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Marshall University

Huntington, WV, USA
3.87 Average Rating

Established in 1837 and named for former Chief Justice John Marshall, Marshall University is a 4-year public research institution in southwestern West Virginia. Marshall is home to seven undergraduate colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 57 fields of study. Additionally, the university’s Digital Forensics program is the first of its kind to be accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission. For students who wish to spend part of their college experience in another culture, Marshall features numerous opportunities to study abroad including faculty-led programs and exchange programs.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
90%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
79%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
93%
Submitting ACT
15%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1099
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
13,246
Total Number of Undergrads
9,489
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
44%
40-99 Students
6%
0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,484
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,128
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,614
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,454
Books and Supplies
$1100

Aid & Grants

0
100
50%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,587
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,141
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,658

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,956
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,143
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
199
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Marco the Bison
School Colors
White/Kelly Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Conference USA

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Huntington
Charleston
Washington
Columbus
Charlotte
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.87 Average Rating
While studying at Marshall University, I have had some wonderful experiences. Although I have had some absolutely horrible professors, I believe that Marshall is a great college to attend. I would recommend Marshall University to anyone who wants a quality education.
Ginny from Huntington, WV
Best. Decision. Ever.
Adam from Beckley, WV
marshall university excels at having great faculty, challenging curriculum, and a centralized campus. professors are challenging and create the programs to focus on more than memorization of material but also its application in real world jobs. with dorms and housing so close to campus its easy to be anywhere you need to be within just minutes of walking.
NL from Bluefield, WV
marshall university's campus is small enough to engage with your professors, yet large enough to meet all standards of diversity. its quaint charm also matches its southern hospitality. from the classroom to sporting events roaring with thundering herd pride, you'll be sure to enjoy the marshall experience.
Bria from Beckley, WV
Marshall university is an amazing school, and I would recommend it for people who are looking for an in the middle school. The classes are small enough so you can get personal one-on-one contact with professors, but big enough so it doesn't still feel like high school.Marshall's campus is also located in one area, so you don't have to worry about traveling far to get to class.
Margaret from Danville, WV
marshall is great! lively football scene, great teachers and classes, and plenty of ways to get places around town. the marching band is awesome too!
casey from meadow bridge, wv