Marshall University

1,268 reviews
  1. Huntington, WV
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
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.81 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 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 52 responses
Report
  • Friendly but not completely focused
    38%
  • Goal oriented
    37%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Lazy
    4%
  • High.
    2%
  • Snobby
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.106 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Good Learning Environment
    34%
  • Best. Decision. Ever.
    32%
  • Small
    10%
  • Gets the job done
    7%
  • Minimal
    5%
  • Welcoming
    5%
  • Community comes first
    2%

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%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses

Reviews

1,268 reviews
  • Excellent
    156
  • Very Good
    456
  • Average
    520
  • Poor
    102
  • Terrible
    34
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 10 months ago
Don't make the same mistakes I did. I am making it my life's mission to dissuade kids from coming to Marshall. If you barely got into college, congrats! You'll blend in with the general population of imbeciles. Don't think you will save money because you do not get much bang for your buck. I have been miserable this whole year and look forward to next year when I go to WVU.

Professors are the only thing that keeps me from jumping out my window in the morning. They're nice and willing to help. The classes are easier than ones I took in high school. I'm still deciding if that's because I was an AP student or because Marshall has very low expectations for students.

Huntington is not safe. Period. They'll tell you "as long as you stay on campus you're fine!" but I have been asked for money by seriously sketchy people INSIDE THE STUDENT CENTER. Also, the campus is very small so it's easy to get cabin fever within a couple of weeks.

People that work in the offices are not only incompetent and can't answer any questions, but they are also so rude.They're people that are unhappy about their lives and they take it out on the students that pay their salaries.

Just promise me you won't come here. I went on a tour my senior year and thought it was fine but then I actually lived here and I knew it was not where I would get my degree.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
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!
  • College Sophomore
  • 10 months ago