Marshall University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Virginia


Marshall University is a public university located in Huntington, West Virginia. The school was established in 1837, but it's been in recent decades that it has undergone significant growth with the building of the Drinko Library, Jomie Jazz Center and the Graduate College. The university offers 68 baccalaureate programs and has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Among undergraduates, the schools of business and education are extremely popular. In athletics, the Marshall University Thundering Herd competes in the NCAA Division Conference USA.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 13573
Total Grad Students: 3555
Undergraduate Students: 10018
Faculty: 689

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 24%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington Virginia 25755


Main Email:

Main Phone: 304-696-3212

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Mike Hamrick
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Admission with a 2.0 acceptable but transfer students with a 2.5 and enrolled at another college may be admitted pending receipt of the final transcript. Students with less than a 2.5 and currently enrolled at another college submit a final transcript.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Minimum grade of a C or higher must be applied to all courses for transferable credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
72 credits completed at CC or branch colleges may be applied toward graduation at Marshall University. You must complete 24 credits at Marshall to recieve your bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Transfer applicants with fewer than 26 earned semester hours must also submit their ACT or SAT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
All transfer students must be eligible to return to the institution they most recently attended.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
In lieu of the application fee, transfer students must pay a $50 transcript evaluation fee.

Other Requirements:
The application must be complete, including the statement of activities section, before transfer students can be considered for admission to the university. A valid immunization record, including measles and rubella, is required of all transfer students.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 24
English 20 25
Math 18 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 560
Math 440 560

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1055

Transfers Accepted: 1012

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 96%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 81%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 15%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 2232

Room and Board: 8709

Tuition and Fees: 13480

Total Cost: 25521

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5648

Total Cost – In-State: 17689

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Students should complete the FAFSA at as soon after Jan 1. The Student Financial Aid office can answer questions about applying for aid, check the status of an existing application. They can be contacted at 1-800-438-5390 or 304-696-3162.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5718

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 70%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 61%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 44%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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