B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C-
Marshall University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington, WV 25755

Marshall University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Marshall University

Cost

Net Price
$9,240/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,860/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,552/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,100/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,255/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,007/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.78 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,005Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Friendly but not completely focused
    40%
  • Goal oriented
    36%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • High.
    2%
  • Snobby
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Good Learning Environment
    33%
  • Best. Decision. Ever.
    32%
  • Small
    10%
  • Gets the job done
    7%
  • Minimal
    5%
  • Welcoming
    5%
  • Disgusting.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses
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Marshall University Reviews

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As an transfer student and out-of-state student, I would consider Marshall University a poor option for continued education. Additionally, their visual arts program rushes students through material that requires extended practice.

I experienced a lot of trouble with getting transfer credits accepted, forcing me to retake many of the courses I already took. Effectively contributing to my already high tuition.

As a visual arts student, with former experience at another art institution (One that auditions students, Marshall does not) I would consider the curriculum in the arts as being below sub-par. Basic drawing, painting, 2-D and 3-D art, etc, and are each squeezed into a meager 8 weeks. This is simply not enough time for a student, particularly ones with no former experience, to learn and execute these skills with proficiency. Furthermore, professors are inconsiderate towards students with special situations (transfers) and do not view students as capable peers.
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Let's be honest.. almost every student learns better in smaller classroom sizes and teacher to student ratios, intelligent professors, and free opportunities. If this sounds accurate to you, then Marshall University will be beneficial in your collegiate career. Every professor, instructor, advisor, and staff member has been very helpful and insightful in my pathway to success. Additionally, Marshall offers free tutoring and writing centers for students free of charge, which saved me more times I can remember. The campus is medium-size, but once you familiarize yourself, it seems small. Our Herd football games make Fall Saturday nights in Huntington. Everyone in the community comes out for support and to have a great time. The nightlife isn't too extravagant, however, we always try to find a way to have a good time after a long studios week.
Here at Marshall University, you are not just a number. You are among brothers and sisters who are continuing their education at a college that feels like home. When you come to the city of Huntington there is a different feeling to the town. We are connected and we are together as a family. We are enriched with tradition and history, which not every college campus has. Professors will get to know you and are always there to take the extra step to make sure you know exactly what you are doing in the classroom. We have plenty of services on our campus to help you reach the level of professionalism everyone is wanting to accomplish. From career services, tutoring, and writing centers. Along with plenty of clubs and social organizations to get involved with and grow your networking.Our campus is all about celebrating the diversity of our students and professors. You are guaranteed life long friends, memories, and an education to help you be successful.