This wasn't my first, second, or third choice when it came to colleges, but they had the biggest financial aid package by far, so that was the deciding factor. My major at Marietta was radio/TV and I LOVED the hands on experience. I still work in radio today, and still use all the skills I learned there. The book knowledge is one factor, but actually getting your hands on equipment, putting together a newscast, and being reviewed by your peers...that was the most important part of the education. I understand some large universities really make you wait until you have hands-on experience. I think it would be awful to find out your junior year that you don't really enjoy doing the work that your major centers around. Marietta didn't require the extra work at the TV and radio stations, but the people who became successful in their fields are the ones who did the work, instead of just attending class.
The social life was good on campus, the food was fair, and I really enjoying most of the faces, if not the names, of most of the people attending Marietta College.
It is in a small town, so don't expect to find the offerings of a big city...especially the shopping!