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  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 is a public university located in Huntington, West Virginia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,460 undergraduate students. The Marshall acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Psychology. Graduating 46% of students, Marshall alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington, WV 25755
About Marshall...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA

Marshall University Rankings

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

Marshall Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$8,850/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,144/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.78 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,460Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,133
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 63 responses
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  • Friendly but not completely focused
    40%
  • Goal oriented
    38%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Lazy
    3%
  • High.
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Snobby
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.119 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
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  • Good Learning Environment
    32%
  • Best. Decision. Ever.
    31%
  • Small
    8%
  • Gets the job done
    8%
  • Welcoming
    8%
  • Minimal
    4%
  • Disgusting.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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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We are family at Marshall University! The atmosphere is amazing, which as a student makes me feel like I am a part of something very special. Marshall is very student oriented, and since the university offers hundreds of clubs and organizations, there is something for everyone, no matter their interests or passions. I genuinely believe that every staff member and professor truly cares about their students and is there to help them grow and achieve their personal and educational goals! We are... MARSHALL!
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My experience at Marshall so far has been extraordinary. I have been very involved in student organizations and have been keeping up in all my classes. Coming out of state was somewhat challenging the first few weeks, because it seems like a lot of people here are from West Virginia, but the students have all been welcoming. In high-school teachers would tell me that the professors don't care and you are just a number, but that is not the case here. The professors will help you as much as you ask, as long as you are not a troubled student in class and show up. What I would like to be changed here at Marshall is the amount of places to eat on the campus. Your choices are somewhat limited if you are a picky eater like me!
Coming from out of state I was nervous about starting at a new school, especially college. After completing my first year I couldn't be happier! Marshall University makes it effortless to find friends. Across campus, there are numerous places you can go whether it be for studying, grabbing something to eat, or simply hanging out.