#169, overall score 24.17/100

Fun Fact:

The Beatles stayed in what is now Mashuda Hall during their 1964 U.S. tour.

Why should Jewish students attend Marquette? We are a home away from home and provide a welcoming environment for all Jewish students at Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In general, our programming includes volunteering opportunities in the Jewish community, private & group study sessions, leadership weekend retreats, holiday celebrations, Israel education and more. — Rabbi Yechezkel Thaler, Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center in Milwaukee

Hillel Milwaukee serves the 11 local campuses in the greater Milwaukee area, with the concentration of Jewish students attending University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Milwaukee Area Technical College. Our building is located on the east side of Milwaukee, adjacent to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but not officially on their campus. Jewish students who seek a university in an urban setting will find their home at UWM or Marquette. Both are fine institutions and offer students the opportunities of a big, metropolitan city with access to internships and jobs from leading companies in the finance, tech and healthcare fields. — Julie Schack, Interim Executive Director, Hillel Milwaukee

ACADEMICS Score: 5/30

  • Score: 5/30
  • Acceptance rate: 84%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • Tuition: $38,470
  • Room & board costs: $11,440
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $21,028


  • Location: Milwaukee
  • Region: Midwest
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 8,334
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 120
  • Jewish population share: 2%
  • Student origin: 32% in-state/68% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Golden Eagles
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Birdhouse, Moxie

ISRAEL Score: 2/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 10.5/40

  • Score: 10.5/40
  • Hillel: Hillel Milwaukee
  • Chabad: Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center in Milwaukee
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 3
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: Yes
  • Active Hillel clubs: 3
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 35
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 30
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 6 (3 Orthodox, 1 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Joe Gold
  • Most unique/noteworthy Hillel club: Jewish Student Union of Marquette and Students Supporting Israel at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee both offer great opportunities for Jewish students to connect with their peers.
  • Where do Jewish students come from? All over the country
  • Kosher food details: Upon request, kosher food can be provided through the meal plan at Marquette; there are also several options to purchase kosher food (good variety) within a 25-minute driving range from campus.
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