Welcoming Community

Open to all,
and here for a lifetime

We're a home away from home for just over 11,550 undergraduate and graduate students from nearly every state and 64 countries. Add in faculty and staff, and you have a network of people who will expand your perspective, push you to be better, and be there whenever you need a friend. And these bonds are strong — you'll count on the connections you make at Marquette for years to come.

Two young men having lunch in the Commons cafeteria.

Focus on diversity

We are open to all who share our mission and seek truth both in the world and inside themselves. Our student body is its most diverse ever, with 27% of students identifying as students of color.

Hispanic-Serving Institution

We've made excellent progress on our journey to become a Hispanic Serving Institution, which requires an undergraduate population that's at least 25% Hispanic and at least half of those students qualifying as low-income.

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Students walking on campus

First-gen students

First-generation college students are an integral part of our student body – 1 in 5 Marquette students are first generation.

International students

We welcome over 700 international students to campus every year, enriching our culture with a variety of voices.

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Alumni at a networking event

Peers and alumni network

As a Marquette student, you'll become part of a community that extends well past the boundaries of campus. Marquette has over 115,000 alumni and over 40 alumni clubs that link students and alumni in one powerful worldwide network. You’ll be able to connect to alumni in a variety of ways, including the award-winning Marquette Mentors program that matches students with an alumni mentor to help them prepare and launch their career.

Our community, out in the community

Our welcoming nature isn’t limited to campus. As men and women with and for others, we’re committed to serving those around us. You’ll find hundreds of ways to do just that through our student volunteer organizations.

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