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About Marquette University

Marquette University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Marquette University was founded in 1881 and now enrolls around 11,550 students a year, including 8,024 undergrads.

There are 13 undergraduate students for every full-time Marquette University professor.

2021 Marquette University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Tuition $44,970

Marquette University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to Marquette University for Fall 2022 is December 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 1.

Early Admission at Marquette University

Marquette University does not offer early decision or early action.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Marquette University

It is moderately difficult to get into Marquette University. The acceptance rate at Marquette University is 82%. Last year, 15,324 students applied to Marquette University and 12,641 were admitted. ### Marquette University Waitlist

Marquette University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Marquette University?

Marquette University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Marquette University, applicants must submit the following items.

Marquette University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 3.4
Transcript of High School Record

Marquette University Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Marquette University.

Marquette University Waitlist

Marquette University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Does Marquette University Require the ACT or SAT?

Marquette University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 25% submitted the SAT. 60% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Marquette University

Yes! Marquette University provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Marquette University students are active in the school's Student Government, club sports and community service organizations. Winter Flurry, Hunger Clean-Up, and and Midnight Madness Basketball Kick-Off are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Marquette University.

Financial Aid at Marquette University

Marquette University meets 80.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Marquette University full-time are awarded $36,580 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Marquette University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marquette University

About 88% of students who start at Marquette University return the next year. Out of the 1,989 students who started at Marquette University as first-time freshman, 1,329 graduate within four years.

Around 84% of students who started at Marquette University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Marquette University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $36,321 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Marquette University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Marquette University a good school for you?

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Where is Marquette University Located?

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

PO Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Campus Setting: Urban

Marquette University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

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

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

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


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1170 - 1320


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580 - 680


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Wondering what life at Marquette University is like? There are approximately 11,550 students enrolled at Marquette University, including 8,024 undergraduate students and 3,526 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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