Marquette Receiving Record Number of Freshman Applications
More students than ever before are applying to Marquette, making
this one of the most competitive admissions cycles in university
history. Here are the numbers:
As of February 11, we have received 9,905 applications for a freshman
class with a maximum of 1,800 available spots.
This is nearly 30 percent more applications than we had received
by this time last year and 45 percent more than we had received
by this time two years ago.
Marquette has received more applications at this point than we
had by the end of our admission's cycle last year (which ended
Marquette set application records the past two years and is now
shattering it again.
Last year, Marquette enrolled its largest freshman class in 15
years (1,856 students). This year the university is targeting
a freshman class of 1,725-1,800 students to ensure that we continue
to deliver an academically excellent education in a personalized
manner. This has also made getting into Marquette more competitive
than ever before.
What has led to the increased number of applications?
Nationally ranked academic programs: U.S. News & World
Report ranked Marquette in the Top 100 (No. 91) among national
universities granting doctoral degrees for 2004. The Princeton
Review named Marquette one of the best universities in the
Midwest and among the top 20 schools “where students never stop
Campus Improvements: A brand-new $55 million state-of-the-art
library that is a model for electronic learning. A brand-new $35
million dental school building that has received international
attention. A campus transformation that has Marquette looking
the part of the great university it is.
A faith-based education comprised of academic excellence, a commitment
to ethical leadership, and social commitment.
Athletics: A Final Four men's basketball team that continues to
garner national attention.
Admissions experts at Marquette offer these tips for the college
1. Be Inquisitive. Ask a lot of questions and be thorough
in your research; don't leave any questions unasked.
2. Be Organized. The college application process spans
a lot of time and you will have many documents from multiple schools.
Have your materials (transcripts, essays, etc.) prepared and neatly
3. Be Aware of Deadlines. The college application process
is very deadline oriented. Make sure you know the deadlines for
applications, applying for scholarships, deposits. Be familiar
with those deadlines and give yourself enough time to complete
all of the necessary materials.
4. Be Careful. Read application materials carefully and
be sure to follow instructions. Have others (parents, teachers,
guidance counselors, etc.) review your application materials,
especially essays, before sending them in.
5. Be The Difference. Brag about yourself in your college
applications! Colleges want to know more about you than your GPA
and test scores; talk about what you have accomplished outside
of the classroom in extracurricular activities or organizations.
Marquette students have a reputation for academic excellence and
service to the community. We look for those qualities in potential
students. We want to learn more about your activities, your interests
and your passions — the things that make you who you are.
More information about applying to Marquette and online applications
are available at http://www.marquette.edu.
Click on “Become a Student.”
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university dedicated
to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the
advancement of knowledge. Through our mission of Faith, Excellence,
Leadership and Service we strive to graduate students who are
not only better educated, but better people. We provide them with
the necessary training to actively “Be The Difference” in our