Marquette University

Marquette University

Milwaukee , United States
  • 89
    Acceptance Rate
  • 11600
  • 90
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Marquette is located on a 93-acre (38 ha) campus in the near downtown Milwaukee neighborhood of University Hill, on the former Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Lake Michigan is roughly one mile east of the edge of campus. The campus stretches 12 blocks east to west and 5 blocks north to south. Wisconsin Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Milwaukee, bisects the campus, placing academic buildings on the south side, and residence halls and other offices and buildings on the north side.

The Center for College Affordability & Productivity in Washington, D.C., ranked Marquette 69th overall, based on professor reviews, graduation rates, student grants, and the success of graduates in their vocations. Forbes ranked Marquette 83rd among research universities and 157th overall in 2016. In 2015, the QS World University Rankings placed Marquette at 701+ overall for universities worldwide.

The university includes 11 schools and colleges. Marquette's largest college by enrollment is the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. 

Entry requirements

To complete your online application, please be sure to submit the following:

  • High school transcript
  • ACT or SAT test scores 
  • Essay and extracurricular activities (in application or sent separately)
  • School counselor recommendation
  • College transcripts and AP exam scores may be sent at a later time and are not needed for freshman application review

If English is not your native language, submit One of the following:

  • TOEFL scores of at least – Reading: 18, Listening: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 20
  • IELTS scores of at least – Reading: 6.5, Listening: 6.5, Speaking: 6.5, Writing: 6.0
  • U.S. or Canadian high school or university transcript showing extensive achievement (typically at least 4 semesters) in a wide range of subjects
  • SAT exam with Evidence-Based Reading score of at least 530
  • ACT exam with English score of at least 22 and Reading score of at least 18

For graduate applicants: School (program) specific requirements

Scholarship & funding

Marquette offers a wide variety of merit scholarships that support the university's mission while recognizing student achievement — excellence in and out of the classroom, commitment to community service and demonstrated leadership. A scholarship is a form of gift assistance that does not have to be repaid. Marquette and private organizations award scholarships on a competitive basis to students who enroll full time in an eligible college.

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Student life

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