Explore your beliefs and find your life's work at Marian.

Explore your beliefs. Find your life's work.

We are Marian University—a distinguished Midwestern university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields ranging from math to medicine, ministry, and music, engineering to education, and business to biology.

Our programs are where intellect meets integrity. We are proud to be the only Catholic university in Indianapolis. Our curriculum reflects our Franciscan values, which include peace and justice, dignity of the individual, responsible stewardship, and reconciliation.

Marian University is small enough to give you the individual attention and faculty mentoring you deserve. And we are big enough to help you get the experience and connections you need for career success.

This is where it starts. Here we go!

State of Indiana

  • One of the top 10 Indiana private colleges in rankings compiled by the Wall Street Journal in 2016.
  • Named a "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report for their 2017 list of top American colleges.
  • Located in one of the top 10 cities in which to start a new career by TIME magazine.
  • With a critical mass of innovative digital technology companies, Indianapolis is the fourth-fastest growing city in the nation for high-tech job growth. Indy is home to hundreds of major employers in business sectors like biosciences, pharmaceuticals, logistics and distribution, technology, and advanced manufacturing.

Discover who you are—and who you want to become.

At Marian University, you will meet students who are tomorrow's leaders in health care, business, education, and public service. We'll teach you to be a critical thinker, creative problem-solver, and clear communicator. We'll also teach you how to apply the values you will acquire here and help you become the type of leader employers want and our world needs.







Spring 2018: Students by the numbers

UNDERGRADUATE: 2,385 students

  • Traditional students: 2,214
    Leighton School of Nursing: 917 
    College of Arts and Sciences: 701
    Byrum School of Business: 340
    The Educators College: 153
    Exercise and Sports Science: 103
  • Marian's Adult Programs: 171

GRADUATE: 1,067 students

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine: 636
  • The Educators College: 296
  • Biomedical Sciences: 61
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: 32
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling: 7
  • Other: 35

We're committed to making a great education affordable.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Marian University #30 in Best Value Schools among Midwest regional universities in 2017.
  • Marian is the fourth-fastest growing Catholic undergraduate college in the country according to the 2016 Almanac published by the Chronicle for Higher Education.
Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
Watch Bami's story
Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
Read Conor's story
Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
Read Chrislyn's story

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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.
*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.