Marshall University
Huntington, WV, USA

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Marshall University
3.87 Average Rating

Adam from Beckley, WV

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Best. Decision. Ever.
Tips for prospective students
Visit campus and checkout your surroundings
Academic Rigor
As long as you work hard, classes aren't that bad
Dorm Life
I love the dorm life here. I've made life long friends while staying here and have had a great experience
Food and Dining
The food isn't too bad, but it can be a little expensive
What to do for fun
There's always something going on around campus, you're sure to find something
Campus Safety
I have always felt very safe on campus
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NL from Bluefield, WV

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
marshall offers many resources that can improve any individuals college experience. everything from a writing lab in the library to drop in workshop sessions are available. all you have to do is take advantage of the many opportunities available.
Academic Rigor
college is what you make of it. that also includes the academic rigor of classes. when taken seriously classes will push you to synthesize the information learned throughout your entire collegiate experience to prepare you for the job market after graduation.
Dorm Life
dorms are comfortable, relaxed, and extremely close to all campus activities. everything from classes, the gym, or social gathering spots are just minutes away when staying in a dorm. dorms also offer their own community to make study groups more accessible and study breaks more convenient.
Food and Dining
marshall offers two dinning halls and a student center all of which the meal plan can be spent at. options vary, so those with allergies, special preferences, or a large appetite can all find what they are looking for.
What to do for fun
you can go to sporting games, head over to the gym, meet up with some friends for a night on the town. go to pullman square and watch a movie or head to the student center to play some pool. there is plenty to do, you just have to go out and do it.
Bang for the buck
marshall is one of the most affordable universities in the state and offers more than enough resources and attention to your academic and social needs.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
marshall university has a movie about our school. the plane crash, which is the premise of the movie, is still remembered at marshall every year by the fountain dedicated to the students and faculty in the crash.
Great for these types of students
it is really a great place for any time of student. there is a great range of different cultures and lifestyles. it is ok to be just who you are at marshall. though it is located on the boarder of wester virginia and kentucky, you will find people from all walks of life on campus.
Clubs and Activities
clubs are plentiful and if there isn't a club for you particular interest, it isn't hard to get one started. religious groups are very active and plentiful, also there are plenty of groups that focus on particular sports and compete in intramural sports.
Greek Life
greek life is extremely active and houses are very close to campus. greeks are friendly and contribute by making marshall a much more sociable and better place to go to school.
Campus Safety
safety is key when in a city. mupd is dedicated to keeping students safe. there is high tech security cameras all over campus and even special call stations easily assessable incase any emergency happens around campus.
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Bria from Beckley, WV

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
as a prospective student, you definitely want to make yourself known with your academic advisor. you'll also want to get involved on campus. there is alot to choose from, from clubs to greek organizations. you can definitely find your niche here at marshall.
Academic Rigor
marshall prides itself in its academics. your professors try to know you on a personal level. classes are well balanced with a challenging homework regimen that can be easily accomplished.
Dorm Life
as a freshman, you get to reside in the freshman dorms. they are quite impressive. security procedures make you feel safe, but they allow you alot of independence at the same time. its the perfect amount of give and take. a roommate is also required the first year, but you can opt out for an additional fee in your upperclassmen years.
Food and Dining
dining at marshall is very convenient. marshall has two cafeterias, as well as a student center with various options such as chick-fil-a. the cafeterias offer a homestyle section, a grill section, a deli, a salad bar, and a pizzeria. the towers dining hall even offers made-to-order stir fry. in addition, to the options on campus, you are in close proximity to all your fast food cravings located on 5th avenue. make sure you check out the campus hot spot, fat patty's.
What to do for fun
there are alot of options if you are looking for something to do on campus. clubs and organizations are always holding events for the students on campus. sporting events are a big deal on campus as well. there are also local hot spots that most of the students attend on any given day. the mall is also about a 10-15 minute drive from campus, so the options are limitless.
Bang for the buck
as a student at marshall, they definitely provide you with countless options of all varieties that allow you spend to your heart's content or to help make your penny stretch. sporting events are included in your tuition, so games are free for students. meal plans with flex points allow you to enjoy extra extra food options outside of the cafeteria without spending hard earned cash. the local hot spot, fat patty's also helps with half price appetizers at certain times. many places around campus also give student discounts.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
we have a memorial service every november 14th to commerate the lives lost in the 1970s plane crash, which carried marshall's football team, coaches, family, friends, and loved ones. it is one of those moments that really unites the students on campus.
Great for these types of students
marshall's campus is very diverse, so it makes it comfortable for nearly any and every kind of student. from the specified clubs to the universal cuisine, you are sure to have a place at marshall.
Clubs and Activities
clubs and activities on marshall's campus are endless. there are well near hundreds of clubs to get involved in. dorms on campus also hold their own events that students can attend.
Greek Life
there are many greek organizations on marshall's campus. it is fun to see the different fraternities and sororities during their rush seasons. the activities they hold are also beyond entertaing. steps show and strolls by the greeks are the most highlighted events.
Campus Safety
campus safety on marshall's campus is superb. by the time you reach freshman year, you are sure to have heard the dangers of a college campus. marshall makes sure that those worries are at a minimum. with security guards, marshall university police department patrols in car, on foot, and on bike, dorm check-in and sign-in procedures, and drills, you are sure to have a safe experience while on marshall's campus.
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Erin from Beckley, WV

a current student here
17 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
You learn as much as you put into it.
Am enjoying being here
Best college choice I could have made.
Bang for the buck
Good education for a good price.
Tips for prospective students
College is alot different than highschool, you actually have to study. Don't let that scare you because if you put in the right amount of effort, you will do well. Get involved in all the campus activities even if you think they sound or look dumb, you could end up making your closest friends there.
Great for these types of students
This college is great for students that want a medium classroom size, and it is a close compact campus. Sports teams aren't the biggest or the best but they are well known and each event is alot of fun and time well spent.
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Margaret from Danville, WV

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Personally, I think high school seniors should always visit the campus first before deciding on their college. Marshall is located in a convenient area of Huntington, where you can walk almost anywhere you need to go. I would also recommend future student to meet the dean of their college. This is where you can ask any questions you may have about what you will be studying and what will be expected of you.
Academic Rigor
Marshall professors are dedicated to making sure the students get through the required materials for their class. Although the work may be challenging, the professors always have office hours where you may ask any questions you have.
Dorm Life
As a freshmen residing in the freshmen dorms, I know first hand that the dorms are amazing. There are quiet hours through the night so no one is kept awake. The freshmen dorms also have their own bathroom and sink, which makes living there very convenient. Finally, resident advisors stay on each floor to make sure everyone follows the rules. I would recommend every freshmen to stay in the freshen dorms.
Food and Dining
Marshall's food and dining areas are top of the line. They have two dining halls, and other restaurants such as Pizza Hut, chick fil a, and star bucks. The dining halls always have a variety of entrees from the pizza station, to the grill, the salad bar, or the international station. The chefs always prepare amazing meals, and take into consideration your opinions.
What to do for fun
Marshall always has activities for students to do on campus. There is a club called campus activity board that has activities funded for students to do every week. These activities are usually free, and include ultimate frisbee, glow in the dark rock climbing, and movie night. Other activities cost a small fee, usually no more than $10, and include things such as a Phillip Phillips concert, watching the comedian Jay Leno, and the musical Rudolph. There are also intramural sports to join like volley ball, basket ball, and racket ball. Finally, Marshall has a recreation center that has three floors of work out equipment. The rec-center has a swimming pool, basketball courts, volley ball nets, racket ball rooms, and also offers classes such as Zumba, yoga, and spin. In my experiences at Marshall, I have always had something to do.
Bang for the buck
Marshall has a great campus and friendly staff. It worth every penny to attend such a feet college. The professor actually care about learning and do not assign busy work. The dining areas and dorms are cleaned daily, and kept in great condition.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
One tradition that was new to me was the ceremony of turning off Marshall's fountain for the winter. The fountain was created as a memorial for the students and other people killed in the plane crash. On the day the plane crashed students, families, and friends gather to hold a ceremony in remembrance of all the people who lost their lives. And then the fountain is turned off for the winter months.
Great for these types of students
There are clubs to join for any type of student. Marshall has many clubs from Harry potter club, to M.E.D. L.I.F.E club. With all these clubs, there is something to fit everyone's personal interests. Marshall also offered hundreds of undergraduate degrees for any career profession.
Clubs and Activities
With campus activity board, and all the clubs, there is always something to do at Marshall. The activities are actually fun and are usually free!
Campus Safety
Marshall is a very safe campus. There are help alert systems located all over campus. If one felt threatened, they should push the call button and police would arrive in three minutes. There are also campus police that patrol campus regularly. Marsha also offers an alert text or email notification. In the event of an emergency, every student that signed up to receive and notification will be notified.
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Emily from Charleston, WV

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes and professors are amazing. Although some courses are very difficult, depending on major, the majority of professors are willing to dedicate their extra time in order for you to understand the material.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely LOVE Marshall. I honestly can't imagine going anywhere else. For my particular major, nursing, the courses are great. I'm truly learning a lot of valuable material that will help me in the long run.
Bang for the buck
Cost was a huge deal for me. However, Marshall offers a great education for a great price.
Tips for prospective students
Go to all of your classes. Although most classes are not mandatory, some professors will give extra notes and explain things more in depth. Also, don't wail until last minute to complete presentations or study. That will only cause more stress which in turn may not work out so great.
Great for these types of students
Nursing Majors
Music and Performance
Pre-Med
Pre-Pharmacy
Med School
Pre-Law
Education
-just about everything is offered at Marshall...those are just a few examples of what my friends and I are majoring in.
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Donyea from Springfield, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
5 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I have enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Professors i have talked to are nice and know a lot about their subject.
Will enjoy being here
The Town is not to big not to small. The atmosphere there is perfect for some one that wants a place that is a happy median between say a Chicago or a really small town. I have not been but I have lived in small 10 thousand people or less towns and in Chicago with several million. Springfield also has 110 thousand. So it was pretty easy to know what size town I wanted.
Bang for the buck
Coming from IL the colleges and universities are quites expensive even for an in-stater like me. Marshall on the other hand even without Financial aid is cheaper. With a annual tuition that is less than 13 thousand.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to have you grades and test scores in order. It is important to know what your really want from a school as well. The reason is the number of schools wanting your attention can be very overwhelming. Start looking early one for schools and make sure they have you major. It makes the choice of you final few schools and ultimately the school you chose to go to much easier
Great for these types of students
Some one that want a great campus and faculty. That want to be able to watch a pretty fun sports team and finally have fun while still achieving at your goals in college.
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casey from meadow bridge, wv

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Tips for prospective students
join some clubs, but don't overwhelm yourself. it's really easy to get in over your head your first semester, like a lot of kids do, but ya gotta stick with it. go to your classes and ask for help if you need it.
Academic Rigor
it can be very hard, trust me. but the tutors are free, and teachers are always willing to help!
Dorm Life
the dorms are always pretty active and clean. the freshman dorms are the newest on campus, and arguably the nicest, especially if you like going to the rec center, which is like next door to the dorms.
Food and Dining
the cafe food (which you are probably gonna pay for if you get a meal plan anyway) is almost always really good, with a pretty wide selection for all kinds of lifestyles. kosher and halal included!
What to do for fun
there's the huntington mall that's only a few miles away, there's also all kinds of sports to go watch, and as a student you get in for free. there's dozens (if not hundreds) of clubs for any and all kinds of activities and interests, and intramural sports teams, if you're into that as well.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
my favorite is the immediate response at football games for local cheers. if you shout "go herd!" in the parking lot, during the tailgate, you will absolutely get a response.
Clubs and Activities
five stars because there's just so many, and you can even talk to the council for the addition of your own!
Campus Safety
marshall campus is pretty safe in its own right, plus there's plenty of booths around the campus that you can use to call security to that location.
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Ginny from Huntington, WV

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Do not overwhelm yourself! I will have been at Marshall for 5 years by the time I graduate. I did not take summer classes every summer, and I didn't take the maximum amount of hours each semester. Take it slow and you will learn so much more. I believe I performed better in college because I didn't let myself get overwhelmed and frustrated.
Academic Rigor
I have had many challenges while at Marshall. Although some of my professors have been difficult, I feel that I have learned so much. Without those professors and their strict assignments and policies, I would not have the determination to do so well in my classes.
Dorm Life
I have never lived in the dorms as I only live 10 minutes from campus with my parents. I have friends living in the dorms, and they love it.
Food and Dining
There are many different places to eat on campus. We have a Pizza Hut, Chik-fil-a, SubConnections, an Italian Restaurant, and a Mexican Restaurant in the student center, cafes, a dining hall, and dining areas in the dorms. There are so many different options on campus. Marshall is also located in the heart of Huntington on 5th Ave, and there are numerous restaurants on 5th Ave and within walking distance of campus.
What to do for fun
Marshall has a brand new rec center and students are able to go swimming and rock climbing, and these are very popular activities. There is always something going on. Students can get free tickets for football games, basketball games, and for plays within the Marshall Artist Series. We are within walking distance of downtown Pullman Square Cinemas for movies and a shopping center. There is a lot to do in the Marshall area!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every year on the date of the Marshall plane crash, we turn off the fountain that is located in the middle of campus. The fountain is there in many of all the people who died in the 1970 plane crash. In the middle of Huntington, West Virginia, there is a river. Next to this river, there is a steel mill. And next to the steel mill, there is a school. In the middle of this school, there is a fountain. Each year, on the exact same day, at the exact same hour... the water to this fountain is turned off. And in this moment, once every year... throughout the town, throughout the school... time stands still.
Great for these types of students
Marshall is great for anyone looking for a quality education. It is a friendly environment and there is always someone willing to help.
Clubs and Activities
There are numerous clubs to join at Marshall. One could join a fraternity or sorority, art clubs, music clubs, english clubs, etc. Just about anything you can think of has some sort of group or club to join.
Campus Safety
There is Emergency Buttons located all over campus. If someone is in danger or feels threatened in any way, they can push one of those buttons and campus police will be right there to assist you. There is constantly someone patroling the area day and night.
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Erika from Wheeling, WV

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
As a student you have no other choice but to learn about each and every course that you take. The professors I have taken thus far really knows their material and get students involved in every way possible. Not to mention very helpful: willing to take time after class and have one-on-one sessions with their students if for any reason they are not understanding the course work
Am enjoying being here
Huntington is not big at all, honestly in order to really make the most of your experience here you must get involved in school activities. The city do not really have much to offer so it help a great deal
Bang for the buck
You really do get more bang for your buck. Tuition is reasonable and with financial aid you may come out of pocket little to nothing( if anything at all). Marshall offer many types of scholarships so students can refrain from taking out loans
Tips for prospective students
Go to class!! You pay for each day you are in class so don't waste your money. Get to know the faculty they are there to help you. Study the material, just when you think you know everything you can end up flunking major tests and exams. Get and stay involved in school functions and activities
Great for these types of students
Dedicated and diverse students, outgoing and those who don't mind living in very small cities. Students who are able to balance a social life while also able to stay focused on school work
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