Marquette University

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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.

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