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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Marquette is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,026 undergraduate students. The Marquette acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine, Marketing, and Finance. Graduating 80% of students, Marquette alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,800.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
1250 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Marquette University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1130-1310
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$32,377/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,949/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,400/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,844/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,993/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,680/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.124 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.124 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,026Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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  • Genuine
    24%
  • White
    20%
  • Rich
    17%
  • Leaders
    16%
  • Down to Earth
    13%
  • Invested
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.146 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.163 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
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  • We are Marquette
    55%
  • Be the difference
    37%
  • All of the above
    3%
  • City Life
    2%
  • Drink till DPS shows up.
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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First semester of freshman year was an emotional struggle, with having to leave home for the first time ever, but Marquette helped make that transition so much better. It is a gorgeous campus in the middle of Milwaukee, so there is always something to do -- all MU students receive a Milwaukee Bus Pass, so there are always places to readily explore! There are also so many different, unique clubs that anyone who attends here will find their group. Marquette is an older university (because it has been around for a while), but its still improving itself, with a brand new dorm hall, The Commons, a new physical therapy building, and renovations always being looked in to for the other buildings (there's even rumor that they are building a new rec center in the middle of campus). Marquette is also home to amazing D1 athletic teams! The men's basketball games are always a great time, as well as all the others. Overall this is a great university, even though it is a bit on the pricier side.
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Marquette is filled with students who want to succeed and work hard. Being immersed in this environment urges all to work their hardest to achieve their goals. Although everyone has unique goals, Marquette equips their students with the tools necessary for success. For example, professors are always available to answer questions about class. Additionally, students are also very willing to help one another in order to excel in the classroom. The team environment you feel at Marquette is felt beyond the sporting events and reaches the classroom. When looking back on my time at Marquette, I will always have fond memories of participating in insightful labs, attending basketball games, and joining organizations to find my second family here on campus. I could not be more proud to be graduating from Marquette this spring. Ring out Ahoya!
Marquette is definitely a good school but could use some work in various areas. I am currently a junior and have found the academics at Marquette to be challenging, but not overly so. If you put in the work, getting an A in most classes should be possible. You have to live in the dorms for the first two years which is not the end of the world as they are quite nice. However, the dorm food leaves a lot to be desired. The surrounding area has not been my favorite as there is honestly not too much to do but I have never really felt unsafe. Overall, my experience there so far has been good!