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Marquette University, a private Catholic Jesuit school, is in walking distance of downtown Milwaukee, a city known for its restaurants, zoo and athletics. In seeing to foster excellence, the university equips students to search for truth and discover and share knowledge for the good of others.

Key Facts


  • #86 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #46 in Best Value Schools
  • #118 in Business Programs 
  • #120 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Year founded

  • 1881

School type

  • Private, coed, Roman Catholic

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 7,660

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 3,660

Student-faculty ratio

  • 13:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 86%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1180 and 1360/ ACT 25-30

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.40 (LQ)

International student population

  • 1.6%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.65

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $58,000

Popular majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Communication, Journalism and Related Programs; Social Sciences

Tuition and Room & Board

  •  $45,860 /$14,823
About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, Diederich College of Communication, School of Dentistry, College of Education, Opus College of Engineering, Graduate School, Graduate School of Management, College of Health Sciences, Law School, College of Nursing.

  • Almost 300 clubs and organizations
  • More than 20 fraternities and sororities in which 15 percent of the student body participate in
  • Opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom — the Les Aspin Center for Government, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., brings Marquette students to study and intern for a semester 
  • Undergraduate programs include 83 majors and 81 minors and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law and medicine
  • Postgraduate programs include 68 doctoral and master’s degree programs, 22 graduate certificate programs, School of Dentistry and Law School
  • Famous alumni include Kenneth M. Quinn, current President of the World Food Prize Foundation, who spent many years working for the US State Department and was a career US Foreign Service Officer; Kathy Kraninger, American government official, currently serving as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, also worked in the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Trump administration
Kings alumni at Marquette University

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