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Marshall University

Huntington, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate98%
Acceptance Rate98%

About Marshall University

Marshall University Overview

Marshall University is a public, state school in the urban setting of Huntington, West Virginia. Marshall University was founded in 1837 and currently enrolls around 11,132 students per year year, which includes 8,008 undergrads. Marshall University offers housing for up to 2,418 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Marshall University for Fall 2023 is August 10. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 1.

Student Involvement at Marshall University

Love music or performing? At Marshall University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Marshall University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Marshall University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Marshall University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Marshall University on the Student Life page.

2022 Marshall University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 56%
Percent of Need Met 46.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,886

Is Marshall University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Marshall University offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

Marshall University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Marshall University. Marshall University admitted 98% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 5,602 students applied to Marshall University and 5,479 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marshall University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 71% of students who start at Marshall University come back the next year. 53% of Marshall University undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Marshall University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Marshall University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Marshall University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Marshall University's endowment was valued at $207.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $10,643 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Marshall University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Marshall University meets 46.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,886 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $26,259 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Marshall University.

Based on this information, is Marshall University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Marshall University a good school for you?

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Where is Marshall University Located?

Marshall University is located in the urban setting of Huntington, West Virginia.

If you want to see Marshall University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to Huntington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Huntington Tri-State Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Marshall University and Huntington are like without leaving home.

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College Info

One John Marshall Drive https://www.marshall.edu/ Huntington, WV 25755

Campus Setting: Urban

Marshall University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 10

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marshall University is Aug 10.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marshall University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Marshall University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Estimated Chance

25 and Above


19 to 25


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Marshall University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Marshall University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Marshall University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

930 - 1140


Math SAT Range

450 - 550


Reading SAT Range

480 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1140 and Above


930 to 1140


930 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marshall University students is 1048. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marshall University, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marshall University.

Marshall University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marshall University is like? There are approximately 11,132 students enrolled at Marshall University, including 8,008 undergraduate students and 3,124 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from WV and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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