Marquette University Overview
Marquette University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Marquette University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Marquette is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Marquette.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 58% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Marquette bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $62,600 a year. That's about 53% more than their peers at other schools.
Marquette University Rankings
We have ranked Marquette as #141 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Marquette also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Wisconsin ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Marquette has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#67||Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#81||Best Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#138||Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#252||Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Marquette.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Marquette has earned from around the web.
|#28||Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism||College Factual|
|#31||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#38||Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management||College Factual|
|#48||Best Business Schools||Business Degree Central|
|#58||Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences||College Factual|
|#72||Best Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
Where Is Marquette University?
Contact details for Marquette are given below.
|Address:||1250 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233|
How Do I Get Into Marquette?
You can apply to Marquette online at: www.marquette.edu/explore/apply-today.php
Admission Requirements for Marquette
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Marquette?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.
Average Test Scores
About 17% of students accepted to Marquette submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 650.
Can I Afford Marquette University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Marquette, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,642 a year. That adds up to $34,568 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Marquette is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Marquette University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,304 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,175 full-time undergraduates at Marquette, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Marquette University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||312|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,172|
Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at Marquette University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 61 countries are represented at Marquette. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Bangladesh.
Online Learning at Marquette University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Marquette has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 28th most popular in Wisconsin for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Marquette
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Marquette University was 31.6%. This is the #666 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Marquette regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Marquette majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Marquette ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Marquette.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#23|
|Computer Information Systems||#32|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#63|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Marquette University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By scottfeldstein under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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