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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: BISC is the greatest major, the staff is wonderful and the classes are exactly what you need to prepare for professional school

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Most of the teachers were knowledgeable and helpful, the classes were tough but worth it.

4 College Junior

Academics: Pretty well known in the Midwest. Physical Therapy program is 12th in the nation. People know the name Marquette

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5 College Junior

Academics: Most professors are extremely passionate about what they teach and are not just teaching because they have to due to their research. The registration process is pretty easy but the only thing that stinks is that it is done by credits so if you don't have a lot of credits going into Marquette you may have a harder time signing up for specific classes you want that are gen eds.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Most professors are good and helpful, but you must study unlike high school as a lot of people including myself got a wake up call freshman year. There are a few bad ones but there are less than normal and always check ratemyprofessor before signing up for things.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 117th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 162nd
    Smartest Professors
  • 166th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 188th
    Best Course Variety
  • 325th
    Most Available Classes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Abudayyeh
Frankfort, Illinois
Broadcast and Electronic Communication
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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.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 39%
  • 20 to 49 students: 50%
  • 50 or more students: 11%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
  • J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 2%
  • Finance, General: 2%
  • Law: 3%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 2%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
Marquette's Center for Electronic Learning offers some courses in the College of Education, College of Professional Studies, and College of Nursing. However, most are for graduate work, not undergrad.
Best Places to Study
  • Brew Bayou (first floor of Alumni Memorial Union)
  • Brooks Lounge
  • Commuter Lounge
  • The library
  • Marquette Place
  • Residence hall study lounges
  • Student Commons
  • Your dorm room
Tips to Succeed
  • Actually attend class.
  • Ask your professors/teachers/TAs numerous questions.
  • Check your e-mail at least 10 times a day.
  • Do not ever fall behind.
  • If you need help writing a paper, make an appointment at the Writing Center in Raynor Library. They can help make your paper great.
  • Know what you want to study before attending school.
  • Pick classes that really interest you.
  • Research your professors before choosing your classes.
  • Sign up at the Tutoring Center if you need help with a subject.
Did You Know?
  • Marquette was ranked in the Top 100 of Entrepreneur magazine's list of the top of entrepreneurial university and college programs in the nation for 2003 and 2004.
  • The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students named Marquette's Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology the department of the year in 2002 for its outstanding commitment to graduate students and faculty/student relations.
  • The College of Nursing offers one of only five PhD programs in the nation with a teacher/scholar focus.
  • Our medical school acceptance rate surpasses the national average.
  • Alumni serve in senior leadership positions at major US companies including Kimberly-Clark Corp., CDW Computer, Manpower Inc., the American Cancer Society, Fox Sports Network, the San Francisco Giants, Teen People magazine, Ebony magazine and the e-magazine (and that's just a few).
  • Multiple alumni have won the venerated Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 52 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 16 responses

  • 30% Dwyane Wade (did not graduate) - NBA All-Star
  • 24% Chris Farley - actor/comedian
  • 18% Steve Novak
  • 16% Danny Pudi - actor
  • 4% Joseph McCarthy (JD) - former U.S. senator (R-WI)
  • 4% Doc Rivers
  • 2% Hildegarde - concert pianist and recording artist
  • 2% Ralph Metcalfe - professional sprinter

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 53 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.


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