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Marquette University is known as the “college with a conscience” because of its dedication to community service and social awareness. Within walking distance of downtown Milwaukee, the Marquette campus is an academic and spiritual center for college students and the largest private university in Wisconsin. Not only is it one of the 100 best overall schools in the US, but the Marquette Golden Eagles compete in the vigorous NCAA Division I. This well-rounded school also features the Haggerty Museum of Art, with works by Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol.
Where to Live at Marquette
As it goes in life, seniority leads to more and better choices. In fact, as an underclassman, you have no choice but to live in the dorms. This is fine and all, and might get you the college experience you had mistakenly envisioned by watching National Lampoon’s Animal House. But you’re in Milwaukee! And not just anywhere in Milwaukee; the Marquette neighborhood of University Hill is practically downtown. Why sequester yourself on campus when you a major US city to explore on your own? We have hundreds of Milwaukee rentals, so you should have no trouble staking out your own place. It’s clear that plenty of Marquette students choose to live outside the dorms: 46% of the students live off campus, so nearly all juniors and seniors find their own apartments. Don’t fret if you’re doing this for the first time. We’re here to hold your hand during the entire apartment search process (only if you need us to).
With your MUID card, you can get around all of Milwaukee for free. If you’re 21 and over, you’re in for a treat. Milwaukee is a town of beer enthusiasts with local breweries such as Miller, Leinenkugel’s, and Point White Biere. For what it’s worth, Playboy has named Marquette the #1 Catholic party school in the nation. Something to think about.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
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How is the public transportation system in Milwaukee?
Milwaukee's bus system, MCTS, has extensive coverage of the area, covering approximately 85% of Milwaukee County. The network offers core routes with very frequent service, as well as express buses called "Freeway Flyers" which provide excellent service from local park and ride lots into downtown. Tickets are around $2.25 per ride, which includes a one-hour transfer. Weekly passes are also available and special discounts are available to those who qualify. The city also offers express "Ubuses" which bring passengers to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as a seasonal tourist trolley with free buses. For travel outside of the county, many transportation modes are available including Megabus, Greyhound, and Wisconsin Coach among others.
Does Milwaukee have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Milwaukee is chock full of fabulous museums and art galleries, including one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city, the Milwaukee Art Museum. The museum's magnificent $100 million dollar wing, designed by the renowned Santiano Calatrava, includes a "brise soleil"- a moving sunscreen that magnificently unfolds like the wings of a bird. The local Grohman Museum at the Mil School of Engineering features the world's most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work, including the Man at Work collection- over 700 paintings and sculptures from 1580 to the present day, and a spectacular rooftop sculpture garden. The Milwaukee Public Museum is a 150,000 square foot facility showcasing natural and human history. Exhibits include dinosaurs, rainforest displays, hand-on laboratories, and an Imax theater.
What are some quiet neighborhoods in Milwaukee?
Quiet neighborhoods can be found across the city of Milwaukee. South Shore boats some of the city's best-kept lawns, cleanest streets, and quietest neighborhoods, as well as some of the most beautiful shoreline along Lake Michigan. In addition, a string of parks run from Bay View through South Milwaukee. Sherman Park on the Northwest side is known for the large homes that sit on wide, quiet streets. The far Northwest Side also features Jackson Park, one of the most attractive, tree-lined, and secluded residential areas of the city.
What does everyone in Milwaukee do for fun in their spare time and on weekends?
As a city of close to 600,000, there are many leisure activities in Milwaukee. Its location on Lake Michigan allows for swimming, fishing, sailing, and boating when weather permits. Milwaukee is also close to many parks and forests, including Lulu Lake State Natural Area, which offers hiking, hunting, fishing, and trapping, as well as skiing in the winter months. Kettle Moraine State Forest offers many similar outdoor opportunities, in addition to horseback riding and camping. As far as metropolitan activities are concerned, Milwaukee is home to a plethora of restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, and movie theaters.
Are there museums in Milwaukee or nearby?
Yes. In fact, Milwaukee is home to many museums of note. Perhaps its most aesthetically conspicuous museum is the Milwaukee Art Museum, whose permanent collection includes 25,000 works of art ranging from antiquity to the present as well as rotating exhibitions and features a $100 million wing designed by Santiago Calatrava in his first American commission. Other art museums include the Grohmann Museum, the Haggerty Museum of Art, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, the Charles Allis Art Museum, and the William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design. Museums of science and natural history include the Milwaukee Public Museum, Discovery World, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, and museums of social and cultural history include the Pabst Mansion, the Milwaukee County Historical Society, America's Black Holocaust Museum, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, and the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Is Milwaukee pet friendly?
Yes, Milawaukee is very pet-friendly. It is home to multiple off-leash dog parks, including Granville Dog Park, Estabrook Dog Park, and Havenwoods State Forest, which offers 237 acres of grasslands, woods, and wetlands within the city limits. There are also several parks in town where you can take your pets as long as they are kept on leash, including Veterans Park, Jackson Park, Greenfield Park, Carver Park, and Doyne Park, among others. The largest green space in the vicinity, Kettle Moraine State Forest, is located about an hour southwest of Milwaukee.