Freshman Move-In Day
Most Selective Class Ever Arrives On Campus
August 24, 2004
MILWAUKEE –They're coming! The brightest and most competitive
freshman class to ever hit the Marquette campus will arrive on
Wednesday, August 25th, beginning at 9
a.m. Armed with their lava lamps and mini-fridges, the
newest members of the Marquette community will move into several
of our 8 residence halls. The best photo/video opportunities
(visualize a long line of minivans) will be
at McCormick Hall, our largest freshman residence hall, which
is located at the corner of 16 th and Wisconsin
. Yes, it is the one that looks like a big can!
Marquette freshman will participate in New Student Orientation
Activities through Sunday, including community service, organized
activities throughout Milwaukee , and the welcome back mass and
picnic on Sunday. The rest of the Marquette student body
returns to campus over the weekend. Classes begin on Monday,
Marquette received 10,200 applications this year for approximately
1,800 available spots in the freshman class. This is a 25%
increase in applications over last year, which was also a record
year for applications. Because of this unprecedented demand
and the university's desire to shrink the size of its freshman
class compared to recent years, Marquette is dramatically more
selective this year. The acceptance rate (the percentage
of students who apply and are accepted) dropped significantly
from 83% last year to 67% this year. A lower number translates
to increased selectivity.
In response to increased demand, Marquette is modifying its admissions
procedures for this fall. The university is moving up the
priority application deadline from February 1 to December 1.
This is the date by when an application must be received to guarantee
consideration. The university strongly encourages students
who are interested in Marquette to apply early this fall.
Check out www.marquette.edu/newsroom
for more information.