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
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Marshall University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
One John Marshall Drive
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

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-970
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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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.83 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 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 54 responses
Report
  • Friendly but not completely focused
    39%
  • Goal oriented
    37%
  • 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.108 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Good Learning Environment
    34%
  • Best. Decision. Ever.
    31%
  • 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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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.
Attending Marshall University has been one of the best decision I have made. As an institution, we know our history, but we also see a bright future. Marshall faculty and students have pride in the school and want to see the University and its students thrive. I am an education major and I have never had a professor who does not care about my future. Every professor in my field keeps me well informed of things I need to do to succeed in my future career. The facility has done an amazing job at pushing for equality and acceptance of all students. One thing Marshall University could work on is updating its buildings. As I stated before, I am an education major and am in one of the oldest buildings on campus. Although the building has all of its necessities, I feel it could be updated like other buildings on campus. Marshall has beautiful buildings, including the library, and they need to give their education department a remodel.