Marquette University

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Marquette University can be found in Milwaukee, WI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately twelve thousand students are enrolled at Marquette University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1590 (25th percentile) to 1910 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 25 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Marquette University average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. Marquette University admits around 60% of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, around 15% of students registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Marquette University acceptance rate 2015 will be around 58%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Marquette University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Marquette University was reported as 57.5% in Fall 2013 with over 23,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1590 - 1910
  • ACT Scores: 25 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Marquette University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Marquette University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Marquette University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 65.5%
  • 2010-2011: 62.2%
  • 2011-2012: 56.8%
  • 2012-2013: 55.2%
  • 2013-2014: 57.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.9%

How Does Marquette University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Marquette University is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Concordia University-Wisconsin69.9%
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater84.7%
Loyola University Chicago91.4%
Northeastern Illinois University60.1%
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh81.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Marquette University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 630
Math550 - 650
Writing520 - 630
Total Score1590 - 1910
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 30
Math24 - 29
Composite Score25 - 29
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