Location: Huntington, WV
Size: 14,000 total students
Percent of women: 55%
Tuition: In-State (per year): $19,520
Out-of-State (per year): $28,020
Most Popular Majors: business, management, marketing, and related support services; liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities; education; health professions and related programs; and biological and biomedical sciences.
Greek Life: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 78.7%
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit Marshall's website at www.marshall.edu/admissions.
Why Choose Marshall
“I wanted to keep the family tradition of being a Marshall grad.”
“I wanted to follow in my brother’s footsteps.”
“For the science department.”
“Everyone seemed so genuine and it’s a great campus.”
“My favorite part about Marshall is the campus. It's layout is really easy, I never have to worry about getting lost. The city is also right there and it's nice to get to experience that as well.”
“I love that it has a community feel, but you still get the big college atmosphere! My favorite tradition is the We Are chant.”
“My favorite part about Marshall is the school size! I feel like I can get to know more people on a personal level and the class sizes are smaller, which I like. I love the way it looks in the fall!”
“I love the people and atmosphere. I love how campus always feels alive. My favorite tradition is turning the fountain off for the lives lost in the plane crash.”
“I love how beautiful the campus is.”
"I wish there was a late-night shuttle, Thursday-Saturday, that ran from campus to the 4th Avenue and back."
"I would like there to be more obvious information on how to join clubs/organizations."
"Updated dorms would be nice."
"The food in the student center is good, but pretty expensive. It would be cool if they cut prices a little."
"Better food in the dining halls."
New Collegiette On Campus
“I feel like Marshall does a lot to make being a freshman easy and adjustable. It's a good school to just start out at. I didn't live in the dorms, but the housing was always nice and comfortable. The only tradition I can think of is WOW (Week of Welcome), which was really helpful when I first started and explained everything about campus.”
“Freshman year is scary at the beginning, but the longer the classes continue the easier school becomes.”
“As a freshman, I didn't think it was easy to get involved in much unless you knew someone, which I didn't. It was really every man for themselves.”
All About Academics
“The workload is manageable for most business degrees! I think the advisors do a great job in getting you prepared for your upcoming semester!”
“As a psychology major, it is pretty light right now. My hardest class is a non-major english class, but that is because the teacher is crazy. The advising department is alright. They will only tell you stuff you ask them about, it has been very easy to get the classes I need though. All of the classes I've needed have been easily available.”
“My workload is a lot. I'm a biology major. I have mostly tests and quizzes. It was easy to get in the classes I needed.”
“I study a lot for my classes and have homework every night. My advisor is usually available for any questions. My classes have been easy to get into so far.”
“The workload is easy for now in broadcast journalism, there are a lot of major projects toward the last 2 years of the major. The advising department stinks. It is confusing and hard to get ahold of the people you need to explain which classes you need, and the advisor holds make it difficult to sign up for classes.”
Learn from the Best
“Dan Hollis is an AMAZING professor. He makes everything a lot of fun even if it's hard work. I took yoga which is a fun class and easy way to get an extra hour.”
“I hear Marshall has a scuba diving class… that sounds really interesting”
“Jessica Briscoe is my favorite math teacher. I have loved all of my rec classes.”
“Alyssa Frye in the psychology department and Raid Al Aqtash are awesome!”
“I LOVE Dan Hollis. He is charismatic and funny and makes class interesting. He is in the school of journalism but he teaches basic JMC101 if you just want to take his class. I love all the rec classes for the fun and extra credits. I'm being active and healthy while getting a grade so it's rewarding.”
“I loved Conley for Anthropology! Shank for Living Systems! Both great.”
“Conversation is never dry with Brent Thomas! He teaches drawing and is amazing at it. He's very smart and has opinions for just about anything. From porn, to racism, and feminism you can really broaden your mind in this class. And don't worry if you can't draw, he'll teach you how.”
Interests & Involvement
“From what I experienced, getting involved is easy! Usually just talk to who is in charge! Ask questions. Also I heard it is pretty easy to start an organization of your own.”
“There are supposed to be club fairs and such during the first few weeks of school but it's very hard to get into anything unless you know somebody because the communication about activities is seldom. Most people are not involved in extracurriculars unless they are athletes or greek.”
“People can join a club already on campus or create their own. I think a lot of people are in extracurricular activities. It seems pretty easy to start your own club.”
“I believe there are days when you can go sign up for clubs, and you can go to meetings to sign up for clubs.”
“If you go into the student center, they have TVs up that display what clubs are meeting at what times and where for that day. Most clubs are open to new members so it never hurts to stop in!”
“There are a ton of intramural sports and I believe there are a lot of students involved.”
“There are a lot of intramural sports and I think a lot of people go to games, even though it has been raining at all of them this year.”
“A lot of people attend both football and basketball games. They are always fun!”
“There are a lot of intramural sports and I think the Rec does a great job of getting the message out to sign up. I love playing intramural! A lot of people have been attending the football games recently because of the team's good winning streak but I think more could be attending the games. A lot of students come here to play sports.”
“Intramural sports are so fun! A decent amount of people attend sporting events and a lot of students play sports. You can't go anywhere on campus, usually, without seeing a football player!”
“There is a lot of support for women on campus and a lot of great organizations and events that support women's causes. As a member of a sorority, I find great opportunities for support.”
“I feel safe and like I'm treated equally.”
“There are sororities and clubs and many organizations that specifically bring in women to speak. I think there are a lot of things that makes being a woman on campus fun and easy. I don't believe Marshall seems dangerous for women.”
Food & Drink
“The campus has two dining halls and the food is pretty good. It's usually fairly diverse so there is something for everyone. There is also a place in the student center to buy company foods like Chick-Fil-A and Pizza Hut. My favorite place on campus is Harless, my favorite off campus is subway. The dining hall is not terribly expensive but the student center is.”
“We have three areas to eat on campus, but a lot of places are opening up very close to campus like Sheetz, Chipotle, and Cook Out.”
“There are two dining halls and they both serve good food. They are very clean. My favorite places to eat other than the dining halls are Jimmy John's and Chick Fil A.”
“We have two dining halls and the food is not that good unless you get a salad and then it's not bad. the student center cafeteria has the best food because it has Chick-Fil-A. the meal plans suck because they're expensive and I use more of my money at the cafeteria and not the dining halls”
“There are 2 dining halls plus the student center! I personally like the student center because I can buy it with my 15 meal plan! Food is expensive but with living in the dorms it is a must!”
“There is usually drinking available every weekend, but I have never felt pressured to drink! It is your own choice! Everything is in walking distance which is nice at night so there is no one getting on the road under the influence!"
“A lot of people go home on the weekends since it's more of a commuter school but the frats do have low key parties and some big ones occasionally. The party scene at Marshall is not the best though, we all just walk everywhere because bars and frats are close enough to campus. I don't feel like there is pressure to drink.”
“Some people go home, and some stay here to hang out with friends. There are a lot of parties, but there are other things to do as well that don't involve drinking.”
“The fraternity parties are usually during the week. People make their own decisions about drinking. Many students go home on the weekend.”
“There are lots of fraternity parties and a lot of bars people like to go to. If people are pressured it's by their friends, not by any particular push on Marshall's part. The Christian Center usually hosts alternative activities. The campus is very well lit so I think it's fairly easy to get around campus at night, Huntington, however, is not quite so safe.”"The Rec Center will often have weekend getaways, like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc., that all students are welcome to attend."
“Dorm life can be difficult because of the lack of place, but overall it has been a blast! I picked my roommate myself. Upperclassmen typically live off campus.”
“It's okay if you get a good dorm. I'm in buskirk right now and it's old and smelly. You can pick your roommate or chose to go random. They are somewhat safe places but could be safer. Upperclassmen typically live off campus”
“Honestly dorm life isn't that bad! You are able to pick a roommate but like me I have chosen to get randoms for two years! I have had a good experience with both. I feel the dorms are safe and I think most upperclassmen tend to live off campus.”
“I enjoy that in the freshmen dorms, everyone has their own bathrooms.”
"I think that Huntington is beautiful. Most people just aren't willing to find the beauty in it. It runs right along the river and there's a nice spot to sit and watch the sun go down."
"Huntington has many hidden treasures, some of them being Cam's Ham and Evaroni's. While they aren't in walking distance to campus, they are worth the trip!"
"Huntington doesn't have great night life, but you can usually find something to do close to campus."
"Just recently, Sheetz and Chipotle opened up near campus and Cook Out is being built!"
"The town of Huntington is all about Marshall. We have built a strong community since the plane crash and there has been great turn out for games lately, most likely because the football team is undefeated. You can find Marshall apparal almost everywhere."
HC's Complete College Guide: Marshall University
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