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Marquette Admissions Information

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI (map)


Forging a strong sense of community with the opportunities of an urban setting, Marquette University offers its students an impressive number of academic and extracurricular pursuits. Offering nearly 75 majors spread across eight distinct college including those of Arts and Sciences, Pre-Professional Programs, Communications, Business, and Health Services Marquette features uniquely specialized educations in a vast range of fields. Another opportunity unique to Marquette is that of its on-site internships: partnering with the Les Aspin Center for Government on Capital Hill, students may study and work in Washington for a semester. In addition, the school’s on-campus academic centers such as the Energy Research Center and the National Sports Law Institute enable students to gain priceless real-world experience.

Combining the urban appeal of Milwaukee with the small-world feel of the midwest, Marquette is a best-of-both-worlds environment for many students. The school is well-incorporated into its surroundings, providing easy access to the city’s noted zoo, restaurants, and athletics. In addition, students may ride the city’s busses free of charge when using their university IDs. While the school mandates that all underclassmen live on campus, it also provides an exception to that rule for any student who wishes to commute from a family home. While on campus, Marquette students take part in a notably wide array of activities, from out-of-the-box intramural sports think coed waterskiing and innertube water polo to the Video Games Players Association. Student traditions persist annually on campus, as well; the yearly Snowball is a formal dance that marks the end of each January’s slew of games and activities, collectively called Winter Flurry.



Basic Info

Main Address: PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone Number: (414) 288-7250  
Website: www.marquette.edu  


Type of school: Private, Coed  
Type of school: Jesuit, Roman Catholic  
Setting: Urban, very large city; Residential campus  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 8,113  
Percent out-of-state: 59%  
Percent international: 2.03%  
Female to Male ratio: 52:48  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 14:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Health Professions
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Washington Semester
Weekend College

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Women's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Special Housing For International Students
Men's Housing
Apartments For Married Students
Cooperative Housing
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
International Students
Literary Magazine
Music Ensembles
Radio Station
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Choral Groups
Jazz Band
Model U.N.
Musical Theater
Pep Band
Student Newspaper
Television Station

Fun Facts

  • Marquette's men's basketball team plays in the Bradley Center, which is also home to the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Although Marquette does not have a varsity football team, snow football is a popular intramural sport.
  • Ranked a Best Midwestern University.

Admissions Information

While admissions at Marquette is not extremely competitive, it is nonetheless important that a student proves him or herself to be a fitting candidate for the university. Selection officials note that the two most important factors for making an admissions decision are an applicant's high school GPA paired with the rigor of his or her courseload. This indicates that a student with a lower GPA paired with more arduous classes may be given slightly more consideration at Marquette than at other schools.

Aside from these two factors, considerations for admission include a prospective student's class rank, standardized test scores, recommendation, and application essay. To a lesser extent, factors such as alumni relation, extracurricular activities, and geographical residence are also taken into consideration.

Admissions address: Marquette Undergraduate Admissions
1250 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Zilber Hall, 136
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone number: (800) 222-6544  
Fax number: (414) 288-3764  
Admissions Website: http://www.marquette.edu/explore/  
Email: admissions@marquette.edu  
Contact Person: Robert Blust, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 19,930  
Percent of applicants admitted: 62%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: December 1  
Early decision/action deadline: Not applicable  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Standardized Test Scores
School Report
Mid Year Report
Final Report

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with writing  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers the single highest test date  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 1488  
ACT code: 4610  
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