Reach out to Marquette University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.
Students who apply to Marquette University for fall should hear back from Marquette University by December 20.
Here is an overiew of some of Marquette University's admissions stats.
|Marquette University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||34%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||13%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||37%|
These are the application deadlines for Marquette University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||December 1||December 20|
Marquette University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2022, Marquette University waitlisted 567 students and 567 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 108 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Marquette University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Marquette University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Marquette University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Marquette University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5||3.4|
Students admitted to Marquette University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 24% submitted a class rank. At Marquette University 34% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 67% were in the top 25% and 93% were in the top 50%.
At Marquette University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||28.1%|
|3.50 and 3.74||25.5%|
|3.25 and 3.49||22%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.8%|
|2.50 and 2.9||5.4%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.5%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Marquette University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Marquette University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
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.
In 2022, 13% of Marquette University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 37% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Marquette University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1200 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Marquette University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Marquette University students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Marquette University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.
To be most competitive at Marquette University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Marquette University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Marquette University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Marquette University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Marquette University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Marquette University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Marquette University.
Does Marquette University accept transfer credits?
✅ Marquette University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Marquette University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Marquette University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Marquette University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Marquette University?
❌ No, Marquette University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Marquette University's acceptance rate?
✅ Marquette University's acceptance rate is 86%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Marquette University?
❌ Marquette University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Marquette University? Marquette University is a somewhat selective institution. The Marquette University acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
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25 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Marquette University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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