Marshall University (MU)

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Marshall University can be found in Huntington, WV, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. MU has an enrollment of approximately thirteen thousand students.

Many of the students accepted into MU earned an SAT score within the range of 940 - 1150, or got accepted with an ACT score between 19 - 25. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Marshall University (MU) average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. Roughly 90 percent of all applicant were admitted at MU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 32 percent continued on to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Marshall University (MU) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 83%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Marshall University (MU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Marshall University was reported as 86.9% in Fall 2020 with over 6,450 applications submitted to MU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • MU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Marshall University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Marshall University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for MU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 89.4%
  • 2017-2018: 90.2%
  • 2018-2019: 90.6%
  • 2019-2020: 86.9%
  • Projected MU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 82.7%

How Does Marshall University (MU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Marshall University is fifty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Morehead State University78.9%
Eastern Kentucky University93.8%
Northern Kentucky University90.2%
Xavier University76.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Marshall University (MU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 590
Math460 - 560
Total Score940 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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