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Marquette University Data & Information Overview

453 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
86% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Marquette University Ranked?

#130 Best Colleges in Nation
#2 Best Colleges in WI
Nursing Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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Marquette University was awarded 453 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

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Overall Quality

Marquette landed the #130 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 46 colleges in Wisconsin, Marquette is ranked at #2.

See all of the rankings for Marquette University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Marquette?

86% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 86%, some consider Marquette to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 13% 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 590 and 680. Math scores were between 590 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Marquette University  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Marquette University  ( 590 to 680 )
Marquette received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Marquette University  ( 25 to 30 )

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Marquette University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
60% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Marquette University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marquette University

89% Freshmen Retention
64% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 64%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100

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

Marquette University Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,715 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,024 undergraduates at Marquette with 7,715 being full-time and 309 being part-time.

How Much Does Marquette University Cost?

$30,380 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
$35,972 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Marquette is $30,380. 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 +
$18,589 $21,378 $25,377 $31,499 $37,735

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Marquette, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $8,993 a year. That adds up to $35,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marquette is 1.5%. 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?

$72,489 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Marquette make around $72,489 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Marquette graduates since it is 71% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Marquette University make the most money.

Location of Marquette University

Wisconsin State
7,715 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marquette University is a private not-for-profit institution. Milwaukee is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Marquette are given below.

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

Marquette University Majors

92 Majors With Completions
2,293 Undergraduate Degrees
962 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 92 majors graduated from Marquette University. Of these students, 2,293 received undergraduate degrees and 962 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 231 $23,625
Finance & Financial Management 189 $57,717
General Psychology 109 $32,141
Marketing 104 $50,991
Public Relations & Advertising 103 $39,449
Computer Information Systems 101 $60,720
Political Science & Government 99 $38,070
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 90 $32,585
Mechanical Engineering 86 $67,101
Accounting 85 $60,290

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

Online Learning at Marquette

26% Take At Least One Class Online
4% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 2,947 students took at least one online class at Marquette University. This is a decrease from the 9,612 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,947 412
2019-2020 9,612 695
2018-2019 1,300 145
2017-2018 1,369 135
2016-2017 921 116

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.


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