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Marquette University Overview

Marquette University is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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?

2,305 Undergraduate Awards
$42,641 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Marquette is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Marquette.
  • In 2017-2018, 57% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Marquette with a bachelor's degree make about $62,600 a year. That's 53% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Marquette to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Marquette University Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, Marquette is ranked #100 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Marquette also holds the #2 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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#86 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Master’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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Corporate Communications Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Physiology & Pathology Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Public & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Marquette has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Mathematical Economics Schools College Factual
#44 Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools College Factual
#55 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools College Factual
#61 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#72 Best Psychology Schools College Factual
#98 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is Marquette University?

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Contact details for Marquette are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1250 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-288-7710
Website: www.marquette.edu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarquetteU

How Do I Get Into Marquette?

You can apply to Marquette online at: www.marquette.edu/explore/apply-today.php

Admission Requirements for Marquette

Submission Required?
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 considered but not required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Marquette?

82% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores
Marquette has an acceptance rate of 82%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 25% 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 580 and 660. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Marquette University  ( 580 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Marquette University  ( 580 to 680 )
200
800
Marquette received ACT scores from 60% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 32. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Marquette University  ( 25 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Marquette University  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Marquette University  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford Marquette University?

$42,641 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Marquette is $42,641. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Marquette, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $8,904 a year. That adds up to $35,616 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marquette is 1.5%. 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

7,715 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,024 undergraduate students at Marquette, with 7,715 being full-time and 309 being part-time.

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There are also 3,526 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,715 full-time undergraduates at Marquette, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Marquette University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 498
Black or African American 310
Hispanic or Latino 1,164
White 5,285
International Students 148
Other Races/Ethnicities 310

Geographic Diversity

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

695 Took All Classes Online
9,612 Took At Least One Class Online
123.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Marquette. In 2019-2020, 9,612 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Marquette has changed over the last few years.

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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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Marquette

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Marquette University was $43,930 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Marquette is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Business/Corporate Communications #4 #4
Religious Studies #37 #37
Philosophy & Religious Studies #46 #46
Public Relations & Advertising #66 #66

Online Growth Rankings of Marquette

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Marquette University was 123.3%. This is the #370 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
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Computer & Information Sciences 30%
Computer Information Systems 30%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 25%
Religious Studies 22%

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
Business/Corporate Communications #1
Public Relations & Advertising #7
Religious Studies #7
Philosophy & Religious Studies #10
Computer Information Systems #21
Communication & Journalism #34
Computer & Information Sciences #61
Business Administration & Management #174
Business, Management & Marketing #226

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 145 25 220 9 399
General Biology 200 0 0 4 204
Law 0 0 0 175 175
Business Administration & Management 63 0 86 0 149
Computer Information Systems 114 0 31 0 145
Finance & Financial Management 141 0 0 0 141
Public Relations & Advertising 119 0 0 0 119
General Psychology 105 0 6 1 112
Marketing 111 0 0 0 111
Mechanical Engineering 92 0 10 0 102
Biomedical Engineering 80 0 8 8 96
Dentistry 0 0 0 93 93
Accounting 69 0 19 0 88
Political Science & Government 81 0 2 0 83
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 80 0 0 0 80
Criminology 75 0 0 0 75
Communication Sciences 32 0 40 0 72
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 2 65 67
Allied Health Professions 10 0 55 0 65
Communication & Media Studies 32 0 29 0 61
Teacher Education Grade Specific 49 1 0 0 50
Educational Administration 0 1 48 0 49
Economics 33 0 11 0 44
Romance Languages 42 0 0 0 42
History 34 0 6 2 42
Civil Engineering 29 0 8 2 39
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 38 0 0 0 38
Electrical Engineering 24 0 10 3 37
Business/Corporate Communications 28 0 8 0 36
Journalism 30 0 0 0 30
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 28 0 28
Sociology 28 0 0 0 28
Business/Managerial Economics 27 0 0 0 27
Philosophy 16 0 5 6 27
International Relations & National Security 23 0 4 0 27
Social Work 27 0 0 0 27
Human Resource Management 18 0 8 0 26
Mathematics 25 0 0 0 25
Real Estate 24 0 0 0 24
Writing Studies 22 0 0 0 22
International Business 21 0 0 0 21
General English Literature 11 0 3 5 19
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 16 1 1 0 18
Chemistry 8 0 3 6 17
Computer Engineering 16 0 0 0 16
Teacher Education Subject Specific 15 0 0 0 15
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 11 1 2 0 14
Natural Resources Conservation 14 0 0 0 14
Entrepreneurial Studies 13 0 0 0 13
General Education 13 0 0 0 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 12 0 0 0 12
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 12 0 12
Physics 10 0 0 0 10
Theological & Ministerial Studies 5 0 5 0 10
Statistics 9 0 0 0 9
Religious Studies 0 0 1 8 9
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 3 6 9
Environmental Engineering 8 0 0 0 8
Ethnic Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Anthropology 8 0 0 0 8
Other Public Administration 0 0 8 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 8 0 0 0 8
Applied Statistics 0 0 7 0 7
Construction Engineering 6 0 0 0 6
Cognitive Science 6 0 0 0 6
Mathematical Economics 6 0 0 0 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 3 0 2 0 5
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 4 0 4
Student Counseling 0 0 3 0 3
Computational Science 0 0 1 2 3
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1 1 0 0 2
Engineering Physics 2 0 0 0 2
Area Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Germanic Languages 2 0 0 0 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 2 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 2 0 0 0 2
Applied Mathematics 1 0 0 0 1
Dispute Resolution 0 0 1 0 1
Health & Physical Education 0 1 0 0 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Data Analytics 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,305 31 702 395 3,433

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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