Marquette Modifies Admission
Procedures as University Becomes
Marquette University 's incoming freshman class is the most competitive
in the university's history. An all time record of 10,201 students
applied for the approximately 1,800 available spots. This is a
26% increase over last year which was also a record year. 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.
“It is never enjoyable to tell a bright student that we cannot
accept them,” says Roby Blust, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions.
“This year we had to deny admittance to students we would have
eagerly accepted in the past. Prospective students need to know
that it is a different era now and Marquette is more selective
than it has ever been.”
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.
Any applications received after December 1 will be considered
only if space remains available. The first admissions decisions
for top candidates who apply early will be made starting in December.
The university strongly encourages students who are interested
in Marquette to apply early this fall.
Number of Applications To Marquette
is growing dramatically: