Founded in 1881, Marquette University is located on an 80-acre campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a school of dentistry and a law school. The university is a private, Jesuit, Roman Catholic school and was the first Jesuit school to admit women. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutes of Higher Education and recognized as one of the Best 361 Colleges in the US by the Princeton Review, Marquette offers over 100 undergraduate programs alone. Life on campus is diverse and offers a plethora of things to do. As Wisconsin’s largest private university, the school has an abundance of student organizations and an impressive athletics program. The liberal arts core curriculum is based on social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. Marquette offers a wide variety of financial aid options in order to make education more affordable. In addition to scholarships, they also offer grants, loans and student employment to help cover the cost of advanced education.
Activities and social opportunities are also available to Marquette students in downtown Milwaukee. The city offers an endless variety of nightclubs, restaurants, museums and retail stores. Being situated right in downtown Milwaukee places the city at the fingertips of the students and thus enhances the student experience at Marquette. There is a city bus system that makes it easy to commute to any location in the city, so a vehicle is not necessary. Marquette University’s Late Night Marquette Program, in conjunction with the Office of Student Development, specializes in organizing and promoting activities that occur after 9pm.