Learn about Milwaukee
History: Founded as an official city in 1846.
Population: 1.6 million in the Greater Milwaukee area, approximately 600,000 in Milwaukee proper. It is the 30th most populous city in the U.S.
Diversity: Milwaukee is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities that are celebrated and showcased through festivals, restaurants, events, and more.
Location: In southeastern Wisconsin, on the southwest shore of Lake Michigan, approximately 100 miles (160km) north of downtown Chicago. Milwaukee has over 10 miles of lakefront shoreline.
Climate: The warmest month is July with an average high of 80 degrees; the coldest month is January, with an average high of 29 degrees.
Move beyond the classroom and outside the laboratory to learn in the community and on the job through the practica, internships and service opportunities that exist in the robust Milwaukee business community.
For fun, you can enjoy major league sports, great restaurants, performing arts, music and festivals — all just minutes from Marquette. To see all Milwaukee has to offer, visit the following Web sites:
Even though Milwaukee is an urban center, the city isn't all concrete; Milwaukee offers dozens of parks, trails, nature preserves and green-spaces, both within the city and in neighboring communities. Check out some of our favorites below: