Marquette University is a private, 4-year school located in Milwaukee, WI. Founded in 1881 and named for 17th century missionary and explorer Father Jacques Marquette; the school was originally founded as a men’s school, it became the first co-ed Catholic University in 1909. Marquette is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is the largest private university in Wisconsin. The 90+ acre metropolitan campus is set in the University Hill neighborhood and features a blend of architectural styles ranging from traditional collegiate Gothic to modern, art deco and contemporary. The campus is also in close proximity to Lake Michigan. Among the many notable alumni of Marquette is actor/comedian Chris Farley.