Marquette University

Marquette University

Marquette University, also known as MU, is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1881 and is one of the member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Marquette is ranked among the top 100 National Universities in the U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2009."

MU confers a wide variety of degrees and certificates to its students. The following colleges and schools fall under it:

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

The sports teams of MU are nicknamed the "Golden Eagles". They are a member of Division I of the NCAA, and compete in the Big East Conference.

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Contacting Marquette

Marquette University
615 N 11th St
Milwaukee , WI 53233
General Phone: (414) 288-7710

Marquette Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management489business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, ...
Liberal Arts349foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, English composition, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Media265communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, organizational communications, public relations, advertising, communication and journalism
Engineering228biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, various engineering courses, engineering management
Law205law, legal professions
Science196biology, biomedical sciences, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, physiology, bioinformatics, chemistry, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine188registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling169psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, physical therapy
Medicine146gerontology, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, health professions
Education and Teaching131multilingual/cultural education, educational administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, English teaching, math teaching, science teaching, social science teaching, ...
Medical Support and Technology106speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering75computer and info science, information technology, computer support, computer engineering, computer engineering courses
Security and Law Enforcement64criminal justice and administration, criminology
Religion and Philosophy54philosophy, religion, Christian studies, philosophy and religious studies, theology, theology and religious vocations
Family and Social Work51social work courses, social service professions
Real Estate and Construction Management25real estate
Mathematics16mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12athletic trainer
Drama and Performing Arts11drama

Number of programs and degrees for Marquette in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,76671
Master's degree57436
Postbaccalaureate certificate306
Post-master's certificate132
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship6815
Doctor's degree - professional practice3293

Marquette Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marquette had a total enrollment of 11,516 students (10,694 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 26%
20-21 30%
22-24 20%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%

Marquette Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 89 %
Part-Time 50 %

Marquette Room and Board (2007)

Marquette offers campus housing for 4,783 of its 10,694 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Marquette Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520630
SAT Math540650
SAT Writing530630
ACT Verbal2430
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT27%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marquette Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,128
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,128
Room and board $ 9,200
Room charge $ 5,690
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,240
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,350

Financial Aid:
Marquette participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 386300)

Marquette Faculty

Marquette has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7773
Non-tenured and not on tenure track7198

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$144,7213$136,654
Associate professorcalendar year15$115,4375$107,125
Assistant professorcalendar year29$97,04215$83,812
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year56$110,66925$93,552

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year124$112,11017$110,155
Associate professoracademic year114$81,11369$77,861
Assistant professoracademic year74$70,28580$64,894
Instructoracademic year5$75,87532$48,087
No academic rankacademic year12$59,21914$39,801
All faculty totalacademic year329$89,482212$68,550

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Marquette Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports324476

Marquette Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Psychology Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work, Other

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Applied Economics
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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