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About Milwaukee

Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, offering many opportunities for employment, internships, entertainment, volunteering and fun. The lakeside city is known as the “City of Festivals” and “Frozen Custard Capital of the World,” and its downtown recently was named one of the 10 best by

photo of students at Milwaukee Lakefront

Did you know

Milwaukee is the backdrop for the movie “Bridesmaids,” that the Milwaukee Art Museum’s famed Calatrava was featured in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “American Idol” stars Danny Gokey and Scotty McCreery launched their careers from this Midwest city?

Mount Mary’s Excellent Location

Mount Mary University is located in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, metropolitan area, adjacent to the Wauwatosa and Brookfield suburbs. The beautiful and serene park-like campus is nestled in a residential neighborhood just 15-minutes from the Lake Michigan beachfront, blocks from more than 180 stores in Mayfair Mall and near a movie theater and many restaurants.

World-class Arts, Entertainment & Culture

Whether you want to mix it up on the dance floor, experience live music or theater, tour art galleries, cheer on a professional sports team or visit a museum, there’s something new to explore every weekend.

Popular area attractions include the Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee Art Museum, a ballet company, the symphony, and internationally acclaimed and local live theater productions. The city also celebrates its cultural diversity with various ethnic festivals each summer and hosts the world’s largest music festival—Summerfest. Discover more about things to do in Milwaukee.

Amazing Beachfront & Recreation Activities

Milwaukee boasts 10 beautiful miles of lakefront views and beaches along Lake Michigan, as well as 140 award-winning county parks where you can go hiking, kayaking, biking, running, disc golfing, picnicking or cross-country skiing. Nearby ski hills are popular in the winter for snowboarders, tubers and skiers.

If indoor recreation is more your style, you can go ice skating at the Petit National Ice Center (a U.S. Olympic training facility), bowling at one of the many local alleys or work out at Mount Mary’s on-campus fitness center.


Sarah Wishau

Interior Design

Racine, Wisconsin

“I love the campus. You feel secluded yet you are so close to downtown Milwaukee.”

Opportunities for Jobs & Internships

The efforts of many Milwaukee-based nonprofits have earned the city a reputation as the “biggest small town in America.” Mount Mary students work with many of these organizations through service learning opportunities in and out of class.

The largest employers in the area include Briggs & Stratton, GE Healthcare Technologies, Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Kohl’s Corporation, Northwestern Mutual, Quad/Graphics, Rockwell Automation and several healthcare companies and hospital systems. Many of these companies offer internship opportunities, too.