Demand for a Marquette Education Sets Record
Marquette receives record number of applications for 6th consecutive year
Released: Jan. 6, 2006
MILWAUKEE – Marquette has scored another big win. Just days after the men’s basketball team’s historic victory in its BIG EAST Conference debut against #2 ranked University of Connecticut, the Marquette Office of Admissions announced that it has received nearly 11,000 applications for one of 1,800 spots in the 2006 freshmen class. This is the sixth consecutive year Marquette has broken application records, said Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Roby Blust.
“The demand for a Marquette education has never been higher,” said Blust.
The application record is not measured by numbers alone. Marquette has also seen the academic quality of its applicants increase, according to Blust. “We are seeing more ethnically and geographically diverse applicants than in the past, and students see great value in Marquette’s commitment to academic excellence and leadership,” said Blust.
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Roby Blust will personally sign thousands of acceptance letters in his office on Monday and Tuesday, adding a personal note to many. Blust will also be available to discuss the college application process.
Media interested in talking to Blust or other Marquette officials should contact Anne Broeker in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286.
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