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Marian in the News

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Marian University Announces Chris Nicholson Ph.D. as Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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A Shining Star: Marian University Student, Cecilia Doyle, Receives a Scholarship

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Marian University Researcher Publishes “Frontiers in Aging” for Assessing Muscular Power in Older Adults

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Academics at Marian

Achieve excellence as a student, leader, and future professional with 40+ degree options and a variety of paths.
Indianapolis Campus

Discover your potential to lead, serve, and make a difference at Indy’s only Catholic university.

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Plymouth Campus

You don’t have to go far, to go big. Pursue your passions and experience Marian University at our Plymouth campus.

Marian University's Ancilla College


Accomplish more than you ever thought possible no matter where you are or what stage of life you’re at.

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From two-year associate degrees to bachelor's, to medical school, Marian University’s degree programs will prepare you as a leader with purpose and integrity.

Doctoral/Professional Carnegie Classification
Indy’s only Catholic University
13:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Research at Marian

Engage in research that drives innovation and shapes the future on a local, national, and global scale.
Student Driven Research
Student Driven

Creating and exploring knowledge that will advance the common good.


Faculty Led
Faculty Led Research

Forging the next generation of leaders.

Ranked as a doctoral/professional university by Carnegie classification

Achieving excellence in learning through teaching, research, and scholarly activities in the Franciscan liberal arts tradition.

Mikayla Jette

I value the space Marian provides for me and other students to discover our most authentic selves. If it wasn't for the small class sizes, the intentional professors, and the many leadership opportunities I would not have discovered where I feel most alive.

Be a Knight

25+ Sports. 930+ Student-Athletes.
National Champions
National Champions

The Knights are national champions in five different sports.

Performing at the highest level
Performing at the highest level

On the field or in the classroom, our student-athletes perform at the highest level.

Ancilla College Chargers
Marian University’s Ancilla College Chargers

At our Plymouth campus, we are the Chargers competing in the NJCAA.

Faith at Marian

Marian University grew from the vision of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, to provide an education distinguished in its ability to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world.

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Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
(317) 955-6000

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Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.
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