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  • 07/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 25 people found this review useful. 1 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Marquette University is perfect for students who are serious about their education. During the week everyone attends class and spends countless hours studying at the library while they sip their coffee. It can be quite competitive in terms of academics. Yet, once Friday rolls around, the students are stress-free and ready to have fun. Since the campus is in downtown Milwaukee, there is always something to do in the city or on campus. Marquette is also great for students looking for a medium-size school. The classes are similar to the size of high school classes so professors know your name and are always there to help or simply talk. For those students who are sports fans, welcome to Marquette Golden Eagles! Marquette basketball, soccer, and volleyball are the big sports on campus. When basketball season rolls around, the whole campus is on fire. It is impossible to describe an experience at a men's basketball game, but I will try. The arena is packed with die-hard fans, sporting their navy and gold gear, cheering and singing the Marquette fight song. Just visit the Marquette University campus and you will understand why everyone who attends Marquette loves it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important piece of information is to visit the schools you are interested in. A school can look completely different on a page and in person. When you walk through the campus of the school you will attend, you will just feel like it is home and you will know it is the school for you. Also, when you visit the different schools, plan a campus tour. The tours are given by current students who will show you around, explain the history of the school, provide advice, and answer all of your questions. After you tour the campus, be sure to walk around and talk to random students strolling through campus. These students can provide different points of views and answer any other questions. They will not be scared to tell you the truth.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the tuition is pretty steep, it is totally worth it. Of course it is more expensive than state schools because it is a private, Catholic university. Marquette University realizes that the tuition is pricey and they help their students afford their education. Furthermore, you are paying for the quality of the education and professors. Honestly, the experience and education provided at Marquette University is priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live six hours away from Milwuakee but after attending my first year at Marquette, I feel like Milwaukee and the Marquette campus is my new home. I did not know a sinlge person going to Marquette my freshman year but the second I stepped foot on campus I began meeting people. Everyone on campus is so nice and friendly. All of my new college friends enhanced my college experience. Furthermore, there is nothing more exciting and fun than a Marquette University basketball game. Everyone who attends Marquette University loves it and they're not afraid to show it. No matter where you walk on campus, you will see students wearing their bright gold Golden Eagles' attire.

    Am learning a lot

    The quality of the education and professors at Marquette University is excellent. All of my professors last year were extremely knowledgeable and besides teaching the curriculum, they also taught life lessons and gave advice.

  • 07/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is great for all types of students. Students who are social will certainly florish here, but so will students who normally keep to themselves. There are many opportunities for students who enjoy community service work as well because of the city setting. Marquette is not for a student wanting a closed campus, because we are in the middle of Milwaukee spreading from 10th down to about 19th Street. And even though the undergraduate level can be considered large, the class sizes are small and you are not just a number.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for a campus visit! You'll know right then whether or not Marquette is the school for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Being completely honest Marquette is an expensive school and I do struggle to pay every semester to continue to attend but for the connections made with students and professors it is absolutely worth it. You learn so much and meet so many people you are definitely getting your bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I honestly struggled when I first got to Marquette to make friends. I was shy and unlike most of the students I was from a small public school in the middle of Kentucky, I was worried I wouldn't fit in. But when I finally stepped outside of my comfort zone I met some of the most amazing people who I know will be my friends for life. Besides all the wonderful people and staff, the campus itself is beautiful. Milwaukee is a great city for a university. The city is the perfect size which gives the feeling of a close-knit tie to the community and a feeling of being safe in your surroundings. Another selling point is even though you are in a city, when you are in the middle of campus you can't even tell. You can not hear the hustle of the city standing in the middle of the academic buildings, which is wonderful when your trying to study out on the grass on one of those beautiful Wisconsin days. I love Marquette, I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    Going into my first year of college I was worried I wouldn't be fully prepared for the academic side of school. But when I got there that fear went straight out of my mind. All of my professors were extremely helpful in the transition from high school to college life. The courses were not easy and I had to work hard, but through working hard on my own and with the professors, who really make themselves available to their students, I was able to understand all of the advanced concepts they were teaching in class. I felt so much more intelligent returning home after my first semester. I was able to engage in actual adult conversations with my parents and their friends because I was well informed and understood what was going on. It was an incredible feeling and I don't know how I could have lived without it for so long.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like to be able to ask questions and meet with your professors, Marquette is the place for you. You are by no means a number at a Marquette. The university treats every student as a individual and the staff will do everything they can to help you make decisions and succeed. Marquette is a place where students have the opportunity to get involved on campus and make their college experience unique. The classes are challenging and you have to be willing to study, but if you put in the time and effort, you will love Marquette.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that prospective students sign-up to attend a shadow day at Marquette. A shadow experience will allow you to get a good feel of the school and will let you see if you feel comfortable with the classes (material, size, style) and overall campus environment. I was completely set on going to the University of Wisconsin Madison; however, I then shadowed a student and realized that Madison was not the place for me with the large class sizes and impersonal qualities of the University. Now I am at Marquette and love it because it is personal, not too big or small, and has endless opportunities. Further, talk to current students and ask questions. The university has set-up different facebook groups for prospective students to ask questions and get real answers. Lastly, talk to advisors about majors and classes. Make sure Marquette has good opportunities for your career choice and interests.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Marquette is a very expensive school, it is worth every penny. If you work hard in high school and receive different scholarships, you can keep the cost comparable to a public college. Since it is a private school, the education overall is of the highest quality. Basically, you get what you pay for. I went to a public high school and the education at Marquette is so much better. The professors care more because you are paying their salary. Furthermore, you receive a U-Pass with your tuition and this allows you to explore many parts of Milwaukee. I have found it very useful and it has saved me quite a bit of money. Further, there are many free events to attend, such as Late Night Marquette, that gives you an opportunity to hang out with friends and do different activities like tie-dying t-shirts or carving pumpkins.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am not only enjoying Marquette, I love it. The class sizes are perfect. As a freshman, my smallest class (ENG 1001) had 20 students. It was amazing because I was able to get to know everyone in my class and it fostered an excellent learning environment. My general chemistry class (CHEM 1001) had the most students, with about 250 enrolled. However, I was able to get to know all of my professors regardless of the class size. The professors at Marquette are great about giving you extra help if you express that you would like some. I am able to e-mail my professors and set up appointments to meet with them to review and clear-up confusing material. Additionally, Marquette is big enough that you do not know everyone, but small enough that you see familiar faces often. Before I started at Marquette, I was really worried about making friends and meeting new people. However, the orientation I attended when I first arrived at Marquette made it very easy. By the end of the first night of orientation, I had made so many friends and actually met my three current best friends at the university. Furthermore, there are countless activities to get involved in outside of the classroom that will help you meet other students with similar interests. From volunteering to intramural sports teams, Marquette has about every club or organization you can imagine. I belong to three different organizations, am a member of STAR (students taking active roles), and am a leader on the Hunger Clean-Up Public Relations Committee. Also, I volunteer and have a part-time job. Marquette really makes an effort to give you the opportunities you need to be successful after graduating and if you take advantage of them, you will be well on your way to achieving your aspirations.

    Am learning a lot

    My classes are excellent and I am learning so much in a relatively short period of time. The material covered in the classes is challenging as well as engaging. The classes that are specific to my major have been really interesting and have kept me excited to go to class and learn. Further, the classes required by the Core of Common Studies, such as English, theology, and philosophy, have allowed me to learn more about many different topics, cultures, and societies and have taught me how to relate to others at a higher level. After only my first semester, I feel that I have become a very well rounded individual through my education at Marquette thus far. Not only am I learning an immense amount in my lectures, but the learning has also gone beyond the classroom. Marquette makes service an important part of your learning experience. There are so many opportunities to volunteer through your classes and through the Office of Student Development. Through doing service in the community, I have learned firsthand about the poverty present in Milwaukee and how I can make a positive difference.

  • 01/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Make sure that you would be comfortable in an urban environment- the city of Milwaukee does have a population of more than 600,000. Students feel very safe on campus thanks to the blue light phones that allow you to call for emergency or non-emergency assistance (whenever you stand at a blue light, you should be able to see another), Public Safety officers, LIMOS (vans that transport students from one campus location to the next during night hours), and student safety officers walking in groups of two that can escort you to your destination. Be prepared to have a great time at Marquette! You will be well prepared for your future career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate in as many activities as possible, especially during the days of freshman orientation! There is an opportunity to take a riverboat cruise, attend a Brewer game, learn how to salsa, play capture the flag at midnight, and go to a square dance. You get paired up with a partner and attend the dance together- it was a lot of fun! Join a group focusing on your major, play intramural sports, or volunteer. Just remember not to overload on activities before you know what you have time for. Most importantly, find a favorite place to study, such as the library, coffee shop, or academic building (Cudahy Hall is good). That will come in handy if you find that it's hard to concentrate in your dorm room.

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette is a private university, which does make it more expensive than a private school. Remember to file the FAFSA, which can help you qualify for grants or student loans. There are also many private scholarships available, both on the Marquette website and in your local community. Make a list of high school extracurriculars, academics, and volunteer work to make this process easier. The buildings on campus are all very nice and the dorm rooms are very well kept. The food in the dining halls, coffee shops, and Marquette Place, which features sushi, submarine sandwiches, a made-to-order burger restaurant, salads, bagels, and burritos, is very good. Many Milwaukee organizations and business support Marquette, and it seems like there is always an opportunity for a free t-shirt or notepad. The opportunities provided make the price tag well worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    After visiting Marquette for the first time, I knew that it was the right school for me. Campus is downtown Milwaukee- which is very exciting- but when I am walking to class near the beautiful chapel, flower garden, and huge green space, I don't even realize that I am in the city. I have met so many unique people and had many exciting experiences. There is always something going on, whether its a basketball game at the Bradley Center, a scavenger hunt around the city of Milwaukee with friends from your dorm, Marquette's own version of Iron Chef, or a pick-up game of soccer, Frisbee, or football wherever there's room. As a sophomore, I hope to work as a campus tour guide in order to show others all that Marquette has to offer. I truly feel at home. We are Marquette!

    Am learning a lot

    I have just completed the first semester of my freshman year and am amazed by how much I have learned, both inside and outside the classroom. High school prepared me well for the challenging courses, but at Marquette, everything came full circle. I was able to connect facts from Biology to formulas learned in Chemistry and relate information from Theology to dates I had learned in high school history courses. There are so many course options, opportunities to study abroad (which many upperclassmen recommend- learning about another culture first-hand is a plus!), and participate in research with faculty. The professors are willing to help, whether it is during their office hours or after class.

  • 04/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is great for any student who really wants to get a great education and also have fun. It's size is just right for someone wanting to enjoy great big opportunities, yet small enough that the professors will remember your name. Marquette has a diverse course of studies and is constantly trying to grow!

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for incoming and prospective students is to apply for scholarships before you come here! Many scholarships available to incoming/prospective students are renewing scholarships, meaning you won't ever have to apply for them again! It can really lift a burden from your shoulders (and your parents!) if you receive any. Another tip I have to get involved early! There is an event called O-Fest in the beginning of the fall where all the student organizations go on campus to recruit you! Get involved with as many as you can, believe me, you will have time your freshmen year! As you get older, you can decide which organizations mean the most to you and stick with them. Get out and enjoy the city! You get a free U-Pass as a full-time student which gives you free public transportation. Explore Milwaukee!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is STEEP! But it is very much worth it. The education you receive here will teach you leadership, professionalism, and provide you with so many opportunities as you grow as student.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have never met a person who came to Marquette and was not absolutely in love with this school! Being in downtown Milwaukee, this campus is surrounded by great places to go with friends and family, and the students are always ready to have a good time when the time comes! The Eagle Ballroom is a couple blocks away which makes it super easy to go to a great concert any given weekend. Summers in Milwaukee are also great because of Summerfest, Brewers games (even though I'm a die-hard Cubs fan!), and the museums, only a short bus ride away. Anyone who's a sports fan will enjoy Marquette come basketball time! The students take over Bradley Center and really show their school pride throughout the whole game, win or lose! The whole campus is a family!

    Am learning a lot

    The education here at Marquette is outstanding! The professors are very organized and will tell you the first day of class what is expected throughout the semester and what it will take to earn that A. Every professor has office hours during which you can go in, chit chat, get homework help, or a better understanding of lecture material. Many professors go where students study just to talk with them or help them with anything they need. The atmosphere and the faculty and staff is what made me want to come to Marquette!

  • 12/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is great for students that like the atmosphere of a smaller university, while still living in a bustling, thriving community--downtown Milwaukee. There are majors for every interest, and Marquette even allows students to create their own major--with ample research and planning--to taylor fit their individual interests. Marquette is a family: the professors, staff and students all thrive on each others' success and ensure each others' happiness.

    Tips for prospective students

    I love Marquette and have meet incredible people here that I hope will be my friends forever. Come visit if you haven’t already. You can come 6 days a week and set up a tour of campus or set up a Shadow Visit and stay overnight in a dorm and attend classes with your host student. Both are fun ways to really spend a day in the shoes of a current Marquette student. Make sure you talk to a student, all the better if they're in your field, to get a really good feel of what it's like to be a student. For more information, visit the Marquette Website: www.marquette.edu/explore.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Marquette is a private school and can have a hefty price tag (albeit not as hefty as other school), they do a very good job of offering scholarships and financial aid to anyone and everyone. There are many opportunities to lower tuition costs, and many students end up paying significantly less per year.

    Am enjoying being here

    Something about Marquette just clicked for me. It was a beautiful campus established around a strong tradition. Milwaukee is close enough to my home that I don’t feel isolated, but far enough away that I feel I’ve left. Marquette may not be a large state school, but it still has numerous resources available for its students. I have had an amazing time at Marquette! I already feel like I am part of the Marquette family, and I’ve only been here for a semester! The thing that attracted me the most to Marquette was the close, family environment. The school is small enough that you’re not “just a number,” you feel like you’re part of a close-knit community. Just like any community, Marquette’s community offers plenty of opportunities to get involved. There are over 200 student clubs and organizations to get involved in, from musical and performing arts to service projects and athletics. With so many things to choose from, you are bound to find something that fits your personality and interests. One of the most popular is the FANatics—our student fan section. We dress up in our gold and blue and passionately support our sports teams, especially men’s basketball! The energy in the arena is outrageous.

    Am learning a lot

    Marquette’s Jesuit tradition is the basis of its academic excellence. The professors and students all share the same desire to teach and be taught, to learn and to discover. I feel completely comfortable approaching my college professor with questions—as comfortable as I was in high school. There are so many opportunities to expand your studies—from study abroad programs to internships to even designing your own major. The professors show an interest in your well-being, many even offer extended office hours.

  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to discover more about yourself and challenge your mind, you will find a home at Marquette. It is a place for those who want more that to get a college experience, but to create one that lasts with them for a lifetime. Marquette is a place full of students dedicated to their school, community, and each other, where learning and life go hand in hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing to do is to be yourself. Do what you did to get into Marquette. You will probably have to do a lot more work and put many hours into reading, but it is college, it should be a challenge. Get plenty of sleep. There are so many people sleeping in class, when they should probably be taking notes. I take my naps after class, just about anywhere. I get more done and feel better each morning. Don't let others dictate who you are or what you do. You will find out how much time it takes to write a college paper, and that might mean not hanging out on the weekend. If you manage your time and get your work done, there is plenty of time for friends and fun. Get involved and do some random volunteer activities sometimes. I met one of my best friends volunteering on the first weekend, before school even started. Keep in touch with your high school friends, and take a step back once in a while. You will be amazed and hopefully impressed by how much you have grown in such a short time through new friendships and experiences.

    Bang for the buck

    Money was the only thing barring me from an easy decision of which college I should attend. I just could not believe how much money it cost to go to Marquette or any school in general. In the end, I set the money issue aside and made my decision based on the program which I was accepted into and how much I enjoyed Marquette. Some days I still ponder what it would be like at other places, with a lot less debt after one year. Then I think about how much I love Marquette and I cannot see myself anywhere else. Yes, it is challenging to figure out how I can pay for school and it will only get worse. If you love your education at Marquette, the price will not get in your way. It may not be the place for everyone, but for those who call it home, the expense is all worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have enjoyed going to school all my life. I do not know what it is that makes me want to go to school every day, but it has always been there, and I think it always will be. At Marquette, school is every moment of the day. No, I am not constantly studying or in class, but the environment always has the community aspect of school. Whether at a basketball game or going to church, everything has the spirit of Marquette ingrained in it. If it is absent, you will learn to embody it and carry it wherever you go.

    Am learning a lot

    Information is something you can find just about anywhere. Marquette teaches you about thinking a bit deeper than what the teacher says in class or what you read in a book. I have learned to challenge my ideas and approach towards life, because knowledge about others increases our own self awareness. Marquette also stresses the importance of doing what you love. If you find out what truly makes your heart sing, you will find solace wherever life may take you.

  • 12/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 8 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    hardworking, smart, involved

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say that you should keep your grades up and definitely be involved. Marquette is really about student involvement and service so that will always help.

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette is pretty expensive but it is definitely worth it. Between the classes, teachers, and opportunities I would say you definitely get your money's worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love living at Marquette, the dorms are pretty nice and the people are amazing.

    Am learning a lot

    I can't believe how much I learned in my first semester at Marquette. It's not only that I learned a lot but I am retaining information and I am able to use this information in my everyday life. It is a great educational school.

  • 10/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like an urban environment and a medium sized school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come tour campus! you will get a great feel for the university and will get to experience everything first hand. Also, take AP or IB classes in high school, the transfer credits help out!

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette tuition is very expense, however the university is very good at giving scholarships to students. I was not an outstanding student in high school, fairly average, and I received a small scholarship. It is a great university, so with the scholarships I think it is well worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Love love love it here. There is always something going on around campus, and with it being right in the city, there is always something to do. The students are great, and there is a great atmosphere here. Can't complain!

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned more in my year at Marquette than I did all throughout high school. My classes are challenging, yet doable when enough effort it put into them. I am also am taking classes that interest me, which makes me want to do better in them. The professors can be very helpful, you just need to go in and talk to them and ask for help.

  • 07/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is great for all types of students I believe.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have several tips if attending Marquette university your freshman year. If you are majoring in a science field. I recommend you don't take biology or chemistry at the same time. They are both difficult courses that require a certain amount of your time. You will do better if you take them separately instead of in the same semester. I also recommend that your freshman year, if dorming, you choose McCormick and in your sophomore year Schroeder. Try not to take all 8am classes like in high school because it is not going to be the same. Classes are longer and its important to pay attention in each. Space your classes out when you enroll in them. My last tip is if you plan on working on campus the best job is a library job because you can study while working and that is a major privilege when working

    Bang for the buck

    Because marquette university is a private institution it is very expensive. However they do offer many scholarships that freshman don't realize and if you'r truly in financial need such as low-income students, there is a program called (EOP) education opportunity profram that helps these low-income students financially as well as academically. EOP provides tutors, and creates a feeling of having a family away from home. Marquette offers many full-tuition scholarships located on the scholarships page of the website www.mu.edu, some of them being the boys and girls club of america scholarship, urban scholars program, and many more. Plus marquette automatically applys students for certain scholarships that they are eligable for once they are accepted to the university sucha as the Ignatius Scholarships & Magis Awards that are distributed yearly. I recieved 10,500 towards my tution from that very scholarship.

    Am enjoying being here

    Whether or not you enjoy Marquette depends on a lot of factors. For example the student themselves. Is the student very social and talkative then they should have no problem networking and making friends. However if the student doesn't intentionally put themselves out there and its hard for them to socialize then they really need to pick a social dorm perhaps to live in. McCormick is a freshman dorm and it is very social and usually the best pick for students to socialize and mingle, however there are other dorms open to freshman that aren't as socially heightened as McCormick.

    Am learning a lot

    Depending on what class your taking the intensity of how much you learn obviously differs. However no matter on the difficulty level on your class I guarantee if you actually try and achieve a B or higher in any of your classes your going to walk away with information you didn't know before. Some classes require more effort put into studying than others but even the easy classes that I've taken that didn't require an intense amount of studying, I still remember most of what we went over throughout the semester.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 91

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great, with the campus offering a Limo service available at 5pm up until 2am giving students rides so they do not have to walk places at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life in Marquette is offered for second semester freshman. It is not huge, but a lot of people do rush.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities to do with sports, such as intramurals to most sports. There are also activities that are great for volunteering.

    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is great for the type of students that love to enjoy life, but know when to prioritize their school and social lives, since Marquette is not the easiest school. Students that love basketball would love it because Marquette has a great Basketball team.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus there is a burger place called Solbomans that offer some of the best burgers in Milwaukee. They are affordable and even though I am a vegetarian, their veggie burgers are fantastic.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive University, but it is also private so there is plenty of scholarships and grants offered to the students.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons to do for fun. Marquette offers activities for students to do over the weekends called Late-Night Marquette, which is very enjoyable. The free transportation of buses is also an option to take people to the movie theaters, Malls and tasty Restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Marquette is different depending on the dining halls you go to. The food isn't horrible, but it's not the greatest either. Regardless, there are some dining halls in campus that serve delicious food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing! It is my first year in college and I have already made great friends with girls that live on my floor. One of the main fears there is entering college is making friends, but with the great atmosphere given off in the dorms it is very easy to make great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor in Marquette can be difficult. There are some classes easier than others, but for the most part the college offers many courses that have a difficult curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study the material that covered in lecture and read more from the text books. It is easy to fall behind, as I have realized that into my first semester of college. However, if you are focused and determined then there should be no problem in being successful.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is a wonderful school with great academics and professors willing to help their students. The atmosphere the campus gives off is very positive and it makes students like to study. Along with the great academics and positive atmosphere, the diversity of students make it easier to make friends and enjoy the beautiful campus.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 91

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    Campus Safety

    Being from the Chicago area, I was always told never to walk in the city alone. So, going to a school in the heart of Milwaukee had me nervous about walking around at night on campus. I have never once felt unsafe here. We have our own police that patrol constantly throughout the day as well as limos (which are like shuttle buses) and campus safety to take us where ever we need to go on campus and to the train station! There are blue phones all around and you always have someone to walk with, even if you are not really friends with them, because they are usually going in the same general area you are.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone here. Whether you are interested in media, engineering, computers, government, or whatever else, you name it, they probably have a club for it. They have club sports, charity and community service organizations, and clubs and organizations for your certain ethnicity or heritage. You will be able to find something you are interested in and you will make great friends through it while doing something you love.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of students. If you like being in smaller classes and getting to know your teachers, then this school is for you. You do not feel like a number here. Every professor is open for office hours and when you go, you feel like you are wanted there instead of taking up their time. The professors want the best for you. If you are shy (like me) you could still make friends. If you are very outgoing, you will fit in. If you just like to meet new people, then come here. If you love to explore different cities, Milwaukee is a great place to come and Chicago is just a 1 hour and 30 minute train ride away for $23. This school really embraces every type of student from every background and every religion. Even though it is a Jesuit school, they are very openminded and will welcome anyone in their family.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not going to lie, Marquette is pretty pricey. It is not as expensive as some other schools, but it is more expensive than a public school. However, you really do get a great education that is worth every penny. The professors they higher know what they are talking about and they will help you understand the information. That way, you are not wasting money on a class you are failing because the teacher is horrible. You learn a lot in a short amount of time, but it is worth it to pay that little more for a great information. Plus, they offer a lot of scholarships to help students pay for college, which I am extremely grateful for.

    What to do for fun

    You are in the middle of Milwaukee, so there is so much to do. Milwaukee is a smaller city, but there are so many options. You can go to a concert at The Rave (we even get free tickets for a lot of shows), go down to the lake front, go to the Third Ward. On campus, you can go to a sports game, which are so much fun. Once basketball season comes around, the campus becomes even more lively than it already is. If you do not go to games, you are missing out on a great time. You could go to a Late Night Marquette event like ice skating, watch a movie at Varsity Theater, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good! I was actually shocked when I came here. For anyone going here, Cobeen Hall has the best food! The AMU (which is our Union) has different types of food like Einstien's Bagels, a salad place, a sandwich place like Subway, a sushi place, a grill that has AMAZING grilled cheese, and a great mexican place. The Brew coffee shops have really good bakery items and drinks. There is healthier dining options in Straz that has stir fry. There is also a 50s diner type place all the way in Mashuda. There are so many options that you will never get sick of the food here. The best nights are mac' n' cheese and nuggets, hot cookie nights, and the Thanksgiving dinner is so good! Plus, there are so many food places around you will definitely not starve here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty much awesome! I met some really good friends there and the RAs try to make it as fun as possible. Each hall holds events and there is even a big scavenger hunt competition between the dorms the first week (you win a free t-shirt! Who doesn't like free t-shirts?!). The only way dorm life could be bad is if you get a bad mix of people. Not everyone is going to like everyone on the floor but that is life. That could happen at any school because it is not the school's fault, some people just naturally do not get along.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but they are really informative. They challenge you to think critically as well as look past the basic information given and how you would apply that to your job. There are classes that everyone has to take like English 1001, Theology, Philosophy, and a science elective, but they are extremely helpful. Also, the teachers know that you would rather be anywhere but in class so they make their classes as interesting as possible and talk about current things that could relate to the topics you are talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school. When I first started looking a colleges, I was only looking at ones everyone else was going to. I only heard stuff about those schools. After visiting Marquette, I really got a feel for the campus. Everyone said hi and really made an effort for you to feel welcome. They offer majors for basically anything which is something I found out when I visited. Overall, you cannot just decide on a school by looking at the booklet they send you. If it does not feel right when you step on campus (as in you cannot really see yourself living there for the next four years of your life) then why would you spend all that money to be unhappy.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is a place where you can be challenged academically but still enjoy your classes.The topics, even the ones required in the Core of Common Studies, are interesting and will definitely help you in the future. The professors not only teach you the required information but also life lessons that you will use in the future. You meet life long friends here as well as people you only dreamed of meeting. I was pretty shy when I first came to college and I was afraid that I was not going to meet new people. However, I met one of my best friends at orientation! Even though Marquette is a mid-sized school, it feels like home.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall, I would say Marquette is safe. I wouldn't recommend walking around alone late at night. There are security cameras installed everywhere, LIMO service that can pick you up and take you where you need to go, blue lights that you can press if you feel uncomfortable the public safety people will come to you within a few seconds.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big at Marquette. If thats something you are interested in go for it. Each one has a charity and activitely contributes to the Marquette community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about anything you like to do. If there isn't one (rare) you can make one. Intermurals and club sports are fun activities that you can do without varsity commitment.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want a balance between academics and a social life. Great Physical Therapy Program and Engineering Program! If you are considering PA look into applying in to the Marquette Physician's Assistant Program early.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    City-wide scavenger hunt, our green spaces have wierd names (central mall and westowne square). We have a campus turkey (unofficial mascot)

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Marquette is a private university and can be pretty pricey but overall I think it is worth it. If you have good grades you can get scholarships, look out for alumni scholarships and outside scholarships to help you out.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to either one of the rec centers for exercise classes. Late night Marquette has free events all year round. There are school sponsored trips. Two big malls are located about 20 min away, the beach is 4 miles away, you can explore downtown, or just have a little social gathering with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Great food choices! The dining hall choices are very extensive. You have an unlimited meal plan which is very convenient and many options (50s diner, Cafe Italino, Classic Dining Hall, Einstein bagels, etc.)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great here. Most dorms are very nice and the community is very close in the dorms. We often have social gatherings and parties together when we need a break from studying. It is a safe environment and really becomes a second home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are overall pretty difficult. I happen to have a difficult major but it really does depend on your major. I would say overall that the academic are the perfect difficulty and the teachers will help you if you reach out for assistance, it is fast paced and it takes time to get used to as a freshman.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit before you apply, it will help you make your final decision easier. Shadow a student (go on the website must be 3 weeks in advance). Be yourself and find the school that reflects you best.

    In three sentences

    Marquette has a very nice atmosphere that makes it feel like a small school but is big enough to be social. The academic rigor is high, I would recommend it to all health science majors. The opportunities here are endless and the school is very well connected with the surrounding community.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Marquette has a number of clubs and activities for everyone. Many of Marquette's clubs designed to provide competitive, recreational and instructional sport activities for students and are extremely fun.

    What to do for fun

    Marquette has a great atmosphere. There's always something to do in the city and tons of people to do it with. From campus activities to intramural sports, Marquette is a campus full of fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food is at Marquette is awesome. One of the greatest days at Marquette is Hot Cookie Night. McCormick and Cobeen dining halls serves hot cookies.

    Dorm Life

    During my visit to Marquette I was able stay at McCormick Hall. I was able to meet new people and everyone was incredibly nice and friendly to one another.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to study and prepare for each of your classes properly, but also be sure to get involved with some of the school activities.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University has an amazing campus and is full of intelligent person. After researching this university I think many people will be able to fit right in. Overall Marquette seems like an great choice for prospective students.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a priority at Marquette. Any student can call Department of Public Safety if they need an escort to walk them somewhere on campus or in the nearby area. There is always a blue light phone in sight, which at the push of a button you are speaking with an officer. In the evenings, students can call a LIMO (which is a van, misleading, I know) which will pick them up and drive him within the campus' surrounding area.

    Greek Life

    People who are involved in Greek life seem to love it! But if that is not your thing, don't worry, they aren't a huge part of Marquette's student life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Whatever you're interested in, I'm sure they have a club for it here. And if not, it's very easy to start one up! We have sports at all levels, from Division 1, to club sports, to intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to succeed here, or really anywhere, you are going to have to work. Marquette is for those with a goal in mind, and are willing to work to get to it. Although the work loads vary with each major, from communications to engineering, you will have to pick up a book and study at some point

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the Joan of Arc chapel on campus, which was moved there from France. Inside there is a stone, that Joan kissed, which is colder than the other stones. As far as traditions, the sea of gold walking to the Bradley Center on Basketball game-days is pretty incredible.

    Bang for the buck

    It's no secret that nearly all private schools are expensive. Marquette awards scholarships that help immensely. As far as getting your money's worth, you most definitely do. Technology is updated, class sizes are small, and coursework is applicable and current.

    What to do for fun

    There are a number of things to do on campus as well as throughout the city. Late Nite Marquette organizes events for students, such as life-size battleship, outdoor movies, and other various activities. Do not forget about watching our sports teams, especially BASKETBALL. Off-campus you can go to concerts at nearby venues such as The Pabst, The Rave, or The Riverside. Exploring new restaurants, parks, and shops is always fun too!

    Food and Dining

    As far as options go, you have many! Marquette has an Italian Bistro, sub shop, burrito bar, salad bar, Einstein bagels, sushi bar, 50's style diner, numerous coffee shops, as well as more traditional dining options. The only con is that the plan is pretty expensive.

    Dorm Life

    If you are matched with the type of community that serves you best, you will surely enjoy dorm life! There are floors specialized for certain students in each major, such as engineering, nursing, and performing arts; as well as for students in the honors program, and the Community Service program.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette's classes in general are demanding. They are rigorous enough that they are challenging, but in no way are they impossible. Hard work goes a long way here!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering attending this school, go look at it and take a tour! That is when you will truly know if it is the one for you. Know that Marquette is a beautiful campus, the coursework is academically challenging, the city of Milwaukee has plenty to explore, and the student body has a family-like feel. You'll know if it's for you when you visit!

    In three sentences

    What you get out of Marquette is really all about what you want. It has something for everyone, all it takes is finding your place (which is what college is all about, am I right?). Whatever your interest is, be it performing arts, sports, academics, clubs and organizations, or just meeting new people and doing new things, you will find all that and more here.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but the experience is well worth the money spent and the education will be an investment worth a lot in return.

    Will enjoy being here

    Milwaukee has a lot to offer with downtown Milwaukee being within the campus, Bradford beach being less than five minutes away, the Brewers and much more. You will never run out of things to do around campus.

    Will learn a lot

    As a prestigious school they definitely have the top of the line staff and faculty.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is great for any student who is willing to work hard and take their education seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus before you get to school in August! It will help you to not feel so lost and will get you even more excited to start school!

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette's tuition is well worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    There's always something to do on campus! I have a lot of fun doing the activities Marquette sets up and just roaming around downtown Milwaukee.

    Am learning a lot

    In just my first year at Marquette, I began taking classes that apply to not only my major, but also my master's program. I have already learned so much about the health care field and myself. The professors are great!

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    hardworking, driven, love the city

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself on your application, not someone you think they want. Marquette is interested in real people not robots.

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette isn't the cheapest college. Public schools are definitely cheaper. But as far as private colleges go, it's pretty reasonable. And having the Marquette name on your transcript will definitely do great things for after school whether you're entering the job force or planning on post-graduate studies. And there's lots of scholarship and financial aid available if you take the time to look for it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Marquette has a great atmosphere. There's always something to do in the city and tons of people to do it with. I've made so many great friends during my time here who I'll continue to be friends with long after my college days are over. The campus is beautiful and there's always a quiet place to study or read.

    Am learning a lot

    Marquette is definitely a challenging atmosphere but in a good way. The teachers are always pushing us to think for ourselves, not just absorb what they throw at us. They want us to be able to form our own opinions and many of the teachers I have love it when a student challenges them on an idea in class. Highschool was a breeze for me but here I am actually putting in work to get my grades and it really makes me feel like I've accomplished something great.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Did enjoy being here

    The small campus atmosphere was amazing. I loved seeing people I knew when just walking down the streets. Wisconsin Ave has almost all main bus lines going down it so it's easy to get anywhere in Milwaukee right from campus. And they just got a Sobelman's on campus!!

    Did learn a lot

    I loved my classes there. All of my teachers were available when I needed them. My philosophy teachers were especially nice and they became close friends of mine.

  • 12/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy other people's company and are willing to go the extra mile to try and succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Marquette is a good choice for furthering ones education. I would recomend it to anyone.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a pretty expensive school but it is all worth it in the end.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school has a great atmosphere and there is always plenty of things to do in your free time.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are challenging but not so hard that they aren't possible.

  • 12/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for windy weather. Marquette is by the lake and also bordered by an expressway.

    Bang for the buck

    It is kind of expensive but it's worth it you will get a great education here and make some amazing friends!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Marquette! The campus is beautiful, the people are nice and I live in Cobeen hall which has amazing food downstairs!

    Am learning a lot

    I am a freshman engineer and I am learning A LOT! Rest assured that you will learn about topics ranging from criminal behavior to the laws of physics. This semester has taught me so much!

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for political science majors, business majors, sports fanatics, engineers, and Catholics.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you are paying this much money to come here, work as hard as you can to make sure your money does not go to waste. This is a great school with great connections, don't blow your chance to make something of yourself with a school that can truly help you.

    Bang for the buck

    I am enjoying myself and learning a lot and the teachers are great but I am still often confused on where my money is going...

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I recommend a private college for students who are eligible for scholarships or grants, as well as students who go into fields that pay well after graduation. The school is not cheap, and you will need a good paying job after graduation in order to pay back any student loans.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active and proactive in your schooling.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety is done well for the most part as officers are always patrolling campus. there are also blue light phones available everywhere on campus if help is needed. the limo service also transports students safely from one destination to another at night. the only thing that knocks the rating down is the fact that there have been some muggings in the 4 total months i have been here.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are plenty of activities available for anyone to join throughout the entire year.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone looking for a challenge in their classes or wanting to be in a large city setting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the square dance at the beginning of orientation is a somewhat unusual tradition, but really allows freshmen to meet each other before everyone else shows up to campus. the st. joan of arc chapel is also popular for late night masses during the week.

    Bang for the buck

    marquette's high tuition comes with many services offered such as the student health service, the limo service, and free tutoring service. the classes are also very rewarding for the money paid for them.

    What to do for fun

    marquette basketball games are the main attraction during the winter and early spring. you can also go to other marquette sporting events such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball. you can also get involved in the many intramural and club sports teams that are offered during all seasons. there are also over 150 clubs to join for anyone not interested in sports.

    Food and Dining

    food at a couple of the dorms is quality, but for the most part, the food is what you would expect out of a dorm/high school cafeteria. what bumps this rating up is the on campus options, such as qdoba, sobelman's, jimmy johns and others.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are fairly well kept and offer things to do within them depending on the dorm that you live in.

    Academic Rigor

    most of the classes here are challenging and offer good learning experiences. they really give an excellent look at many majors offered at marquette.

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready for classes that are much more challenging than high school. occasionally you will get a class that can be passes by doing nothing but for the most part you have to actually work to receive the grade you want. also, be prepared for life in a fairly large city, which is something i was not used to.

    In three sentences

    marquette offers very fulfilling classes that challenge students and give them opportunities to get a feel of their major. the campus is also very well kept and just feels good to walk around. opportunities for service and activities are also abundant and available for students with varied interests.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    even just the few days i have spent with a few friends on the weekends, i found the food to be very good and with good variety. there are many food areas in the alumni center, including coffee, sushi, and salad bars. overall, food was very good, but the distance from dorms to the alumni center was more than i had hoped for.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms were the only unappealing aspect of marquette's campus life. they were small and didn't have air conditioning, which makes things very stuffy in the warmer months.

    Academic Rigor

    as far as i can see, this university has a high academic rigor. the classes seem to be the perfect amount of challenging, something that will push you and improve academic abilities, while still being manageable.

    In three sentences

    i thought that marquette university had a beautiful atmosphere, both environmental and communal. marquette has an incredible mission statement that should ensure academic success in any prospective student. overall, i found marquette to be a profound university to attend.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    with dps, mpd, and limo's driving around, campus feels really safe even though it's in the city. you can call for a limo to pick you up and take you anywhere on campus, or if you feel like walking, you can call someone to walk with you! campus is small so you can get anywhere on campus in about 15 minutes.

    Greek Life

    not your typical greek life here. sororities and fraternities donate to a specific charity and sororities don't throw parties. there isn't any hazing here.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many options to get involved, definitely something for everyone here!

    Great for these types of students

    students who are serious about their schooling and want to have a great time while in college. good for people who have a sense of balance between school and social life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    st. joan of arc chapel, gesu, and marquette madness (dwayne wade, lebron james, and jimmy butler were here this year!)

    Bang for the buck

    marquette is expensive but the opportunities here are spectacular and the experience is magnificent.

    What to do for fun

    being in the city, you are a 10 minute walk from downtown and always a bus ride from the malls and surrounding suburban areas. definitely go to the basketball games!!! they are so much fun!

    Food and Dining

    with options like schroeder, straz, and marquette place, there's always something delicious to eat! i'm never bored by the options we have. (cobeen is the place to be on mondays and thursdays!!)

    Dorm Life

    no matter what dorm you live in, you're going to have a positive experience with the people you meet. every floor turns into a wonderful little family. everyone goes out together, hangs out, and studies together.

    Academic Rigor

    you have to devote a lot of time to studying because the material is difficult. however, i have enjoyed every minute of learning while i've been here. the professors are amazing and really intelligent in their subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to work hard and be challenged. never be afraid to ask for help! your professors want to help you and see you succeed.

    In three sentences

    marquette has a welcoming, open, inviting atmosphere. we have respectful faculty, staff, and students. good balance of academics and social life.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    it's a sketchy location school wise, but the campus safety is very good and there are always a lot of them around so i feel safe.

    Greek Life

    not a lot of greek life, it's not overly popular. but, everyone who does it really enjoys it.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are some offered, more would be better.

    Great for these types of students

    good test-takers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    going to the men's basketball games is a must throughout the entire time being a student here.

    Bang for the buck

    it's a really great and fun school, but it is a very expensive school. i would say it's not entirely worth it because it is so high in price, but i don't regret choosing it. so, receiving scholarships is a must to help pay for it otherwise students will drown in debt after school.

    What to do for fun

    there is a lot of fun city life downtown. the men's basketball team is part of the division 1 ncaa. so going to the games are a lot of fun to go to!

    Food and Dining

    the variety is not very wide and aren't a lot of options available. the quality of some is better than others, the rest is alright.

    Dorm Life

    there is a wide variety of dorms available. some are small, but are easily adjustable and you get to know everyone on your floor very well.

    Academic Rigor

    it's a very difficult school for people who don't have natural school talent. you have to work hard and study hard to do on tests and learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    save a lot of money, study hard, and apply for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    it's a challenging school, but it's worth it because you learn so much from it. not only school learning, but life lesson learning as well.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are many events on campus. there are dances and late night activities. there are also many communities service activities that students can participate in.

    Food and Dining

    marquette has many on campus dinning options as well as a few near campus options. it is not gourmet cooking, but its good food, most of the time and it will fill you up.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is loud and exciting in the freshman dorms. the ra's are always excited to set up events for the floor-mates to go out and explore and get to know each other better. ra's are like the big sister or big brother of the floor to look out for the freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    marquette is fairly easy if and only if you stay on top of your studies. once you fall behind it is hard to catch back up.

    Tips for prospective students

    some tips for joining the marquette community are: 1) be open to difference 2) be prepared for the winter 3) take advantage of their study abroad opportunities

    In three sentences

    the campus is beautiful. the student life is tame, but at times exciting. marquette has many events to better the surrounding milwaukee area, so it is a good school for those who like to be involved.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is always something to do around campus. off campus, people like to go to restaurants or the bars. dps is great for taking people where they need to go especially in the cold.

    Food and Dining

    there are different places to go eat and you will soon discover this. the amu is great if you are looking for variety. the brew's are scattered throughout campus and are always good for meal swipes.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very fun. it is a great opportunity to meet people, both from yours and others. the food is pretty great too.

    Academic Rigor

    the work is manageable. get to know your teachers, they are all very nice about coming to meet with them regarding any struggles you are having. try your hardest not to procrastinate!

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to get involved! there are so many opportunities available, even as freshmen. get to know your teachers.

    In three sentences

    i am loving marquette so far. it has a great campus. i love the urban environment.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't ever feel unsafe. The limo service is fantastic. I always feel secure.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many many choices.

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette is expensive! I feel I am more academically challenged at Marquette then I would be at a UW school.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of options on and off campus. Visit the lake front for a peaceful setting. Join groups.

    Food and Dining

    I wish there were healthier choices for food. Too many hamburgers, pizza and heavy carbs.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life other than the shared bathroom and small rooms. I have been fortunate not to have issues with roommates or other residents in my dorm. Should you have issues, talk to your RA. Don't let issues become major. I wish there was more control over drinking in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to be challenged. Stay organized. Take advantage of all tutoring. Get to know your advisors and TA's. Contact your instructors with questions. Email is a great resource. Remember, no question is a dumb question.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. Be prepared to work hard.

    In three sentences

    I love Marquette University. Ask questions about anything and above all else get involved in clubs and groups. Meet as many people as possible.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not in the safest part of town but Public Safety is everywhere and there are over 300 blue light phones around campus. Limos are available in the evening and late night to safely transport students.

    Greek Life

    Small and sucks. Don't join, you'll have a better experience out of Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    college basketball fans, premed, business, and engineering majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Real Chili is delicious food

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a lot but the education is excellent and there are a lot of scholarships and aid available to all students.

    What to do for fun

    Bucks and Brewers games,concerts at The Rave, lakefront, lots of good restaurants nearby

    Food and Dining

    The standard college dining halls are mediocre but Schroeder, the AMU, and Mashuda have good food.

    Dorm Life

    I love McCormick. The community is awesome and I have made a lot of good friends in the dorm. Only complaint is small rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of work but still enough free time while still getting good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard for tests but leave time for fun as well.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is a very good school. My classes are useful and the professors are smart and good teachers. Milwaukee is a great city to attend college in.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    late night marquette, basketball games

    Food and Dining

    not the best, but pretty good

    Dorm Life

    Can be a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Study hard, don't slack off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs as you can!

    In three sentences

    Very loving community. Academically challenging. Very close knit.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Late Night Marquette provides fun activities or movies almost every week for reasonable prices (if not free). Campus is also incredibly close to the city where there are a number of other activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is much better than the typical dorm food and has a pretty wide variety of choices.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are in good condition and have needed amenities such as vacuums, dumpsters, printers, and laundry rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette academics are difficult but they are intended to challenge students so they can succeed in their careers in the future. Most teachers are fair and some even offer study sessions before tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to reach out for help if you need it. There are teachers and various resources to help you through any pitfalls. Don't tell yourself that you are the only one who needs help; you are not. Otherwise there would not be so many resources to help students work through their difficulties. Seek those resources out.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University has a fantastic and welcoming atmosphere that is obvious right from the start. Marquette understands college is a major step in a student's and provides a number of resources to help students adjust and enjoy their college experience. Overall a very inclusive feel.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are downtown, so you must be careful here. However, DPS, Marquette's security offers a lot of protection and does a good job of keeping its students safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot to do here, ranging from sports to student councils. Marquette offers a lot of options.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can be successful and have a good time at Marquette.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once you get to dinner time and late at night, the place to be is between 16th and 17th street on Wells. Here, you can get a high quality dinner at the Sports Annex, also a great place to watch any sports event, or Sobleman's, which has the best burgers in town. Also, the Dogg House, Real Chili, Open Pantry, and Q'doba are great places to hang out with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Marquette is an expensive school to go to, I think you get every dollars worth.

    What to do for fun

    Parties are always an option at Marquette. There is almost always something going on Thursday through Saturday in the apartments and student housing. Marquette also offers many activities through Late Nite Marquette along with the many sporting events such as Marquette basketball. There are also things in Milwaukee to do. In fall and spring you can catch a ride down to Miller Park and watch a Brewers game. The Bradley Center downtown also hosts many events, including concerts, the Milwaukee Bucks, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls could be better. The one Italian based dining hall is of the highest quality, but there are many improvements to be had. Not too many fast food restaurants around the area, so the food might not be the greatest. However, the Sports Annex and Sobleman's make-up for what the area lacks, along with the small little joints such as Real Chili and The Dogg House.

    Dorm Life

    I believe the dorm life at Marquette is pretty good because of the facilities and the students living there. Rooms can vary from small to big and Marquette works on providing a good place for students to live. Also, the dorms can honestly be what you want them to be. There are dorms that vary from party dorms to quiet study dorms. Whichever you are in though, you will definitely meet people and have a good time.

    Academic Rigor

    As I said before, Marquette is a well-balanced school, and that continues into the academic rigor. I would not consider Marquette a particularly tough school,but it definitely is no slouch either. The academic rigor is simply in the middle. Not too tough but not too easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a well balanced college, Marquette is the place to be. Marquette can be a place to party or a place to study, a place to meet people, and a place to have a good time. I also recommend Marquette is you care about your future career, as Marquette is top-notch at making sure its students are on the right path towards their career.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is an incredible institution that focuses on providing the best education for its students. While education is the main priority, there is no lack in fun activities and the ability to meet new people and enjoy college to the fullest. There is no place better to an education than Marquette.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They try really hard, but at the end of the day crime still happens at an alarming rate.

    Clubs and Activities

    They could be better, but I imagine they could be worse too.

    Bang for the buck

    It's very expensive, and at the end of the day it's a relatively small school.

    What to do for fun

    If you don't like basketball or parties then the school isn't for you. Based out of the city of Milwaukee there is a lot to do, but at the same time it's not a city for young students.

    Food and Dining

    The food matches the dorms in being old and outdated, but overall it's still decent.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a little old and out dated, but they are still a nice alternative to some schools.

    Academic Rigor

    They provide a pretty heavy course load on some of the classes, but it's nothing that isn't too manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you like basketball.

    In three sentences

    A Jesuit school that offers a well rounded education. A school that also offers a fair amount of recreational activities and extra curricular opportunities. A second home for all students.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Considering the campus is located in downtown Milwaukee, Campus Safety is great. They give you rides if you ever feel unsafe, have students out patrolling to keep an eye out for suspicious persons, and have just an all around positive impact and presence on the campus.

    Greek Life

    going strong

    Clubs and Activities

    More clubs than you can shake a stick at, and so much going on on campus there is never a dull moment and you find yourself not wanting to sleep so as to go be involved some more.

    Great for these types of students

    Extroverts

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dwayne Wade is our Jesus and Al McGuire is his holy father... In addition to the regular Jesus and God

    Bang for the buck

    You pay for the Jesuit Education, there is no doubt about that, but you definitely get your moneys worth for the cost you pay. Might not be the best financial decision if your an undecided major, but the networking opportunities pay for themselves alone.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach. Bike, join a club, play intramural sports. Go out on weekends, hang out with friends. The campus puts on late night events regularly which because of their non-alcoholic nature often get labeled as lame, but they are really a blast! at the least check out the Halloween and Christmas ones.

    Food and Dining

    Food was really good the first year of school. By the second year though it was a lot of the same old same old, and I got a bit tired of it. Still decent options all across campus though with 5 dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are for the most part small, but that just lets you get to know everyone around you all the better. Maintenance is very speedy in taking care of any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Science courses especially are very rigorous, but the level of rigor soon becomes the norm and it

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out of your shell and talk to new people. Everyone is extremely friendly and personable especially in the first few weeks of class where people are meeting new friends. If living in the dorms, keep your door open and get to know the people who are living around you. Check out the AMU for the best food on campus.

    In three sentences

    One of the best investments I've ever made. Teachers go above and beyond for you. In the heart of beautiful Milwaukee

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is definitely safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty service opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive but worth it, especially in the business field.

    What to do for fun

    Third Ward Restaurants Late Night Marquette (organization) Explore Milwaukee Relax Basketball Games Rec Center

    Food and Dining

    For dorm food, Marquette has some pretty decent choices. There is always a vegetarian option, too!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing. Plenty room in most of them along with private bathrooms in most halls as well.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of homework, but it definitely pays off in the end. You learn so much by doing it, and none of it is pointless.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework. Go to the basketball games. Check out the library, including the Milwaukee Public Library. Definitely go to the Third Ward.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University has a great business program. The professors are wonderful and will definitely push you to your full potential. They are always there to help you reach that, too.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    DPS (Dept. of Public Safety) is awesome! They get your keys out of your locked car for FREE, and they'll always come and walk you, or give you a ride, to your destination when it's dark outside. They take student/faculty safety seriously. There's been a couple safety issues on campus, and they've always responded quickly and made sure everyone knows how to keep safe in the city.

    Greek Life

    Greek life wasn't for me, but my best friend Monica is a baby Xi (of Alpha XI Delta). I've been to date parties with her, and it's so fun to get out and celebrate life! Greek life isn't all about partying, though. Each sorority/fraternity has a philanthropy, and they take giving back and serving the community very seriously.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's too many to list, so I'll just say the ones I'm in: National Association of Black Journalist, The Marquette Tribune, The Marquette Journal. Students Fighting Against Hunger. There's also Greek life, sports, political groups, advocacy groups, etc. Basically anything you're interested in is offered at MU!

    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is great for students that are focused and hard-working. You're supposed to have fun in college, but the professors at Marquette really push their students to also make the most of their college education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Even if you're not religious, like me, Joan of Arc Chapel is so beautiful, and the best place to study on sunny days. Check it out!

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette has lived up to all my expectations. I couldn't imagine attending any other university! The journalism program there is AMAZING, and the professors really make an effort to get you on the fast track to success.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and sports teams you can join. There's Greek life, clubs for your major (I'm in the National Association of Black Journalists and I work for the Tribune and the Journal). Other than that, there's bowling on campus, plenty of awesome restaurants, and we're so close to downtown and the lake, you'll always have something to do!

    Food and Dining

    Mashuda Hall has the best breakfast you will EVER taste. I recommend eating there all the time!

    Dorm Life

    The people are very shy, but that could have just been my living situation. I actually moved out of the dorms, and went back home, because my roommate situation wasn't the best, and I was homesick. I would recommend living in primarily freshman dorms, that way you meet more people like you and you can feel more comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take, school can be really rough. I switched my major from political science to social welfare & justice because of the rigor (and how boring they were). You'll get a better feel of what you need to do to succeed through trial and error.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as much as you can. I didn't listen, when I first started school, but when I finally did, it made all the difference. I really feel like I'm a part of the Marquette community, and I think you can only get that feeling, if you are involved in things that matter to you.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is the best choice I could have made in a university. Even though I didn't know anyone there, I've made several friends and am involved in several activities that pertain to my major.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Marquette has the best campus safety that I could ask for, I always feel safe. They have their own safety on campus aside from the regular police there are campus police always on duty around the campus. There is also many lighted poles that will bring the campus police to your attention by the touch of the button if it is ever necessary.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great at Marquette, it offers just another way to be involved on campus and in the community. I am in a fraternity and I am so glad that I joined, freshmen year was a blast and I made so many close friends through the community service projects as well as the dances that we have.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to join and things to get involved in on campus. I am on the club baseball team as well as the club quidditch team. It is amazing what you can get involved in if you just give it a chance. There is something for everyone weather you are interested in sports, politics, heritage or just looking to have some fun.

    Great for these types of students

    I think that Marquette is great for all students. Everyone fits in here and it is unbelievably easy to get involved and find friends. I could not be happier with my choice to attend Marquette and I guarantee my fellow classmates would agree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its all about Marquette basketball in the winter time. Everyone meets up on campus and takes the bus to the game, some crazy fans even will wait outside the arena to get the best seats in the house. Another great thing that happens is that campus food stays open late offering several wonderful places to take a study break with your friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Believe it or not the saying, you get what you pay for may be the most true statement for college. With a prestigious school like Marquette you are not only receiving a great classroom setting as well as an amazing degree. The University also delivers the top notch level to every other aspect to a college campus from safety to dorms to social life.

    What to do for fun

    There are limitless opportunities for fun and Marquette is great at organizing events for students. Marquette basketball is the biggest craze around campus but there is fun for all. The University offers events all the time like boat cruises, Brewers baseball game, dance shows along with many others. There is also a bowling alley on campus as well as many other attractions near by.

    Food and Dining

    You will never be hungry, food is always close and easily accessible. With Marquette's dining plan you are able to eat any style of food that they offer. Each dining hall has a different theme of food, for example, a healthy salad bar, 50's diner, or and Italian restaurant. The food is pretty good and never gets old. Other than that there is plenty of restaurants and quick places to eat all over campus and in Milwaukee.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is set up great. Each dorm is different and offers a different lifestyle based on your preference. Some are quieter than others, while some are more social. However no matter where you live you will plenty of chances to meet your floor through gatherings with your resident assistant as well as on your own with the friends you make.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are intriguing and unique. They are what you make them, you can become very involved in class or if you are shy every single teacher has office hours and are willing to help at any time. Each class offers ways to get involved and take more out of the class than just learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    To prospective students I recommend that you just be yourself and get involved with what you are interested in. There are numerous opportunities to become involved on campus, make friends, and have fun. Just make sure to balance your time well so that you can excel in the classroom as well.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University's slogan is Be the Difference. On campus that is exactly what I feel like I get the opportunity to do. Marquette offers a unique feeling giving all the students the chance to be their own person and have a happy, safe experience every day.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Living in Milwaukee, there are pretty high crime rates in the city. Marquette's campus, however, has an excellent Department of Public Safety. We have over 300 Blue Light Phones on campus, and there are safety vans that can drive you around campus if you feel unsafe walking. Overall, if you use your street smarts you will be fine because safety is definitely one of Marquette's priorities!

    Greek Life

    I know we have a few of the main Fraternities and Sororities here on campus, but I don't know much about them. Everyone involved seems to really like it, and I am sure it is a great way to make friends!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything here at Marquette! We have fencing, rugby, and Quidditch, to name a few of the unique ones!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants a great education should come to Marquette! Our school is also very focused on service, and helping the greater Milwaukee community. And if you like basketball, it is definitely a big deal here at Marquette as well!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a giant square dance that takes place orientation week! The basketball games are seriously amazing. There are also limitless volunteering opportunities on campus, one of the bigger ones being Hunger Clean Up. And most importantly, we do a rave in the library finals week. What more could you want?!

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely a costly investment, but definitely worth it! I would really recommend Marquette. I could not have had a more positive experience freshman year!

    What to do for fun

    I love the Late Night Marquette Program. These are events that include anything from trips to water parks, scavenger hunts, or zombie apocalypses. They are a great way to meet new people on campus! I would also recommend taking advantage of the bus pass and exploring Milwaukee. Concerts, museums, restaurants, you name it. There is always something new to see or do!

    Food and Dining

    The food is really awesome! You get an unlimited dining plan (meaning you can eat whenever you want!) I am a vegetarian and I had no trouble finding good, healthy food options for myself. There is always something for everyone in the dining halls!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! I lived in Abbottsford my freshman year, and I met most of my good friends in my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely challenging, but worth it. Every professor I have had so far was great. I would recommend utilizing your professor's office hours if you are struggling with anything, they are there to help you!

    Tips for prospective students

    You should seriously consider Marquette! You will get a top-notch education while having the time of your life! Milwaukee is great, and there are so many new and exciting opportunities available to each and every student at Marquette.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Marquette. Great people, great campus, great education. Marquette stays true to the Jesuit ideals and truly cares about each and every student on an individual basis.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of on campus activities and many downtown Milwaukee things to do. The lake is just a few mile that way so a nice morning bike ride is just the thing to start your day off right.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, just make sure you change up where and what you eat because just like any other school food it can get old.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice. Most of the halls are converted from old hotels so most of them have private baths which is nice to have only one or two people to fight with who is next in the shower.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette is awesome! they are well respected in the business community. My brother who went here got a job straight after graduation.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    My friends and I usually go to the mall or to the restuarants near campus. Finding good places to go really is not that hard seeing as how the school is located in a city. When my friends and I are running low on money we always look at what is going on on campus, there is always something going on so finding something to do is pretty easy.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually pretty good quality and there is a pretty wide range of food served on campus. It ranges from health friendly food at Straz, typical cafeteria food at Cobeen and McCormick, Italian at Schroeder, and diner style food at Mashuda. But if not of that sounds appealing, there are also many restaurants on and around campus you can check out.

    Dorm Life

    Last year I stayed at Cobeen and I loved it. Everyone was really nice and that is where I came to know some of my best friends from freshman year. There is always some sort of dorm event going on that people can go to if they want, all in all dorm life at Marquette is very close nit and welcoming to all of its members.

    Academic Rigor

    Like most people would expect college is more difficult than high school in some ways and easier in other ways. It usually depends on the class but what I found to be the most challenging part was that there are not as many assignments as in high school. Having said that, it means that every assignment is important and has a big impact on your overall grade, so in college you can no longer slack of homework without having to worry about the consequences.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be to not panic over the pressures brought on by college level courses. At Marquette there are many different student run organizations that help with both stress and time management that are actually really helpful. So all in all come to college with an open mind and try not to overburden yourself and just enjoy the experience.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University is an extremely welcoming and warm community that really makes learning easy and understandable. The part I personally like the most is all of the school sponsored events hosted at the school; being a college student means that I do not have a lot of extra money to go out so having other alternatives at school really helps out. Not only that since the school is located in a small city I really like the fact that you get the whole city experience and the homey atmosphere you would get from a smaller town.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MPD and DPS are both there for the students' safety, their numbers can be programmed into your cell phones, and blue-light phones are located in great numbers around the campus, which have panic buttons that can be pressed for an immediate response, were a student ever to feel threatened or unsafe. Limos are driven around campus, and are a free transportation mode for students.

    Greek Life

    About 7%. There if you want it, but not something you have to get involved in to be cool.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything you could ever want is here.

    Great for these types of students

    Leaders, Catholic, Service-oriented, unique, individuals

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    St. Joan of Arc chapel is the oldest building in the Northern Hemisphere used for it's original purpose. Located on MU's campus, it was built in the 1800's and is a place that St. Joan of Arc actually prayed in. It was taken apart, brick-by-brick, and taken from France, and transported to a woman's estate on Long Island, NY. Unfortunately, a fire swept through the estate and burned every building standing, but didn't touch the chapel. A family in Racine, WI bought and donated the now-famous chapel to Marquette, where it was reassembled. Students now pack in there every night for mass at 10pm and sing, hang out, and enjoy each other's company.

    Bang for the buck

    It's extremely expensive, but it's so worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Milwaukee surrounds Marquette, and there are endless options of things to do for fun here. Lake Michigan is a 1.5 miles from campus, and you can walk to the beach and play volleyball or just soak up some rays. Activities from Rock Climbing to touring the city to surfing are available if you utilize them, and the dining and cuisine is exquisite.

    Food and Dining

    The food at MU is absolutely delicious! There are also vegetarian and vegan options available for those with dietary restrictions.

    Dorm Life

    I had a fantastic experience in the dorms. They are tons of fun and easy to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette is challenging, but respected because of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into service, as this is a value that is prized at Marquette. Emphasize leadership and service on your application, just be yourself when writing the essay--what they look for is individuality, and employment of strong, Ignatian or Jesuit values.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is a strong Catholic, Jesuit University. The people that can be found here are incredible, unique, and always worth the time to talk to, and the education is challenging but worth it. I could not have made a better choice in my education than applying here.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Police and security are on patrol twenty four hours a day everyday all year long. Walking escorts and car escorts take you safely where you need to go on campus for no fee.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 200 plus activities and clubs to join.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very expensive but worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are 200 plus clubs and activities to join. It is next to Lake Michigan so a quick run, walk, or bike ride will have you water front in minutes.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of comfort food and health food.

    Dorm Life

    Do not be afraid of the single gender dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are extremely tough so prepare to work very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early enough and also apply to a second university just in the off chance that you do not get accepted. Take high school serious and really push yourself especially senior year of high school to excel academically.

    In three sentences

    Marquette has a beautiful campus. The school is large enough for lots of social interaction but small enough where you do not get lost in the crowd.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always important and we receive notifications when there is suspicious activity or an arrest. Our security is always patrolling the streets on campus; especially during the evenings.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are very serious about academics but are not afraid to go out and party on the weekends.

    What to do for fun

    BASKETBALL GAMES! I have always had a blast going to MU games and singing the fight song for our Golden Eagles.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good in some buildings and just average in others. Overall, the food is quite tasty.

    Dorm Life

    No matter what, dorm life is FUN! I have met a lot of cool people.

    Academic Rigor

    This school will definitely challenge you which is a good thing. It better prepares you for higher level courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for as many scholarships as possible because this school isn't cheap. Aside from academics, the best way to meet new people is to join a new club. The website rate my professor should help when choosing classes.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is the type of college that truly helps students persevere. The environment is welcoming. I have learned so much here!

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    DPS officers are really helpful, there are other students who will walk home with you if you don't feel safe walking home alone by yourself. The LIMO van runs all over campus during the evening hours, it's an excellent way to get around after dark if you're stuck in the library.

    Food and Dining

    The food was ok when I lived there, nothing spectacular but it got better in recent years.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Cobeen Hall, it was nice having a dining hall inside the dorm, the communal bathroom was definitely a different experience for me. It was nice always having someone to do things with though, my RA was amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes were challenging but not impossible, it definitely pushed me to be better.

    In three sentences

    Socio-economic differences between myself and other students made social life difficult. Otherwise, the school was wonderful!

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have their own public safety department so it's like having a private police force on campus that can get there faster. Theres also a service you can call to pick you up and drive you where you need to go so you don't have to walk at night and it's free.

    Greek Life

    I don't participate but there are a lot of options for anyone who wants to.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of organizations to join that range from community service to playing Quidditch.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a really great experience but very expensive and not a lot of financial aid seems to be given

    What to do for fun

    You can take the bus pretty much anywhere and go into the city or stay on campus and work out in the Rec Center and hang out in the dorm lounges or at the AMU.

    Food and Dining

    Each dinning hall specializes in different types of food depending on what a perso wants. The selection is pretty good

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm has its own personality and style depeding on what your looking for but each has its own dinning hall and decent rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class you take but they all encourage you to ask questions and to think on a higher level than before.

    In three sentences

    It has a very convenient size and everything is about a ten minute walk away or less. It has class sizes of a smaller school but an urban feel. It is very modern but beautiful and very close to the city.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Marquette has 500+ security cameras on campus and a university sponsored police force, to protect students, but unfortunately, they cannot be around to stop some of crimes at night. Personally, I do not know anyone has been a victim of crime, but my advice to students coming here is to walk with your friends, walk in public areas, and be observant of your surroundings while walking. I see many students here are on their phones or music players while they�re walking, which makes them an easy, unaware target for robberies/muggings.

    Greek Life

    No one pressures you to join any fraternities or sororities, in fact, I believe less than a quarter of students on campus belong to a type of fraternity/sorority. If you would like to join, however, there are tons based on your major, like engineering and nursing to name a few, where you can meet new friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    I forgot the exact number of clubs here, but there are a lot! If you would like to know more about them, Marquette has this event during the first week of classes called O-fest, where all the clubs/organizations on campus set up presentation tables to entice you into receiving info from them. If the info the clubs give you is interesting, you can always attend the club's first meeting and join from there.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun loving Studious Goal Oriented

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WE ARE MARQUETTE!

    What to do for fun

    Since Marquette is located in downtown Milwaukee, there are more things to do here than your average rural university/college. If you do not know what things there are to do, there's a building called the AMU at Marquette that has loads of info on all things Milwaukee including concerts, shows, festivals, dining and community service. If you're not from Milwaukee and don't have a car (like me), no worries, when you pay for Marquette, you receive a UPASS, which gives you access to unlimited rides on the Milwaukee County Transit System, so the city of Milwaukee will be yours to explore (if you're not studying or attending a Marquette Golden Eagles basketball game).

    Food and Dining

    Well like ANY college/university, you get excited of the notion of an unlimited, all -you-can-eat food plan, but after the first week, you will be tired of the food. Marquette is no different from this tragedy. Since I stay in McCormick, the food is really junk food based (i.e. pizza, burgers, soda) but they have some healthy choices, the choice is left to you what you want to eat. What saves Marquette here is the restaurants real close to campus, Cousin's subs, Sobelman's (amazing burgers), and Real Chili.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends where you stay and your social life. I currently dorm in McCormick, which has the smallest dorms, but I do not mind the space (or lack thereof) because I am usually outside my dorm, and even if I am, all I do in my dorm is sleep. The people in McCormick usually are all and about on their floor, so you will meet a few new people. There is a laundry room in the basement if you need it, washes are $1.50 per load, and drying cost $1.25 per load. The best residence hall is Straz, which has a gym and barbershop, but you have to be in the honors program to be there.

    Academic Rigor

    You'll get challenged here, but if you maintain a healthy balance of study and social life (and part-time jobs for some) you'll succeed. There are tons of resources here like professors, tutors, academic advisers that will help you succeed, but it is up to you, the student, to use the resources at Marquette throughout your 4 years here to ensure you understand the curriculum and maintain a level of excellence through the quality of your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about Marquette, apply early, before Dec. 1st. If you are worried about paying for this school, work over the summer during high school, apply for private scholarships, and do well in high school (for a incoming freshman, 4-year scholarship offer from Marquette). If you did not attain a high GPA in high school, but do while during your first semester at Marquette, you may be able to ask them to increase your incoming freshman scholarship/grants. It will take time and effort to pay for this school (without any help from your parents) if you come from a low-income background, but if you are dedicated to working hard here, your efforts will be rewarded (trust me, I know).

    In three sentences

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin is not just a place for dairy and cheese curds, it's also home to a great Midwest university that will prepare you for a career, provided you study and put forth your best effort. Beyond academia, Marquette offers you the city of Milwaukee to explore during your years here, and with it, the opportunity to meet new people, and thus, create friendships that last a lifetime.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can't walk one block without seeing at least one campus safety officer. There are emergency phones all over campus, and numerous resources for you to know how to stay safe. Marquette takes its' students' safety very seriously, and being near downtown Milwaukee, that is something I appreciate very much. I feel very safe here on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities here! Intramurals, community service organizations, fraternities, club sports, campus ministry, major-related organizations and more. Plus there is an Organization Fest during the first week of classes where all the campus organizations will have a table and representatives for you to get information on all the clubs you're interested in. There is so much that you can be a part of here.

    Great for these types of students

    This school caters to ALL types of students. I came here because of their wonderful dedication to community service. I will be able to be so involved in the community here, which is just what I was looking for. It is accredited in basically every field so you will be in good shape for your career, and it has very good athletics. Marquette has all the bases covered.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Your first night on campus will feature the traditional freshman square dance! It may sound lame now but once you're there everyone is really excited about it and getting into it-you look weird if you're NOT trying to do it. Every night for the first two weeks of your freshman year will have different welcoming activities--dance parties, carnivals, casino nights, and LOTS of free food and free stuff. An absolute fantastic way to start out your college experience.

    What to do for fun

    There is a ton of stuff to do on and off campus, you won't be bored. You could go to the beach or walk downtown during the warmer seasons, hop on a bus to Miller Park and watch a baseball game, go check out the Third Ward and eat at any of the restaurants along the boardwalk, or go to any of the cool shops. The activities here are endless.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great!! So many choices, and you won't believe how jolly the staff is. They are here to please!

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm!!! All the dorms are very nice, great furniture and the rooms aren't even too small. They are great places to meet people and everyone is very happy to be here!

    Academic Rigor

    These are very no-nonsense teachers but they are very dedicated and genuinely want their students to succeed. They are willing to help out whenever needed and are very aware of their students' needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask lots of questions during the tours and don't be afraid to talk to current students about their experiences. Take multiple tours if you're still on the fence-you'll probably learn more and more each time! Keep an open mind to everything you see.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is an awesome school! I feel like a real part of the community, it is easy to get involved and right away I felt like this is where I am meant to be. It is a dynamic environment with lots to do and lots to learn!

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    join clubs go to the rec center go party explore the city

    Food and Dining

    Food is great at cobeen, schroeder, mashuda Hours suck though Dining is a fun place to just relax and see new faces and interact

    Dorm Life

    Fun, for the first two weeks Very interactive, you will meet awesome people Dining hours suck Visiting hours suck BUT its what you make of these things

    Academic Rigor

    Very intense, but worth it in the long run Tutoring is very fun and helpful Teachers may seem intimidating but ask them for help

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused, be driven, and remember time management is key Talk to your teachers there here to help Sign up for tutoring very helpful HAVE FUN!!!!! make the best of each day

    In three sentences

    Marquette is great for academics. Marquette is not a very social school. Marquette is very small

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even though MU is located in downtown Milwaukee, campus security is so great here. If you need to go somewhere when it is dark out, you can have someone pick you up and drive you to where ever you are going on campus or near campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the beginning of the year, MU holds O-Fest. This is when all of the campus clubs and sports teams do their recruiting. This is a big thing.

    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is really catholic. MU is for the kind of student that can sit through the two theology classes required for graduation and not be completely lost.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    St. Joan of Ark Chapel

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of your classes your first year are in gigantic lecture halls. The labs or discussion times are run by TA's that aren't much older than the freshmen. Something I would expect from a state school, but not a private school.

    What to do for fun

    The Rave, Movies at Varsity theater, The Third Ward, The Lake. Lots of stuff to do off campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining plan is great because it allows you practically unlimited access to food. Which, for a starving college student is great. Some of the meals are kinda weird, but overall, pretty good food. The dining halls usually have a great salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. Mashuda is a significant walk from campus. Avoid McCormick, it is not the place to be if you actually want to study in your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fairly difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know all about MU before you come. Checkout the website to make sure that it is a good fit for you.

    In three sentences

    MU is a good school. Great campus size and located near all sorts of stuff to do on the weekends. Campus activities are fun.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Marquette is great for security because they have limos (big vans) that drive around on campus and bring students where they want to go, within a limit. Also, students walk around as escorts for those who prefer to walk rather than take limos. There are also department of public safety officers driving around all the time to monitor the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many things to get involved in and twice a year an Organization Fest is held where all the clubs and activities are in the same area and you can check them out!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you need a place to study there are many places to study in the Memorial Library that you have to search for and may be somewhat difficult to find, but go on an adventure to find them because once you do it's great!

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette is somewhat pricey but I have really enjoyed coming here and wouldn't change it for anything.

    What to do for fun

    Marquette Late Night offers a variety of things to do, including movies on weekends, bingo and trivia on weeknights and variety of concerts.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of dining halls from Italian food to a 50's diner to a food court style cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I have made some amazing friends while in the dorms and everyone is so social. Making friends is very easy, especially freshmen year because everyone is excited to be there and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes where you have to put a lot of work in, but it pays off and there are others where it's almost completely lecture based. There is a huge difference between Communication classes to Engineering classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Finding a balance between academics and social life is important to figure out soon after starting college because it makes the whole experience more enjoyable and less stressful.

    In three sentences

    There are many things to do on campus and a great student life. Basketball season is very exciting because students will wait for hours for good seats and games are lots of fun. The campus is in a great location with things to do in Milwaukee and Chicago only two hours away.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has really picked up this year. They are always patrolling and students drive around vans to take people around campus and a few blocks off campus if its late, you're alone, or the weather is bad. They are very easy to contact in any situation.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is available at MU but it is not one of the most popular things. Lot's of people do join but its not something that anyone should feel pressured into joining because it's not like you need to go greek to be able to party.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of activities to do for fun! Marquette plans stuff every weekend and they always offer a low budget night out, like going to the movies for $2. The most popular on campus event are the men's basketball games during basketball season. But there is also a lot of stuff to do off campus. The third ward (shopping), art museum, beach, and public market are all within one mile east of campus!

    Food and Dining

    Food at MU is by far one if it's best aspects. There are no meal plans here, everyone can eat as much as they want! There are three regular dining halls: Straz, McCormmick, and Cobeen. Mashuda is a '50's diner themed hall and Schroeder is an Italian themed hall. The Union has a bunch of different things like a coffee shop, subs, sushi, Mexican, burgers, salad bar, and a bagel place. The only down side to the food is that McCormmick and Schroeder are the only dorms open past 6:30 PM.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is absolutely fantastic! You get to experience living on your own while simultaneously living with your friends. The dorms themselves are a nice size but it varies depending on each dorm. Of the freshman dorms, McCormmick is the most populated. It's co-ed and the rooms are on the smaller side, but what it lacks in size is made up for in a friendly welcoming environment. Plus, it has a dining hall. O'Donnell and Cobeen are single sex with mid-sized rooms and Cobeen has a dining hall. And lastly, Abbottsford is the largest dorm with a living room and private bathrooms but no dining hall.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is definitely high, particularly based on your perspective major. Some of the most difficult majors include nursing, engineering, and biomedical sciences. You can't slack off at all if you want to do well. All the readings should be done, homework completed, and studying finished, but all the teachers are extremely understanding.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University is an extraordinary choice if one is searching for academic excellence, a great urban community, or a fun city in which to reside. Everyone is welcoming and searching to meet new people, just like you! The dorms are clean and the food is delicious and mostly healthy, what's not to love?!

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Cool unis, bro

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Marquette is in downtown Milwaukee, and is basically in the middle of the city. We have blue lights all around campus which you can press to call DPS. DPS is public safety and if you are in any danger you can guarantee someone will be there within a minute. We also have vans which will drive you anywhere around campus at night. Marquette is very safe, I never feel like I am in any danger.

    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is a great school for anyone who wants to get a good education. If you want to party, you will not have a problem finding one. If partying isn't your thing I can promise you, their are plenty of people who don't party and do other stuff on the weekends. Basketball is huge here, so I hope you like it.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't terrible, but definitely isn't your moms home cooked meal. Marquette has 5 dining halls. Shroeder is Italian food, McCormick and Cobeen are cafeteria style with a variety of different foods every day, Straz has really good salads, stir fries, and usually has some sort of home cooked meal, and Mashuda is a 50's style diner. We also have the Brew, which is a coffee shop that sells different salads, sandwiches and pastries. Lastly, we have the student union dining which has salads, burritos, sandwiches, Einstein bagels and sushi. Freshman and Sophomore's have unlimited meal swipes. Pretty large variety but some of the food is kind of gross.

    Dorm Life

    Marquette has a dorm for everyone. We have an all girls dorm and all boys dorm which are both nice. The girls dorm has just been renovated and has a dining hall. McCormick is known as the party dorm for freshman. You don't have a ton of space but it's a great way to meet new people and always have a good time. Abbotsford is a boys and girls dorm that are also nice and have their own bathrooms. Straz is the honors dorm, it includes a dining hall, workout center and every room has a bathroom. No matter where you live, you will meet lots of great people.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette is definitely challenging depending on your major. Science and Math classes are pretty difficult but they are manageable. Marquette provides free group tutoring which is really helpful and professors are always willing to help you if you are struggling. You will without a doubt get a good education at Marquette.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is a great school academically and socially. You will without a doubt be challenged, but their is plenty of stuff to do on the weekends, including parties, MU events and just hanging out. If you come to Marquette be prepared for a challenge and a good time.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have students security that walks campus every night, we have a hired security that can be reached from any of the blue light phones located throughout campus, and we are located blocks away from a Milwaukee plice division. So overall, really safe.

    Greek Life

    I believe we have six different fraternities and sororities on campus not including the scholarly greek groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have political, religious, debate, major specific, and a wide range of sports including but not limited to: Bsketball, rugby, soccer, fencing, self-defense, kickball, intertube dodgeball, simming, tennis, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like a diverse atmosphere with lots of things to do while maintaining a full load of course work, Marquette is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have our own museum on campus that holds different art each semester, we have a bridge connecting two parts of our library that is the local meet and greet for most students as one of our coffee shops is there,and each year we have a zombie verses human war for a sociology class that has students chasing each other around with nerf guns to see who would take over the world.

    Bang for the buck

    Professors and advisors really help you get where you need to go for after school. They can set you up for internships and job opportunities that are reserved for Marquette students. Or you can even study abroad in any of the 35 countries that Marquette has ties to.

    What to do for fun

    There are many sporting opportunities on campus to either watch or participate in. We have free cable and internet access throughout campus so you can always surf the web or watch your favorite show. Or if you love music The Rave is just blocks away playing headliing bands and singers every week.

    Food and Dining

    We have a superb unlimited dining card that allows undergraduates to either dine in the all you can eat dining rooms or you can go to specialty diners that go from pizza, fifties diner, to sushi. Plus with the meal plan students can visit any of our own coffee shops right on campus. Dining dollars that you get uploaded onto your id card also allow you to visit chain restaurants like subway.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different dorms to choice from that each have their own personalities and options to how many people you live with and where.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette faculty has some of the best professors with challenging and unique courses every year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check ou multiple schools for wha is most important for you. Do you like small class sizes? If so Marquette averages under 20 students. Is it important to have a personal relationship wih your professors or do you not care ifthey know your name? And youshould always consider your budget. Marquette offers many scholarships and grants but is still a private university that is on average more expensive than a state alternative.

    In three sentences

    Despite being a private University Marquette allows students to really get involved with the outside community which happens to be urban Milwaukee. Relationships that students cultivate not only with their teachers but with their fellow classmates will last beyond college years and help later on with job searches. Plus being a diverse university Marquette offers a wide range of majors, sports, food, living arrangements, clubs, and people to explore.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our police system here on campus and vans that you can call that will come pick you up and take you anywhere on campus. You can also call safety to come walk with you at night if you aren't comfortable walking alone. There are receptionists checking student id's in every dorm. Tons of ways MU keeps their students safe!

    Greek Life

    Tons of people are in greek life. We have houses, but there are a lot of rules that the greeks have to follow, so it's not the typical greek life you see in the movies.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have Organization Fest (O-fest) every semester where you can go and see all the clubs..there is literally EVERYTHING. From curling to ethnic clubs to karate, we have it all!

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, well-rounded, dedicated, and sociable

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    MU basketball games are a MUST-tons of tradition in one game alone. The Joan of Arc chapel is a tiny chapel at the center of campus that also has a lot of history behind it.

    Bang for the buck

    you do get a ton of stuff included in your tuition (access to gyms, meal plan, exercise classes, bus pass, etc.), but tuition is kind've high. However, being a private university, you do have to expect that because there is no such thing as in-state tuition, so the tuition is universal for everybody.

    What to do for fun

    There tons of stuff to do in Milwaukee! The museum is free to students on mondays, the zoo is free every other saturday, theres the art museum, bradford beach, shops on brady street, bayshore and mayfair mall, the milwaukee cupcake factory, ice skating rinks, the performing arts center....it really is endless!

    Food and Dining

    The University employs Sodexo, who is supposed to be the #2 food administrator in the country. Theres a ton of variety. There are a couple dining halls that are typical dorm food with buffet eating. Another is a 50s diner, while another is all Italian food. There are also tons of coffee shops on campus where you can use meal swipes to pick up food for free.

    Dorm Life

    You get to meet tons of people. However, if you're looking for a huge party experience, you won't get as crazy as other universities in wisconsin (madison=ridiculous!). You have to live in the dorms the first 2 years, unless you commute, which also kind of stinks. However, while you're living in the dorms, you get an unlimited meal plan, so you can eat wherever, whenever.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said, it is tough, but it's also what makes MU great, and what really gives you that sense of pride when you do well. There are curves in almost every class, so that definitely helps!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take use of websites such as ratemyprofessor.com when it comes to selecting classes. Don't be afraid to ask questions in class, go to office hours, or sign up for FREE tutoring--it all really does help! Make time to take use of one of the 2 gyms on campus (free!), and take the time to do things you really enjoy/are interested in!

    In three sentences

    Marquette is definitely a tough school, but it does provide you with a lot of opportunities to pursue different organizations, research opportunities, jobs, etc. The professors are generally really great and willing to help you, especially if you go in to talk to them during their office hours. There are so many types of people here at Marquette, not only are you bound to make tons of friends from all over the country, but you are also really able to explore who you are as a person and really define yourself.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is in the city of Milwaukee, and therefore there is a great number of Campus Safety officers who protect the students. All students feel very safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Although the Greek life is small, it is still there! If you really want to become involved with Greek life, it is not difficult.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything you could imagine, including the Great Outdoors. All clubs meet regularly and accomplish something by the end of the year. If you can find something that there isn't a club for, you can start it easily!

    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is great for students who are looking to prepare themselves for their career and it is great for students who have no idea what they want to do when they grow up!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Joan of Arc Chapel mass on Tuesday nights at 10PM are actually well attended, even in the winter.

    Bang for the buck

    There are so many benefits you get at Marquette. It really is worth it's price.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do on campus for fun, there are Late Nite Marquette programs set up for the students, and there is always something to do in the city a couple blocks away.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options on campus for food. The meal plan will never leave you hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a lot of fun, liveable, and a memorable time.

    Academic Rigor

    Each major prepares you for the real world. The academic rigor is intense but there is room to breathe.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's better to decide on your major later on, because most times than not you do not know what you want to be doing for the rest of your life. So pick a major freshman year that the credits can transfer over to any major.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University has the best of both worlds. It feels like a small campus because all the buildings are on the same street, but it is just minutes from the big city of Milwaukee. The various programs can satisfy any student, and the teachers want the students to strive.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus!

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always safety officers around campus. Blue light phones are located all around campus for emergencies. Between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. there are also shuttles that students can call to get rides to places on or near campus.

    Greek Life

    Seems fun, but also a lot of work. They do a lot of community service and help with professional work which is cool.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of options, but club sports seem to be pretty expensive. There are tons of intramural sports. Organization Fest is held during orientation week for freshmen.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun, yet hard working students would definitely fit in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a surprise five minute party in the library during finals. Basketball games!!

    Bang for the buck

    It's a nice campus, but being so close to a highway it's kind of loud sometimes. The people are very friendly, and it's easy to fit in. The classes are all interesting.

    What to do for fun

    Late Night activities are often planned for on campus. It's also a quick walk to downtown where there are lots of cool shops and eateries. The bus can take you anywhere in Milwaukee, and bus passes are provided at the beginning of the year.

    Food and Dining

    It's average dorm food. The specialty dining halls are nice for a change. There's healthy, 50's diner, and Italian.

    Dorm Life

    It's awesome to live on c learning community floor. The engineering floors are awesome and a great place to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The science classes are more challenging than most, but the professors are fair in all classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring as many credits in as you can because there's so much more to learn in such a short time.

    In three sentences

    The school is a great size, and it feels like everyone belongs. The campus is gorgeous. There's lots of fun stuff to do on and off campus because it's right in downtown Milwaukee.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is extremely safe on campus. There is a 30 second response time for Marquette's Department of Public Safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have everything, and if not it is incredibly easy to start a new club.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for those students who want to go and work for their education. You cannot get away with slacking off until the last minute.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hot Cookie. Best night of the week! If you go to Marquette it will be one of your favorite nights to have food at Cobeen.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very expensive school, but they give out good scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    All of the Marquette Late Night events are pretty cool. They are almost always free and tons of fun.

    Food and Dining

    They are many options for food at Marquette. You can choose to go where you want, and most of the food is really enjoyable.

    Dorm Life

    They do their best to keep everyone safe and healthy in the dorms. They are always keeping up on maintenance issues.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette is a tough school. They expect their students to be top rate, and the work that they give shows that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always try to stay focused on school. You will not succeed at Marquette if you get behind. Be active, there are so many different opportunities on and off campus, don't be afraid to join in.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is a great school that really cares about the students that are attending. The professors at Marquette are all willing to go the extra distance to help their students succeed. Marquette provides life experiences as well as an education to their students.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling, gym activities, numerous clubs, and basketball games.

    Food and Dining

    Food service is very delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms and great individuals living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Most prestigious university in Wisconsin and this shows in the learning criteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't leave the campus because the area is a little sketchy.

    In three sentences

    Overall a great university with much to offer. I feel at home when i am on campus and like i belong there. All of the staff members are amazing and go out of their way to help their students.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great, almost too great! We get informed of any activity that happens on or near campus and are told when to be cautious. The escort services take you around campus and are usually very available and convenient.

    Greek Life

    This is not big on campus and is more for networking purposes than party purposes. I have heard good things about the greek life on campus though

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different things to do and become apart of. There are so many options for whatever you are into and enjoy doing

    Great for these types of students

    intelligent, hard working, fun, outgoing, social, enthusiastic, spirited

    Bang for the buck

    My experience so far has been great. I have learned from the people around me and I have encountered the true college life by attending this school.

    What to do for fun

    Marquette Basketball is one of the best and most exciting things that I have ever been apart of. The games are great. The school has a lot of pride and spirit in all of their sporting events and attending the games is a blast! Exploring downtown Milwaukee is also a really fun thing to do! It is a lot safer than you would expect and you can feel comfortable in the city quickly if your explore it! There is a lot to offer within such a great city.

    Food and Dining

    The dorm food could be better. However, it is not awful! There area variety of options everyday, but sometimes the food does get old. Also some of the dining halls close fairly early which creates some problems.

    Dorm Life

    I was chosen to be in the all girls dorm at first and was anything but happy. But, my room is HUGE! and the dorm is always clean and the bathrooms are very nice. It is also a huge bonus that I have met some of the best people in my life from my floor! I have friends who have lived in other dorms and they all love their dorms too. They all have their good and bad sides, but overall I have loved my dorm experience!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are very challenging, but also engaging. Don't let yourself slip behind and make sure to keep up with all of your work! It is challenging, but it is worth it. This is one of the top universities in the country and it is important to always keep that in mind and work hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with an open mind because their is so much to explore within the University itself, and in Milwaukee. There are people from all over the United States and some even from other countries all their for the same purpose so make the best of those opportunities and explore!

    In three sentences

    Marquette guides their students to Make a Difference in and out of the classroom. This attitude is seen through the many oppurunities Marquette has to offer through academics, clubs, and athletics. The Marquette community is one big family and you will quickly feel that you belong and have discovered the right place for you.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although the campus is near the worse part of Milwaukee, it feels safe and the university has an incredible amount of safety officers and transportation services to stay safe.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is existent yet not as popular.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs and activities. You can also create your own club! Marquette is most famous for the basketball team, the games are a lot of fun!

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that wants to be in the middle of a city, yet feels some what secluded from the overwhelming city life. This university is very diverse and not too big or too small.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The St. Joan of Arch has one cold brick and if you touch it, you will have good luck. Jimmy Johns is open in the middle of the night so it is always a go to place when your hungry and want to hang with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Marquette is very expansive, they give a lot of scholarships out and you honestly get what you pay for. Everybody wants to make sure I am satisfied and am not in any struggles academically or socially.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of activities to do on campus or in your dorm. But there are always places to go with friends to have fun as well, it depends on what you are interested in doing.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food options in each residence hall. There are also restaurants and other dining services available all over campus. The dining meal plan is easy and convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the residence hall you live in, the level of socializing varies a lot. For me, I preferred to live in a dorm that is more quiet than the others so I won't get distracted.

    Academic Rigor

    I have only attended Marquette for a semester but with the variety of courses I have taken, there was not one class that I thought was impossible. There are plenty of tutors and the academic advisors are helpful. Every professor and teacher assistant has office hours to help students so take advantage of that!

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important tip is to organize your time wisely. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to study, do some form of exercise, and socialize.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University is an excellent college. The campus is not too large nor too small and you meet a variety people with different backgrounds. I have not had one professor that I did not enjoy.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The Food and Dining at marquette seems to be very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look awesome and have a decent amount of space and cheap.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette has an awesome Acedemic Rigor and i am hopeing to attend Marquette in the future.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe, but never walk alone at night. Just common sense.

    Greek Life

    AMAZING in every way. Enuf said.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to work hard and be successful while making a difference in the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Warm cookie-dough nights, rave parties, eating ice cream in the library while studying.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive - but worth it for the education and people.

    What to do for fun

    GO TO A MU BASKETBALL GAME - they're the best. Go to the lakefront; check out the restaurants, get involved in activities.

    Food and Dining

    Not bad - many choices for food.

    Dorm Life

    Fun even though the dorms are kinda old.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes have all been challenging so far!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard and get involved to get the most out of your experience. Don't be afraid to speak up in class, or see your professor after class to discuss a grade or an assignment.

    In three sentences

    MU is an amazing school in so many ways! The location is very accessible, the campus is great, the students and faculty are outstanding and the feeling on campus is very positive and energetic. Just being here makes me feel like I can achieve anything I put mind to.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    DPS does a good job of keeping us all safe

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of fun things to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    outdoor, sports fans, smart and fun loving

    What to do for fun

    I play sports outside or at the rec centers on campus and weekends offer lots of activities

    Food and Dining

    some places are better than others

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm. I live in the all boys dorm and have had a wonderful experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I get a good amount of homework and tests are challenging but nothing I didn't expect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved where you can but don't overwhelm yourself

    In three sentences

    I enjoy the college very much, the atmosphere is wonderful especially during basketball season. I am a Physics major and the college of arts and sciences keeps me well informed and made it easy for me to get involved. I joined hall council for my residence hall and got involved and because of that I have enjoyed my first year of college very much.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although set in an urban environment, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is always protecting and overseeing the entire campus, and most of the surrounding area. I have never felt unsafe on campus and that can largely be attributed to these cheery officers.

    Greek Life

    Prevalent, but definitely not a requirement.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there is not already, there will be. With everything from service to quidditch, Marquette offers a club for everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, looking to get more out of college than just a degree and an education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The St. Joan of Arc chapel is a diamond in the rough in Marquette as well as Milwaukee. It is the oldest building in the western hemisphere and it's tucked away in the middle of campus. It hosts Catholic mass every evening, and on Tuesdays, all the students sit on the heated floor to celebrate the liturgy.

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette is expensive, but well worth the price tag. There are many opportunities for scholarships depending on your major or program.

    What to do for fun

    Bar-none, Marquette Basketball is the bee's knees.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options for dining, that are always changing, I never get tired of it. The all-you-can-eat meal plan for freshman and sophomores is more than enough to keep you fueled. When a change in pace is necessary, Milwaukee has some amazing restaurants that reflect the eclectic jumble of cultures that make up Milwaukee.

    Dorm Life

    The community within the dorms forms quickly. Open doors and crowded rooms are abundant.

    Academic Rigor

    This criterion is - as with any university - pretty major-dependent, but as a whole, Marquette will push you and keep you busy!

    Tips for prospective students

    Embrace all that Marquette and Milwaukee has to offer. So many service opportunities or community programs are available to you. Take advantage of them. Not only do you meet incredible people, but prospective employers love to see it on resumes.

    In three sentences

    It is an incredible mix of culture, service, academic opportunity, and unparalleled experiences. It provides a large-school caliber education with a small school community and feel with around 8,000 undergraduates. Marquette knows how to integrate the life of a college student into the Jesuit ideals of developing the whole person, creating a reputation for dishing out very well rounded, socially aware, and community-based graduates who excel in their chosen field.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Academic Rigor

    Excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early

    In three sentences

    Great campus

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    located in downtown Milwaukee, but they offer a lot of security options...you just have to take advantage of them

    Great for these types of students

    People who like diverse popluations

    Bang for the buck

    Private school so it is expensive, but they have very good job placement percentages so it should be worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Festivals, concerts, intramural sports, beach

    Food and Dining

    All kinds of options!

    Dorm Life

    Didnt live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The physician's assistant program is very demanding and basically becomes your lifestyle for 3 years. Be ready to work hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind!

    In three sentences

    A very diverse university with a stellar academic reputation. Offering a number of different majors and opportunities at nearby businesses. A tight knit campus in the heart of Milwaukee offering endless options for entertainment, living, and socializing.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. There are blue light phones and cameras everywhere, LIMOs to drive students anywhere on campus, DPS agents regularly patrolling campus, and Student escorts available to walk students home late at night. I even recieve texts and e-mails when there are safety alerts anywhere near campus, even if the problem doesn't involve Marquette students or faculty. Marquette is a great and safe place to live and study!

    Greek Life

    While I am not a part of the Greek life on campus, there are numerous sororities and fraternities to join at Marquette. The best part about them is that students that do not participate are not made to feel inferior or that they are missing out. Greek life is there, but it does not dominate the Marquette social scene.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone at Marquette! From intramural sports to gamers clubs to Quidditch, every student will be able to find some way to get involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is a great fit for students that value their education. The classes require a student's best effort, but if a student is willing to put in that effort they will graduate with a degree from a great school, but more importantly will leave full of valuable knowledge and great memories. Marquette is also a great fit for students that love to volunteer, as the university offers numerous opportunities to volunteer around campus and throughout Milwaukee. Marquette is a Jesuit institution, and while students of all denominations will feel at home at Marquette, those seeking a strong community of devoted Catholics need look no further than Marquette University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshman Week is the strangest tradition on campus. The first week of school is freshman-only, and makes it really easy for freshman to make the transition between high school and college. Orientation staff is made up of upperclassmen that love the school, and they lead students through games and activities that make it easy for students to become familiar with campus and their fellow classmates. The best part of Freshman week is the Square Dance that happens the first night on campus. This is just a great way to break the ice, act silly, and meet new people (even the love of your life, as students like to joke). I personally met one of my best friends that night (he walked me home!), and that night really made me feel comfortable around my classmates and helped me break out of my shell.

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette is expensive, that is no secret, BUT... the school offers numerous scholarships and financial aid opportunities, making attending the school a reality for any budget. Attending Marquette has more than paid for itself through the experiences that I've had as well as the credibility I will earn through a degree from such a great institution.

    What to do for fun

    Marquette Student Government organizes Late Night activities every weekend, from comedians to dances to outdoor movies to Humans v. Zombies tournaments and everything in between! The Varsity theater also offers cheap movies every weekend. The Annex is great for socializing during sports events - especially Marquette basketball games!- and also offers bowling and other games. Students can also get off campus and visit places like the Art Museum, the beach, The Safe House, or The Rave club. You will never be bored at Marquette! Staying in and watching movies is always a great option as well - Netflix is a staple!

    Food and Dining

    Marquette's dining halls provide healthy and delicious options for vegetarians, vegans, and students with severe or specific dietary restrictions (my roommate is gluten-free and has never gone hungry). There are dining halls all across campus, making it easy to get food fast between classes, and each dining hall offers different food, making it hard to get bored of dorm food. For those living in apartments or tired of eating at the dining halls, there are many restaurants around campus that are cheap and easy to get to. My favorite is Jimmy John's - they deliver late into the night, great for late night studying or the snow storms of Milwaukee winters!

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms at Marquette! There is a place for everyone. Each dorm is a different atmosphere, ensuring that any student can find the right fit for them I personally lived on the honors floors in Straz Tower my freshman year, and the girls that I lived with were not only my study buddies, but are also my best friends to this day.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette is not the easiest school to get into or to graduate from. There are no classes that are an easy A, but there aren't any classes that are impossible to pass either. If a student is willing to put in the work, a degree from Marquette is well within reach.

    Tips for prospective students

    You may think that you want to attend a big university. That's what I thought too. I thought wrong. At a large school I would have felt lost in the crowd, like I was only a number and that I could have been replaced by any student still on the wait list. At Marquette, my classes are small and my professors know me by name, and I feel like I really matter.

    In three sentences

    Choosing to attend Marquette has been the greatest decision of my life. The campus is beautiful, the teachers are great, and the people are the friendliest of any campus that I have ever visited. The campus exudes a sense of community that ensures that every student and faculty member feels like their presence on campus makes a difference and matters to the people around them.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As a male I have never felt worried about my safety on campus, but I have heard some of my friends say they were. There are many campus police and blue light phones. Also, there is a free taxi service after 5pm. I truly think the campus is safe, but you have to be a little more careful in the city and you should be smart and not walk alone late at night.

    Greek Life

    Not too big, not too small. Just right if you are interested, but you defiantly don't have to be in Greek life if you go to Marquette . I believe the percentage of students is like 12% involved in it or something like that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Good amount of clubs for the size of the school. Marquette also puts on many on campus activities most nights of the week if you are looking for something to do. ex.) bingo, coffeehouse acoustic music, trivia night etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want a good education and are into the music scene this is a great place for you. I also believe that the Marquette mission can speak to many and I know it has taught me a lot of about being the difference and giving back.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a square dance on the firrst night of freshman orientation. You are supposed to meet the person you will marry there on that night

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette can be expensive, but the offer a lot of scholarship and I believe the Marquette alumni network will help me to get a job in the future. Therefore, I believe Marquette is a pretty good deal.

    What to do for fun

    Music. Foo. Bars. Milwaukee is home to many great concert venues that offer a variety of music genres. The restaurants downtown, in the 3rd ward, or near Brady street are excellent. Finally, Milwaukee is known for its brewing tradition. There a tons of bar to go to and fun to be had.

    Food and Dining

    College dorm food is college dorm food. Marquette works with Sodexo and I am not always amazed, but when talking with other friends who go to other universities, Marquette seems slightly better than the rest. There are usually healthy or even vegan/vegetarian options and the food stations are very clean for the most part.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you are placed freshman year can really affect your dorm life. McCormick has very small rooms with the worst food on campus, but it is where most freshman end up. The social life is never lacking there, but it can be very hours into the late hours of the night. The all guys dorm is not in great condition, but the all girls dorm is newly renovated. I believe the best dorm to be in freshman year is Abbostford because it is in the middle of campus and has the best of everything. Lots of social life, but can be quiet when you need sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken my first two years have been challenging, but I have been able to succeed in most of them. I have never felt completely overwhelmed by the work and some classes you are able to get help with on campus free tutoring. I Felt like I have learned valuable tings in most classes, even my 101s

    Tips for prospective students

    I would get involved as quickly as possible on campus. There are so many clubs for people that have varying interests and lots of money from the student government funding of the clubs. Getting involved helps you to find friends and become more well rounded. Also make sure to introduce yourself to your professors. This can make a huge difference down the road.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University has thus far been an excellent experience. I have become comfortable living downtown and love all that Milwaukee has to offer. The people are welcoming and the core curriculum has provided a great starting place for my education my first two years.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, bowling, on campus movies, find a favorite spot, some good friends and hang out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do some walking while you look around. If you have any questions, just find a current student and ask. Hope to see you on campus if you are coming for a visit!

    In three sentences

    My first experience on campus was awesome! Everyone from staff to student couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. I felt an immediate welcome.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We are an urban campus and live in the heart of Milwaukee, but that said Public Safety is always around making sure everything is alright. If there is an incident, we get text and email notifications which is nice so you know if something is close to you. Of course you are in the city so you have to be smart but overall I always feel really safe around campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't huge at Marquette but it definitely is here. Around 9% of the student body rushes which you can do starting the spring semester of your freshman year. Greek Life is mainly what you make it here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs than you could ever dream of wanting to join! O-Fest at the start of the year will allow you to get a glimpse of what there is and if you don't see what you like, you can always start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are serious about their schooling but also want to have a fun college experience. We work hard here, but we make sure we have a ton of fun at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You will learn to square dance at orientation. You will get in at least one snowball fight in our lovely Wisconsin winters. You will touch the wall of Joan of Arc Chapel to feel the one colder stone. You will suddenly become a huge basketball fan and wave Big Noggins at opposing teams.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a hefty price tag - no denying that. But I feel strongly about the value of a Jesuit education so that somewhat helps lesson the pain in my wallet. Do whatever you can to get scholarships to try to help with tuition - that's mainly how I was even able to come here.

    What to do for fun

    The student government and Late Night Marquette groups bring in tons of different entertainment for us on the weekends - you can never be bored. Also downtown is literally steps off campus and you get an unlimited bus pass so we take advantage of all the fun things there are to do in Downtown Milwaukee.

    Food and Dining

    Tons of different choices and types of dining halls. You have traditional buffet styles, an Italian restaurant style, 50's dinner, 4 coffee shops, and a healthy dining hall. With the meal plan you have unlimited swipes for certain halls so you will never go hungry. The downsides would be that most halls close by 6 or 6:30 which is a bit early for the busy college kid.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of choices for housing with different set ups - all male/female, private bathroom vs. shared, some have air conditioning, doubles/triples/quads, etc. The visitation restrictions (mainly girls and guys having to be off each others floors by 1 or 2 am) can get a bit annoying.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes definitely do pose a challenge, depending on which class you are taking. The Common Core Curriculum requires you to take classes on subjects outside your major so you will see a bit of everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand that Marquette requires you to work and pushes you in ways that you might not have ever been pushed. You might hit rough spots and struggle but it is worth it in the end.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is the perfect mix of the college campus you expect after watching movies with the urban setting that keeps things exciting. The medium sized student body makes you feel like a person (not a number) while being big enough to not know every person you see. Great academics, extra-curricular activities, student life, and of course basketball games.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Unlimited Meal Plan

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind while choosing schools.

    In three sentences

    The school's campus is absolutely beautiful! The students not only are studious, but they know how to have fun too. I am truly happy I have the opportunity of going to this school.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe on campus. The university is sure all students are confident they are being taken care of at all times.

    What to do for fun

    Marquette Basketball is KING on campus. But there are so many fun things going on you will not be bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food is incredible. Something for everyone and every craving you may have while you are hrere.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Marquette is NOT like the little boxed rooms you see at other colleges...it's more like apartment living. Love it!

    Academic Rigor

    Tough. I'm a physical therapy/athletic training major and I am busy and definitely challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a change from high school. MORE reading, more of everything. But in a good way.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University is a GREAT place to learn, live, and find yourself. The professors/teachers are wonderful. The atmosphere on-campus is alive and fun.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved!! Student Organizations are a big part of campus with over 250 there is a club or organization to fit everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette is a great school! People love going here and provides numerous connections to get the job you want. However, as a private institution it is expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Student Organizations are a big part of campus life. Getting involved with your fellow classmates is the best thing to do for activities. Milwaukee has museums and professional sports for off campus entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food meal plans are relatively good but very expensive. Milwaukee has a lot to offer for off campus meal options at relatively cheap prices for an urban setting.

    Dorm Life

    Residence Life at Marquette University is great at getting students involved. However, being a Catholic University there are some rules that make students cringe. First two years students must live in campus housing unless they commute.

    Academic Rigor

    A variety of majors varying in dificulty. This is not an Ivy League school, but definitely more challenging than students expect. Marquette is typically ranked as a top schoool for B students, because it is not very difficult to get in, but very rigorous once enrolled.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a very involved student body. Do not hesitate to ask questions to tour guides about their experiences at Marquette. The Marquette is located in an urban setting and Milwaukee has a lot to offer at a reasonable size for a 18-22 year old.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University is a Jesuit Catholic institution that provides opportunities for a variety of students. There is about 8,000 undergraduate students on the beautiful campus in downtown Milwaukee. A challenging school with a variety of majors and interests for people from all walks of life.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    located right by the lake, art museum, sumerfest etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get on your game right away. College waits for no one. If you fall behind in a class it is extremely difficult to get back to where you are supposed to be.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is an amazing school. Its small enough where the environment can seem like a family, yet big enough that there is still a lot of variety. Academically, the school is great and very challenging. Socially, it is located in the heart of Milwaukee so there is always something to do or something to see.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is on the rise at Marquette and if that is something you are interested in you will definitely be encouraged to join. If Greek Life isn't your thing, no need to worry as Greek Life only makes up 6-9% of the student population. The opportunity to meet people and have fun new experience is available with Greek Life at MU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a seemingly endless amount of clubs and activities on campus. From Division I athletics to intramural sports. During the first week of classes every student has their chance to see what each organization has to offer at O-Fest, as well as grab some free stuff.

    Great for these types of students

    Student who have a strong background in leadership and service will thrive here. After all, Leadership and Service are two of Marquette's four pillars. This university is made for students who want to be located in a big city, while still having that small town feel. Milwaukee is definitely a big city, but Marquette students very much still belong to its own Golden Eagle nation.

    Bang for the buck

    Any college education is priceless, but a catholic-jesuit education from Marquette truly cannot be put into words. It isn't cheap to attend, but you definitely get what you pay for. Like I said, its hard to put into words.

    What to do for fun

    Marquette provides each student with a city bus pass to get around the downtown area of Milwaukee. From Comedy Sportz, to a baseball game at Miller Park there is always something to do in Milwaukee. The one regret that most MU students have about their time here is that they did not explore Milwaukee enough.

    Food and Dining

    It has been well documented that the food at Marquette is average. However the university has taken many strides to improve the food as well as the dining experience at Marquette. Its Straz Tower dining hall has been recently renovated and now it is MU's #1 healthy dining option. Marquette has five dining halls, each with it's own personality, as well as a food court located in the student union. Overall its what you should expect at any college.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at MU depends on your attitude more than anything else. Marquette does an excellent job choosing the absolute best resident life staff members that will ensure that your time in the dorms is as wonderful as possible. If you are a positive person, open to new experiences, and intelligent, you will should have a great time living the the dorms at Marquette.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are looking for a university with high academic prestige, Marquette is for you. There hasn't been a moment in any of my classes when I have felt that I wasn't learning anything. A Marquette education requires hard work, but it will definitely pay off in the end.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It isn't in the best part of Milwaukee, but just make sure you walk with someone at night and you should be fine. If anything you can call a campus L.I.M.O. to pick you up and take you anywhere around campus.

    Greek Life

    It isn't hard to get into Greek Life if you want to join. The fraternities and sororities are much more relaxed than most other schools.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers who still want to enjoy college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sobleman's is a great burger place just across the street from McCormick hall.

    What to do for fun

    GO TO BASKETBALL GAMES, tons of fun. But outside of basketball season you can sign up for club and intramural sports; join and organization; or just socialize with your friends in a lounge.

    Food and Dining

    I've eaten at almost every dining hall, and they're all pretty good. Plenty of options to keep within your UNLIMITED meal plan. If you still can't find something on campus a few places off campus accept Marquette Cash, which is built into your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Smallish rooms, but still fine.

    Academic Rigor

    It is what you make it. I'll be in a hard major, so lots of classes and studying! But, you can easily take a lighter load if you want to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and really focus on getting scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is a great academic and social school. However, it is very expensive! Still a great school with an amazing basketball team.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It may seem like Marquette may not be located in a safe area, but most students feel incredibly safe while on campus and in dorms. Marquette spends the most money in the country in terms of campus safety. Limos pick students up starting at 5 p.m. throughout the night to drive students anywhere on campus so they do not have to walk late at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is small at Marquette, but it is still present. Fraternities and Sororities exist, but there is no distinct Greek Row.

    Clubs and Activities

    Marquette has close to 300 student organizations. Everyone is bound to find something that interests them here.

    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is great for students who wish to excel not only academically, but also as a whole person. Marquette will provide its students with all tools necessary to live a successful life in all aspects.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Marquette has a campus turkey that can be spotted roaming around campus. Where else can you find a turkey in the middle of an urban city?

    Bang for the buck

    Coming to Marquette is well worth the hefty price tag that comes with it. Not only will you acquire an excellent, well-recognized degree upon graduation, but you will leave Marquette as a different person: a better, more well-rounded person. Marquette is worth every penny invested.

    What to do for fun

    Marquette lies in the center of Milwaukee with an abundant amount of opportunities! Stroll the path along Lake Michigan, visit a museum, attend a concert at the Rave or the Pabst Theater, or stay on campus for some Late Night Marquette Events. Does Humans Vs. Zombies interest anybody?

    Food and Dining

    The food at Marquette could be a little better. The dining hall food isn't always the healthiest, but hot cookie night is an essential. You've never had a hot cookie quite this good!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are Marquette each have their own sort of personality. It's always fun going to other dorms and seeing what their lifestyles are like. The dorm life is what you make out of it!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take, Marquette's classes require a hefty workload, so prepared to study! Be sure to make some time for yourself though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to take good notes! Note-taking skills can be learned while in college, but it is better to know what works best for you before coming to Marquette. Also, tour campus and listen to what the current students have to say. It may seem stereotypical, but what the current students tell you about their experiences is actually true!

    In three sentences

    Marquette University encompasses all elements of the ideal college scene in one campus. Academics at Marquette are challenging, yet inspiring and exciting all at once. Aside from academics, Marquette has an outrageous amount of school spirit leading to a great sense of community.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is really important at Marquette. Every night there are limos that can pick you up or drop you off anywhere within about five miles from campus and every resident hall has a desk receptionist to keep the halls safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty small here with only about 10% of the student body involved. Rush is during second semester but there are plenty of events sponsored by Greek life for people to get involved early.

    Clubs and Activities

    Marquette has a lot of clubs and intramural sports. At the start of each year there's O-Fest for new and current students to be introduced to all of the school's activities. It's super easy and rewarding to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Marquette is perfect for students who want an urban college experience AND a real college campus. This school is also good for students who are looking into the health or business fields and is wonderful for hose who love basketball!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can spot the Marquette Turkey hanging around campus all year long. He even has his own twitter!

    Bang for the buck

    Marquette is expensive no doubt but the quality of education, sense of community, and nearly endless professional opportunities make the high price worth it. Not to mention the school is pretty good when it comes to financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Since Marquette is in a major city there's always a bunch of stuff to do like go to the movies, the theater, shopping, or to the beach. Also the school provides free bus passes to students to go anywhere in the Milwaukee area. Plus Marquette multiple events every weekend on campus in addition to awesome basketball games!

    Food and Dining

    Really good! The best is in Straz and Cobeen, but all of the dinning halls are really nice. Plus there's a bunch of restaurants on campus and in Milwaukee.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty nice dorms but rooms can get pretty small in McCormick.

    Academic Rigor

    Study, study, study, especially if you go into a science field! Time management is also very important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on keeping a well-rounded application, make sure you get involved with school and keep your grades up. Service is very important so make sure you have plenty of volunteer work, plus service is often a big opportunity to get scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Located in the heart of Milwaukee, Marquette is perfect for anyone wanting an urban college experience. The campus is compact and has plenty of plants and greenery to brighten up your day. Students and staff are super friendly and are always willing to help out with homework or to get involved around campus. Definitely a great place to go!

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Milwaukee offers shopping centers, concert venues, a beautiful lakefront, and other events sponsored by the community. Night life is also quite vibrant, especially for people who are of age. There is definitely something to do if you are looking for it.

    Food and Dining

    Although there are quite a few food options, after living here for more than a month, the options become too few quite fast. It is bearable, definitely. Students without dining plans have a relatively easy time finding grocery stores and the like, as these stores are plentiful in Milwaukee.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are definitely not the best dorms you will tour when you search for a college. However, if you can accept the community you will have as compensation for the luxuries of high-class dorming, you will have the best experience ever. I have personally found some of the most inspiring, trustworthy, down-to-earth people I have ever met even just on my own floor. I know that this sounds mainstream, but it is the honest truth. These are people I trust with my safety, secrets, and feelings.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only a freshman at Marquette. I will say that Marquette was not the university I wanted to go to, but financially it fit my situation much better than any other school. I was top of my class for each year that I was in school, whether it was grade school or high school. At this point in my time at Marquette, I can't say that I have been necessarily challenged by the classes I have had here. I am keeping in mind, however, that I am probably not the most reliable source when it comes to this field because of the fact that I have only taken introductory courses thus far.

    Tips for prospective students

    I certainly recommend visiting on a weekend when there are no finals or impending breaks (i.e., fall break, Christmas break). This would ensure that you see the real atmosphere that would surround you each day if you were to attend Marquette. Do, however, go to a basketball game or two to experience the student section! Make sure that you apply for as many scholarships as possible so that you do not have to worry about money over your studies. Furthermore, keep in mind that the majority of the student body is focused on their studies, so if you are looking for a party school, this may not be your match.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is definitely a tight-knit community, perfect for people who are looking to be part of a bigger family. The opportunities are there for you if you look for them, and they are definitely plentiful if you have the drive. Students are set on their education, but they also have a good sense of when it's time to relax.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved with clubs and make a lot of friends. The University events can be fun, but check out Kilbourn if you're into partying.

    Food and Dining

    Ok food and lots of options, but nothing exceptional.

    Dorm Life

    Strict rules, but the dorms are very safe and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    So hard but worth it for the excellent quality of education

    Tips for prospective students

    Be vigilant with registration, get to know your teachers, and go to office hours.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful teachers, classes, and advisors. Severely lacking in night life. Strict rules but very safe.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Decent, but you'll grow tired of it and be thankful for an apartment with a kitchen come junior year.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty decent, ranging from average and gritty to higher-end and pretty.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette takes things such as academics and class attendance very seriously. Be prepared to work hard and earn your grades here.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University is an excellent school with competent professors in just about every academic field. Located in the city of Milwaukee, it provides a vibrant way of life and a rich overall experience. Certainly worth every dollar spent.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Marquette is there to help you - I have had a help from the school, professors and alumni that may have not happened had I been at a big school. Marquette likes to help their students and connect them with Alum.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations on campus to get involved with - the possibilities are endless. But don't forget to explore what Milwaukee as a city has to offer and get stuck in the Marquette Bubble

    Food and Dining

    It's college food - not appreciated as an underclassman but becoming an upperclassman it is a gift that one will never forget.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm has something to offer, the memories I have made from the dorms are ones I will have forever. However, RA's can be tough depending on where you are but for the most part they are there for safety first.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be tough but the professors are here to help you. But you can't expect them to help you - you have to seek the help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school, take a tour, and eat dinner downtown to get a feel for the school and Milwaukee.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is the perfect mix of a tightly knit college community with Milwaukee's downtown that allows you to have experiences beyond the campus. The community of Marquette allows for students to have smaller class sizes and to get to know the professors - this was a key factor for choosing Marquette. However, I needed more then the small school feel which is why Marquette being in a city was the game-changer that made me feel at home in Milwaukee.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You need to visit the St Joan of Arc Chapel and Gesu church.

    Bang for the buck

    I love my classes and instructors. They challenge me, yet also want to see students succeed. While it is a very costly school compared to most, I feel that the education is well worth it.

    Food and Dining

    I need to eat a gluten free diet and dining does not offer a lot of options. Food is typical dorm food, a lot of carbs.

    Dorm Life

    Typical dorm life. Small rooms, secure.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are dedicated and have high expectations. Don't get caught up in the party atmosphere. I know of several freshman who spent first semester partying and are now on acedemic probation or have been asked to leave the university. Take advantage of tutors and study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch application dates and be patient. Very competetive selection process. When I applied, I was one of 22,000 students competing for 2000 spots. I had a 3.8 GPA and a 37 ACT and was weight-listed for the nursing program. I was eventually accepted.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Students often attend the home basketball games of the Division 1 basketball team. For those of age, Milwaukee has many bars in the area. Milwaukee also has The Rave, a concert venue with many famous acts.

    Food and Dining

    Marquette provides a wide variety of options for students on the meal plan. However, the weekends are more limited in variety. Restaurants and fast food chains are good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a fun social experience. The only downside is the check-in process that requires students to check in friends, even other students at the university, into the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette provides a challenging academic curriculum for its students that helps them to get a true understanding of the content they learn and be able to use their knowledge in future careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should present their whole selves to the university. A common phrase at Marquette is cura personalis, which translates into care for the entire person. Marquette is interested not only in a prospective student's GPA and test scores, but in who he or she is as a person.

    In three sentences

    Marquette is a place for students to grow. Not only do we expand our academic knowledge, we expand our understanding of people and the community we live in. Marquette provides a balance of fun and education that creates well rounded students who go on to be successful in their years after college.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always a public safety officer nearby. There are also Blue Light Phones everywhere that people can use if they feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    There are many rumors surrounding Greek Life. One simply has to find out for themselves.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs on campus. There is seriously a Quittich team.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students that are spiritual in any way. It is also great for students that like sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    St. Joan of Arc Chapel is from the Middle Ages. It was deconstructed in France and brought to Marquette and rebuilt brick by brick.

    Bang for the buck

    You get less than what you pay for. You have to pay to do laundry, and the dorms aren't worth 10,000 a year.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on the weekends. Marquette is driven to plan activities for students so that they have other things to do besides go to parties and drink alcohol.

    Food and Dining

    There are many locations on campus, but you get sick of the food after a month.

    Dorm Life

    There is always ways to get involved like resident hall government.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough. They put AP classes to shame. Be prepared to put in a lot of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit before making a final decision about attending.

    In three sentences

    Marquette University has rigorous, challenging classes and an amazing faculty. However, they are way too expensive.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Love my clubs on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    DOGHOUSE

    Food and Dining

    the foods ok just stick to the marquette place

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are great and the off campus housing is perfect for a life on your own

    Academic Rigor

    Marquette teachers expect a lot from the students but this helps push them further in their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont worry too much about fitting in - theres a place for everbody!

    In three sentences

    Marquette has a great core team of advisors for all academic majors. They are dedicated to help you fulfill your dreams. The students are a great group of people who are as kind as they come.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Because of the location of the campus, the safety force of Marquette is very serious. They encourage you to use the LIMOs after dark whenever getting out of later classes/just going out. They send out emails and texts of assaults on campus. There are also blue lights all over campus for you to use when in trouble.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to choose from, it's encouraged to join a club when you can!

    Great for these types of students

    People who are very studious, want to go into the military (rotc), want to have a lot of fun partying, people wanting to go into engineering/law/dentistry/nursing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new engineering hall is GREAT for studying. Everyone is serious and really quiet, like the library. The place is really open, with glass windows everywhere so it's a fun place to study. The freshman engineering competition in the winter is a great tradition as well!!

    Food and Dining

    Some dining halls are really gross, and others are really good. I believe two of them are buffet-styled, which is great, and you can bring a container with you and grab some food for late nights when the halls are closed. There are restaurants and take-outs right in campus, which gives you a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I was a commuter, but I would have rather very much stayed in the dorms. Although, the dorm rooms are very small, but everyone is really funny and just getting by.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are nice and the classes are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to attend class and do the homework, especially the reading. A close relationship to your professors and teaching assistants will truly help in class, and they are also very assuring and helpful. Don't be overwhelmed or intimidated by the other students! Everyone is probably feeling as challenged as you are!

    In three sentences

    Marquette University is a close-knit, religious community. The classes are challenging, but each professor wishes for their students to succeed and are very friendly and extremely helpful. Anyone attending Marquette is willing to help fellow students and its a very studious and fun atmosphere.