Private, coeducational, nonsectarian, undergraduate, residential, contemporary liberal arts founded in 1835. One of America’s 37 "Revolutionary Colleges," institutions with origins reaching back to the 18th century. Originally founded as the Muskingum Academy in 1797. Total enrollment for 2010-11 academic year was approximately 1,400 students from more than 40 states and more than 20 countries. The College’s picturesque 90-acre campus is in Marietta, Ohio, just two blocks from downtown. The campus includes a state-of-the-art recreation center, planetarium and library. Marietta, Ohio, (population 15,000) established in 1788 by Revolutionary War veterans led by Gen. Rufus Putnam, is the oldest organized city in the Northwest Territory. Marietta is a river town situated at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. Marietta is part of a much larger Mid-Ohio Valley metropolitan area that includes nearby Parkersburg, W.Va. This area sustains a combined population of around 150,000. Marietta is only a few hours from Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.Approximately 93 percent of students receive need-based financial aid — more than $14.5 million of Marietta College’s funds are committed to financial assistance.Marietta College has 103 faculty members, approximately 92 percent of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field.