Ranked in the top 10% of U.S. universities, Marquette provides a world-class education to nearly 12,000 students including nearly 700 international students from 65 countries. Founded in 1881 by Catholic Jesuits, Marquette is a highly respected, independent university. Jesuit education around the world is known for its academic rigor combined with care for the whole student.
Marquette University is located within walking distance of downtown Milwaukee, the economic capital of the state of Wisconsin. This city of over 1.7 million people sits along the shores of Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Often called a big small town, Milwaukee is vibrant and urban yet accessible and friendly. An urban setting with an active arts scene, professional sports, great restaurants, world-class museums and beautiful parks, Milwaukee is attracting attention from across the country.
0 minutes to downtown
2 hours from Chicago
1.5 million people in Metro Milwaukee
All 4 seasons
9 Fortune 500 companies
10 miles of lakefront and 15,000 acres of parks, bike paths and beaches
Home to nine Fortune 500 company headquarters and hundreds of nonprofit organizations, the city gives students unique access to outstanding internship and community service opportunities.
One year after graduation, 94% of alumni are employed full time.
70% of students complete an internship
20% complete research with a faculty member
24% participate in a study abroad program
83% participate in community service