Marquette University

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School Overview

Marquette University is a four-year university is the privately owned and operated by the The Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a Christian male religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. Marquette is situated on a 95-acre campus in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The campus grounds are located just one mile east of Lake Michigan. The university was founded in 1881 by the Jesuits and was the first Catholic university to admit women. Marquette became a coeducational institution in 1909.

Marquette is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS) and belongs to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), a consortium of 30 Jesuit higher education institutions based in Washington D.C.

Currently, Marquette has roughly 12,000 students (8,500 undergraduate and 3,500) and an academic staff of roughly 1,000. Marquette is the largest privately owned and operated higher education institution in the state of Wisconsin and the largest Jesuit university the entire nation.

At its main campus in Milwaukee, Marquette offers a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various business, liberal arts, education, engineering, communications, law and health sciences fields and disciplines. The university offers over 50 graduate degrees (master’s and doctoral) and 40 graduate certificates.

In addition to an exception academic offering, intercollegiate and intramural sports are an important element of student life at Marquette. Student athletes and athletic teams compete as “Golden Eagles” in NCAA Division I sports.

Among national universities, in 2013, Marquette University was ranked 83rd by U.S. News & World Report and 97th by Washington Monthly. It was ranked No.72 in the nation among research universities by Forbes during the same year.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

(414) 288-7302

(800) 222-6544

Fax: (414) 288-3764

Contact: Robert Blust

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

(414) 288-7250

Total undergrads: 8,012

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,950

Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,821

Graduate enrollment: 2,550


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 89%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting Technology B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
E-Commerce B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B


Biomedical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Construction Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Computational Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies B
Mathematics/Computer Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Marquette University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(414) 288-7710
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:1250 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:11,294
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):78%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:10,872 (96% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$38,470
Out-of-state Tuition:$38,470
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$17,935

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Marquette University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Marquette University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences721
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1146
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs191
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
English Language and Literature/Letters211
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics51
Health Professions and Related Programs86123
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics31
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1232
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies122
Physical Sciences211
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences73
Theology and Religious Vocations11
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total17864719

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Marquette University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Grand total12

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Marquette University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,008

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,871100%
Grant or scholarship aid1,870100%$17,935
Student loan aid92850%$9,116

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,95295%$16,080
Federal student loans3,83846%$7,636

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Marquette University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Marquette University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants13,1365,8307,306
Percent admitted100%85%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%16%15%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Marquette University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment11,294
Undergraduate enrollment8,238
Graduate enrollment3,056

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Marquette University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Endodontics
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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