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Marshall University

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.

Adult and Continuing Education Administrationx  
Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Athletic Training/Trainerx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business/Managerial Economicsx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologistx  
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician x 
Computer and Information Sciences, Generalx  
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Servicesx  
Criminal Justice/Safety Studiesx  
Economics, Generalx  
Elementary Education and Teachingx  
Engineering, Generalx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Environmental Sciencex  
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Generalx  
Finance, Generalx  
Foreign Languages and Literatures, Generalx  
General Studiesx  
Geology/Earth Science, Generalx  
History, Generalx  
Humanities/Humanistic Studiesx  
International Business/Trade/Commercex  
International Relations and Affairsx  
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teachingx  
Kinesiology and Exercise Sciencex  
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Otherx  
Management Information Systems, Generalx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technicianx  
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Generalx  
Physical Education Teaching and Coachingx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Public Health, Generalx  
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographerx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursexx 
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapistx  
Rhetoric and Compositionx  
Secondary Education and Teachingx  
Social Workx  
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologistx  
Systems Science and Theoryx  

Academic Life

At Marshall, you can choose from 51 baccalaureate majors and 50 graduate and Ph.D. programs. With everything from athletic training to forensic chemistry, we have a wide variety of majors for you to choose from. Qualified students can participate in an outstanding Honors Program designed to offer an enhanced curriculum to the brightest scholars.

There are more than 600 full-time faculty at Marshall University, and of them, 80 percent hold the highest degree in their fields of specialization.

Campus Life

The main campus of Marshall University lies within the city of Huntington, West Virginia, which is just across the Ohio River from Ohio and thirteen miles from the Kentucky border. Huntington is a safe, picturesque city with hospitals, libraries, restaurants, a renowned museum, a city-wide park, and nearby factories for making hand-blown glass. Concerts and theatrical productions take place in outdoor amphitheaters located in the park and along the riverfront.

Marshall University is the place to find your niche. Whether you want to join a club, a fraternity or sorority, participate in Student Government, perform in a talent show, produce a major concert, enroll in a leadership course, find a tutor, mentor a child at a local school or if you just need to talk to someone...we have a place for you.

Facilities and Resources

Within our tree-lined campus walkways, you'll discover a high-tech community with nine public computer labs and residence halls that are wired with high-speed connections. Marshall has many diverse and comfortable options for campus housing, ranging from suite configurations and single occupancy rooms. Our residence halls offer features like workout facilities, dining halls with large glass panes, built-in closets, carpeting, and air conditioning and secure key card access. Marshall Commons was the first residence hall in the nation to offer cellular phone service and one of our new state-of-the-art housing was built as recently as 2003.

In spring of 2007, Marshall University took a bold step into the future by breaking ground on a new $90 million state-of-the art student recreation center and residence hall complex, a facility that will help transform our beautiful campus and attract students from all across the region.

This bold initiative will expand the amenities that Marshall University has to offer students beyond our excellent academic facilities and will position our university as a more competitive living and learning destination.

The second phase of this spectacular development is the construction of two new state-of-the-art living and learning residence halls, located adjacent to the new recreation center. Elevating the student lifestyle far beyond the typical residence hall, the new residence halls will be comprised of many unique and innovative features that will make it an enriching place to both live and to learn.

Athletics / Sports

Marshall University is committed and obligated to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletics programs in accordance with NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations. The charge of the compliance office is to educate, monitor, and verify NCAA rules compliance with regard to each sport and component within the Athletic Department.

Financial Aid / Tuition

At Marshall, we strive to make college affordable for you no matter where you’re from. Marshall has a wide variety of scholarships and financial aid available for students from Federal Pell Grants to the John Marshall Scholarship. In fact, Marshall awards over 3.5 million in scholarships each year. In fact, approximately 60% of Marshall University students receive financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, student employment, and/or academic scholarships. Be sure to fill out your FAFSA and submit it after January 1 to find out what types of need-based aid we can offer you.

For more information about Marshall University or to schedule a tour, please contact the Office of Recruitment.


Applying to Marshall is easy. Our team of dedicated Admissions counselors are waiting to hear from you. Admission to most four-year programs requires the following:

• 2.0 high school GPA

• ACT composite of 19 or SAT CR+M of 910

• Completion of required high school courses

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