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Marquette University

Marquette is a Jesuit Catholic university with over 8,500 undergrads and about 3,300 graduate students. Its campus in downtown Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, sits on the western shore of Lake Michigan, about 100 miles north of Chicago. Marquette has 11 schools and colleges and offers about 80 majors and 80 minors. About 65% of students come to Marquette from outside of Wisconsin, hailing from almost all 50 states and some 89 countries around the world. The vast majority of freshmen live on campus. The university also offers an undergraduate degree program for working adults, who can take classes on weeknights, Saturdays, online, and in blended (part-online, part classroom) formats. In addition to academics, Marquette is widely known for its athletics, with 16 men's and women's teams competing in the Big East Conference. The school's Jesuit affiliation makes its mark on campus life: An all-university mass in August brings together the school community before the start of each academic year, and Mission Week is an annual period of reflection on spirituality at the school.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: The university is offering in-person, hybrid and fully remote learning options. First-year undergrads with a fully online courseload can waive their residential living requirement and stay home.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$59,400
% of students who get any grants
95%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$34,600
Average price for low-income students
$20,700
admissions
Acceptance rate
82%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1240/27
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
8,200
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
99%
% of need met
77%
% of students who get merit* grants
38%
Average merit grant
$14,050
student success
Graduation rate
85%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$24,620
Average salary within 5 years
$55,700
% earning more than $28,000
89%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: The university is offering in-person, hybrid and fully remote learning options. First-year undergrads with a fully online courseload can waive their residential living requirement and stay home.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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