Milwaukee, WI
Marquette University


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Harper
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette overall is an awesome school to go to. It is located very close to downtown Milwaukee and the lake which give you e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette overall is an awesome school to go to. It is located very close to downtown Milwaukee and the lake which give you endless options of things to do on the weekends. Academically, Marquette is a great school and is known as a reputable Jesuit education. One of the best times on campus is during basketball season. If you go to Marquette, you MUST buy season student tickets. Everyone should go to as many games as possible. All the students gets really psyched and the games have awesome energy. Freshman/sophomore year you will probably go to a lot of house/apartment parties held by upperclassmen. When winter comes around, it is harder to find parties to go to. But that's when most students start heading to the bars downtown. Most on-campus bars card very hard, so underclassmen have a better chance of using a fake downtown Milwaukee. The best way to describe Marquette is work hard, play hard. Students take school pretty seriously but they definitely leave plenty of time to go out with their friends. If drinking isn't your thing, there are sooo many clubs and activities that will allow people to stay away from the drinking scene on the weekends. GoOOooOOoo Marquette!

Describe the students at your school.

Marquette is predominately white, upper/middle class. But there definitely are other racial groups. There are also clubs geared towards these racial groups.

What are the academics like at your school?

Most classes are between 20-40 students. The only exception is freshman year history/science lectures and of course any general science class. Otherwise you can expect your class sizes to get smaller as you advance through your major. The business school is great. All the professors and the Career Services center totally help students find internships and jobs. My experience with professors has been great. They are always readily available for help outside of class. Every prof has office hours and gives their email address out. If you are in the business school, expect to do a lot of group projects your junior and senior year. They are time consuming but so helpful.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Many people assume that most people are either from a suburb of Milwaukee or from the suburbs of Chicago (mostly North or West Suburbs). For the most part this is true, but there are definitely people who come for all over the states. Also, many people think that most students are rich or have rich parents. Again, I guess this is the case, but I am pretty sure that those kind of students can be found on any college campus.

Alison
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette is a middle sized university that offers students so many opportunities, I wouldn't have liked it anywhere else. A...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette is a middle sized university that offers students so many opportunities, I wouldn't have liked it anywhere else. Although it is in a city, the safety on campus is very secure and reliable. The extracirricular activities are very diverse, providing something for everybody, and classes provide students with opportunites to partake in community sponsored events and networking parties. I will miss the overall Marquette bubble and cushion I had while there.

Describe the students at your school.

The student body is, bluntly, anything but diverse, speaking from the class room point of view. The professors are a but diverse, but the campus seems predominantly white suburban students. Students wear everything from sweatpants to suits to class. Nothing is innappropriate. It depends on what students have going on that day and what types of classes they have, and if presentations are happening. I have found that MU students are mostly friendly and outgoing, and genuinely like to meet new people. I never once felt lonely in a class, nor do you walk to class without seeing someone you know.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Not at all. Just becasue someone is from the suburbs of Chicago, does not make them rich or any better off than the other demographics on the campus.

What are the academics like at your school?

Academics at Marquette remind me a lot of highschool. Professors know your name, even in the bigger classrooms, and you get to know the professors in your major on a personal level. The classes in the core studies are not quite as personalable, but you get to meet people from all otehr colleges which helps you to meet people. The classes are beneficial and most are challenging. Marquette also requires religious, science, foreign language, mathematical, and philosphy classes, which provides a very rounded education. Everyone learns at their own pace, and tutors are readily available. There is really no competition for grades from what I have experienced, however I know some majors are more competitive than others. I was a communication/ advertising major, so most of my assignments were creative group projects or writing, which is not competitive as an engineering exam by any means. The one piece of advice I would give students is to apply yourself to each class, especially freshman and sophomore year.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

There are different stduent organizations that are diverse and which hundreds of people partake in. I was not a big part of the student government, but I did enjoy many of the events they put on. The best thing to get involved with campus life, is to attend the O-Fests held at the beginning of each semester. marquette puts on so many different events, sponsored by the university as well as other events around the city, that students are never bored on campus. Also, there are restaurants and bars on and off campus, plus a whole city of fun activities to explore, where students tend to gather and group up. Its a fun social life at MU, you just have to make it what you want.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

that they are chicago suburban white kids with lots of money.

Jane
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best experience at Marquette was staying up all night in line outside the Bradley Center the night before ESPN Game Day. It ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best experience at Marquette was staying up all night in line outside the Bradley Center the night before ESPN Game Day. It was well worth the wait, as we all were on TV and had a blast. Had a great time at Marquette, its a great community and there are lots of opportunities to meet new people.

Describe the students at your school.

Marquette is a very casual place, everyone walks around in sweatpants and sweatshirts. Many students become friends through classes as well as extracirricular activities. Most students are from the Midwest and come from middle to upper class families.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

1) You will run into these types of students at Marquette unfortunately, but most students are hard-working and dedicated to their schoolwork (even if their parents are footing the bill). And there are a good number of students paying their own way who have decided that a Jesuit education is worth the extra cost. 2) Marquette is not in the best neighborhood and you do need to be aware of your surroundings. No matter who you are, you cannot walk alone at night after midnight. Even though Marquette has a Public Safety that does a very good job, they cannot be everywhere. Its sad that the area is getting worse each year. 3) The Jesuit atmosphere can be whatever you make of it-- you can never see any signs of religion on campus, or you can attend daily mass. You are, however, required to take a theology class as part of the core of studies.

What are the academics like at your school?

Throughout my four years, I would say 95% of the professors knew my name. Its a smaller classroom environment and I felt that all my teachers truly cared about our learning.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Dorms are a blast to live in because everyone keeps there doors open; however, Marquette's dorm rules are ridiculously strict. Its much harder to meet people after you move out of the dorms. I met all my close friends through first extracirricular activities and then through friends of friends. People usually party three days a week.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

1) Everyone is rich and ungrateful for the education they have been blessed with. 2)Marquette is unsafe and in the ghetto. 3) Catholocism is forced upon students.

Megan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing is the small class sizes. Every one of my profs knew my name. When I tell people I went to MU - the reacti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing is the small class sizes. Every one of my profs knew my name. When I tell people I went to MU - the reaction is usually "thats a great school" From everyone of my friends from high school - you never see more school spirit than you do on a daily basis at MU. Just sit outside and count how many people are wearing school colors to class. Most frequent complaint - not a lot of places to eat around campus and the dining halls aren't very good.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Not at all. You'll always find a few people like that, but in my experience the students are from pretty diverse economic backgrounds and are very welcoming.

What are the academics like at your school?

Every one of my profs knew my name. Many stop in the hall to ask how things are going. Fav class - Marketing Research. Dr. Garrett is a wonderful prof. Least Fav - Acco. I hate numbers and Prof. Dole wasn't very helpful Students study a lot - but they have fun too. Its all about balance. Class participation isn't just common - its expected. My majors are Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Ive asked my professors for advice and recommendation letters. They are always willing to help anyway they can.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Stereotypes - students are snotty and rich. That about covers it.

Josh
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette is a great place to get your education. The professors are generally great scholars who can also make their classes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette is a great place to get your education. The professors are generally great scholars who can also make their classes extremely interesting. The quality of student is also generally quite high, with almost everyone capable of engaging in genuine academic discussion. The best thing about Marquette is the size of its community. While it's not large to the point where you're considered a statistic, it's still large enough to meet a wide array of people. The city of Milwaukee is a great place to live, with not only plenty of places to go and see, but plenty of service opportunities as well. Marquette's emphasis on service and ethics is at the core of its philosophy, and is one of the most positive aspects of being a student here. Marquette, as a Jesuit university, has the Jesuits at the core of its administration, and as such has been having a bit of an identity crisis. The question of whether Catholic teaching should trump academic and/or personal freedom is at the heart of many student and faculty disagreements with the administration. There have been questions of why students of opposite genders can't stay the night together, why condoms can't be given out in the student health services office, and whether or not it's right for some professors to question Catholic social teaching in an academic setting. A benefit of the disagreements is a view into the complex interactions of the Church with the modern world as it changes going into this new century.

Describe the students at your school.

Most students are average midwesterners. Most of them come from either Milwaukee, the surrounding areas of Wisconsin, or Chicagoland. While all economic groups are represented to some degree, most people are either middle class or upper middle class. I've always been fine with interacting with most people, whoever looks friendly. Generally, there aren't very many people who are openly exclusionary. Most students have political opinions, and here there are a mix of ideologies. Liberalism is probably most common, but conservatism also has a strong base, particularly among those in the ROTC program. Not many people focus on their future salary, which is a strong contrast to our neighbor down the street, the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The student government is a complete farce, mostly due to an administration that doesn't generally care about what it says. The students have an almost nonexistent role in how the university operates, with most major policy decisions made unilaterally by the administration. The ROTC program is generally populated by conservative wingnuts that no one takes seriously, and lately there have been protests against this program by opponents of the current US foreign policy. The Jesuits are actually mostly cool people, with some of them teaching cool classes. The financial aid office is generally useless. Their solution for finding more money is, most often, "look on Fastweb," a website which is also generally useless. The food in the dorms is, by and large, pretty bad. College food invariably is, and MU is no exception. The meal plan policy, up until next year, at least, is also complete garbage, and costs entirely too much money. The library is quite nice, with plenty of quiet places to sit down and study or write. The chapel in the center of campus is beautiful, and if you're Catholic the 10PM Tuesday Mass is highly recommended. The surrounding neighborhood is not the safest in the world, but it's not the most dangerous either. There are plenty of places for upperclassmen to live, as long as they are attentive to their safety and surroundings. The dorms are all perfectly safe and well staffed. The public safety department is outstanding, and well armed. They do an excellent job protecting and serving the students and keep campus and the surrounding neighborhood safe.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Not really. While there is only token racial diversity on campus, students represent a wide variety of backgrounds and viewpoints. All major strands of political ideology can be found here, and barely anyone can be called a true "rich kid," since a majority of students get some kind of financial aid.

What are the academics like at your school?

Professors definitely know your name at Marquette. Building good relationships with professors is nowhere near as difficult as it is at a large university. Participation in class is often encouraged, and sometimes required by professors. Studying is a necessity for many classes, as most of the university's programs are a challenge, but I find that I appreciate the classes in which I have to study much more than the ones in which I don't. Students in the honors program have a tendency to be competitive and overly fastidious, but the majority of the students are not competitive amongst themselves. The academic requirements are geared towards learning for its own sake, rather than job preparation. Theology and philosophy classes are required for every student, and competency in a foreign language is also required for many majors. I think these requirements are a good thing, because they teach students about parts of our world that lie at the very heart of our civilization. Having the broad education that Marquette offers helps you to know how to think about complex issues that affect the world today, from a variety of perspectives.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

MU basketball is the favored sport, where our team plays in the Big East. Games in the winter are typically very well attended, with many people buying season tickets at the beginning of the year. Guest speakers are also common and popular. I met my closest friends largely by chance and association. MU offers wide options for meeting people, so it's common to meet others in unlikely places. The dating scene, however, is not the greatest, with many people already being in some kind of relationship. Fraternities and sororities are generally not important at all at MU, with only a very few pledging each year. In fact, Greek life is often criticized as "buying your friends."

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Some people say that Marquette students are all the same, that they wear similar clothes, think similar things, etc. Also, there's the perception that we're all rich kids whose parents pay for everything.

Megan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

How do people react when I tell them I go to Marquette? "wow Marquette huh? They think, "hey this girl must be pretty smart...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

How do people react when I tell them I go to Marquette? "wow Marquette huh? They think, "hey this girl must be pretty smart to go there." "WE ARE MARQUETTE." Some say "D-Wade!" The reason Marquette is so well known is because of basketball star Dwayne Wade- MU Alum!! They also think I come from money whether I do or not. You go to Marquette knowing that you will get a good job because of where you graduated from. All in all MU students walk out of college with a well rounded education. This is what people think when they here "MARQUETTE"

Describe the students at your school.

Very diverse and accepting. There is a gay-straight alliance group at Marquette, which I find interesting being that it is Jesuit. As a member of the gay community myself, I value acceptance and pride. I like knowing I am part of an organization that does not judge based on race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

for some yes, but there are a lot of students who pay 100% their own way. Many have big loans that they will pay back in a few years, but it was worth it for them to attend a good school like MU.

What are the academics like at your school?

Quality teaching. Teachers prepare their students for the world after graduation. The library is always full which shows the hard work and dedication that comes from being a Marquette student. Teachers are always available for help. In the college of communication, we can email and even Instant Message our teachers with questions and concerns.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Lots is always going on at Marquette. Students are very involved in the school. The campus is lively, especially when the weather is nice.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

They are ALL spoiled rich kids going to school on daddy's dollar

Karen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best part is that the majority of classes are small. I would change how conservative the professors are, though it is a p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best part is that the majority of classes are small. I would change how conservative the professors are, though it is a private school. The area around Marquette is really bad. There are a lot of robberies, and a lot of streetwalkers and crackheads who walk around the same areas that the students do.

Describe the students at your school.

The kind of student that would fit in the best would be someone with money, who is religious, and is conservative. There are other groups but it is mostly this type that is seen. Many students are either from WI or the chicago area.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The area surrounding the school is bad, the students are snotty, and the dorms have too many rules (no opposite sex sleepovers, need to check every person in). However, the class sizes are good, many professors are very credible, and if you find the right group of people for you it can be a very good experience.

What are the academics like at your school?

class participation is always encouraged, a lot of times you will be graded on the amount you participate. Attendance is required in most classes.

Matt
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette is medium size, which I think is just right. It's a city campus, which has major benefits, like a city right down t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette is medium size, which I think is just right. It's a city campus, which has major benefits, like a city right down the street. While Milwaukee isn't that great of a city, it's better than nothing. I think Marquette's administration sucks.

Describe the students at your school.

I like most of the students. It's not a very culturally diverse campus, but that's fine because the city surrounding it is.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The Marquette bookstore (BookMarq) SUCKS! They are a monopoly on campus and rip you off. They refuse to release ISBN numbers of books (which makes sure that students can only buy books from them). They also don't buy back most of your books, and when they do, you get ripped off. I bought a $200 Communications set for one semester and BookMarq wouldn't buy it back. I brought the set to the underground bookstore down the street and got about $5. While I do feel that Marquette's administration cares about student security (which is probably only because bad things happening to students would be bad press), I don't really feel that the administration cares about me. I feel that all they care about is wringing more money out of me. Red tape at Marquette is obnoxious. To set up a philanthropy event I had to fill out like 3 forms from 3 different offices and talk to several people. You wouldn't think a Catholic school would make philanthropy so difficult. Overall, I really don't care about Marquette and don't have Marquette spirit. What I do care about is my fraternity, because they care about me. Why care about something when it doesn't care back?

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

No, only a portion of them are. The others are hick Wisconsinites who come from towns the size of my high school.

What are the academics like at your school?

Academics are fine. Some professors know my name. I hate taking classes that will not help me in life, which Marquette forces its students to do.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

While Greek Life isn't important, it's really the only thing I truly like about Marquette. I greatly suggest it. Greek Life isn't a necessity, but the students who are in Greek Life are the backbone of everything happening on campus. I like residence life as well. They make underclassmen feel welcome and hire good RAs and other people who are great. My RA was like a big brother of my floor. While we had fun with him at times, but he also kept us in line (not in a bad way, but in a way that I appreciate - a big-brotherly way).

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

They're preppy rich Catholic students.

Ryan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette lacks a lot of school pride. Sure basketball season can get crazy, but overall there is a lack of fans compared to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Marquette lacks a lot of school pride. Sure basketball season can get crazy, but overall there is a lack of fans compared to sports crazy schools like Madison and Michigan. When I tell people I go to Marquette they either have a blank look on their face or immediately assume I am rich and stuck up. Rarely do they say "Oh, that's a great school." The administration hardly takes student concerns to heart and is not willing to work with students to improve campus. It has a very elite feel like the campus as a whole.

Describe the students at your school.

Marquette can be summed up as a rich, white, conservative school with little diversity or acceptance of it. Sexual issues are not discussed.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Marquette: either you love it or hate it. Make sure you really visit the school before deciding.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Very much so, however, if you look hard you can find down to earth kids. Not a lot of them. Very cliquey and a "who do you know" attitude.

What are the academics like at your school?

Professors often know your name and care about how you do. My adviser will call me and tell me when certain events are going on and email me to check on how classes are going. The learning atmosphere is strong, however, many educational opportunities lack compared to research universities.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Marquette has a structured social pyramid that must be followed closely in order to rise the student body ranks. The party scene can be lame as there are only a few house parties and 2,000 freshmen trying to get into them all. If you have connections you are set. Or a fake ID.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Uppity, rich white kids from Chicago with Northface jackets, Ugg boats, Polo, and an ego bigger than Lake Michigan

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