If you are considering submitting an application to Marshall University, the application fee is $40.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|Marshall University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Mean SAT Score||1046|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||78%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||75%|
Marshall University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Marshall University is a moderately difficult school to get into.
In 2021, Marshall University accepted 89% of all applicants, around 5,997 of the 6,719 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Marshall University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Marshall University must submit the following items. Double check with Marshall University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Marshall University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Marshall University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||19.57%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16.2%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11.03%|
|3.00 and 3.24||8.13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9.35%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4.3%|
Marshall University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
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 2021, 78% of Marshall University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 75% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Marshall University applicants, you should strive to earn between 910 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Marshall University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 910, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Marshall University student is 1046.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Marshall University students scored 555 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Marshall University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
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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.
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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 - Spring Term - Summer Term
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:
Does Marshall University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Marshall University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Marshall University?
Marshall University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Marshall University's acceptance rate?
Marshall University's acceptance rate is 89%.
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How hard is it to get into Marshall University? Marshall University is a somewhat selective institution. The Marshall University acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marshall University is Continuous processing.
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1120 and Above
910 to 1120
910 and Less
The median SAT score for Marshall University students is 1046. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marshall University, while applicants with SAT scores between 910 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 910 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marshall University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Marshall University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.64. 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.
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