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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    C+
Marquette is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,974 undergraduate students. The Marquette acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine, Marketing, and Finance. Graduating 81% 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
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

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
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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.123 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,974Undergrads
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 81 responses
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  • Genuine
    25%
  • White
    20%
  • Leaders
    16%
  • Rich
    16%
  • 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.145 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.162 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 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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Marquette University Reviews

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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!
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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.
Marquette is located in a large city, but its campus is very much enclosed. While the location provides good opportunity for night life in the nearby heart of downtown and also provides volunteer opportunities that match with its Jesuit ideals, it is part of a "Marquette Bubble" that somewhat skews Milwaukee's deeply segregated neighborhoods. The school itself provides a wonderful, safe experience, with Jesuit ideals of Cura Personalis , or care of the whole person, included in the curriculum. It has great culture surrounding its boys basketball team. The community is irreplaceable, and alumni take pride in their Marquette heritage.