A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Marquette University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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
84%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1040-1270
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
$33,502/ 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
    $18,674/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,355/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,781/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,178/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,974/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,002Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
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  • Genuine
    26%
  • White
    18%
  • Rich
    17%
  • Leaders
    15%
  • Down to Earth
    14%
  • Invested
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.142 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.159 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
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  • We are Marquette
    54%
  • Be the difference
    38%
  • All of the above
    4%
  • 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
81%
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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My college visit was an amazing experience! Everyone was very helpful and caring. All of my questions were answered and I am in love with the school. The location is perfect with having a urban lifestyle with suburban people. The campus is located only 1 mile away from Lake Michigan for summer fun and there are also numerous activities that can be done during the summer months, such as going to their D1 basketball team. Everyone has great school spirit and safety is tremendous since they have an almost 24 hour limo service that will ensure that you make it back to your dorm after a cheer-filled game or long night of studying in their wonderful library. I recommend everyone looking into this college when they are applying.
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Marquette is a very special school. Like any college, it takes time to adjust and make it home, but once that happens, students realize how lucky they are to attend such an excellent university. The most amazing part about MU is the community. Basketball games, homecoming, and even finals week bring everyone together. The food is decent, but there's so many options which is nice. Despite negative perceptions concerning safety, the school is in fact very safe. It is a priority of MUPD to maintain a high level of security, even in the surrounding neighborhoods. Overall, this is a fantastic school and you should definitely plan a visit, even if it's not your top choice!
Marquette University as far as academics is wonderful. The professors are all very well qualified and passionate about what the teach, which makes learning very enjoyable. My biggest complaint is the residence and dining halls. Marquette has very strict visitation rules for students who live in residence halls, which made me feel very much like a child. The food is also terrible. They pride themselves on having many options however everything they make is gross. There are very few healthy/vegetarian options. The Sodexo staff working in the dining halls are always very rude and unsanitary. Marquette is a wonderful school if you are commuting, however living on campus is not worth the hefty price.