School Profile

School Profile

Marquette University High School founded in 1857, is a four-year college preparatory school for boys conducted by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The curriculum is college preparatory only. MUHS is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Enrollment for 2017-2018

  • 1,028 young men from over 155 parochial, private and public grade schools and middle schools in five counties
  • Freshman class enrollment 259
  • Minority student enrollment 28%
  • Non-Catholic student enrollment 15%
  • Approximately 31% of the student body lives in the city of Milwaukee

Academic Information

All course offerings with full descriptions can be found under Academics. MUHS offers a variety of Advanced Placement and Honors courses. In addition to the minimum academic requirement of 23 credits for graduation, all students must complete the Freshman Fitness Program, Freshman Retreat, Sophomore Retreat and 141 Service Program volunteer hours.

Because MUHS has selective admissions and a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, a cumulative ranking system does not fairly and accurately represent a student's relative achievement. Therefore, MUHS does not rank.

All students are prepared for admission to college. There are no weighted classes, grades or GPAs.

A 100-90
B 89-80
C 79-70
D 69-60
F 59-0
  • The mean GPA for MUHS students is 3.01.
  • The Average ACT score for the Class of 2016 was 27 with 100% of the class taking the test.
  • During the past three years, MUHS has had the following National Merit Scholar average:
    • 6 National Merit Finalists
    • 8 Semi-finalists
    • 7 Commended Seniors per year


  • 86 Total Number of Faculty
  • 5 Jesuit Faculty and Administrators
  • 28 Lay Women
  • 51 Lay Men
  • 48% of the faculty have taught 10 or more years at MUHS
  • 73% hold a master's degree or higher
  • Faculty to Student Ratio - 1:13
  • Average Class Size - 22

College Placement

Typically 97% of MUHS graduates go on to attend a four-year college or university.

Currently, the following selective schools include MUHS grads in their student bodies:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Princeton University
Yale University
Brown University
Dartmouth College
Georgetown University
Boston College
University of Pennsylvania
Cornell University
St. Joseph's University
Fordham University
U.S. Naval Academy
Syracuse University
Case Western Reserve
George Washington University

Emory University
Morehouse College
Vanderbilt University

University of Chicago
University of Notre Dame
Marquette University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Michigan
Case Western Reserve
Northwestern University
Saint Louis University
Creighton University

U.S. Air Force Academy
Santa Clara University
University of Oxford