• A historic public university located in downtown Huntington with additional campuses and centers in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Teays Valley and Beckley
  • Founded 1837 as Marshall Academy
  • Named For John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
  • Research Funding: $29 million annually
  • 91,120

Student Body (2015 Data)

  • Total: 13,631
  • 58% Female; 42% Male
  • Undergraduate: 9,525 (70%)
  • Graduate: 3,399 (25%)
  • First Professional: 707 (5%)
  • Minority Students: 1,452 (11%)
  • International Students: 556 (4%)
  • Out-of-State: 2,833 (21%)
  • Students from: 49 states, 56 foreign countries, 55 West Virginia counties
  • Average Incoming Freshman ACT: 22.1
  • Average Incoming Freshman GPA: 3.4/li>
  • First to Second Year retention rate of first-time freshmen 2014-15: 73%
  • Degrees Granted 2014-15: 2,622

Faculty/Class Size

  • Undergraduate student/faculty ratio: 19 to 1
  • Faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree in the their field: 83% with school of medicine
  • Minority Faculty: 14% of full-time instructional faculty
  • Average Class Size: 21

Athletics

  • NCAA Division I, Conference USA
  • NCAA Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer
  • NCAA Women’s Sports: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track/Field, Cross Country, Volleyball
  • Spirit Groups: Cheerleading, DanceTeam, Marching Thunder, Pep Band
  • Student Athletes: 395
  • 32 Intramural Sports offered through The Rec including: Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Dodgeball and Wiffleball
  • 10 Club Sports: Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Rugby, Tennis, Sports Fencing Club, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Cycling, Wrestling,and Equestrian

Campus Life

  • 230 recognized student organizations
  • Student Services: Center for African American Students, College Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Career Services, Counseling Center, Health Services, H.E.L.P. Program, Security/Escort Service, Tutoring, Women’s Center, Student Resource Center, Writing Center
  • Study Abroad Programs: 250 sites in 50 countries
  • Housing and Residence Life: 3 freshman halls, 7 upper class halls, 2,560 total capacity
  • Cars: All students are permitted to have cars and may purchase a university parking permit.
  • National Student Exchange Program: 200 colleges with in the U.S. and Canada
  • Fraternities: 11; Sororities: 7
  • Services: Student Legal Assistance, Student Engagement and Community, Veteran and Military Support
  • Career Services: 3,430 jobs posted, 508 internships posted in 2014-15

Programs Offered (2014-2015)

  • 2 Associate Degree Programs
  • 59 Baccalaureate Degree Programs
  • 49 Master’s Degree Programs
  • 6 Education Specialist Degree Programs
  • 3 Doctoral Degree Programs
  • 3 First Professional Degree Programs

Freshman Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma (official transcript with graduation date required)
  • An overall high school GPA of at least a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a composite score of at least a 19 on the ACT or a critical reading + math score of at least 910 on the SAT or an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a composite score of at least 16 on the ACT or a critical reading + math score of 780 on the SAT.

When to Apply

  • Admission: Decisions are made on a rolling basis up to two weeks before the semester begins.
  • Housing: Assignments are made on a first-come, first served basis. Apply as soon as possible after being admitted and submitting your enrollment deposit.
  • Financial Aid: Priority is given to early applicants; however, awards are made on a continuous basis. West Virginia residents must complete their FAFSA by March 1 preceding the academic year for consideration for state aid.

Financial Assistance (2014-2015)

  • Undergraduates applying for financial aid: 89%
  • Average aid packaging: $10,192
  • Average need-based grant: $5,984
  • Average student in debtedness at graduation: $26,625