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#1208 of 14,131 In the World
#344 of 2,597 In North America
#308 of 2,496 In the United States
#2 of 26 In West Virginia
#648 of 1,000 For Respiratory Therapy
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Acceptance rate
98%
Average SAT
1040
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
8,008
Graduates
3,015
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Marshall University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Marshall University has an acceptance rate of 98% and is among the 25% of the easiest universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 98% 97% 98%
Applicants 5,602 2,251 3,351
Admissions 5,479 2,193 3,286
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,576 652 924
Freshmen enrolled part time 20 11 9

3,823 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,421 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
886 or 56%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 930
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Marshall University are 930-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,113 or 70%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Marshall University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 9122 (83%)
Black or African American 530 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 375 (3%)
Two or more races 352 (3%)
Hispanic 258 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 173 (2%)
Asian 164 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 17 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 12 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$10,973
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,190$7,520
Tuition in-state $7,190$7,520
Tuition out-of-state $18,244$20,072
Fee in-district $1,362$1,362
Fee in-state $1,362$1,362
Fee out-of-state $1,362$1,362

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 2,339
Combined charge for room and board $10,054
Room charge $5,724
Meal charge $4,330

Marshall University majors

Marshall University has granted 1,463 bachelor's degrees across 56 programs, 763 master's across 48 programs, and 229 doctorate degrees across 7 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Marshall University.

Major Associate Bachelor Master Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 108 86
General Studies 183
Psychology, General 86 42
Business & Commerce, General 46 77
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 95
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 81 5
Medicine 75
Social Work 32 36
Education, General 48 17
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 63
Pharmacy 60
Elementary Education and Teaching 58 1
Business Administration and Management, General 57
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 47 6
Secondary Education and Teaching 51
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 46
Accounting 30 15
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 44
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 38
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 28 9
Finance, General 37
Physical Therapy & Therapist 37
Dietetics & Dietitian 8 27
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 34
Computer and Information Sciences, General 23 11
English Language and Literature, General 23 9
Engineering, General 15 16
Journalism 30 1
Mechanical Engineering 19 11
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 27
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 24
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 24
Labor and Industrial Relations 24
Nursing Administration 24
Systems Science and Theory 24
Art & Art Studies, General 23
Chemistry, General 23
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 23
Geography 12 10
Special Education and Teaching, General 22
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 22
Environmental Science 9 12
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 20
Political Science and Government, General 16 3
Rhetoric and Composition 11 8
Visual and Performing Arts, General 19
Mathematics, General 13 5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 18
Medical Informatics 17
Forensic Science and Technology 16
Respiratory Care Therapy & Therapist 15
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11 3
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 14
Biomedical Sciences, General 8 5
Athletic Training & Trainer 3 9
History, General 8 4
Public Health, General 1 11
Clinical Psychology 11
Information Science & Studies 11
Occupational Safety and Health Technology & Technician 6 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 8
Reading Teacher Education 9
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 8
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 7
Geology & Earth Science, General 7
Management Information Systems, General 7
Rehabilitation Science 7
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 6
International Business & Trade & Commerce 6
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 6
Public Policy Analysis, General 6
Sociology, General 5 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 5
Business & Managerial Economics 5
Clinical & Medical Laboratory Technician 5
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 1 4
Music, General 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 3
Civil Engineering, General 3
International Relations and Affairs 3
Systematic Biology & Biological Systematics 3
Physical Sciences, General 2
Pharmaceutical Sciences 1
Grand Total 113 1,463 763 229

Marshall University has a graduation rate of 52%, which is among the 45% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 52% 49% 55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 41%

Publications & Citations

Marshall University has published 6,566 scientific papers with 103,376 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Psychology, Engineering, and Environmental Science.

Publications
6,566
Citations
103,376

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
4,318 / 74,651
Biology
4,296 / 81,908
Chemistry
3,044 / 56,168
Genetics
2,635 / 52,448
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,580 / 42,915
Biochemistry
2,352 / 46,712
Computer Science
2,086 / 36,796
Psychology
2,075 / 31,946
Engineering
1,987 / 33,025
Environmental Science
1,936 / 33,860
Pathology
1,849 / 40,605
Physics
1,775 / 29,336
Surgery
1,355 / 22,100
Organic Chemistry
1,344 / 24,326
Political Science
1,309 / 19,207
Law
1,248 / 18,522
Psychiatry
1,171 / 18,835
Sociology
1,160 / 24,448
Geology
1,082 / 23,710
Philosophy
1,045 / 12,123
Mathematics
1,016 / 21,303
Geography and Cartography
956 / 17,259
Quantum and Particle physics
879 / 12,127
Paleontology
851 / 19,052
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
842 / 13,269
Immunology
842 / 14,898
Business
836 / 16,100
History
798 / 12,986
Ecology
789 / 17,114
Materials Science
766 / 10,214
Neuroscience
742 / 14,850
Economics
739 / 12,658
Statistics
718 / 18,247
Anatomy and Physiology
705 / 10,860
Pharmacology
652 / 10,424
Oncology and Cancer research
632 / 14,548
Archaeology
631 / 12,724
Linguistics
552 / 6,377
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
506 / 6,803
Public Health
495 / 18,494

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 65 417
1991 60 506
1992 67 476
1993 67 457
1994 54 542
1995 69 584
1996 65 526
1997 69 626
1998 74 608
1999 67 756
2000 89 741
2001 75 874
2002 79 974
2003 84 1111
2004 81 1249
2005 100 1332
2006 132 1500
2007 198 1775
2008 141 1859
2009 145 2101
2010 188 2304
2011 206 2639
2012 192 3137
2013 247 3455
2014 294 4105
2015 261 4633
2016 250 5039
2017 324 5869
2018 337 6350
2019 377 7347
2020 456 8978
2021 460 11711
2022 445 11358
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Marshall University alumni

  1. Billy Crystal

    Billy Crystal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    television actortelevision presenterdirectortelevision directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    William Edward Crystal is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He gained prominence in the 1970s and 1980s for television roles as Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom Soap and as a cast member and frequent host of Saturday Night Live. Crystal then became a Hollywood film star during the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing in Running Scared (1986), The Princess Bride (1987), Throw Momma from the Train (1987), Memories of Me (1988), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), City Slickers (1991), Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Hamlet (1996), Analyze This (1999), and Parental Guidance (2012). He provided the voice of Mike Wazowski in the Monsters, Inc. franchise. He also starred on the Broadway stage in 700 Sundays in 2004 and again in 2014 and in Mr. Saturday Night in 2022.

  2. Conchata Ferrell

    Conchata Ferrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2020 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Conchata Galen Ferrell was an American actress. Although she was a regular cast member of five sitcoms, she was best known for playing Berta the housekeeper for all 12 seasons of Two and a Half Men. For her performance as Berta, she received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (in 2005 and 2007). She had previously been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in L.A. Law (in 1992).

  3. Jason Williams

    Jason Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    basketball playerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Jason Chandler Williams is an American former professional basketball player who was a point guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for twelve seasons during the late 1990s and 2000s. In 2006, Williams won an NBA championship as the starting point guard for the Miami Heat. Due to his style of play, he was given the nickname "White Chocolate."

  4. Robert Byrd

    Robert Byrd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1917-2010 (aged 93)
    Enrolled in Marshall University
    In 1994 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianhistorianfiddler
    Biography

    Robert Carlyle Byrd was an American politician and musician who served as a United States senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, from 1959 until his death in 2010. A Democrat, Byrd also served as a U.S. representative for six years, from 1953 until 1959. He remains the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history; he was the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress until surpassed by Representative John Dingell of Michigan. Byrd is the only West Virginian to have served in both chambers of the state legislature and in both chambers of Congress.

All 63 notable alumni

General info

Founded 1837
Colors green, white
Academic calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 1,782
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 1 John Marshall Dr
Huntington, West Virginia, 25755
United States
City population 47,000
Phone 3046963170

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