Marquette University

1,813 reviews
  1. Milwaukee, WI
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Marquette University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
1250 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Marquette University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1100-1290
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$32,900/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,337/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,927/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,807/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,027/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,572/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.119 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,078Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Genuine
    26%
  • White
    18%
  • Rich
    17%
  • Leaders
    16%
  • Down to Earth
    13%
  • Invested
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.141 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.158 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • We are Marquette
    54%
  • Be the difference
    37%
  • All of the above
    4%
  • City Life
    2%
  • Drink till DPS shows up.
    2%
  • If you're poor, you suck
    1%

After Marquette University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses

Reviews

1,813 reviews
  • Excellent
    264
  • Very Good
    701
  • Average
    660
  • Poor
    120
  • Terrible
    68
Overall, Marquette is a very good school. I like the campus size (not too big or too small), the smaller class sizes, and the kind professors. I have not had a problem with any of my professors so far. One of the reasons I like Marquette is because of its location. Since it is in a big city such as Milwaukee and close to Chicago (which is also my hometown), there are plenty of opportunities to find jobs related to your major, get involved in the community, and to have fun. Also, we are very close to Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee, which is a huge plus. Another reason I like Marquette is that even though Marquette is a Jesuit school, Marquette is religiously diverse, which I think is important. Different perspectives can help us learn and grow. However, Campus Ministry has provided me with so many opportunities to grow in my faith. My favorite memory is going on a retreat called "Finding God in All Things," which was so fun and eye-opening. Even when I'm stuck in my dorm room stressing over a test I would still choose Marquette for its many opportunities and kind people. Also, hot cookie nights are a bonus!
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
My major (Bio) is pretty tough. I am doing well, but I study hard. Marquette offers free tutoring, which I totally take advantage of! They have study groups, tutoring, and office hours. The teachers are there to help you learn, and although it's tough, I know I'm learning.

Some of my classes are smaller (30-40 kids), but others are in a room with 300 other students. I love my major, but it can be tough to get all my classes. If you keep trying, you'll get what you need. I have gotten all of my classes that I've needed so far, even though the class was originally full!
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
I have loved my courses, even courses I wasn't sure I was going to like, I have enjoyed because of the professors and their communication of the content. Marquette has fantastic English professors, and I will miss taking English/Literature courses after I graduate! All of my class size have been small - under between 15 to 30 people - besides large gen. ed. lectures (like Biology for Non-Science Majors). You have to attend courses in order to complete the coursework & understand the content, but almost all the teachers I have had have made me want to come to class.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago