A quality education is the first and most important reason that students choose Marquette. Every MU student has to complete a “core of common studies,” which consists of classes in the arts, diverse cultures, history, math, philosophy, rhetoric, science, and theology. Since Marquette is a Jesuit institution, most of the classes will also focus on the ethics of that particular subject. The University offers more than 75 majors and minors, in everything from broadcast journalism to biomedical engineering, so there is something to peak anyone's interest at Marquette.
The classes here are taught by educated professors and working professionals in their fields. Teaching Assistants (TAs) are there for help in the larger classes, but they don’t ever teach the main lecture sections at MU. With a few exceptions, the class sizes are small enough that professors get to know their students by name and build meaningful relationships. There are also plenty of academic resources available on campus, including free tutoring, a writing center, and assistance for students who struggle with learning disabilities. At Marquette, students will get one of the best educations that money can buy, but students can only get the best if they put in the effort.