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Marietta College enrolls local students for fall

MARIETTA — When in-person classes began for the 2020 fall semester, Marietta College welcomed approximately 375 new students who are studying in one of the more than 50 majors or have chosen to not declare a major.

• William Todd, of Chesapeake, is majoring in Political Science and Sport Management and is a graduate of Chesapeake High School.
• Chase Wilds, of Ironton, is majoring in Petroleum Engineering and is a graduate of Rock Hill High School.
• Brady Wilson, of Chesapeake, is majoring in Undecided and is a graduate of Chesapeake High School.
• Corey McFann, of South Webster, is majoring in Computer Science and is a graduate of South Webster High School.

Located in Marietta, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the college was officially chartered in 1835.

Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers more than 50 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation’s best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution’s rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.