Why Marian University?

You can get a college education from any number of places. Why choose Marian University?

Outstanding Academics

  • At Marian University even our undergraduates conduct published research that most schools reserve for graduate and doctoral students.
  • Our classes are intimate, with an average of 17 students, and are all taught by professors, never graduate teaching assistants.
  • We emphasize experiential learning. You’ll do hands-on research and gain real-world experience from day one.

Broad Opportunities

  • Because we’re located in the heart of a city, our students get high-level internships in fields related to their studies—for example, our Business students are required to complete at least one internship and have interned with companies like Target, ExactTarget, Finish Line and Ernst and Young, to name a few
  • Marian University students get experience in their fields much earlier than students at other schools—for example, our education majors  begin field experiences within school settings their freshmen year.  Our values of service leadership and real-world experience help our graduates find work in their field of study after graduation.


  • Marian University has a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere—visitors remark on the friendliness and peacefulness of the campus.
  • Our students learn from each other and engage one-on-one with professors even as undergraduates.
  • Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship influence everything we do, from how we teach students to succeed in business to how our sports and extracurricular groups work with and for our city.

Marian University is more than just a place to get a degree—it’s a place to change your life and change your world. Visit the campus to learn more or find out how to apply now. 

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