#4 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia

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Marshall University overview
Location Huntington, West Virginia
Online marshall.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Marshall University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia, is a public research institution established in 1837. Situated in a city environment, the campus resides in close proximity to the state capital, Charleston, roughly 50 miles to the east. The university is characterized by its John Dearden-style architecture and offers on-campus housing options to accommodate its student population. Academically, Marshall University is recognized for programs in business, health professions, and education, attracting a diverse body of students. The application process at Marshall University is moderately selective, maintaining a balance between accessibility and academic standards. Notably, the university competes in NCAA Division I athletics and is recognized for its football team, the Thundering Herd, which garners regional attention.

In the most recent statistical year 5,602 prospective students applied, and 5,479 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,596 enrolled in the school.  8,450 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,573 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $7,190 plus fees of $1,362. Marshall University is ranked 765 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Marshall University is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Marshall University overview
SAT 930/1150
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.68

Applications Accepted

Marshall University overview
Applications Due Aug 10, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

West Virginia Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Marshall University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,362
Room and Board $11,384
Budget for Other Expenses$2,287
Total One Year Cost$23,323

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Marshall University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,362
Room and Board $11,384
Budget for Other Expenses$2,287
Total One Year Cost$34,377

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

44% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Marshall University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 17%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 16%
Business 15%
Education 12%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237525 IPEDS survey data for Marshall University.

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