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Marquette University Admission Requirements

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Chances of getting into Marquette University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
82%
Admission Difficulty for Marquette University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Marquette University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Marquette University is 82%.  It ranks #25 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Marquette University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 12,641 out of 15,324 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent (SAT 1160/1340 ACT 25/30). Marquette University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Marquette University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 32% of students submitted SAT scores and 81% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Marquette University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1160-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT 
32%
SAT Scores for Marquette University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Marquette University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1250

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Marquette University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1070. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. Marquette University ranks #4 in Wisconsin and #172 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Marquette University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1340 and Above Good >90%
1250 to 1340 Avg + 82%-90%
1160 to 1250 Avg - 71%-82%
1070 to 1160 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 1070 Low <56%
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Marquette University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
81%
ACT Scores for Marquette University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Marquette University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 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 and #205 in the U.S. 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >91%
27 to 30 Avg + 82%-91%
25 to 27 Avg - 73%-82%
23 to 25 Reach 62%-73%
Less than 23 Low <62%
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Marquette University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.63*
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Marquette University?

Applicants require 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.

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*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.

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High School Class Rank

75% 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 39%
Top 25% of class 75%
Top 50% of class 96%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Marquette University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,598 6,726 15,324
Accepted 7,172 5,469 12,641
Acceptance Rate 83% 81% 82%
Enrolled 945 706 1,651
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Marquette University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Marquette University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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

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

FAQs

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 1160 and 1340. 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 25 and 30. 81% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.