Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Marquette University

Find Schools Near

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?

2,204 Undergraduate Awards
$42,130 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

Best 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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Business/Corporate Communications Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Physiology & Pathology Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Education 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
#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?

Location of Marquette University

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 required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Marquette?

89% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores
Marquette has the high acceptance rate of 89%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Marquette University  ( 570 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Marquette University  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800
Marquette received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 30. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Marquette University  ( 24 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Marquette University  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Marquette University  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Marquette University?

$42,130 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Marquette is $42,130. 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

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

8,175 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,515 undergraduate students at Marquette, with 8,175 being full-time and 340 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Marquette

There are also 3,304 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,175 full-time undergraduates at Marquette, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Marquette

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Marquette Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 551
Black or African American 312
Hispanic or Latino 1,172
White 5,603
International Students 213
Other Races/Ethnicities 324

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

135 Took All Classes Online
1,369 Took At Least One Class Online
31.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Marquette. In 2017-2018, 1,369 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.

undefined

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
Business/Corporate Communications 20%

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
Religious Studies #21
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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 135 10 164 18 327
General Biology 200 0 1 7 208
Business Administration & Management 77 1 108 0 186
Law 0 0 0 178 178
Public Relations & Advertising 130 0 0 0 130
Finance & Financial Management 126 0 0 0 126
General Psychology 107 0 7 0 114
Marketing 102 0 0 0 102
Computer Information Systems 77 0 25 0 102
Mechanical Engineering 76 0 17 6 99
Dentistry 0 0 0 96 96
Political Science & Government 76 0 6 0 82
Accounting 62 0 19 0 81
Biomedical Engineering 72 0 4 3 79
Communication Sciences 37 0 39 0 76
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 73 0 0 0 73
Allied Health Professions 14 0 54 0 68
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 5 63 68
Criminology 67 0 0 0 67
Economics 46 0 11 0 57
History 43 0 9 1 53
Communication & Media Studies 35 0 13 0 48
Business/Corporate Communications 43 0 3 0 46
Romance Languages 44 0 0 0 44
Educational Administration 0 2 41 0 43
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42 0 0 0 42
Civil Engineering 32 0 9 1 42
Electrical Engineering 22 0 14 2 38
International Relations & National Security 33 0 5 0 38
Sociology 34 0 0 0 34
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 33 0 0 0 33
Business/Managerial Economics 27 0 0 0 27
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 26 0 26
General English Literature 12 0 6 6 24
Writing Studies 24 0 0 0 24
Journalism 23 0 0 0 23
International Business 22 0 0 0 22
Mathematics 22 0 0 0 22
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 8 12 0 20
Philosophy 12 0 5 3 20
Computer Engineering 19 0 0 0 19
Social Work 19 0 0 0 19
Human Resource Management 11 0 7 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 16 0 0 0 16
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 7 8 15
Theological & Ministerial Studies 10 0 5 0 15
Management Information Systems 14 0 0 0 14
Environmental Engineering 13 0 0 0 13
Computational Science 0 0 8 5 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11 0 0 0 11
Real Estate 11 0 0 0 11
Chemistry 3 0 1 6 10
Entrepreneurial Studies 9 0 0 0 9
Physics 9 0 0 0 9
Statistics 7 0 1 0 8
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 7 0 0 1 8
Natural Resources Conservation 8 0 0 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 8 0 0 0 8
Ethnic Studies 7 0 0 0 7
Religious Studies 0 0 1 6 7
General Education 6 0 0 0 6
Anthropology 6 0 0 0 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 4 0 1 0 5
Student Counseling 0 0 5 0 5
Construction Engineering 5 0 0 0 5
Classical Languages & Literature 5 0 0 0 5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3 1 1 0 5
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 4 0 4
Other Public Administration 0 0 4 0 4
Communication & Journalism (Other) 2 1 0 0 3
Area Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 3 0 3
Cognitive Science 3 0 0 0 3
Applied Mathematics 2 0 0 0 2
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 2 0 0 0 2
Health & Physical Education 0 2 0 0 2
Germanic Languages 1 0 0 0 1
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 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
Dispute Resolution 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,204 25 651 410 3,290

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.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.