History, Affiliations and Rankings
The Society of Jesus, a Catholic religious organization founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola, has a long history that predates Marquette. The university bears the name of Rev. Jacques Marquette, S.J., a French missionary and explorer in North America who lived from 1637 to 1675. In 1881, it opened as a small Liberal Arts school for men, called the Marquette College and became the first Catholic co-educational institution in 1909 when it admitted the first female students. Today, it is popularly known as the Jesuit University of Milwaukee, that prepares students to “be the difference” through its comprehensive education. Marquette University has affiliations with AJCU, ACCU, WAICU and NAICU. US News ranked Marquette University among the Best Colleges for Veterans (#56), Best Undergraduate Teaching (#18), Best Value Schools (#52), Most Innovative Schools (#42), and also among the Top Performers on Social Mobility (#284).
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The campus of Marquette University spans around 93 acres and is situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The facilities on-campus include gyms, sports and recreation centres, parking lots, a museum, three libraries, and four chapels. There are additional student housing facilities on site. The numerous student organisations that the University supports are all open to new members. There are many academic organisations, sports clubs, fraternities/sororities, and other options available to students. To foster a sense of community, the Office of Engagement and Inclusion is in charge of planning festivities like Homecoming, the Winter-O-Fest, and other exciting occasions. Marquette University constitutes 11 academic Schools through which it offers undergraduate programmes, pre-professional programmes, 83 majors, and 81 minors. Additionally, it provides a School of Dentistry, a Law School, 68 doctorate and master's degree programmes, and 22 graduate certificate programmes.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Marquette is consistently ranked as one of the best institutions in the nation and is well-known for its innovative teaching methods, academic rigor, and community of academics' accomplishments. According to US News and World Report, the University ranks #54 among the Best Value Schools in America that offer quality education at affordable tuition costs. The University also features in The Princeton’s Review's list of the Best 387 Colleges and in the Top 20 Best Private Schools for Internships. Marquette University was also recognized as the Best College for Job Placement in Wisconsin. Some of the Marquette University’s notable alumni are Uncle Fester (author), Pat Finn (actor), James Flynn (politician) Michael Flynn (writer) and James Foley (journalist)
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
There are over 11,200 students enrolled at Marquette University, out of which 7,600 are undergraduates, while 3,600 are graduate students. The enrolled student population is 68.1% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.23% Asian, 3.99% Black or African American, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. The University appoints career counselors to offer advice to students on developing their careers, producing resumes and cover letters, interviewing tactics, job-search strategies, and business etiquette. Through the Handshake portal, students can look into a variety of internships and placement opportunities. According to Payscale.com, the average pay for graduates of Marquette University is 74,459 USD. GE Healthcare, Baird, Milwaukee Tool and other corporate organizations recruit students from Marquette University.