Marquette University
1250 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(800) 222-6544
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Marquette University is a private Catholic university in Milwaukee, Wis. Founded in 1881, the university enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate students and 3,500 graduate and professional students. Its graduate programs include the state’s only dental school. Marquette ranks 83rd on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best universities in the nation. Notable alumni include Patrick Eugene Haggerty, the cofounder of Texas Instruments, New York Times columnist Gail Collins, and comedian Chris Farley.

Programs Offered

Marquette University offers 77 majors and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, and medicine at the undergraduate level. Its postgraduate programs consist of 50 doctoral and master’s degree programs, 37 certificate programs, a school of dentistry, and a law school. Some programs at Marquette may offer courses online. For instance, the School of Education has select online courses in which the majority of course work can be completed at a time most convenient for the student. However, the school does schedule face-to-face meetings for most classes at the beginning and end of the semester, and students within driving distance of the campus are encouraged to attend.


Marquette University has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1922.


Marquette University does not do early action or early decision admissions. Application requirements vary by degree level. Undergraduate applicants will be considered based on their high school and, if applicable, college performance, quality of high school course selection, rank in class, ACT and/or SAT, essay, extracurricular activities, and school counselor recommendation. Graduate applicants must have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and they need to submit an application, $50 application fee, transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, statement of purpose, and academic resume. Most graduate programs also require a GRE score.

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