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Named after John Marshall, the great Chief Justice, Marshall Academy was established in 1837. Marshall became a university in 1961 and has since grown as an innovative institution building leadership, character, and critical thinking skills.

Marshall University is a public, state-supported institution in West Virginia. Located along the scenic Ohio River and the wooded hills, the Huntington campus encompasses 100 acres of winding, tree-lined walkways and an impressive mix of traditional red-brick and ultra-modern facilities. Combining technologically advanced facilities with personalized learning, Marshall has graduated some of the brightest doctors, teachers, and journalists. Our mission continues to focus on individualized learning, with a student–faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Marshall offers exceptional undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs, as well as programs in the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Small classes, affordability, championship athletic teams, and a national reputation make our university unique.

Living in the Thundering Herd Community

Marshall University’s Huntington campus is located in Huntington, WV and the surrounding tri-state area on the Ohio River, serving a local population of more than ¼ million people. This vibrant, progressive city offers an unparalleled quality of life.

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, or mentor a child at a local school--or if you just need to talk to someone--we have the place for you. With a student-faculty ratio of 19 to 1 at Marshall, you won’t get lost in the crowd. Our professors are here to make the journey through college with you, every step of the way. We offer many forms of academic support, including two free hours of individual tutoring in one or two of your classes or unlimited “drop-in