First-year students continue to predict high levels of academic success and engagement during their time at Marquette, with over three-quarters predicting a first-year GPA of 3.5 or higher and 75 percent expecting to eventually earn a master’s, doctoral or professional degree according to the 2018 First-Time, First-Year Student Survey. The top concerns of first-year students include tuition affordability, post-grad decision making and affordability of extra expenses (socializing, activities, clothes, etc.).
Administered in August 2018, the survey investigated students’ experiences before college, their expectations of Marquette, their concerns and the activities in which they would like to participate. The survey had a 91 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 (OIRA), 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 the reports or to obtain additional data from institutional surveys, contact Laura MacBride, assistant director of institutional research and analysis, at (414) 288-6931.