Marquette University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Marquette University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very 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.
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Marquette University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT32%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|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%|
Marquette University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT81%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.63*
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||18%||17%|
What are the requirements for admission to Marquette University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239105 IPEDS survey data for Marquette University.
Frequently Asked Questions
32% of students submit their SAT scores to Marquette University. 81% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.