Marquette University Admission Requirements

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chances of getting into Marquette University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Marquette University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Marquette University and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #31 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,717 out of 15,574 applicants were admitted making Marquette University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Marquette University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Marquette University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Marquette University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Marquette University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Marquette University?

Marquette University typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Marquette University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >89%
1235 to 1320 Avg + 82%-89%
1150 to 1235 Avg - 73%-82%
1065 to 1150 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 1065 Low <61%
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Marquette University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Marquette University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Marquette University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Marquette University?

Admission data indicates that Marquette University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 81 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Marquette University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Marquette University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >89%
27 to 30 Avg + 82%-89%
24 to 27 Avg - 73%-82%
21 to 24 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 21 Low <61%
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Marquette University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Marquette University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Marquette University was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.63 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Marquette University accepts 82% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.63 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

High School Class Rank

67% of Marquette University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Marquette University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 38%
Top 25% of class 67%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

Marquette University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,714 6,860 15,574
Accepted 7,203 5,514 12,717
Acceptance Rate 83% 80% 82%
Enrolled 1,189 975 2,164
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 17%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Dec 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Marquette University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Marquette University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Marquette University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois

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Holland, Michigan

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Berrien Springs, Michigan

Emmaus Bible College

Dubuque, Iowa

Bradley University

Peoria, Illinois

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Illinois

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239105 IPEDS survey data for Marquette University.


Does Marquette University prefer SAT or ACT?

32% of students submit their SAT scores to Marquette University. 81% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Marquette University?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Marquette University. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Marquette University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1320. 32% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Marquette University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 81% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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