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| To be honest, when I was in high school, I didn't imagine my college experience being a complete repeat high school. It's pretty sad to say that when my parents first dropped me off on Marquette's campus on move-in day my freshman year, I immediately wanted to go home. Since move-in day of my freshman year, I still haven?t been exactly the happiest person in the world. Marquette simply is not a place that I have ever gotten that "at home" feeling. I personally don't even feel like a college student. I feel as if I'm a 19-year-old kid living in the city of Milwaukee and taking classes. From top to bottom, I simply think Marquette University is a bit of a joke, from faculty, to public safety, to office of residence life, and to students. In terms of academics here at Marquette, I'm not very impressed. It's sad when I've taken a total of 16 classes and have only had two teachers that I can say were solid teachers. I even took a history course this summer at a local community college and am willing to admit that he was better than any PHD professor that Marquette has to offer. It's hard for me to admit this because I personally don't have much respect for very many junior colleges because most of the people I see take the junior college route, don't end up making it into a real good university. |
When it comes to Marquette?s student body, this is what it is composed of:
From what I've noticed, about 50 percent of Marquette's student body (including myself) come from mostly the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Everyone from Illinois knows that the majority of students coming out of places such as this tend to be the most stuck up individuals you'll ever meet. What is really sad is if anyone asks a Marquette student where he or she is from, they will say Chicago. I?m sorry but you?re from Mt. Prospect, not Chicago. Students from Illinois that go to Marquette need to STOP saying they are from Chicago. Most of those students haven?t been to Chicago more than five times in their lives I?m guessing. Being a resident of Barrington, IL, I have been lucky enough to work in Chicago every day during the summer and can guarantee that Marquette students from Illinois are a complete misrepresentation to what true Chicagoans are about and how they go about their business.
The next type of Marquette student you'll meet are the in-state students, many of who I like to refer to as "Green Bay Trolls". These are people who have nothing better to do than walk around in an Aaron Rodgers jersey every day of their lives, talk about the Green Bay Packers as if they won't be around tomorrow, talk about how horrible of a place the state of Illinois is, call drinking fountains bubblers, and talk about how sweet cheese is. That's cool if that's really your thing... On a more serious note, just about every single Marquette student I?ve met that is from the state of Wisconsin talks about how great the University of Wisconsin-Madison is. I find it hilarious because most people from other states view a lot of these people as the ?left-overs? from Madison that weren?t able to get in. It?s pretty pathetic when they ride the D of Madison over their own school. I have a lot of respect for Madison and the state of Wisconsin, but it really needs to stop because I don?t see people from other states going as hard for schools they don?t go to.
Finally, the rest of Marquette is composed of people from either the east or west coast, these people are usually trolls as well because they are biased towards everything east/west coast and hate on everything midwest. Usually the east coast aka "coasties" are worse because all they do is complain about how horrible of a state Wisconsin is. They usually talk about how much things are better for them back home and how walk around with that ?I?m better than you? attitude. I?m sorry, but from a realistic standpoint, the east coast isn?t that great. I?ve been to many states on the east coast, and it?s not for me. To be honest, I favor the friendly Midwest and my home city of Chicago way more than any piece of crap from the east or west coast.
In terms of gender, I break it down like this. The majority of students are either Marquette bros or Marquette hoes. Simple as that. Many of the guys wish they were on jersey shore walking around in either jerseys or wife beaters. Many of the guys at Marquette are usually jerks. Even if you think you?ve met a guy at Marquette that seems like a ?good guy?, chances are he?s talking crap about you right now while you?re reading this. When it comes to the girls, oh boy sometimes I wish they would all get knocked up and their lives would be done. They are you?re stereotypical female. They all claim that they want to be with some guy that is nice and will treat them well. Meanwhile, they go for the douchebag at the beer pong that lives on the 8th floor of Schroeder. This usually results in the girl crying and going on facebook updating their status on how dumb all guys are, because they chose the douchebag. Typical Marquette girls right there.
If there is anything else I really have to say I don?t like about Marquette, how about the campus while were at it? It?s shoved between two expressways, and two hoods. How sweet is that? You might as well add ?getting robbed? as the 5th pillar of the Marquette experience. Many Marquette students think they go big on weekends because they have fake id?s and go to judges on Thursday nights. What?s sad is that most of these people are passed out by midnight. Again, when I envisioned my college experience, I didn?t envision a repeat of high school. I didn?t envision my best friends going home every weekend. I also didn?t envision there being 1 party if that every weekend. I envisioned raging with my friends until at least 3 in the morning. I envisioned never wanting to come home and never wanting to see my old friends again. To be honest, my experience at Marquette has been nothing but a disappointment. There are days that I wish I could go back to May 1, 2010 and reconsider my college choices. I?m only a first semester Sophomore at Marquette and can see what it will be like for the next two and a half years if I stay, I think it?s time to transfer into a real university. If you are a high school senior reading this right now, I do not suggest Marquette University to continue your education. Go to that big state school that your parents don?t want you to go to, trust me.
|Oct 01 2011|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| Honestly Marquette University is a waste of time and money. I went here for a specific program expecting to learn and be challenged. It was a whole different story. One semester in particular was supposedly one of the hardest for the program I was in, but all you needed to do was mindlessly memorize practice tests and you would get an A. There was only one semi-challenging class, and even that wasn't too bad as long as you attended lecture. If you come from a challenging high school with rigorous academics, do not come to Marquette. You will be taking a step backwards, as the coursework rarely involves critical thinking. That said, the faculty are extremely helpful and approachable. |
|Sep 27 2011|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| I would 100% agree that Marquette University has shaped me as a person and is the reason my outlook on life has shifted from being self absorbed to one of service to others. Being from Las Vegas, I grew up in a self-absorbed society where people really did not care about each other, and the extent of people's empathy was based solely someone's social standing. Upon matriculation to Marquette I was exposed to a whole new society of people whose idea of friendship extended far beyond the usefulness to each other. Sure, there are people that are self-absorbed, but most of those people end up transferring or failing out by their third year. Marquette has more service opportunities than any other university, and these fantastic learning experiences shape students into striving to succeed so they can build up the communities around them. Each time I go back to Las Vegas I am reminded that most college students only desire financial success, but only at Marquette university will you realize that a drive to work hard and help others will truly make a difference in the future of our society. I wouldn't change my Marquette experience for anything in this world, and I will surely make a difference in the lives of others as I was just accepted into medical school. |
|Apr 21 2011|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2012 |