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Colleges / Marquette University

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

About Marquette University

Marquette University Overview

Marquette University is a private, religious school in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marquette University was founded in 1881 and currently enrolls around 11,320 students per year year, which includes 7,660 undergrad students. Marquette University offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! December 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by December 20.

Student Involvement at Marquette University

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Marquette University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Marquette University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Marquette University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Marquette University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Marquette University on the Student Life page.

2022 Marquette University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 13%
Tuition $45,860
Percent of Need Met 81.2%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $36,565

Is Marquette University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Marquette University offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

Marquette University Acceptance Rate 2022

Marquette University is moderately difficult to get into. Marquette University admitted 86% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 16,270 students applied to Marquette University and 14,034 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marquette University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Marquette University, around 89% come back the next year. Marquette Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 81 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Marquette University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Marquette University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Marquette University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Marquette University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Marquette University meets 81.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $36,565 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $36,293 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Marquette University.

Based on this information, does Marquette University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Marquette University a good school for you?

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Where is Marquette University?

Marquette University is located in the urban setting of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, less than an hour from Milwaukee.

If you want to see Marquette University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94/Interstate 43 to Milwaukee, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Mitchell International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Marquette University and Milwaukee are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1250 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Campus Setting: Urban

Marquette University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marquette University is Dec 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marquette University is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Marquette University ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

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Marquette University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1350


Math SAT Range

590 - 680


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

Marquette University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marquette University is like? There are approximately 11,320 students enrolled at Marquette University, including 7,660 undergraduate students and 3,660 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 35% percent are from WI and 65% percent of students are from other states.


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