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Marquette University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1881
Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 8,048
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $301,186,000
Admissions Address

PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

Website

http://www.marquette.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@marquette.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: December 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Robert (Roby) Blust
Admissions office telephone: (800) 222-6544
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: January 31
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.marquette.edu/addmissions Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 3
History 0 0
Academic electives 2 4
Total academic units 14 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: December 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 11,514
Total acceptances: 8,053
Total freshman enrollment: 1,854
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 5,171
Male acceptances: 3,593
Male freshman enrollment: 824
 
Female applicants: 6,343
Female acceptances: 4,460
Female freshman enrollment: 1,030
Out-of-state freshmen: 59%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,367
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 448
Students enrolled from waiting list: 76

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 60%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 16%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 640
Math: 550 – 660
Combined: 1090 – 1300

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.8% 12.2%
600-699 39.5% 41.6%
500-599 42.2% 36.5%
400-499 9.5% 9.8%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 84%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 – 29
Math: 24 – 30
Composite: 24 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 19.8% 26.9% 17.9%
24-29 58.3% 48.5% 55.5%
18-23 21.5% 22.7% 23.8%
12-17 0.4% 1.9% 2.8%
6-11 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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