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Reviews 1273 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Majors: I applied into my program as in incoming freshman. I didn't encounter many challenges since I was in from the beginning, I did not need to worry about transferring or applying into any thing. For the DPT program we had to complete a different more specific essay to apply to the program.

5 College Junior

Majors: Now that I am in the professional phase of the DPT program, it is awesome! I love the course work, our faculty and esteemed professors as well as my amazing classmates. We may have every class together, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I really enjoy the clinical aspect of my program and cannot wait for my second one this summer.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: LIMOs on campus are great transportation to get around at night, especially if you are traveling alone. Otherwise to get downtown, it is cabs or the city bus or a friend DD. Mostly house parties for the undergrads, with a bigger bar scene for those of age.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I personally loved every experience I had with campus housing. It is a fantastic place to meet people and have everything you could need within or across the street from your building.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing options vary widely and the popular buildings are always quick to go first so undergrads really need to know where they would like to live early on to get into the building they would like. Studio buildings almost always have availability. Prices range from cheap to expensive depending on location, number of people per bedroom, etc.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: With any organization there will be good and bad, however I had an amazing experience with the sorority that I joined. It really helped me to meet some amazing people, that I never would have met otherwise and helped develop me into the leader that I am today. I loved getting to volunteer and do service with my sisters as I was really looking for a way to get involved in the Milwaukee community with volunteering my time and talents.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Our residence hall visitation policy is pretty strict. I understand it is for safety purposes since we are situated in an urban environment, however it would be nicer if we could check in friends to stay the night past 10pm and have extended visitation hours on the weekends and week nights. Recently the policy has been changed to begin charging fines for drinking and visitation violations, since I am older I have not witnessed 1st hand how this has effected our undergraduate population.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Living in a urban setting sets one up for safety issues, and many cannot be helped. However if students are smart, campus is a very safe place. Our Department of Public Safety is amazing with escorts and surveillance 24/7.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Being in a city increases our off-campus dining immensely. It is always a joy to venture into a new area of the city and try a new restaurant. Milwaukee has a wide variety from delicious hole-in-the-wall spots to everyone's favorite chain restaurants, there is really something for everyone!

3 College Junior

Diversity: While attending a private, Catholic University it is bound to be less diverse to begin with. However Marquette has begun making strides to creating a more diverse as well as unified student body. I have worked with a wide variety of student groups and I am always so amazing, how despite all of our differences the student leaders are able to come together and really make an effective team.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love being here because it is a unique experience different than any of my friends who attend different universities. It's hard to explain my experience because it is so indescribable. I never imagined I would be this happy to be where I am today, answering these questions on my favorite campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have never had an internship, so unfortunately I cannot answer this question. From hearing my peers experiences, they love internships. I plan to have an internship because I want to gain experience in my field and have background in what I want to do when I get an actual job. I've also learned that most people who intern for a company end up working for that company full time after their internship ends.

College Freshman

Majors: I have never had an internship.

4 College Freshman

Academics: My major is often recognized as a difficult one. When I tell people what it is, they usually say, "wow, good luck". So far, I haven't seen a harder schedule than any of my friends in different programs. Of course I am only a freshman, so this will probably change within the next few semesters. What I have heard though is that graduating from Marquette with an engineering degree is outstanding, and many people will recognize you for it.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: We have campus LIMOS that constantly circle campus. You can even call the safety services and they will send one to your location to pick you up. Also, if you find yourself off campus and scared for your safety, you can call and they'll send a campus security car to pick you up. Marquette is very good when it comes to making sure students are getting around safely. Local transportation is good because there are buses constantly running up and down Wisconsin ave (right in the middle of campus) that go downtown to various locations. Also, cabs are easy to call, and are usually at your location within ten minutes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security is crazy at making sure students are safe. The only issue is that I always hear about people getting mugged or robbed walking down the street. I always see campus security when I'm walking, so where are they when these things are happening? Overall, walking on campus I feel very safe.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking downtown Milwaukee is fairly cheap (vs the parking I'm used to in downtown Chicago). The only problem is that spots fill up EXTREMELY quickly. Another down side is there are so many NO PARKING signs that take up a large amount of parking spots, so you'll find yourself circling the same block over and over just to find one spot.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Many people here are your classic white rich boy/girl. Northfaces, UGG boots, Sperry's, Vera Bradley, Hunter Boots, etc. Some are snobby rich kids, but I luckily found people who are not. In fact, there are a lot of people that go to Marquette that don't fit the stereotypical white person look. Granted, most people do, but it's not impossible to find a handful of truly down to earth people. The majority of friends that I have made were in my residence hall, while others were met through friends, or in class.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's very easy to get into, as long as you put a smile on your face and actually are committed to joining Greek life. I myself have just recently joined, and I can say it was a great decision. The Greek life at Marquette is very different from other large state schools. There is no hazing (which I think is awesome) and it's more about community than anything else. Sure, we like to have fun, but we also like to make relationships and volunteer for the Milwaukee community. Greeks aren't viewed any differently than non-Greeks, which I think is another bonus, because they do not get judged. If you want, you can choose to live in a house, but it's not required. For my sorority house up to 15 girls can live in it a semester.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All of the campus housing buildings are crazy old, which is a HUGE downside, considering students are required to live on campus for the first two years. McCormick and Schroeder have the smallest rooms, which are "usual" dorm rooms. Other halls like Abbottsford and McCabe have nicer, apartment-like dorm rooms. Then, the rest of the halls fall somewhere in between. Each hall has it's own special qualities, and they all have special choices. Some are air conditioned, some aren't. Some have communal bathrooms, some have private bathrooms. Not one dorm building is the same as another, which I guess is pretty cool.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Some nights are dry spells, while some nights the party is poppin'. Some people say it's who you know that decides your night life at Marquette.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Campus security does a great job at making sure students aren't participating in illegal activity. Still, there are some students who decide to participate anyway. It's not something that I see as visible, or even a problem. Out of all of the schools I have visited, Marquette has been the tightest when it comes to drug and alcohol use. I have never seen anyone be peer pressured.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere actually isn't all bad. The only down side to Marquette's campus is it's location. It is on the west side of Milwaukee (I believe) which isn't the nicest part of town. The campus itself is fine, but if you go a little too far in one direction that's when it gets scary. As for the rest of the city, Milwaukee is a very cool diverse hipster sort of town. There's a huge variety of things to do, such as museums, theaters, poetry slams, bars, clubs, etc. The restaurants around the city are awesome too and have their own little twist. The only reason I wouldn't live here after graduation is because I've already found my spot in another city. Who knows, maybe things will change.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus is pretty strict when it comes to underage drinking. Many people get written up if they are caught drinking in the dorms or with drugs. People can be put on probation if it becomes serious, and this can affect their dorm for the next year (students are required to live on campus for their first and second year). Some students can also lose scholarship depending on the magnitude of the offense. Overall, the campus is pretty strict when it comes to these things.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are computer labs in many buildings on campus (I have never had to use one because I carry my laptop with me wherever I go). Printing on campus is a breeze - I'm pretty sure each building has it's own printer. The way it works at Marquette is that every student downloads Printwise onto their computer, so that everytime they need to print something, they can send it to any printer on campus. It costs 7 cents to print one-sided and 10 for double sided sheets of paper. The wifi on campus is awesome because you could be ANYWHERE on the entire campus and get it. I've sat at a bench outside and still got wifi (some universities only allow wifi inside buildings or dorms). The speed can be slow sometimes, but for the most part it works great.


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Jordan Abudayyeh
Frankfort, Illinois
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It is almost unanimous—Marquette students could not be more satisfied with their experience here. Almost every student who looks back at their experience says they would make the same decision all over again if they could. Even if a student experienced uneasiness or uncertainty at the start, they almost never regret their decision in the end. Yes, money may be an issue, the campus is not all that diverse, and studying hard is a must, but hey, no school is perfect. Marquette can offer more than you may expect, like a welcoming atmosphere, distinguished faculty, and a noteworthy academic reputation.

During the college selection process, Marquette is often a top pick among prospective college students due to a number of factors. Sure, students are quick to recognize the drawbacks, but most acknowledge the beneficial qualities Marquette can provide, such as the strong academic foundation, top-quality professors, and an endless amount of entertainment opportunities in a major city location. Most of all, a feeling of small-town community togetherness makes Marquette feel unique to the students here. With all things considered, if you can swing the cost of a Marquette education, then the price is right—so come on down. Of course, like any experience in life, college is what you make it. So get involved, make new friends, and try new experiences, and it will be the time of your life.

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