Commitment to Diversity

As a university, we cherish our commitment to a diverse student body. We think this commitment to a diverse campus enhances your academic experience by exposing you to a variety of backgrounds, attitudes, beliefs and experiences. Marquette continues to be one of the most diverse campuses in Wisconsin.


Where we come from

Marquette is home to 8,335 undergraduate and 3,091 graduate students.

The university's reputation draws students from nearly every state and 60 countries.


Who we are — Freshman Class of 2021

2,021 total first-year students

95 percent reside on campus

72 percent students from outside Wisconsin

60 percent Catholic

60 percent public high school graduates 

50 percent female

32 percent students of color

  • 16 percent Hispanic
  • 7 percent Asian
  • 5 percent Black
  • 2 pecent Multi-racial underrepresented people of color
  • 2 percent Multi-racial non-underrepresented people of color

23 percent first-generation college students (the first in their family to attend college)

18 percent legacy students (students with a parent or sibling who attended Marquette)

2 percent international students