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Marshall’s total student enrollment is 13,321 (Fall 2015), with 9,541 undergraduate students and 3,780 graduate and professional students.
Yes, they can, but students must purchase a university-issued parking permit to park on campus.
Marshall requires students to live on campus until they reach Junior status unless they meet one of the conditions that make them eligible for an exemption. Keep in mind that there are many benefits to living on campus and the amenities included make it a great value!
Marshall’s annual security and fire safety report details the extensive efforts on the part of the university to keep our community safe, as well as provides statistics for reported crimes on and near campus. With our well-lit and compact campus, extensive network of emergency/help call towers on campus, police escort service, and 24-hour security in the residence halls, our students feel safe and protected on campus.
No. Marshall has a dry and tobacco-free campus. Use of alcohol and tobacco on campus is a violation of our student code of conduct.
Our student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1, and our average class size is 23.
Absolutely! There are many opportunities for student employment both on and near campus. Our Career Services office is ready to help you find a job that fits your needs!
We do! Our students have hundreds of sites in more than 50 countries to choose from for a study abroad experience. There are even scholarships available to assist some students with the expense.
Yes! In fact, internships are a requirement in some degree programs. Both your academic advisor and Career Services will be key resources for you to pursue this important educational experience.
No—in fact, many of the members of our music ensembles are not music majors. Some ensembles require an audition, but students in other majors are welcome to audition as well.

Requirements vary by student type (freshman, transfer, graduate) and intended major of study. Get all the details here or call the Office of Admissions at 877-GOHERD-1 and ask to speak to a recruitment coordinator.

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All application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester to ensure time for processing.
Now! Just kidding. Actually, students are encouraged to apply early in their senior year of high school, or at least two months before the start of the semester for transfer students. We have rolling admissions, so we will make an admissions decision on your file within 3-5 business days of receipt of your required admissions materials. There’s no benefit in delaying, so apply as soon as you know Marshall is a contender in your college decision.
Yes we do! Depending on the exam and your score, you may receive as many as 10 hours of credit for your AP exam. We must receive an official score report directly from the College Board testing service in order to grant the credit. A full listing of the exams we accept, the scores needed for credit, and the equivalent Marshall credit is available in our Undergraduate Catalog. We also grant credit for International Baccalaureate exams.
Students who have been admitted and submitted their FAFSA results to Marshall will have a financial aid package automatically prepared by our Office of Student Financial Assistance. Packaging for the fall semester usually begins in mid-March and continues as we admit students and receive FAFSA results.
Most of Marshall’s merit-based scholarships are awarded based on the credentials you submit for admissions and require no additional application. However, the Yeager Scholarship and the scholarships administered by the Marshall Foundation require additional application materials that vary by scholarship.
Marshall University is a public institution supported by the State of West Virginia.
Our current tuition rates are posted by the Office of the Bursar. Please note that each college has specific fees, so your total cost will be dependent upon the major you choose.
Marshall University will always use your highest composite/combined score for both admissions and merit aid consideration. If you do not meet our admissions requirements with a single score, we will recalculate using your highest individual sub-scores (for admissions purposes only).