Why Study at Marshall University

As one of West Virginia’s oldest public universities, Marshall’s roots run deep. Yet, their vision is focused on providing world-class learning opportunities for students from across the country and around the world.
At Marshall University, you’ll discover a commitment to teaching, high-level research and professional training that will prepare you to thrive in the world. You’ll join a community where you’ll be part of something larger than your own ambitions. You’ll find a sense of belonging and nurturance that will help you achieve your full potential.

Marshall University’s students attach high value to our small class sizes, having faculty members actively instructing in the classroom, the availability of intensive advising, exceptional student success resources, modern facilities, a growing global community and robust extracurricular programming. Faculty members are leaders, mentors and cultivators of talent. They are making a real difference in the lives of our students, many of whom arrive here with enormous potential but lack a reliable road map for academic accomplishment. Their alumni are the heart and soul of the Marshall family. They have gone on to lead Fortune 500 companies, win Pulitzer Prizes and become captains of industry, science, education and the arts.

Colleges and Schools

  • Lewis College of Business
  • College of Education and Professional Development
  • College of Arts and Media
  • College of Health Professions
  • Honors College
  • College of Information Technology and Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • Office of Outreach and Continuing Studies
  • University College
  • Graduate College
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy


Huntington is the second-largest city in West Virginia and the self-proclaimed “Weenie Capital of the East.” Situated along the banks of the Ohio River, Huntington is home to Marshall University, a state-supported public university, and the world’s largest root beer mug. Huntington is a walk able city that offers the intrepid traveler several unique cultural diversions, including an excellent music and restaurant scene.

The city is the home of Huntington Museum of Art, the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Huntington District), the Collis P. Huntington Historical Society and Railroad Museum, Camden Park, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks, the headquarters of the CSX Transportation-Huntington Division, the largest division in the CSX network, the Special Metals Plant, and the Port of Huntington Tri-State, the largest river port in the United States.


Choosing to live on campus can ease the transition to college life. Living on campus means you will be more plugged-in to the campus community and have more opportunities to join clubs, attend campus events, meet new people and develop friendships.

Marshall University makes the safety of its residents a top priority. Front desks are staffed 24-hours a day, and trained staff are always available. Students who live on campus interact with students from other countries around the world. Friendships formed during college last a lifetime. By living on campus, students are more likely to get involved in student organizations, leadership skills that look great on a résumé.