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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
    C+
Marshall is a public university located in Huntington, West Virginia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,846 undergraduate students. The Marshall acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 49% of students, Marshall alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
About Marshall University...
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
90%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1170
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$9,057/ 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
$9,587/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,846Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,643
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Friendly but not completely focused
    38%
  • Goal oriented
    38%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Lazy
    3%
  • High.
    2%
  • Outgoing
    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.118 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Good Learning Environment
    32%
  • Best. Decision. Ever.
    31%
  • Small
    8%
  • Welcoming
    8%
  • Gets the job done
    7%
  • Minimal
    4%
  • Disgusting.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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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I loved my time at Marshall University! The campus is really easy to navigate, the professors are nice and very helpful. Most have taught there for many years. The football games are so much fun! Marshall fan's are loyal to their team and stick together through the good and the bad. Marshall's academics are great! I've never met a person who hasn't benefitted from their degree from Marshall. Most Marshall graduates immediately land a job upon graduating.
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Marshall is one of the more affordable universities in my area. I've gotten many opportunities to improve myself both within my major and outside it. It feels as if a new opportunity of some sort is advertised each week. The professors are, for the most part, very helpful. Nearly all of the faculty and students I have met are friendly. The city it's in has a lot of crime, however, but Marshall has quite a few campus police to make up for this. I recommend Marshall University highly if you're looking for an undergraduate degree!
Great experience and very helpful students and staff! I have been attending here for the past two years and I have enjoyed every second of it. Anytime I have any trouble or questions I have no trouble trying to get help. I am going for my BSN Nursing degree and feel as if I have already learned so much more here than I would have anywhere else. The teachers really take time to help their students and individualize their help when needed. I would highly recommend Marshall University to anyone seeking a great college to attend. I am happy with the decision I made!