Marshall University

1,260 reviews
  1. Huntington, WV
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
870-1100
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

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
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 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 28 responses
Report
  • Goal oriented
    50%
  • Friendly but not completely focused
    39%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • Snobby
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.84 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Good Learning Environment
    59%
  • Best. Decision. Ever.
    15%
  • Small
    15%
  • Minimal
    7%
  • Gets the job done
    4%

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%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Reviews

1,260 reviews
  • Excellent
    152
  • Very Good
    445
  • Average
    516
  • Poor
    101
  • Terrible
    34
My experience at Marshall thus far has been a roller coaster. There have been times where I loved being at Marshall, and other times I dreaded even choosing to apply to this school. This is basically high school all over again just more people. Sometimes it's a loving atmosphere, especially on game day. And other times it's like a walking graveyard. But, hey, it's Marshall University. The one thing I'd love to change about Marshall is the poor communication with regards to students and faculty. Especially the financial aid office. It's hard getting receiving an answer back from anyone within a timely fashion, or even seeing someone within the office even though it's not busy. But, other than that it's a nice experience.
  • Freshman
  • 1 day ago
Marshall University has its ups and downs but overall i have loved my time there. My professors have been excellent and compelling, and I feel very well prepared for my future. The Journalism school has lost some funding which is frustrating, however, the professors in our department are incredible and really have the professional experience to back up their teaching.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
There are a lot of activities offered, and the campus is pretty compact so your classes are pretty close together which is nice. They do a lot to try to get students more involved like having activities that are offered in the dorms, and even the dining halls.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago