Marquette University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Marquette University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 15,202 out of 20,486 applicants or 74% were admitted making Marquette University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 11,146 9,340 20,486
Accepted 8,506 6,696 15,202
Acceptance Rate 76% 72% 74%
Enrolled 1,063 813 1,876
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 12% 12%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Marquette University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Marquette University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Marquette University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1025. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1255 out of 1600. 16 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1140 1370
SAT Reading 580 690
SAT Math 570 690
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT English 24 31
ACT Math 24 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >83%
27 to 30 Avg + 74%-83%
24 to 27 Avg - 63%-74%
21 to 24 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 21 Low <50%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >83%
1255 to 1370 Avg + 74%-83%
1140 to 1255 Avg - 63%-74%
1025 to 1140 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1025 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Marquette University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Marquette University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.

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