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Want the scoop on Marquette University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Marquette offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. 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?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Marquette University was awarded 80 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Marquette is ranked #157 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Marquette is also ranked #3 out of 39 schools in Wisconsin.

See all of the rankings for Marquette University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Marquette?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 89%, Marquette has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Marquette University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Marquette University is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Marquette University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Marquette

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,435 undergraduates at Marquette with 8,121 being full-time and 314 being part-time.

Marquette Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 95.08 out of 100, Marquette is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  95.08 out of 100
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How Much Does Marquette University Cost?

The overall average net price of Marquette is $29,693. 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 +
$19,777 $21,311 $24,887 $31,409 $36,246

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Marquette, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,642 a year. That adds up to $34,568 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marquette is 2.0%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Marquette with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $62,600 in their early years. This is good news for future Marquette graduates since it is 57% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is a great location for students who prefer city over country 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 87 majors graduated from Marquette University. Of these students, 2,204 received undergraduate degrees and 1,061 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
Nursing 135 $61,800
Public Relations & Advertising 130 $36,200
Finance & Financial Management 126 $59,000
General Psychology 107 $34,900
Marketing 102 $50,700
Computer Information Systems 77 $60,400
Business Administration & Management 77 $55,400
Mechanical Engineering 76 $64,000
Political Science & Government 76 $37,200

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

Online Learning at Marquette

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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