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Fast Facts

Who We Are:

  • We're a Catholic Franciscan university and welcome students, faculty, and staff of all faiths.
  • We were founded by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana in 1937.
  • In Indy, we are the Knights and compete in the NAIA Conference. At MUAC, we are the Chargers in the NJCAA.

We're on a mission...

...to be a great Catholic university dedicated to achieving excellence in learning, which is achieved through teaching, research, and scholarly activities in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

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Our Locations

Be a part of the Marian University community in Indianapolis, Plymouth, or online!

  • Travel + Leisure named Indianapolis one of America’s Favorite Cities.
  • With a critical mass of innovative digital technology companies, Indy is the fifth-fastest growing city in the United States for high-tech job growth according to Forbes.
  • Home of hundreds of major employers in business sectors like biosciences, pharmaceuticals, logistics and distribution, and advanced manufacturing.
  • Known as the “Crossroads of America,” two-thirds of the United States population can drive to Indy in 10 hours or less.

About Our Students

  • 99% of students at Marian University's campus in Indianapolis receive scholarships and grants.
  • Students spent 11,000 hours serving or participating in campus ministry.
  • 74% of students are from Indiana.
  • Students from underrepresented backgrounds account for 27.8% of our student population.
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Notice of Nondiscrimination
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.
*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.

Students may make a complaint to the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.

Marian University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.

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