25 Facts About Marquette University


Marquette University is a private Jesuit research university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Marquette University is part of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

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Marquette University is organized into 11 schools and colleges at its main Milwaukee campus, offering programs in the liberal arts, business, communication, education, engineering, law and various health sciences disciplines.

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The first five graduates of Marquette University College received their Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1887.

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In 1908, Marquette University opened an engineering college and purchased two law schools, which would ultimately become the foundation of its current law program.

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Marquette University is credited with offering the first degree program specializing in hospital administration in the United States, and graduated the first two students in 1927.

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Several faculty members at Marquette University said the decision raised concerns about academic freedom.

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Marquette University acknowledged that failing to notify police was a violation of state law and that the university had ignored its reporting obligations for 10 years.

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The magazine named Marquette tied for the 56th best university for military veterans and tied for 284th out of 389 in "Top Performers on Social Mobility" in its 2021 rankings.

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Biological sciences at Marquette University ranked as tied for 213th overall, chemistry was tied for 145th, and computer science was tied for 133rd.

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Marquette University's undergraduate engineering program was ranked tied for the 118th best out of 206 schools whose highest degree is a doctorate for 2021.

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Outside of the main campus, Marquette University operates an athletics facility called Valley Fields, which is home to stadiums for track and field, lacrosse, and soccer teams.

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Marquette University has a moderate number of law students and dental students.

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The retention rate for Marquette University is high, with about ninety percent of students returning for their sophomore year.

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Eligible students, who have potential for success and enrolling at Marquette University, are provided with a pre-enrollment summer program, a network of supportive services, financial aid assistance, academic counseling, specialized courses, seminars, tutoring, and educational and career counseling.

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Marquette University is a Division I member of the NCAA and competes in the Big East Conference.

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In 2013, Marquette University began competition in varsity men's and women's lacrosse as a member of the Big East.

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In 2009, because of Marquette University, Milwaukee was named by CNN as one of America's great college basketball towns.

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In July 2020, Marquette University Athletics announced "Iggy" as the name of the Golden Eagle Mascot - named after St Ignatius of Loyola.

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Marquette University has more than 230 student organizations in various fields of interest.

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The Marquette University Players Society is a platform for student-produced theater and performs in a traditional theater setting.

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Marquette University Chorus, the longest standing choral organization on campus, is a mixed choir of fifty to sixty men and women who share their time, talents, and passion for music with others at Marquette and throughout the community.

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Marquette University has a Gospel Choir and a Liturgical Choir which sings weekly at Mass at Gesu.

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Student newspaper, The Marquette University Tribune, founded in 1916, is the official campus newspaper.

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Notable athletes who attended Marquette University include professional basketball players Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Maurice Lucas, Jae Crowder, Maurice "Bo" Ellis, Don Kojis, Wesley Matthews, Allie McGuire, Dean Meminger, and Tony Miller.

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