Marquette University Reviews

  • 37 Reviews
  • Milwaukee (WI)
  • Annual Tuition: $41,870
96% of 37 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 37 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Patrick
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2021
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
Christina Ryou
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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."