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The best part is that the majority of classes are small. I would change how conservative the professors are, though it is a private school. The area around Marquette is really bad. There are a lot of robberies, and a lot of streetwalkers and crackheads who walk around the same areas that the students do.
Marquette is a great place to get your education. The professors are generally great scholars who can also make their classes extremely interesting. The quality of student is also generally quite high, with almost everyone capable of engaging in genuine academic discussion. The best thing about Marquette is the size of its community. While it's not large to the point where you're considered a statistic, it's still large enough to meet a wide array of people. The city of Milwaukee is a great place to live, with not only plenty of places to go and see, but plenty of service opportunities as well. Marquette's emphasis on service and ethics is at the core of its philosophy, and is one of the most positive aspects of being a student here. Marquette, as a Jesuit university, has the Jesuits at the core of its administration, and as such has been having a bit of an identity crisis. The question of whether Catholic teaching should trump academic and/or personal freedom is at the heart of many student and faculty disagreements with the administration. There have been questions of why students of opposite genders can't stay the night together, why condoms can't be given out in the student health services office, and whether or not it's right for some professors to question Catholic social teaching in an academic setting. A benefit of the disagreements is a view into the complex interactions of the Church with the modern world as it changes going into this new century.
Best experience at Marquette was staying up all night in line outside the Bradley Center the night before ESPN Game Day. It was well worth the wait, as we all were on TV and had a blast. Had a great time at Marquette, its a great community and there are lots of opportunities to meet new people.
Marquette overall is an awesome school to go to. It is located very close to downtown Milwaukee and the lake which give you endless options of things to do on the weekends. Academically, Marquette is a great school and is known as a reputable Jesuit education. One of the best times on campus is during basketball season. If you go to Marquette, you MUST buy season student tickets. Everyone should go to as many games as possible. All the students gets really psyched and the games have awesome energy. Freshman/sophomore year you will probably go to a lot of house/apartment parties held by upperclassmen. When winter comes around, it is harder to find parties to go to. But that's when most students start heading to the bars downtown. Most on-campus bars card very hard, so underclassmen have a better chance of using a fake downtown Milwaukee. The best way to describe Marquette is work hard, play hard. Students take school pretty seriously but they definitely leave plenty of time to go out with their friends. If drinking isn't your thing, there are sooo many clubs and activities that will allow people to stay away from the drinking scene on the weekends. GoOOooOOoo Marquette!
I love the student body at Marquette. The size is perfectly mid-sized which makes it easy to meet new people and find close friends throughout your four years here. The students are very hard working, yet great at balancing fun and study time. From my experience the student body is caring and respectful and very welcoming. At first I was really upset that there was no football team. However, our club team is really fun to go watch as well as our other Big East teams, like Men and Women's soccer and the Volleyball and Basketball teams. Basketball season is so much fun and allows for a lot of socializing and school spirit! Milwaukee is a great city to live in as a college student. Its just the right size to explore and get around and not too costly like larger cities might be. The lakefront and downtown area are great all year round with rec paths and several beaches. Theres great entertainment and a lively art scene in the city with weekly jazz concerts during warm weather, independent galleries and theaters and lots of city wide events taking place. Marquette is structured perfectly within the city so that while we have our won campus community we also are a part of the greater Milwaukee community and only steps away from the center of downtown. We are definitely not a college town where our whole city is consumed by one large campus. There are several college campuses within Milwaukee which I think allows students much more diversity within the city. I think while the administration can be somewhat stubborn sometimes they really are making an effort to hear students voices more. As a member of student government I have noticed how well they receive student criticism on several topics and work to make life better for students on campus. For somethings it does take a while to see change take place, but we are a private Catholic university so it can be expected. There is a ton of school pride on our campus. In general I find that students are just happy to be at Marquette and proud to represent the university, especially pertaining to social justice causes. The most frequent student complaints are about the residence hall visitation rules. Being a jesuit campus, there are strict policies on opposite sex sleep overs and so forth. There have also been recent complaints about improving or building new recreation facilities for the students and club sports.
MU is the place to be Junior
Best decision of my life. I always like to say, "Marquette is like a big hug." From the first time I stepped on to campus as a high school senior, I could feel the love. It was raining, and I was trying to study a map with my parents under an umbrella. Several students stopped in the rain to ask if we needed help, a tour or to see a dorm room. That's the kind of environment I wanted, a family!
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