The 2021 First-Time, First-Year Student Survey, administered at the end of August, includes information about students’ predicted academic success, their expectations for Marquette, their concerns, their sense of belonging and the activities in which they would like to get involved. The survey had a 97 percent response rate. The interactive data visualization, in which results can be disaggregated by college, gender, race and ethnicity and first-generation status, as well as an executive summary are available online.
Survey respondents expressed that Marquette was a top choice of colleges and universities that admitted them – with 97% of respondents indicating that Marquette was within their top three choices. Top concerns of first-year students include homesickness, managing time with multiple priorities and deciding what to do after college. Just over 80% of students agreed or strongly agreed that they feel like they belong at Marquette.
This survey is a collaboration between the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, the Division of Student Affairs and the Assessment Director.
View regular reports and statistics from the campus community on the OIRA website
Contact Laura MacBride, associate director of institutional research and analysis, with questions or to obtain additional data from institutional surveys.