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Marshall University

Huntington, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate97%

Marshall University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Marshall University. The acceptance rate at Marshall University is 97%. Out of 6,356 applications received in 2023, 6,158 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Marshall University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and the fee for the application costs $40.

Students who apply to Marshall University for fall semester should hear back from Marshall University by September 1.

Marshall University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Marshall University's admissions stats.

Marshall University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Mean SAT Score 1048
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 21%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 62%
Waitlist No

Marshall University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Marshall University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1 September 1

Want to Apply Early to Marshall University?

Marshall University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Marshall University Admissions

Transferring to Marshall University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Marshall University

Marshall University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Marshall University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Marshall University

What does Marshall University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Marshall University for more information on admission factors.

Marshall University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Marshall University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Marshall University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Marshall University?

Students admitted to Marshall University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Marshall University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 21% of Marshall University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 62% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Marshall University?

To be competitive with other Marshall University applicants, you should aim to score between 900 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Marshall University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 900, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Marshall University student is 1048.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Marshall University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Marshall University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Marshall University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Marshall University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Marshall University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Marshall University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Marshall University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Marshall University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Marshall University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Marshall University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Marshall University.

Does Marshall University accept transfer credits?

✅ Marshall University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Marshall University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Marshall University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Marshall University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Marshall University?

✅ Marshall University is not test optional.

What is Marshall University's acceptance rate?

✅ Marshall University has an acceptance rate of 97%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Marshall University?

❌ Marshall University does not offer early decision.

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Marshall University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Marshall University? Marshall University is a somewhat selective institution. The Marshall University acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.


Marshall University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marshall University is Aug 1.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1150


Math SAT Range

430 - 550


Reading SAT Range

460 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above


900 to 1150


900 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marshall University students is 1048. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marshall University, while applicants with SAT scores between 900 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 900 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marshall University.

Marshall University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Marshall University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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