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 fifteen thousand students.

Many of the students accepted into MU earned an SAT score within the range of 1310 - 1630, or got accepted with an ACT score between 20 - 24. 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 3.25 for accepted students. Roughly 80 percent of all applicant were admitted at MU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 82 percent continued on to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Marshall University (MU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 79%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Marshall University (MU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Marshall University was reported as 78.7% in Fall 2013 with over 2,870 college 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 SAT Scores: 1310 - 1630
  • MU ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • MU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for MU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 83.3%
  • 2010-2011: 90.5%
  • 2011-2012: 81.3%
  • 2012-2013: 73.2%
  • 2013-2014: 78.7%
  • Projected MU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.4%

How Does Marshall University (MU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Marshall University is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Morehead State University84.5%
Eastern Kentucky University60.0%
Northern Kentucky University46.7%
Xavier University70.0%
University of Dayton53.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Marshall University (MU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 550
Math430 - 540
Writing430 - 540
Total Score1310 - 1630
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score20 - 24
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