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 1120 (25th percentile) to 1320 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 24 (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 3.35 to 3.57 for accepted students. Marquette University admits around 80% of students applying per year. Of those that are admitted, around 16% of students registered for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Marquette University acceptance rate 2021 will be around 78%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Marquette University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Marquette University was reported as 83.0% in Fall 2020 with over 15,100 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

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Marquette University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Marquette University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 84.3%
  • 2017-2018: 89.3%
  • 2018-2019: 81.7%
  • 2019-2020: 83.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.1%

How Does Marquette University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Marquette University is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Concordia University-Wisconsin64.1%
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater78.9%
Loyola University Chicago67.2%
Northeastern Illinois University58.5%
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh76.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Marquette University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 650
Math560 - 670
Total Score1120 - 1320
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math24 - 28
Composite Score24 - 29
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