New first-year students continue to predict high levels of academic success and engagement during their time at Marquette, with more than three-quarters predicting a first-year GPA of 3.5 or higher, and more than 90 percent indicating they will likely participate in an internship or co-op, become a member of a student organization, and participate in volunteer community service, according to the 2016 First-Time, First-Year Student Survey. The top concerns first-year students express include affording tuition, homesickness, affording extra expenses (socializing, activities, clothes, etc.) and deciding what to do after college.
The 2016 First-Time, First-Year Student Survey, administered in August of 2016, investigated students’ experiences before college, their expectations for Marquette, their concerns and the activities in which they would like to get involved. The survey had a 97-percent response rate. The interactive data visualization and executive summary are available online.
This survey is a collaboration between the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, the Division of Student Affairs and the assessment director.
OIRA regularly posts reports and statistics for the campus community on its website. For questions about any of these reports or to obtain additional data from institutional surveys, contact Laura MacBride, assistant director of institutional research and analysis, at (414) 288-6931.