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Marquette University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Marquette University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Marquette University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Marquette University was awarded 70 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Marquette is ranked #160 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 38 colleges in Wisconsin, Marquette is ranked at #2.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Marquette?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 89%, Marquette University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to Marquette submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Marquette University  ( 570 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Marquette University  ( 560 to 650 )
Marquette received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Marquette University  ( 24 to 29 )

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Marquette University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Marquette University, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Marquette University is 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marquette University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 89% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Marquette University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Marquette the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 58%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Marquette

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,335 undergraduates at Marquette with 8,026 being full-time and 309 being part-time.

Marquette Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 93.16 out of 100, Marquette is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.16 out of 100
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How Much Does Marquette University Cost?

The overall average net price of Marquette is $29,120. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Marquette

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,949 $19,400 $24,844 $29,993 $35,680

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Marquette, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Marquette, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $9,169 a year. That adds up to $36,676 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marquette is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Marquette Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Marquette make about $62,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Marquette graduates since it is 53% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Marquette University make the most money.

Location of Marquette University

Marquette University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Marquette University

Contact details for Marquette are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1250 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-288-7710

Marquette University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 majors graduated from Marquette University. Of these students, 2,349 received undergraduate degrees and 1,024 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 200 $31,600
Finance & Financial Management 174 $59,000
Nursing 150 $61,800
Public Relations & Advertising 141 $36,200
Marketing 116 $50,700
General Psychology 113 $34,900
Mechanical Engineering 98 $64,000
Biomedical Engineering 93 $59,400
Business Administration & Management 91 $55,400
Accounting 90 $58,300

Learn more about the majors offered at Marquette University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Marquette

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,369 students took at least one online class at Marquette University. This is an increase from the 921 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,369 135
2016-2017 921 116
2015-2016 422 61
2014-2015 667 71
2013-2014 300 53

Learn more about online learning at Marquette University.

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