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Marshall University
Huntington, WV
Marshall, founded in 1837, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Education and Human Services, Fine Arts, Information Technology and Engineering, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Professions, and Science; the Schools of Extended Education, Journalism and Mass Communications, and Medicine; the Community and Technical College; and the Graduate School. Its 70-acre campus is located in Huntington, 50 miles west of Charleston.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,615
   Women 5,500 (57.2%)
   Men 4,115 (42.8%)
Graduate Students 4,032
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 89% of 4,891 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.40
SAT Math 430-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 450-575 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $20,726
Out-of-state: $29,954
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,154
Out-of-state: $16,382
  Room and Board $10,126
Average Percent of Need Met 50%
Average Freshman Award $11,418
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 500
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Huntington Population 49,177
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bison --Marco
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
6.4% Black/African-American
2.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.4% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students 1.7% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 25.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported