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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.49% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
13,136 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
89.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,554 Graduates

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The median tuition at Marquette University is $38,000, which is $5,790 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,502.

In 2016, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Marquette University received 13,136 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 35.9% annual decline. Out of those 13,136 applicants, 11,079 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,294 students enrolled at Marquette University in 2016, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Marquette University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Marquette University has a total enrollment of 11,294 students. The full-time enrollment at Marquette University is 10,070 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,224. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Marquette University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Marquette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70% White, 9.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.64% Asian, 3.5% Black or African American, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.08% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Marquette University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (6.64%), followed by White Male (5.92%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.72%).

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In 2016, 224 more women than men graduated from Marquette University. The majority of students graduating from Marquette University are White. These 2,520 graduates mean that there were 9.2 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 275 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Marquette University is General Biomedical Sciences with 152 graduates, followed by General Finance with 146 graduates and General Psychology with 133 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Marquette University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 192 graduates, followed by Philosophy and Religious Studies with 46 graduates and Communications with 285 graduates.


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Marquette University has an endowment valued at nearly $551M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.2M (3.48%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Marquette University had a total expenditure of $378M. Of that $378M, they spent $173M on salaries and $51.9M on benefits.

Marquette University employs 216 Associate professors, 177 Assistant professors, and 170 Professors. Most academics at Marquette University are Male Professors (136), Male Associate professors (116), and Female Associate professors (100).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marquette University are: Service, with 310 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 287 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 229 employees.



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