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Colleges > Marietta College

January 8, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

President
Joseph W. Bruno
brunoj@marietta.edu

Address
215 Fifth St.
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Phone: (740) 376-4643

About the school
About the school
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (office hours)
Calendar: Semester (Aug. 26 - May 2, Graduation is May 11)
Mascot: Pioneers
Enrollment: 1,400

Marietta College is a co-educational private college in Marietta, Ohio, which was the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory. The school offers 44 majors along with a large number of minors, all of which used to be grounded in a strong liberal arts foundation. The school encompasses approximately three city blocks in downtown Marietta and enrolls about 1,400 full-time students each year. It is known for its Petroleum Engineering, Athletic Training and McDonough Leadership programs. Marietta College is one of America's 37 "Revolutionary Colleges," institutions with origins reaching back to the eighteenth century.

Originally founded as the Muskingum Academy in 1797, today's College was chartered in 1835. In 1860, Marietta became the sixteenth college awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the world's oldest honorary society. The athletic department sponsors 18 varsity sports that compete in NCAA Division III and the Ohio Athletic Conference. The college's baseball team won its sixth Division III College World Series Championship in school history in 2012. Other championship seasons were 1981, 1983, 1986, 2006 and 2011.

The College also sponsors intramural and recreation program, which are housed in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. The College also hosts free monthly community shows in the Anderson Hancock Planetarium. The majority of the students at the college are from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but a sizable portion of the student population is from the New England states, as well as from China.

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