Overview

Applicants
4,987
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

44%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
712
with Terminal Degree
428

360
Men
352
Women
99
Minority
12
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • Labor and Industrial Relations.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Adult and Continuing Education Administration.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Education, General.
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician.
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Medicine.
  • Nursing, Other.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Systems Science and Theory.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physical Sciences.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Clinical Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drawing.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


John Deaver Drinko
attorney, philanthropist

Harvey P. White
chair/CEO, Leap Wireless International

Senator Robert C. Byrd
U.S. Senator

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,545

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,568

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,791

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,420

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,006
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,492
Required Fees
$1,122
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,950
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,470
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,593

Demographics

6.37%
African-American
2.19%
Hispanic
84.27%
Caucasian
1.30%
Unknown
1.53%
International

58% female
42% male
18% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
H.E.L.P. Program (Higher Education for Learning Problems)

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Required for LD

Psychoeducational testing with a diagnosis of ADHD and/or SLD. Testing must include an intelligence test given under adult norms and be no more than three years old. In addition, an individually administered educational evaluation assessing reading, math, and written language must be provided that is no older than one year. Provisional admission to College H.E.L.P. is possible pending updated testing.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Physician's statement.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
2

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
10

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Thundering Herd)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Thundering Herd)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
special personal purchase contracts with Dell, Gateway, and an on-campus PC service center operated by Compaq

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sabrina Simpson
Admissions Counselor

Address
Welcome Center, Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Phone
3046966833


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Memorial Student Center Plaza
Drinko Library
Marshall Stadium
Henderson Center
Buskirk Field

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Keith Albee Theater
Big Sandy Civic Center
Pullman Square
Ritter Park and Harris Riverfront Park
Huntington Museum of Art

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 am, 1 pm M-F; 10 am Sat
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
see campus tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Local public bus, taxi, Greyhound, and Amtrak. Airport located 15 minute drive from Marshall with connecting flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, and Pittsburgh. Yeager Airport in Charleston, about an hour away from Marshall.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I64 Westbound: Use Exit 11 (Hal Greer Blvd) Turn right at the end of the ramp toward Hal Greer Blvd. Continue along Hal Greer Blvd. to the 5th Ave. intersection. From I64 Eastbound: Use Exit 11 (Hal Greer Blvd) Turn left at the end of the ramp toward Hal Greer Blvd. Continue along Hal Greer Blvd. to the 5th Ave. intersection. From US52 (Ohio) Eastbound: Follow US52 eastbound into Chesapeake. Cross the Ohio-West Virginia bridge. Turn left onto 5th Ave. and continue along 5th Ave. to the Hal Greer Blvd. intersection.

Local Accommodations
Please visit www.marshall.edu/community/


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