Why Marianopolis?

We lay claim to an unmatched, century-old track record of excellence. Providing the best university preparation is part of our unique heritage. Whether it’s the academic strength of our incoming students, our unparalleled ability to graduate students on-time and have some 90 percent of them gain acceptance to their first-choice university, or our students’ top R-Scores, our success metrics speak for themselves:

Cohort Marianopolis Pre-u network
Incoming high school average 2017 cohort 85.2% 80.5%
Passing all first semester courses 2017 cohort 82% 60%
On-time graduation from initial program 2015 cohort 70% 31%
R-Score average overall at graduation 2017 grads 29.6 27.4
R-Score of 32+ overall at graduation 2017 grads 22.6% 10.9%

We offer a supportive atmosphere geared to student success. Our classes are, on average, 25% smaller than at public colleges. Many of our faculty and staff have masters and doctorates from the world’s top universities as well as on-the-ground experience in their areas of expertise. They get to know students personally and provide one-on-one support during weekly drop-in hours. All Marianopolis employees know that their No. 1 purpose is to help students succeed.

We enrich the student experience inside and outside the classroom. Our Honours Science, Honours Social Science and Honours Commerce programs provide the most motivated students an opportunity to cultivate their passion and talent within a stimulating and creative framework of courses and activities. Our Certificates, unique to Marianopolis, enable students to enrich their understanding of a specific theme while they complete the requirements of their DEC. Our international courses enable students in any program to travel abroad and gain a global outlook on their area of study. We are also the only college to hold a universal break, called Activity Period, twice a week, when students can hear from world renowned guest speakers, play intramural sports, participate in our many enriching opportunities or get involved in our over 100 student-run clubs (we have more than any other college).

We provide various forms of financial assistance to defray the cost of tuition to about one in five students. What’s more, our tuition is income tax deductible and all of our support services are easily accessible and free.

We call all this “The Marianopolis difference.” And by that we mean that we give to our students the immense advantage of having been admitted to an excellent school where every person and every resource is dedicated to student success.