Marquette University Review

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marquette University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university has received special recognition for many of its programs, including programs in business administration, law, biomedical engineering and speech-language pathology.

Marquette University Overview

Marquette University, a Catholic university named after an explorer and missionary from the 17th century, was founded in 1881 to provide an affordable education to German immigrants. Today, Marquette is ranked highly inThe Princeton Review's 2010 edition of Best 371 Colleges and U.S. News and World Report's 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges.

The student body is composed of more than 8,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate students. Business and marketing, health professions, communications and social sciences are popular programs of study at Marquette.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Marquette University accepts three different online applications for new freshmen, including the Marquette Freshman Application, Common Application Online and Universal College Application. Listed by order of importance, Marquette considers high school grades, the caliber of the high school courses chosen and class rank, when possible. The school also considers SAT and ACT (with writing) scores, a personal essay, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

There are three libraries on the Marquette University campus: Raynor Library, Memorial Library and Law Library; between them there are about 3.25 million holdings. The library has a Tolkien Collection that includes some original manuscripts and a Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker Collection.

Undergraduate classes average 28 students, although 15% of the classes have no more than nine students. The faculty-student ratio is 1:15. On the graduate level, average class size is 23 students.

Schools and Colleges at Marquette University

  • Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
  • J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Graduate School of Management
  • Law School
  • School of Dentistry

School Contact Information

  • Address: 615 N. 11th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
  • Telephone: (414) 288-7710