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
89%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1135
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$9,037/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,615/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,254/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,816/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,407/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,026/ 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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,997Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Goal oriented
    39%
  • Friendly but not completely focused
    38%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • High.
    2%
  • Snobby
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.110 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Good Learning Environment
    35%
  • Best. Decision. Ever.
    32%
  • Small
    10%
  • Gets the job done
    6%
  • Minimal
    5%
  • Welcoming
    5%
  • Disgusting.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
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 seems like it offers outstanding services in other areas, but as far as COLA goes, it was terrible! I am a psychology major and I literally had to do EVERYTHING on my own. My advisor was absolutely TERRIBLE and the majority of the Psychology staff does not teach anything useful.
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I know that I made the right choice to come here. Everyone is so friendly and I've been able to make some of the best friendships I could ever imagine! It is easy to get involved in things around school, professors are extremely helpful and personable and you can get anywhere around campus within 10 minutes, which is extremely convenient.
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.