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Reviews 1144 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: While on the average day nothing goes on on campus, in Huntington theres at least one incident every day. It's called Little Detroit around the area because of the out of state drug trafficking and the crime. Sadly, the police try but some are in on it and little can be done. The safest place in Huntington is on campus. There are train tracks that box in campus and students are told if they stay in the train track box they will be ok. Which is true for the most part... if you don't mind you car being broken into, followed to and from your car or building, being harassed by panhandlers or catcalled. MUPD and HPD's are more concerned over who parked where without a permit or if your meter ran out than actual safety. Personal safety falls on the students which makes it difficult when there is a zero tolerance policy on weapons of any kind. You can be expelled from school if you are even caught with pepper spray on campus. That is the issue. If the authorities aren't going to protect us, DONT remove our ability to do so ourselves!

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: From a non-Greek I can tell you, good luck making friends without some letters! Non-Greeks are basically ignored on our campus until the Greeks are fundraising or recruiting. For some people, its just not economical to be a Greek. The fee's are equivalent to a few credit hours! So because I want to save what little money I do have for classes for CLASSES, I can't enjoy life at school? No you can, just be prepared to do it alone.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As far as academics goes, MU is one of the safest schools in WV. When I applied, there were a few top named universities and colleges losing accreditation. While we might not have the best of the best or the most varied of subjects, accreditation loss is never something I've had to worry about.

I can't say much about housing because I never lived on campus, I commute. Commuter students are not included in a lot of things, including safety measures! There have been countless times during the winter when fellow commuter students and I have either wrecked, were in danger of wrecking or just couldn't get to class because of snow and ice and were punished for it. There is no campus activities or alternatives for commuter students either. I live 45-60 minutes away, I can't economically drive down to have a 20 minute meeting with my advisor if I'm not scheduled for other things that day. I can't economically do required community service assignments in Cabell County if I live in Kanawha and most professors will not accept doing the same projects in my area. Commuter students either have to have a home base in their car or in a library between classes because other halls and dorms are closed to students who don't live there. We have no access to the tutoring sessions, activities, or other resources inside residence hall lobbies if we don't have a student who lives in that building sign us in. MU is not a commuter friendly school which is terrible considering the percentage of students who ARE commuters. Just because we don't pay an extra $9,000 a semester to live on campus doesn't mean we haven't also paid for our education and the extra fees for campus resources we aren't even able to use! Its hard to use the rec when you don't live there, yet i've paid about $1,000 since my start there for it and have never stepped foot inside.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: At Marshall University, the entire school revolves around our varsity sports. Student sections are often packed even when regular attendance is down. It's because there is NOTHING else to do on campus but go watch the sports teams or go to the rec. The arts departments are stretched to their limit and try to offer alternative entertainment but that is few and far between. At MU your only options on campus are athletics related.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not put myself in those situations. I have never consumed any drugs or alcohol and I automatically do not spend time with those who do it. I know people do it, but I do not see it nor do I want to. But by word of mouth on campus I know some of what goes on.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Huntington is not a safe place. And being in the middle of it from the placement of campus is terrifying. This area is not a safe part of town. I never go out at night unless I'm with someone because I am terrified I will be assaulted in some way. I constantly have my keys between my fingers and a safety blanket walking on the streets to my car. I do not see any progress of trying to get students less afraid to go out at night.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a nursing student you don't really have a choice on which classes you will take. But I can say the courses I have taken are for the most part okay based on professors. I have struggled the most in my general education classes however. For the most part my professors haven't been straight forward on what they want out of their students making it hard to completely get into the work being done. I would also say the fine arts category should be broader than the option of two classes. I have played flute and piccolo for 9 years and I'm stuck in a music and society class that has people that do not know anything about music. I would have rather just played in a band then this but I wasn't allowed that option.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Since I am not in a program I can't completely use my opinion to fully describe this since I have yet to have any experience with this. I do not know of how many nursing students get jobs right after or anything about the alumnus because I have never met one to know anything about it. I have never been to the career center either but from a friend she found it slightly helpful although when she applied for jobs almost no one was actually hiring so she still didn't get a job.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am not a fan with the buildings. I am a person that likes a bathroom, and a kitchen. Most colleges I have been to have an apartment option with a kitchen and a bathroom for the group of students living there. I was shocked to know that there are zero options here. I can honestly say that if that was to change more people would want to live on campus and Marshall would gain more profits from that. But most people are forced to move off campus if they want that. Especially with the food not being good on campus I want a kitchen to at least make my own. Buskirk, where I am now, wouldn't be so terrible if you put some tlc into the bathrooms and kitchens. They are way out of date and pretty gross.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of our community. I am not in Greek life but I do know that they are very nice and have good missions. It isn't always about the parties on campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The downside to the athletics for Marshall is that average students aren't able to use their facilities. For example, when it is cold outside the football team has a nice indoor practice area, yet when it's snowing or raining for the marching band we have to lose valuable practice time to come inside because we don't get that option. Athletics is huge at Marshall. But from this happening other groups are faced with less respect.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Coming to Marshall for me was because I had to. I originally went to Grand Valley and felt as if I would never get into their nursing program. So I came to Marshall not knowing anything and trying to make my nursing career happen. Marshall is a good school, it is just very southern(lazy) in how it gets things done.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: peoples cars get broken into and campus security doesnt do anything about it

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I never thought I would be a daughter of marshall but here i am in my second semester and wouldnt change anything

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Nursing internships are hard to get and my advisor never gets back to me and doesnt know what shes doing

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I dont know any of my neighbors. Ive tried to get to know them but they dont want to get to know myself or my roommate

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They honestly only care about parties

4 College Freshman

Athletics: When it comes to football the school spirit is madly alive. When it comes to womens sports, hardly anyone comes to games nor do they support them.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school has become more of a research school and is slowly beginning to not care about their students. The professors for the most part are friendly and want you to pass and the campus is lovely and friendly.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a returning student, I have great appreciation for the respect shown to me and my younger classmates by our instructors. Personally, my instructors have been very supportive of my very busy schedule as an adult student.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I am a non-traditional student, returning to obtain my 2nd bachelor's degree. I'm married, and work a full-time job while attending college full time. Because of these factors, I am incredibly busy and do not have time to participate in athletics at Marshall University. That being said, I have heard nice things about the rec center/classes. Also, our football team seems to do well within its conference, and the games are occasionally broadcast on national TV. There is tremendous community support and team spirit for the football and basketball teams. In my limited perspective, the athletics at Marshall University are well-balanced with academics, intra-murals are accessible, the rec center is nice, and there is campus and community involvment in all aspects.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There are a lot of classes offered at the rec as well as movie night in the student center. The herd Christmas was a great experience and I enjoyed it a lot.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have tall stands on campus with blue lights to push if we need help but only one of them actually work and if you're across campus it will be way too late by the time someone helps you. I have never seen a cop on campus just around it. Never see them at night.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I had a great experience with all of my classes except speech. My professor was very rude and stuck up. Never learned anyone's name. He was working on a masters and would tell us he didn't care what we did because he was focused on that. Really screwed us over around finals when at the beginning of the year he told us there wasn't one. Never worked from the book and that is what the final was on. Very unfair course and I am still upset and will tell everyone about it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Marshall is important to me as well as my degree in criminal justice. I plan to master and doctorate in psychology to become a forensic psychologist. This bachelors is very important so that I have the background in criminal justice.


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