarship opportunities abound for all traditional undergraduate students, making the moderately priced private Catholic university exceptionally affordable. All eligible traditional day students are awarded admission-based scholarships and awards upon admission — ranging from $1,000 to $9,500 annually. Additional grants and university financial assistance may be available in addition to legacy awards, department-specific scholarships and ROTC scholarships.

Visit the Marian University web site today at to learn more. For information on applying to Marian, contact the Office of Admission at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (920) 923-7650.

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