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-A
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

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Test Scores and GPA for Marshall University

Cost

Net Price
$8,738/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,260/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,258/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,233/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,240/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,174/ 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
8,142Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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 Marshall University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
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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As far as academics goes, MU is one of the safest schools in WV. When I applied, there were a few top named universities and colleges losing accreditation. While we might not have the best of the best or the most varied of subjects, accreditation loss is never something I've had to worry about.

I can't say much about housing because I never lived on campus, I commute. Commuter students are not included in a lot of things, including safety measures! There have been countless times during the winter when fellow commuter students and I have either wrecked, were in danger of wrecking or just couldn't get to class because of snow and ice and were punished for it. There is no campus activities or alternatives for commuter students either. I live 45-60 minutes away, I can't economically drive down to have a 20 minute meeting with my advisor if I'm not scheduled for other things that day. I can't economically do required community service assignments in Cabell County if I live in Kanawha and most professors will not accept doing the same projects in my area. Commuter students either have to have a home base in their car or in a library between classes because other halls and dorms are closed to students who don't live there. We have no access to the tutoring sessions, activities, or other resources inside residence hall lobbies if we don't have a student who lives in that building sign us in. MU is not a commuter friendly school which is terrible considering the percentage of students who ARE commuters. Just because we don't pay an extra $9,000 a semester to live on campus doesn't mean we haven't also paid for our education and the extra fees for campus resources we aren't even able to use! Its hard to use the rec when you don't live there, yet i've paid about $1,000 since my start there for it and have never stepped foot inside.
While on the average day nothing goes on on campus, in Huntington theres at least one incident every day. It's called Little Detroit around the area because of the out of state drug trafficking and the crime. Sadly, the police try but some are in on it and little can be done. The safest place in Huntington is on campus. There are train tracks that box in campus and students are told if they stay in the train track box they will be ok. Which is true for the most part... if you don't mind you car being broken into, followed to and from your car or building, being harassed by panhandlers or catcalled. MUPD and HPD's are more concerned over who parked where without a permit or if your meter ran out than actual safety. Personal safety falls on the students which makes it difficult when there is a zero tolerance policy on weapons of any kind. You can be expelled from school if you are even caught with pepper spray on campus. That is the issue. If the authorities aren't going to protect us, DONT remove our ability to do so ourselves!