As Wisconsin's largest private university, Marquette University offers endless opportunities: the chance to live, study and play in the heart of a dynamic city; nationally known programs and powerhouse faculty; a Catholic, Jesuit tradition that emphasizes ethics and lifelong values. For more than 130 years, we have inspired students to Be The Difference in their professional and personal lives.
Our more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students come from almost all 50 states and 68 countries to create a vibrant, diverse, residential learning experience. They learn from professors who believe that there is such a thing as a student-centered university that conducts world-class research.
Our rigorous academic programs are recognized for challenging students to grow intellectually, socially and spiritually. Our demanding core curriculum is grounded in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. This liberal arts core, coupled with a student's academic major, provides the balance of knowledge a student will need to succeed as a professional and a person.
At Marquette, you'll have instant access to top-notch professors who win international awards and grants, publish influential works, and conduct cutting-edge research. And you won't just hear about that research. You'll have the chance to conduct it with faculty mentors, helping to advance your field while getting unrivaled experience.
You will have a diverse experience. As one of more than 8,000 undergraduates, you will meet students who look, think and act very much like you and more who don't. More than 90 percent of freshmen live on campus, so you're sure to find your niche in the Marquette family.
We'll ask you tough questions: "What do you believe in?" "What do you stand for?" "Why?" You will be challenged to lead a thoughtful, reflective life.
You will be encouraged to find God in all things. Through retreats, religious services, prayers and conversations within the university community, Marquette fosters an environment that nurtures spiritual growth for students of all faiths.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Marquette 82nd in the 2012 edition of "America's Best Colleges" and is one of only 50 recognized in the "Best Value Schools” category. In other rankings, The Princeton Review named Marquette one of the country's "Best 376 Colleges" for 2012; the Fiske Guide to Colleges named it a "Best Buy School," one of only 49 in its 2012 edition; and Kiplinger's Personal Finance listed it among its "Best Values in Private Colleges for 2011–12." But Marquette is more than rankings. In 2010, the university was the 10th higher education institution bestowed the Changemaker Campus title by the Ashoka Institute, a leader in social entrepreneurship the practice of applying sustainable business models to solve social problems.
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Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
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