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Undergrad Profile

Knowledge has power

It can inform the mind and motivate the heart. At Marquette University the search for and sharing of knowledge are important parts of what we do. And as a Catholic, Jesuit university, faith serves as the foundation for the way we teach and the values we instill. Here you’ll be encouraged to seek new information. You’ll be pushed to think critically. And you’ll do it all within the context of using that knowledge for the greater good. When you combine a drive for excellence with a passion for service, you can make an impact. And after the transformative experience of a Marquette education, you will be the difference.

Direct admit
Marquette operates on a direct-entry system, meaning you’re admitted into one of our seven colleges and you can begin taking courses in your intended major right away. If you’re pondering your major, don’t worry. You are one of the more than 20% of students who are multi-interested (what others call “undecided”). We offer 84 majors and 79 minors and professional programs, including pre-dental, pre-law, and pre-med. And all students receive plenty of guidance throughout their Marquette career.

Magis—the drive to do more and be more. At Marquette we strive for more. We encourage our students to lead with lasting impact by passionately serving others. In fact, our most valued tradition is our tradition of service to others; 80% of our undergrads participate in community service. We also have clubs and activities for every interest—almost 300 from which to choose.

Marquette’s campus is located near downtown Milwaukee, a vibrant city on Lake Michigan. Here you’ll enjoy world-class festivals, professional sports, and entertainment. Milwaukee is also home to several Fortune 500 companies and plenty of internship opportunities.

When you come to Marquette, you’ll prepare, as St. Ignatius said, to go forth and set the world on fire. Here, you’ll learn what it means to be the difference.




• 8,334 undergraduates
• 11,491 total
• Students from nearly 50 states and 70 countries

Average ACT score: 27

Average class size: 32

Student-faculty ratio: 15:1

• 16 NCAA Division I athletic teams
• More than 30 club sports and numerous intramurals
• More than 300 student organizations
• Special programs include Honors, study
abroad, ROTC, and the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, DC.
Value and values:
• Among Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “Best Values in Private Colleges for 2014”
• Named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
• Bestowed the Changemaker Campus title by the Ashoka Institute, a leader in social entrepreneurship

Costs and financial aid:
• More than 99% of incoming freshmen receive some sort of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, low-interest loans, and student employment.
• 2016–2017 tuition: $38,000
• 2016–2017 room and board: $11,440

Seven Colleges and Countless Opportunities 

Arts and Sciences
• Anthropology
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Bioinformatics
• Biological Sciences
• Biophysics
• Chemistry
• Classics
• Computational Mathematics
• Computer Science
• Criminology & Law Studies
• Data Science
• Economics
• English
• Environmental Studies
• French
• German
• History
• Interdisciplinary Majors/Minors
• International Affairs
• Latin American Studies
• Mathematics
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Physiological Sciences
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Social Welfare & Justice
• Sociology
• Spanish Language & Literature
• Spanish for the Professions
• Theology & Religion

Business Administration
• Accounting
• Business Economics
• Finance
• Human Resources
• Information Technology
• International Business
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Marketing
• Operations & Supply Chain Management
• Real Estate Communication
• Advertising
• Communication Studies
• Corporate Communication
• Digital Media
• Journalism
• Public Relations
• Theatre Arts

• Elementary/Middle Education
• Middle/Secondary Education

• Biocomputing
• Bioelectronics
• Biomechanics
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Construction Engineering & Management
• Electrical Engineering
• Environmental Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

Health Sciences
• Athletic Training (5-year MAT)
• Biomedical Sciences
• Clinical Laboratory Science
• Exercise Physiology
• Physical Therapy (6-year DPT)
• Physician Assistant Studies (5-year MPAS)
• Speech Pathology & Audiology

• Dental School
• Graduate School
• Law School