Marshall University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Marshall University Old Main Building
Marshall University Old Main Building. Wvfunnyman / Wikimedia Commons

Marshall University Admissions Overview:

Marshall University admissions aren't overly selective, and most students with grades and ACT/SAT scores that are average or better will have a good chance of being admitted. Marshall's admission process is not holistic, so applicants don't need to worry about an essay or extracurricular involvement. Decisions are made based on a combination of applicants' GPA and standardized test scores, as well as successful completion of core academic courses.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Marshall University Description:

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.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,647 (9,615 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,154 (in-state); $16,382 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,126
  • Other Expenses: $2,346
  • Total Cost: $20,726 (in-state); $29,954 (out-of-state)

Marshall University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,017
    • Loans: $5,785

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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