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Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Johnston Hall, the oldest academic building at Marquette credit: © Matthew Hendricks
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
7,974 Undergraduates
84% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Marquette University
1250 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
53233
(414) 288-7710
www.marquette.edu

Marquette University, a private Catholic university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is one of the top 90 colleges in the United States. The university was named after Father Jacques Marquette, a 17th century missionary. It was established to give a Catholic education to the nearby German population, and it first only let in men. Then, in 1909, it became the first coed Catholic University on the planet. It is also one of the largest Jesuit universities in the nation. Today, the campus sits on 109 acres of land, and it is one mile away from Lake Michigan. Notable alumni include basketball player Dwyane Wade, actor Chris Farley, U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Representative Gwen Moore, actor Don Ameche and Former U.S. Representative Ralph Metcalfe. The school’s colors are Marquette blue and gold, its mascot is the Golden Eagle and its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big East. The school offers varsity sports like men’s baseball, basketball, fencing, figure skating and golfing, and women’s running, volleyball, ice hockey, basketball and volleyball. During sports games, attendees will sing “Marquette University Fight Song” and “The Marquette University Anthem" to cheer on the Golden Eagles playing.

Location

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. The seat of the eponymous county, it is on Lake Michigan's western shore. Ranked by estimated 2014 population, Milwaukee was the 31st largest city in the United States. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

96%

Live On Campus

140

New Transfer Students

Admissions
84%

Acceptance Rate

18%

Enrollment Yield

1040-1270

SAT Range

13,136

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$33,502

Typical Cost

$39,900

Average Tuition

100%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$24,224

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

6

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Biology

Top Major

4

Faculty Awards

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 on campus

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big East Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big East Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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