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Please choose one of the essay topics below, limiting your response to about 300 words. (Include your name and date of birth on your essay.) You might want to read our essay writing and application tips first.
If there is anything else you feel we should know about you that has not been covered in this application, please add a personal statement following your essay.
(Choose one. You may also elect to submit a previously written work.)
Note for students applying to Marquette through the Common App
We happily accept any of the Common App essay prompts. You do not need to respond to either of the above essay prompts if you have completed an essay for the Common App.
Special note for freshman physical therapy and athletic training applicants
All physical therapy and athletic training applicants must answer the following question. (Answering one of the above questions is optional.)
Why are you interested in physical therapy and/or athletic training as a profession, and what experiences have led you to this interest?
All transfer applicants must answer the following question.
Please reflect on your decision to transfer to Marquette University. How is Marquette a better fit for you to finish your college career?
There are no magic phrases or key words to include in your essay. You do not, for example, have to say you've wanted to attend Marquette since kindergarten. We use the essay to get to know a little more about you. This is the one chance you have to be creative in the application process; let your true self come through.
A few words about the essay: