Marian University moved to #24 in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 ranking of the top colleges in the Midwest. Since 2011, the university has gone from #41 to #24, climbing steadily to its current spot.
Earlier this year, Marian University ranked #45 in the Midwest and #8 in Indiana for “Best Bang for Your Buck” by Washington Monthly. Affordable Colleges Online ranked Marian University in the Top 10 of Indiana colleges and universities in terms of return on investment, which measure job placement and starting salary for graduates.
With nearly 3,000 students enrolled, the university continues to grow. This year, the university welcomed its third class to the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which opened in 2013. The university received more than 4,300 applications for the 162 seats that were available for the most recent class.
In August, The Overlook at Riverdale—new graduate apartments—opened on campus. The three-wing apartment community is four stories and features scenic views of campus and the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab.