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Be the Difference


ince 1881, Marquette University has been educating women and men to become leaders in their professional lives, in their communities, and in society. Our educational style — one of academic rigor combined with personal care and attention from world-class faculty and administrators — creates an environment in which you can develop into the kind of person you want to become.

You will take a demanding core curriculum that develops the skills you’ll need for professional and personal success.

You’ll have instant access to top-notch faculty. The people who win international awards and grants, publish influential works and conduct research will also be teaching you in the classroom and advising you in their offices.

You will be prepared for the next step. More than 98 percent of our graduates hold full-time professional employment or are in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.

Preparation for the Real World

In the Real World

Our location in the heart of Milwaukee means that you will learn in a place that is rich in opportunity — for professional and academic development as well as personal and spiritual growth.

You’ll have abundant opportunities for internships with government, hospitals, media producers and Fortune 500 companies.

You’ll find that Milwaukee has all the advantages of a big city like Chicago or New York — without all the hassles. Maybe that’s why Fortune magazine named it one of the 15 best cities in the United States for living and working.

Jesuit and Catholic

Our Catholic, Jesuit tradition — which dates to the middle of the 16th century — embraces service to others and the pursuit of knowledge for students of all religious backgrounds.

We’ll ask you tough questions — “What do you believe in?” “What do you stand for?” “Why?” You will be challenged to lead a thoughtful and reflective life.

You can join a student population that is so active in the community that it has been recognized by Mother Jones and other social justice magazines as one of the best in the nation for community service.

Finding God in all things. Marquette encourages spiritual growth for students of all faiths — through retreats, religious services and conversations within the University community.


Marquette enriches the college experience by offering a life of variety — in academics, in activities and, most of all, in its people.

Marquette is large enough to offer more than 116 majors in eight colleges; yet it is small enough to offer an average freshman class size of 36.

When you’re not studying, you’ll never run out of things to do. With more than 160 student organizations — multicultural councils, student government, community service, athletics — Marquette students are limited only by their energy and the amount of hours in a day.

Marquette’s largely residential student population hails from all 50 states and more than 68 countries. Through a culturally and religiously diverse population (17 percent of our students are multicultural; about one-third of our students are not Catholic), Marquette’s social environment is rich with a variety of perspectives.

Add all of these together and you have an education that is distinctively Marquette University…

You also have the answer to the question, “Why Marquette?”

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