Marquette University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Marquette Hall at Marquette University
Marquette Hall at Marquette University. Tim Cigelske / Flickr

Marquette University has an acceptance rate of around 84 percent, making it generally open; admitted students typically have grades and standardized test scores that are average or above. Along with a completed application (Marquette accepts the Common Application), prospective students will need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, a resume, a letter of recommendation, and an essay.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Marquette University Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Marquette
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 520 / 630
    • SAT Math: 520 / 640
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 24 / 29
    • ACT English: 24 / 30
    • ACT Math: 24 / 28
    • ACT Writing: - / -

Marquette University Description

Marquette University, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a private, Jesuit, Roman Catholic University. The university typically places well on rankings of national universities, and its programs in business, nursing, and the biomedical sciences are worth a close look. Students come from nearly all states and 68 countries, and over one-third of students were in the top 10 percent of their high school class. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Marquette was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Students can choose from 116 majors and 65 minors. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Marquette Golden Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. Popular sports include soccer, basketball, track and field, lacrosse, and golf.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 11,294 (8,238 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,470
  • Books: $1,008 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,440
  • Other Expenses: $2,567
  • Total Cost: $53,485

Marquette University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,935
    • Loans: $9,116

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biomedical Sciences, Criminology, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track, and Field

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

Marquette and the Common Application

Marquette University uses the Common Application.

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