See what students say:


A highly regarded Jesuit, Catholic school, Marquette University “seeks to provide a wellrounded education based upon excellence, faith, leadership and service.” Undergrads here truly value how the university is able to seamlessly integrate “the classroom [with] the greater Milwaukee area through applied programs, service learning, and social activities.” Marquette also manages to foster “great relationships with many companies in the area (and in other states) and those companies come [here when] looking for interns to hire.” As if that wasn’t enough, the university’s size is also a fantastic asset. A biomedical science major explains, “There’s a real sense of community. It’s a big enough school so you don’t know everyone, but small enough so that you feel important.”

Academically, the school’s physical therapy, physician’s assistant and business programs are all quite “strong” and very “highly” regarded. Fortunately, no matter your major, Marquette undergrads are privy to “enthusiastic” professors who seem to “genuinely care about [their] students.” A nursing student agrees adding, “I’ve seen professors send students home to rest when they are sick, offer study sessions outside of class, lend students a book if they bought the wrong one, etc.” Many professors also have ample professional experience. Therefore, they’re able to bring “real world” insight directly into classroom. Overall, though “classes are difficult,” professors “push you to do your best and you definitely come out learning a lot.”

Student Body

Given Marquette’s location, it’s not surprising that the majority of students hail “from the Midwest” with “a [hefty] number…from the Chicago area” in particular. And though “many students come from wealthy families, there are a large portion of people that attend Marquette due to generous scholarships.” Thankfully, no matter your geographic heritage or economic status, undergrads assure us that you’ll find a “friendly” student body. And though it’s a Jesuit university, “Marquette welcomes students of all backgrounds [and] promotes unity among students of all faiths and cultural communities.” More importantly, when pressed to describe and define their peers, undergrads assert that their fellow students are “down to earth, kind, funny [and] hardworking.” They are also extremely “concerned about others and about social issues [as well].” Additionally, most students tend to be “very upbeat and passionate about everything that has to do with Marquette.” Lastly, a political science major gushes, “This place felt like home right away because of how many genuine people are here.”

Campus Life

If there’s one notion that undergrads here make abundantly clear, it’s that there is never a shortage of fun to be had at Marquette. Whether it’s “a sorority or fraternity event, a gettogether at your friend’s, a concert at the Rave…a school-sponsored event such as discounted tickets to the Broadway musical showing downtown, or free admission to the Olympic training ice rink off campus (skates included!)—there is ALWAYS something to do.” Naturally, given that Marquette is part of the Big East Conference, the campus maintains a healthy “basketball culture.” Students also love the fact that there are “a multitude of opportunities to get involved with community service.” Additionally, Marquette offers groups “for everything from knitting to dancing to sailing…[as well as] club sports…[and] various martial arts and quidditch.” During the warmer months, it’s not uncommon to see students simply “studying [outside] or playing catch/Frisbee [on] the quad.” Finally, undergrads love the fact that the campus is a mere “five minutes away from downtown [Milwaukee].” This makes it easy for students to explore all the city has to offer from restaurants and shops to museums and cultural festivals.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Kate Bracciano
Director of Visit Programs

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201

(414) 288-7302


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Saint Joan of Arc Chapel
Alumni Memorial Union
The Commons (residence halls and dining hall)
Al McGuire Center
Raynor Memorial Libraries
Spirit Shop on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Milwaukee Art Museum
Lakefront, Veteran's Park, Henry Maier Festival Park
Fiserv Forum
American Family Field (formerly Miller Park)
The Riverwalk and Historic Third Ward
Henry Maier Festival Park, located on the lakefront, is home to Summerfest, one of the largest music festivals in the country. Additionally, numerous ethnic festivals are held at the park throughout the summer. The downtown area is home to Fiserv Forum, arena district, Riverwalk, Historic Third Ward, and many museums.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday and select Saturdays
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(414) 288-7302

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday through Friday, 2-3 tour times per day (morning, mid-day, and afternoon)
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Offered multiple times per day Monday through Friday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
General Mitchell International Airport is approximately 7 miles from campus. Taxis, rental cars, and buses run by the Milwaukee County Transit System are available for the ride from the airport to campus. Uber and Lyft are also available outside of baggage claim. Amtrak trains, CoachUSA buses, and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve Milwaukee. Public bus service is available from all parts of the metropolitan area.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The I-94/I-43 interchange frames the south and east border of campus. If driving north on I-43 toward downtown (from the airport), take Exit 72A for Michigan St/10th St. If driving south on I-43 toward downtown, take Exit 72E for Highland Ave/11th St. If driving east on I-94 toward downtown, take Exit 310A for 13th Street. Our campus is generally located on both sides of Wisconsin Avenue from 11th Street to 18th Street.

Local Accommodations
We have a list of downtown hotels with price ranges and distance from campus here: https://www.marquette.edu/explore/hotel-recommendations.php. The Hilton City Center is the closest hotel to our campus (4 blocks).


Applicants: 15,636
Acceptance Rate: 87%
Average HS GPA: 3.60



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