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3 College Freshman

Athletics: During visitation, the school reps say that intermurals are big at MU and most kids participate. Not true. Plus, you have to create your own team to join them. That's hard to do when you are a freshman and don't know who wants to play. I have not met anyone who plays intermurals.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Safest to live on campus, but have to lock in a lease early in the fall. The campus borders bad neighborhoods, with muggings and now armed robberies in the past year. It's scary to think about living near those neighborhoods. Campus security tells us to give up everything if we are held up at gunpoint since we are easy targets, with new computers, iphones, and we usually have cash, too. They have limos to take us to and from those neighborhoods but even the limo drivers don't like it.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Typical of a lot of colleges.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: Some dorms have people who watch closely; others not so much. McCormick is lenient so kids drink in dorms. No partying at Cobeen or Straz. The atmospheres are completely different at those dorms.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties held off campus are in bad areas. Best to go with friends. Lots of kids have fake ID's to go to the bars though. Marquette parents encourage drinking, so that's nice.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Wish there were more healthy choices or late night dining available.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm choice can make or break your social life. McCormick is friendly; doors are open and people say hi in the halls but rooms are small. They include people when hanging out. Cobeen is the opposite. All girls dorm, very cliquey, no open doors, no one is friendly and no one goes to any of the activities at the dorm but rooms are a little bigger. At Cobeen, it's best to find a clique early in the year and stay in it or else it is social suicide. Straz is in the middle. Honors kids clique together, but are still pretty friendly. Rooms at Straz are a nice, comfortable size. McCormick is safest since it's in the middle of campus. Straz is okay, borders downtown. Cobeen is on edge of campus and you have to walk past the homeless people, who yell at you, on your way to/from classes.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is pretty decent. You are almost guaranteed to find an apartment, but houses are difficult and the quality of both varies on how much you want to pay.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Anywhere off campus and towards the third ward or downtown has plenty of fun, interesting places to dine at.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The one thing that I hear about constantly and am sure deters potential students is how difficult it is to get into the dorms and have visitors. It is so incredibly strict that you can't even get into a dorm on campus unless you live there or someone has to come check you in, then you have to be out by a certain time. The overnight policy is even more strict .

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Even if there is no where to really go, the atmosphere on the weekends is great so it's easy to have fun. The party scene definitely improves when it is nice out but it still happens during the winter. The parties are great and overall pretty welcoming, and I think it has a positive impact on the student experience. It is a way for all of the very stressed out students to blow off steam.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process for financial aid anywhere is difficult so I didn't expect much else going in. I received a few scholarships but with the high cost of tuition, a little more help would definitely be appreciated by many students on campus.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: I had pretty low expectations of the food coming into college and I am pretty disappointed in how accurate my expectations were. The food here is terrible. It is either completely unhealthy or just gross in general. The limited amounts of healthy food either sit out in the open all day or do not exist at all. It is hard to get fruit outside of apples and bananas, most of which are bruised and old anyways. The selections are small and the hours that the food locations are open are not good as well. The unlimited swipes is a perk, but there is really no use for them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I couldn't imagine my experience thus far without living in my dorm. I love the atmosphere, the inclusion, and the overall feeling of being so emerged in my college. It is close enough to my classes and the surrounding areas. The only downside really is the size of the rooms. They are quite tiny and hard to live in, but that is made up for by the people that I live with.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: MKE has tons of great restaurants

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Theyre all here to help and very nice

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Some great options, but aren't open as much

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Awesome atmosphere, but very small rooms.

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2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus near Marquette is ridiculously expensive. It's conveniently located, but we also live in a food desert so there are no grocery stores close. Also not a very safe neighborhood. DPS does their best but there are a lot of robberies. And parking sucks.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: We're in Milwaukee so there are TONS of options off campus! Lots of nice restaurants but also decently priced places.

2 College Senior

Administration: The administration is crazy strict when it comes to alcohol, drugs, and visitation in dorms.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I got some scholarship which was easy, but Marquette is so expensive that it is never enough.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties are great. Walk down Kilbourne and you'll find somewhere to go, but you will also look like a huge freshman if you stand on the corner with a big group of people.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: It's nice that Qdoba, Papa Johns, and Jimmy Johns are on campus (soon Subway). In Marquette Place in the AMU there are some good choices such as Einsteins, a sandwich place, and a salad place. The food within the dining halls on the other hand is poor quality. It is very difficult to find healthy options. The hours of some of the dining halls are awful as well. For example, Mashuda, Cobeen, and Straz close at 6pm which is dinner time! And Straz (which has the healthiest options of all) is not even open at all on the weekends.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms at Marquette are a great place to meet friends and socialize. Everyone keeps their doors open and is super friendly. Unfortunately the rooms are not spacious at all, and some of the buildings are pretty old.

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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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