Marshall University

2014 Quick Stats
1 John Marshall Drive

Huntington, WV 25755

Phone: (304) 696-3170
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#39 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Marshall University is a public institution that was founded in 1837. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,885, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Marshall University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 39. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,216 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,446 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Marshall University is a place where campus soon becomes home. It is a place where the classes are small and the programs are strong. Most important, Marshall is a place where the people care and quickly make you a part of the Marshall family. If you are looking for a university that will provide you with the support and opportunities you need to be successful, look to Marshall University!

When you consider everything contained on Marshall's campus, it is hard to believe it all fits in a space of 16 square blocks. From the 123,00 square feet of fitness and fun in the Recreation Center, to the state-of-the-art research facilities in the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall offers a world of opportunity in a close-knit community.

The compact nature of our campus is just one aspect of its accessibility. Despite our proximity to the beautiful West Virginia hills, our campus is relatively flat. Also, more than half of our grounds are closed to vehicle traffic, yet commuter students can find parking nearby.

At Marshall, we value the relationships that are built between faculty and students, and we strive to provide ample opportunity for students to interact with their professors. We begin with a strong contingent of full-time faculty who make up almost 90% of our instructional staff. This means that most of your classes will be taught by someone who is on campus daily.

When affordability meets quality, the result is value, and this is what you will find in a Marshall University education. We begin in the classroom where you will start meeting full-time faculty in your first semester. Then we provide you with more than just the classroom experience. All full-time students have access to Marshall's Recreation Center, career and personal counseling services, individual and online tutoring, tickets to all Artists Series and home athletic events, and more. Finally, we give you easy access to need and merit-based financial aid. You might just say that at Marshall, you get more than what you pay for!

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1837
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $91,555,019


When applying to Marshall University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Marshall University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 79.8 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 79.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Marshall University is 19:1, and the school has 36.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Marshall University include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education, General; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 23%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Education, General 12%
Health Professions and Related Programs 10%
Psychology 6%

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Student Life

Marshall University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,885, with a gender distribution of 44.1 percent male students and 55.9 percent female students. Marshall University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 13,708
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Marshall University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Marshall University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Marshall University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Marshall University, 68.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,635.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

In-state tuition and fees $6,216 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $14,446 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,604 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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