Marquette University
Year established: 1881
Type of school: university, private (nonprofit)
Programs: 4-year undergraduate, graduate school
Religious affiliation: yes, Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Campus enrollment: 11,548 students
Coeducational information: coeducational institution, became coeducational in 1909
Location description: in or near a major city (pop. 300,000 or more)
Application fee: $30

Street address: Marquette University
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Mailing address: Marquette University
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Main telephone numbers: 414 288-7250
800 222-6544 (toll free)
414 288-3764 (fax)

Marquette University
Main homepage:
Campus map:

SAT number: 1448
ACT number: 4610
FAFSA number: 003863
FICE number: 3863

Marquette University is a Catholic, co-educational, Jesuit university, founded in 1881, and named after Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary and New World explorer of the Upper Mississippi River and the Milwaukee region in the 1600s. The University is dedicated to serving God by serving its students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Its mission, therefore, is the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others.

Marquette University has a campus of approximately 80 acres and 51 buildings located in downtown Milwaukee, the nation's 17th largest city, and about a mile west of Lake Michigan. Marquette is not a typical urban university. An eighty acre campus with grass and trees, an outdoor athletic complex, and a nationally and internationally diverse, residential student body all combine to make Marquette a unique, close-knit community in which you can live and learn.

For more than 450 years, Jesuit education has been synonymous with academic excellence. At its heart is a rigorous core curriculum. All Marquette undergraduates take a combination of courses in philosophy, speech, literature, history, mathematics and theology. The core provides a foundation of skills -- the ability to think critically, ask the right questions, formulate and support an argument, communicate clearly, and act with moral integrity -- that will serve you the rest of your life.

"A Marquette education won't teach you what to think. It will teach you how to think."

The admissions information below is valid for the 2007-08 academic year.

Marquette University
Admissions officer: Robert Blust,
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Contacting the office: 800 222-6544
800 222-6544 (toll free)
414 288-3764 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Priority filing date for fall: December 1
Final filing date for fall: December 1
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 1%
Application fee: $30
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? yes
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: no
Admissions requirements:
Additional units of math, science, social studies, and academic electives recommended. Minimum composite ACT score of 21 (combined SAT I score of 1000), rank in top half of secondary school class, and minimum 2.0 GPA required.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: required
Campus visit is: recommended
Interview is: required of some
Off-campus interview: can be arranged with admissions representative
Standardized test requirements: SAT I or ACT required, SAT II not used
School's test preference: no preference
Dates test scores should be received: December 1 for SAT I/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 required, 2 recommended
Lab: 2 required, 2 recommended
Math: 2 required, 4 recommended
Science: 2 required, 3 recommended
Social studies: 2 required, 3 recommended
Academic electives: 2 required, 4 recommended
Total: 16 required, 22 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: EOP, conditional admission, Freshman Frontier Program
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank important
  • recommendations important
  • standardized test scores important
  • essay important
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities considered
  • particular talent/ability considered
  • character/personal qualities considered
  • alumni/ae relationship considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment considered
  • minority affiliation considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.5
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 99%
Percent of student body in each high school class rank: Top tenth: 37%
Top quarter: 69%
Top half: 95%
Bottom half: 5%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 60%
Average SAT I: 593 verbal, 602 math
Combined SAT I middle 50% range: 1040 - 1270
Average ACT: 26 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 24 - 29
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 16%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 84%

Notification of admission: by January 15
Acceptance of admission: must accept by May 1

Number of completed applications received: 15,150
Number of applicants offered admission: 7,500 (50%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 1,825 (24%)
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Number of students put on waiting list: 2,000
Number accepting place on waiting list: 1,000 (50%)
Number of those on waiting list who were enrolled: 250 (25%)
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 52%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 62%
Tuition deposit amount: $200, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount: $200, nonrefundable
Admission may be deferred: yes, up to 1 year

Semester/term begin dates: in late August and mid-January.
Calendar system: semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students held in August and January.
Number and length of summer sessions: Two summer sessions of six weeks each.

Majors with the highest enrollment: nursing, engineering, communication studies
Majors with the lowest enrollment: physics, interdisciplinary studies
Average freshman GPA: 3.02 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 92%
Student:Faculty ratio: 14:1
Total faculty: 653 men, 393 women, 1,046 total
Full-time faculty: 375 men, 225 women, 600 total
Part-time faculty: 267 men, 187 women, 454 total
Faculty degrees: 96% PhD, 97% terminal
Graduation rate: 78% within six years

Marquette University
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: not required for graduation
Physical education is required: no
There are religious requirements for graduation: yes
Minimum GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Special programs offered:
double majors, dual degrees, independent study, accelerated program, honors program, Phi Beta Kappa, pass/fail grading option, internships, weekend college, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Many minors offered.
Preprofessional programs offered:
pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry
Education certifications:
elementary, middle/junior high, secondary
Cooperative education programs:
Combined 2-2 programs available:
Advanced Nursing Scholars, Bachelor of Arts Completion Program for Associate Degree Graduates, Dental Scholars, Law Scholars, Master's of Business Administration/Doctor of Dental Surgery (MBA/DDS), Master's of Business Administration/Juris Doctorate (MBS/JD)
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: yes
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs: Les Aspin Center for Government, Washington, D.C.
Schools with which domestic exchange programs are offered: University of the Sacred Heart (PR)
Study abroad opportunities:
Australia;Austria;Belgium;Canada;Chile;China;Denmark;France;Germany;Ireland;Italy;Japan;Mexico;Spain;United Kingdom
Other special or unique academic programs:
Marquette Service Learning in Cape Town, South Africa
Army ROTC: offered on-campus
Navy ROTC: offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC: offered on-campus

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • Biocomputer Engineering
  • Bioelectronics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Broadcast/Electronic Communication
  • Business Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration/Project Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil/Environmental Engineering
  • Classical Languages
  • Classical Studies
  • Clinical Lab Sciences
  • Communication Studies
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Management
  • Corporate Communication
  • Criminal Justice/Cyber Security
  • Criminology/Law Studies
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering/Communication Systems
  • Electrical/Computer Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • History of Philosophy
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Operations/Supply Chain Management
  • Organization/Leadership
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Professional Communication
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Philosophy
  • Social Welfare/Justice
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language/Literature/Bilingual
  • Speech Pathology/Audiology
  • Teaching Anthropology
  • Teaching Anthropology Broad Field Social Sciences
  • Teaching Chemistry
  • Teaching Communications Studies
  • Teaching English
  • Teaching French
  • Teaching German
  • Teaching History
  • Teaching History Broad Field Social Science
  • Teaching Journalism
  • Teaching Latin
  • Teaching of Mathematics
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Physics
  • Teaching Political Science
  • Teaching Psychology
  • Teaching Psychology Broad Field Social Science
  • Teaching Religious Studies
  • Teaching Sociology
  • Teaching Spanish
  • Teaching Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theology
  • Writing-Intensive English

Credit placement options:
  • placement for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)
  • placement for CLEP general
  • placement for CLEP subject
  • placement for international baccalaureate

The financial aid information below is valid for the 2007-08 academic year.

Financial aid officer: Susan Teerink,
Director of Student Financial Aid
Contacting the office: 414 288-0200
414 288-1718 (fax)
FAFSA number: 003863

Undergraduate tuition: $27,720
Additional required fees: $408
Book fees: $900
Miscellaneous expenses: $1,850
Combined room and board expenses: $9,120 - $9,120


Required form Priority date Rolling? Closing date
FAFSAMarch 1yesN/A

Date award notification begins: April 1
Applied for financial aid:
78% of first-year students
72% of full-time undergraduates
21% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
77% of first-year students
83% of full-time undergraduates
92% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
100% of first-year students
97% of full-time undergraduates
87% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
89% of first-year students
89% of full-time undergraduates
56% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
84% of first-year students
85% of full-time undergraduates
83% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
10% of first-year students
9% of full-time undergraduates
1% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
37% of first-year students
36% of full-time undergraduates
11% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
77% for first-year students
77% for full-time undergraduates
39% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$18,761 for first-year students
$18,248 for full-time undergraduates
$7,425 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
$13,196 for first-year students
$11,619 for full-time undergraduates
$5,060 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$7,508 for first-year students
$9,188 for full-time undergraduates
$7,941 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$4,299 for first-year students
$5,367 for full-time undergraduates
$3,842 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
12% of first-year students
7% of full-time undergraduates
0% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
$8,651 for first-year students
$8,242 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
1% of first-year students
2% of full-time undergraduates
0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
$18,979 for first-year students
$20,451 for full-time undergraduates
$11,035 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program: yes
Percent of students who received aid that participated in Federal Work Study: 7%

Types of loans available:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Nursing Loans
  • State Loans
  • College/University Loans
  • Alternative and private loans
Parent loans packaged to meet need: no
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs: 65%
Average student debt upon graduation: $25,753
Types of payment plans:
  • Academic Management Services (AMS)
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
  • Marquette Merit Based is not based on need, but it used to cover need.
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • athletic scholarships
  • ROTC scholarships
Percent of scholarship aid awarded to out-of-state students: 0%

Total undergraduates: 3,693 men, 4,355 women, 8,048 total
Full-time undergraduates: 3,452 men, 4,117 women, 7,569 total
Part-time undergraduates: 241 men, 238 women, 479 total
Total graduate students: 1,181 men, 1,307 women, 2,488 total
Full-time graduate students: 510 men, 648 women, 1,158 total
Part-time graduate students: 671 men, 659 women, 1,330 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates: 20
U.S. region where majority of students come from: Midwest
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state: 52%
First-year student breakdown:
5.1% Black (non-Hispanic)
0.5% American Indian or Alaskan Native
5.7% Asian or Pacific Islander
6.6% Hispanic
81.0% White (non-Hispanic)
0.9% total international (nonresident aliens)
0.2% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown
Undergraduate breakdown:
4.8% Black (non-Hispanic)
0.4% American Indian or Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian or Pacific Islander
4.9% Hispanic
83.7% White (non-Hispanic)
1.5% total international (nonresident aliens)
0.2% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown

Campus size: 80 acres
City or town school is located in: Milwaukee
Population of city/town: 600,000
Nearest major city: Milwaukee
Population of nearest major city: 600,000
Online campus map:

Institution offers housing: yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year: yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (58%)
  • women's dorms (9%)
  • men's dorms (8%)
  • sorority housing
  • fraternity housing (1%)
  • single-student apartments (18%)
  • married-student apartments
  • special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • special housing for international students (1%)
  • other housing including specialty housing for honor students, engineering, and nursing students (4%)
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing: 93%
Percent of students who live in school housing: 52%
Percent of students who live off campus: 48%
Students required to live on campus: All freshmen and sophomores must live on campus unless living with family.
Percent of all students who have cars on campus: 26%
Student conduct policies:
smoking prohibited, Smoking prohibited in campus-owned housing.
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age: yes

Every student is required to lease or own a computer: no
Every student is required to take a computer course: no
Computer equipment is provided in: residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students: 1700
Other computer facilities/services: Help Desk (seven days per week), Wireless Access Available on Campus, D2L, CheckMarq (Student self service), Printwise (Remote Printing), AntiVirus Software for all students, email (POP3 and web based), Calendar, Web based storage
Internet access provided to all students: yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students: yes
School has a library on campus: yes
Additional library facilities/collections:
J.R.R. Tolkien Manuscript Collection, Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Archives, Dorothy Day and Catholic Worker Archives, LaKota Sioux Mission Records, Conference Center
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:
Haggerty Museum of Art; Helfaer Theatre; St. Joan of Arc Chapel, a 15th century chapel that was dismantled and transported from Chasse, France, to Marquette and reconstructed on the campus' Central Mall in 1965-66; state-of-the-art John P. Raynor, S.J. library; new School of Dentistry; Valley Field, an outdoor recreation and sports complex that includes a grass soccer field, two artificial turf fields, an eight-lane, 400-meter running track and sites for field events; and the Al McGuire Center.

Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, non-remedial study skills
Counseling services:
minority student, military, veteran student, older student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
Career placement services:
internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training, Career Fairs, Graduate & Professional School Assistance
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special transportation, special housing, adaptive equipment, Tutors available for any student throught the Tutoring Program.
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped: 90%

Number of social fraternities on campus: 11
Number of fraternities that have chapter houses: 4
Percent of men who join fraternities: 2%
Number of social sororities on campus: 12
Number of sororities that have chapter houses: 4
Percent of women who join sororities: 4%
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, yearbook, radio station, television station
School newspaper(s): Marquette Tribune
Total number of registered organizations: 230
Campus-based religious organizations:
Campus Crusade for Christ, Schoenstatt University Men, Schoenstatt University Women, St. Robert Bellarmine Society, Wisconsin Lutheran Ministry (WELS), Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christian Fellowship of Marquette, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Union, Knights of Columbus, Latter Day saint Student Association, Lutheran Student Union, Muslim Student Association
Minority student organizations:
African Students Association, Irish Dance Company, Italian Club, Latin American Student Organization, Malaysian Student Organization, Pacific Islands Student Organization, Society of Caribbean Ambassadors, We L.E.A.D., Arab Student Association, Bayanihan Student Association, Black Student Council, Chinese Student Association, Cuban American Student Association, Global Village, Indian Student Association, Indonesian Student Association
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Amnesty International, College Republicans, Avalanche Outdoor Club, Debate Club, Honors Program Association, Gay Straight Alliance, Students for Life, Marquette University Gospel Choir, Hype Dance Marquette, Marquette Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Marquette University Players Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Marquette Radio WMUR, Marquette Television MUTV, Marquette Tribune, Marquette University Student Government, Residence Hall Association, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, Commuter Student Organization, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Habitat for Humanity, Students for an Environmentally Active Campus, Students Supporting Special Olympics, Global Medical Relief, Circle K International, Engineers without Borders, College Democrats

School has an athletic program: yes
Athletic director: Steve Cottingham,
Athletic Director
Director of women's athletics: Sarah Bobert
Athletic department's mailing address: Director of Athletics
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
School colors: blue and gold
School mascot: Golden Eagles
Athletic conference memberships: Big East Conference (Division I, Football I-A)

Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's basketballyesNCAA Div. I
Men's cross-countryyesNCAA Div. I
Men's golfyesNCAA Div. I
Men's socceryesNCAA Div. I
Men's tennisyesNCAA Div. I
Men's track and field (indoor)yesNCAA Div. I
Men's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. I
Women's basketballyesNCAA Div. I
Women's cross-countryyesNCAA Div. I
Women's socceryesNCAA Div. I
Women's softballyesNCAA Div. I
Women's tennisyesNCAA Div. I
Women's track and field (indoor)yesNCAA Div. I
Women's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. I
Women's volleyballyesNCAA Div. I

Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports: 5%
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports: 60%
Athletic facilities:
arena, centers, fields, tennis, and stadium

Intramural/Recreational sports:
badminton, basketball, football, floor hockey, free-throw shooting, inner-tube water polo, kickball, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, squash, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, Wiffle ball, wrestling.
Club sports for men:
baseball, diving, fencing, football, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, tae kwon do, ultimate frisbee, volleyball
Club sports for women:
curling, fencing, diving, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, softball, swimming, tae kwon do

Public transportation serves campus: yes
Nearest international airport: Milwaukee (9 miles)
Nearest other airport: Chicago, O'Hare (80 miles)
Nearest passenger train service: Milwaukee (1 mile)
Nearest passenger bus service: Milwaukee (1 mile)

Institutional employment is available: yes
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus: 33%
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are: excellent
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term: no

Percent of graduates who pursue further study: 28% within one year of graduation
List of graduate schools most often selected by recent graduates:
Creighton University (NE);Illinois State University (IL);Iowa State University (IA);Johns Hopkins University (MD);Loyola University Chicago (IL);Marquette University (WI);Northwestern University (IL);Ohio State University--Columbus (OH);Seattle University (WA);Southern Illinois University--Carbondale (IL);St. Louis University (MO);Tufts University (MA);University of Illinois--Chicago (IL);University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign (IL);University of Minnesota--Twin Cities (MN);University of Wisconsin--Madison (WI);University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee (WI)
Percent of graduates who enter job market in field related to major: 84% within one year of graduation
List of firms that most frequently hire graduates:
Accenture, Cowhey, Gudmundson, Leder, Cypress Semiconductor, Deloitte & Touche, Department of Vetern Affairs, Direct Supply, Inc. , Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Epic Systems Corporation, Ernst & Young-Chicago/MKE, Extendicare Health Services, Frantz Group, ALDI Inc. , General Electric, GMR Marketing, Grant Thornton, LLP, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Johnson Controls, Kohler Company, Kohl's Department Stores, Kolb & Co. SC, KPMG LLP, Kraft Foods - Oscar Meyer, Aurora Health Care , Marshall & Isley Corporation (M&I), Medical College of Wisconsin, Miller Brewing Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Protiviti, Quad Graphics, Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc. , Rockwell Automation, SC Johnson & Son, Schenck Business Solutions - Wisconsin, Baxter Healthcare , Target Corporation, Target Stores, Virchow Krause & Co. , Vogel Consulting, Wells Fargo, Brady Corporation , Briggs & Stratton, Cintas Corporation, Clifton-Gunderson, LLP MILW., Covance Laboratories
List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Jeff Joerres, Bus Ad '83, Chairman, CEO and President of Manpower Inc., a world leader in the employment services industry Brian Gunderson, Arts '85, chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

The transfer admissions information below is valid for the 2007 academic year.

Transfer applicants are accepted: yes
Number of transfer applications received: 624
Number of transfer applicants offered admission: 354 (57%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled: 182 (51%)
Percent of all new students who were transfers: 10%

Terms for which transfers may enroll: fall, spring, summer
Minimum number of credits applicant needs to apply as a transfer student: 0
Items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
  • high school transcript required of all
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • essay or personal statement required of all
  • interview recommended of some
  • standardized test scores recommended of some
  • statement(s) of good standing from prior institution(s) not required
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants: 2.50 using a 4.0 scale
Priority filing date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for spring, rolling for summer
Closing date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for spring, rolling for summer
Notification date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for spring, rolling for summer
Lowest course grade that may be transferred for credit: 2.0
Maximum number of credits that may be transferred: 64 credits from a two-year institution
Minimum number of credits that must be earned at school: 30 to receive a bachelor's degree

International student contact: Director,
Director of Campus International Programs
Contacting the office: 414 288-7289

Number of foreign countries represented: 44
Most represented countries: Malaysia, India, Kuwait, Indonesia, South Korea, Canada

Preapplication form is required of foreign applicants: no
A separate international application form is required: yes
Advance deposit is required of foreign applicants: yes
Test requirements: TOEFL recommended, SAT I or ACT recommended, SAT II considered if submitted
Test preference: none
Minimum TOEFL score: 550 paper, 213 computer
Special services offered for international applicants: English lab, special counselors/advisors, international student center, ESL program/classes, special orientation, Prayer facilities, insurance groups, and specialty housing

Nonfederal aid is offered to international students: yes
Number of international applicants who received aid: 53

Learning disabled program contact: Director,
Director, Office of Student Educational Services
Contacting the office: 414 288-3270

According to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, "learning disabilities" is a "general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities." A learning disability is presumably due to central nervous system dysfunction, and is not primarily due to other handicapping conditions, environmental, or cultural influences. It is not a form of mental retardation, or an emotional disorder.
Institution accepts students according to the above definition: yes
Learning disabled program available: support services but no program
Total number of students in LD program: 50
Services available to LD students:
note-taking services, oral tests, reading machines, tape recorders, extended time for tests, LD students can participate in the University tutoring program available to all students.
LD students are tutored: in small groups
A lighter course load is allowed for LD students: yes
Additional time to complete degree is allowed for LD students: yes
There are additional costs for LD students: no

Requirements that may be waived for LD students: Course waivers will be determined on a case-by-case basis after the student has been accepted.
An essay is required: no
Untimed tests are accepted: yes
GED is accepted: yes


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