Transformational Experience

You, totally transformed

The experience you’ll have at Marquette will be nothing short of transformational. During your time here, you’ll be challenged to push your boundaries to lead and serve, to hone your mind and open your heart. You’ll develop into an agile thinker, a fearless leader, a spirited dreamer and an effective doer — fully prepared to, in the spirit of St. Ignatius and Father Jacques Marquette, go and set the world on fire.

Part of your transformational experience will come from taking on equal amounts of learning and doing. Here are some of the ways you’ll dig in:

The study abroad experience

From Madrid to Manila, Marquette sends 30% of students abroad across our 80+ partnerships around the world!

Research with faculty as an undergraduate

As an R2 research institution, Marquette is dedicated to Research in Action, and 21% of undergraduates participate in faculty and staff-led research projects outside of class.

Participation in living/learning communities

25% of undergraduates participate in learning community/formal programs where students take two or more classes together.

Service learning

We train students to be women and men for and with others, both during college and after. About 80% of undergraduates participate in community service at Marquette, whether as a part of a class, with a student organization or on their own.


Experiential learning is essential to a Marquette education, with 75% of students participating in an internship experience in the field. *Includes co-op, student teaching, practicum, field placement and clinical placement.

Capstone experiences

Culminating academic experiences are available to complete or enhance your Marquette education, with 45% of students participating in capstones, senior design projects or senior experiences.

Five-year advanced degree programs

Accelerate your education and earn an undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years – we nicknamed it the “Faster Master’s.” Marquette offers 30 five-year programs available in several disciplines.

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