Marquette University Reviews

  • 129 Reviews
  • Milwaukee (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $43,936
97% of 129 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 129 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2021
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"Sorry to hear of the bad experience by some, I had a great experience and time at Marquette University. I learned how to improve areas and f skill and surgery and that's why I chose Marquette University. That's what it's here for. I'm not going to bad talk and gossip negative attendees, cause that will only multiply and reproduce more. If you see so ahead of all on campus, you could make better friends and see that the problem wasn't others , it was you."
Patrick
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2021
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I attended this school to pursue a master's degree in Physician Assistant (PA) studies. This school & particularly the instructors involved in the program actively look to "test" the students by making them as miserable as possible. This is work hard, not smart. The lectures go straight through from ~8am to 4pm or later on most days. This wouldn't be so bad if there was variety, & you'd think it wouldn't be so hard to do since the goal ought to be to engage the students & help them learn. Instead, all of the lectures follow the exact same format of a PowerPoint slideshow & the instructor reading directly off of it. Any admissions marketing of "PBL" & modern learning methods is a ruse sprinkled into the semester to nominally fulfill the promise. Okay, well, this wouldn't be quite so bad if the student were allowed to skip the not-so-helpful lectures & instead spend that time studying, reading the text, & learning. The student is just as capable of reading off the PowerPoint slide. However, class is an absolute requirement; in fact, if you are even late to a class more than once in a semester, you start to get on the bad side & face consequences. I don't mean minutes late, I don't mean simply missing a class like at any other school in the country. I mean seconds late more than once at all, across all classes combined, in a semester. Picture yourself in a tiny, stuffy room with very poor climate control, crowded by 55 people & having to listen to 8 hours of instructors droning through a PowerPoint slide deck... For a year. 3 semesters. And that is supposed to be your "learning". Instead, your learning is actually all of the time you still have to spend at home or the library, actually learning the content. The 8 hours+ of PowerPoint slideshows is really just the debt you pay to the program administrators & instructors, perhaps to substantiate their own jobs. Apparently you must receive a prescribed amount of unusual punishment in order to enter this career. If you decide to attend this school, there will be many nights of 1-3 hours of sleep because your best hours of optimal learning are all taken away from you & you are left to do your actual learning late at night. You will be much better off if you live with your parents still, or if you are married & your spouse can take care of every need for you. The instructors have little interest in the students; several are quite arrogant & self-centric. IMHO, many of them are not equipped for the teaching profession. The students here become incredible physician assistants *in spite of* the dark years they spent at MU, not because of it. You'd hope that some of them would consider coming back to MU in the future & changing how things work here, but you find that most can't get away soon enough after graduation & immediately place those years in the memory hole. Primarily, my time at MU helped me learn to resent the profession & consider my other options. I'm blessed that I did. I instead continued my previous healthcare operations consulting career & through my own hard work & plenty of good fortune, I now make over $225,000 yearly. I still get to help others. I don't mind looking back on all this as much anymore, now that I've built a great life for myself. I implore you to go elsewhere, if you have a choice. Not all programs are like this, & it isn't simply that "you have to be willing to put in the work". I currently work 70+ hours per week & have always put in the time. All PA programs will work you hard, but they will provide more value to you & not feel as much like cruel punishment. Further, any perceived value in having a "name brand" PA degree is non-existent. Instead, spend more time than I did thinking on what will serve you & your learning style best. Best of luck."
Ketan
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2020
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"I also graduated from the PhD program in Counseling Psychology. I’m sorry to hear about your experience (previous writer). I had a different experience that is perhaps worth sharing. I grew a great deal (personally, professionally) as a result of my involvement in the program. Professors were willing to help, and at times went out of their way to offer up support. For those considering counseling psychology as a field of study, I would certainly recommend you apply."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2020
  • Degree: Counseling Psychology
"I completed the Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology at Marquette University. The faculty pride themselves on being an "open" program that values issues of culture, diversity and social justice. My experience revealed, however, the program and its faculty were far from open in their outlook and teaching of psychology. To begin, they have one psychologist who teaches all clinical courses - he has strong neuroscience/biological leanings. Many professors promote the evidence-base where it concerns psychological practice, although I received a lot of push back from professors for making mention of psychodynamic and mindfulness approaches in classrooms and meetings, approaches that are firmly established as part of the evidence-base. Furthermore, while diversity and social justice issues were noted as part of the program's mission, individual professors in the program did not reinforce or value these aspects of the mission. What appeared to be reinforced was involvement in veterans affairs, as well as being part of the Graduate Student Organization, and other activities within the department."
Christina Ryou
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I am currently a student in the program and so far it has been a very encouraging process. The faculty truly is there to help you in all your needs whether it be mentally, academically, or emotionally. Since I am relatively new to the program, I have yet to experience the full force of all the academics, but so far it has been quite rigorous. Something I really appreciated was the fact that they always emphasize our wellness and not identifying in our grades. I think with my generation there is this need to always do well instead of allowing yourself bad days. Although this is something hard to combat, their constant reminders that we are simply not our grades has really opened my mind and loosened my grip on those letters. Of course I strive to do the best I can, but I dont really get hung up on the grades that I receive (it also helps if your classmates are not competitive, but that one is out of your control unfortunately). If you are able to loosen your grip on the grades that you have and just be a student that wants to learn the material in front of you, you gain a lot more out of the process. As with all schools there are pros and cons and Marquette has one of the longer PA programs (3 years), but I personally enjoy that we get 3 whole years when looking at a timeline of a lifetime career."
Christina Ryou
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I am currently a student in the program and so far it has been a very encouraging process. The faculty truly is there to help you in all your needs whether it be mentally, academically, or emotionally. Since I am relatively new to the program, I have yet to experience the full force of all the academics, but so far it has been quite rigorous. Something I really appreciated was the fact that they always emphasize our wellness and not identifying in our grades. I think with my generation there is this need to always do well instead of allowing yourself bad days. Although this is something hard to combat, their constant reminders that we are simply not our grades has really opened my mind and loosened my grip on those letters. Of course I strive to do the best I can, but I dont really get hung up on the grades that I receive (it also helps if your classmates are not competitive, but that one is out of your control unfortunately). If you are able to loosen your grip on the grades that you have and just be a student that wants to learn the material in front of you, you gain a lot more out of the process. As with all schools there are pros and cons and Marquette has one of the longer PA programs (3 years), but I personally enjoy that we get 3 whole years when looking at a timeline of a lifetime career."
WD
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Marquette University prepares it's students for whatever professional goals they may have. The professors and counselors make sure to set their students up for success. Staff is always available when students have questions. I feel well prepared to begin my graduate program, and to further pursue my career as a healthcare professional."
Nicholas Graunke
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Marquette University is a great place to attend college. It's cost is quite intimidating when mulling over 4 years, but I believe the education you receive is truly well worth it. The coursework is rigorous and prepares students for careers. All faculty that I encountered were incredibly available for help and class sizes were very reasonable. Milwaukee is a great place to attend school just based on the fact that is a diverse city with an urban campus. Marquette is well connected to the community where there are countless opportunities to serve others and make a difference."
Cameron Mayfield
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"I was very fortunate to enter the School of Biomedical Science's Physician Assistants Program. While I found the program challenging, I also found instructors and preceptors who carried about us as a group and about each of us individually. Marquette is a welcoming educational institution with a lot to offer...sometimes it seems like too much to take in!! My university has a strong commitment to the community and city in which it is located; on-campus events are available for every and any interest; and we have a great alumni constituency that is very active."
Ruby Thompson
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2019
  • Degree: Writing
"Marquette is an extremely warm and welcoming university. The undergraduate size (~8K) makes it possible to have a really close one-on-one relationship with your professors, but still have plenty of opportunities to always meet new people. In the College of Arts & Sciences, the faculty was extremely dedicated to giving us the best education possible. They always made themselves available, made sure we were aware of new fellowship or work opportunities, and gave incredible feedback. My major in English prepared me for any role in research or writing, which I am extremely grateful for. It has greatly impacted my ability to succeed in the professional world."
Karla
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The B.S. program in Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University is highly beneficial for any student focused on graduate work in a healthcare field (MD, DO, PA, Nursing) or research work. This program allows direct access to essential courses in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, gross anatomy and other coursework essential in the health sciences. A student can expect high quality professors willing to take time outside of class to assist students directly. Additionally, many opportunities are available get involved with healthcare oriented service projects, such as Global Brigades."
Keely Knobbe
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2019
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"As an undergraduate student here, I appreciate the expectation and standard set for us, and the work ethic needed to excel. I fell in love with the big city feel, and the many adventures Milwaukee has to offer. As a University, Marquette strives to build new academic and dormitory buildings to accommodate their students and staff. The teachers, specifically in Biomedical Science, are terrific and I have enjoyed getting to know them. Aside from their love for the class and subject matter, they do a great job connecting with their students over the four years, and are very comedic and personable both in and out of class."
SC
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2018
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"The speech pathology program at Marquette University is arguably one of the best in the country. With the second-best clinic in the country, the facilities are top-notch. There is equipment available within the clinic or the clinic labs that allows for students to be hands-on in their on-campus clinical practicum. The professors are available to you during working hours, and the clinical staff works around the clock to ensure the clients at the Marquette Speech & Hearing clinic are receiving the best-possible therapy, as well as that the students are learning and growing as future clinicians. Although the academics and clinical parts of Marquette's program are rigorous, the University ensures that the students graduating from the program are equipped to be the best speech pathologists in the field today."
Francesca Mayca Wegner
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"Marquette's Graduate School of Management has done an average job of preparing me for my career in nonprofit management and development work. I would like more variety in elective courses or better direction with independent study protocol. Additionally, it would be beneficial for the GSM to offer more extensive financial aid opportunities or private scholarship opportunities. Academically, I would also rate the GSM as average, The caliber of students who have been in my classes and small work groups have been mediocre for the most part. I often pull the majority of the weight with projects and group assignments. This has impacted my ability to learn from others."
Megan Steichen
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2018
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"Marquette University's program for Speech Language Pathology provides high quality education, hands on learning and one-on-one support from faculty. As a past undergraduate student in this program, and current graduate student I'm constantly impressed by the experiences I have been able to gain from Marquette. I'm challenged in the classroom and in the campus clinic working with clients on various communication disorders.The quality of education I am receiving is beyond what other programs can offer."
Bridgett Riverol
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2018
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"If you are interested in being a bilingual speech and language pathologist, Marquette is a great university with many opportunities and resources for future bilingual clinicians in terms of classes with specific intervention and assessment strategies and support from an experienced and caring bilingual professor, speech and language pathologist."
Katie LaBarbera
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"The school itself is a reputable college. The masters of nursing in science program is new and has a lot of kinks to workout. The program did an okay job preparing me for my career. The financial services were very limited to graduate students and not very helpful."
Courtney
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Marquette's exercise physiology bachelor's degree has prepared me to enter physical therapy graduate school in ways that I would not have imagined! The professors make difficult material easily understood through excellent teaching and applicable examples and laboratory sessions. By practicing clinical skills as early as freshman year, as a senior I feel that I am well-prepared with a clinical toolbox that can be appleid to a multitude of situations in the clinic as well as professional world."
Courtney
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2018
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Marquette University is a renowned educational institution for good reason. It is home to world-class professors and researchers, many of whom are involved in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. A highly competitive direct admission program, its rigorous schedule challenges students while preparing them for professional excellence. Many lab sessions accompany each course and provide direct application of course material that will be used throughout our clinical experience as physical therapists. The staff knows each student by name and is involved in their success and professional development. It is an honor to attend this institution!"
GEORGE Olawunmi . O
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Marquette University is reputed for being the third best university in Wisconsin. I would say that the university deserves more than that. The academic environment is so encouraging and there is the unfeigned willingness to help students excel in their studies. At the graduate level, there is a high level of respect accorded grad students. There are numerous library resources and course textbooks made available to students for their courses. One other great thing I have noticed, within my time on the campus, is that employers respect Marquette Alumni and usually specifically seek Marquette graduates for employment opportunities. There are also about 300 student organizations for sports, growth and different areas of life, of which students may partake, buoyantly."