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Marquette University

Marquette University

1250 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI USA 53233

Founded in 1881, Marquette University is a private Catholic institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded and led by Jesuits, the university is known for its commitment to academic excellence and community service. Notable alumni include New York Times columnist Gail Collins, Texas Instruments co-founder Patrick Eugene Haggerty, and Saturday Night Live comedian and actor Chris Farley.

Ranked 82 in the nation, Marquette’s acceptance rate is 82%, and its graduation rate is 80%. Undergraduate tuition is $45,860 per year, plus fees; graduate tuition is $21,690 per year, plus fees. Marquette offers 78 undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate programs and professional certifications. A total of 11,550 students are enrolled. Marquette follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Within walking distance of downtown Milwaukee, Marquette’s campus is in an urban setting. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, unless they live with a local family member. Every year, students enjoy the university’s many festivals and events, including the Winter Flurry and a formal dance known as the Snowball. Students participate in over 300 clubs and organizations, including more than 20 fraternities and sororities. The Marquette Golden Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference; Marquette’s basketball team is particularly popular and competitive. When students aren’t studying or researching at one of the university’s 25 academic centers, they might be buying fresh food at the Milwaukee Public Market, exploring Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, or biking or strolling along Lake Michigan’s Lakefront Trail.

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