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Marquette University

Marquette University is a private Jesuit research university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established by the Society of Jesus as Marquette College on August 28, 1881. The university was named after 17th-century missionary and explorer Father Jacques Marquette, S.J. Marquette is part of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and currently has a student body of about 12,000. Marquette is one of the largest Jesuit universities in the United States, and the largest private university in Wisconsin.

Marquette University's 11 colleges and schools deliver nationally recognized programs for undergraduates, graduate and professional students, and working professionals. For prospective undergraduate students, Marquette offers 83 majors and 80 minors, as well as pre-professional programs in dentistry, law and medicine. For postgraduate students, Marquette offers 66 doctoral and master's degree programs, 18 graduate certificate programs, and a School of Dentistry and Law School.


2024 Overall National Ranking



2023 Overall National Ranking

  • 12  Best Undergraduate Teaching (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 83  Best Colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 52  Best Value Schools (U.S. News & World Report)
  •   6  Employment rate 95.55% (
  • 19  Best Schools for Internships (Princeton Review)

Highly Ranked Programs (Nationally):

  • 15  Real Estate (undergraduate)
  • 18  Supply Chain Management (undergraduate)
  • 22  Finance (undergraduate)
  • 32  Accounting (undergraduate)
  • 29  Nursing (undergraduate)
  •   6  M.S Computer and Information Science (online)
  •   8  Dispute Resolution program
  • 14  Legal Writing program
  • 15  Executive MBA program
  • 46  Part-time MBA program
  • 60  Nursing, M.S.N.
  • 70  Biomedical Engineering
  • 70  Environmental Engineering

University Highlights

  • 8,024 undergraduate students, 3,526 graduate students
  • 83 undergraduate majors and 80 minors with pre-professional programs in dentistry/law/medicine
  • 70+ master’s, doctoral graduate programs
  • Undergraduate students are directly admitted to one of our seven undergraduate colleges
  • Student-to-faculty ratio 13:1, 48% classes with fewer than 20 students
  • Knowledgeable international student advisors, cultural adjustment and academic success services.
  • Careers services to help students secure internships and jobs
  • 16 NCAA Division I Athletics Teams 8 female teams and 8 male teams including basketball, lacrosse and soccer
  • Cura Personalis: Care for the entire person; individualized attention