Huntington, WV
Marshall University


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Recent Reviews

Caitlin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

FOOTBALL!! They love their team.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

FOOTBALL!! They love their team.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose the college that will best suit your needs. Don't take on more then you can handle. Allow time for college experiences. Go to on campus performances and art shows. If your undecided it's ok. There are plenty of people still trying to find out what they want to do. Take general ed. classes and perhaps something might interst you. Good Luck!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who love school spirit and love to learn show look into Marshall. We have a very artistc fine arts department. There's something here for everyone.

Conrad
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would probably say that the best way to choose is to try to talk to people who have attended the college. You deffinitely ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would probably say that the best way to choose is to try to talk to people who have attended the college. You deffinitely need to go to orientations and things such as that because they are important in showing different programs and other things provided by the college. But these orientations are always very biased and are designed to lure people in. The best way is to talk to the ones who have actually been there because they will tell you about the things that you don't see on the glorified profector shows they'll show you at orientations. Also check the surrounding area of the school. This is important because that is where you will be living the next four years. And always make sure the college provides the program you need to do what you want in life. If you go through all these things and choose a college that is acceptable, I'd say you will have made the correct choice for you.

What's unique about your campus?

The campus for a division one school is relatively small and close together. So you don't have to walk a long way to go to classes. The people are generally nice most of the time and helpfull. And most professors are nice and generally understanding also. Students get to attend sporting events for free.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

That in some ways it's still just like high school. The athletes get special treatment over regular students in many ways. I suppose that's the way it is everywhere. But it still sucks. They are more likely to get out of doing work or get out of trouble where somebody else would be in trouble. I wish everyone was treated equally. But the athletes deffinitely have an easier time of it than the rest of us.

Jeannette
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for a plane crash in the 70's that killed the whole football team, fans, and coaches. There was a mo...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for a plane crash in the 70's that killed the whole football team, fans, and coaches. There was a movie also made about the event.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that your child or children actually want to go to school and that once they get here they will actually go to school and not waste your money. I know so many people who have came to college and dropped out of the first semester because they didn't go to class. You have to go to class or your done for. Trust me! Also, there is a lot of work involved in most classes make sure they are ready to buckle down and study and that they know they will get help when needed.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There is not enough parking for those who drive to school or live to far to walk everyday. They do have some pay meters and things like that but most of the good parking you have to have a school permit which is like $150 a year or maybe a semester I have never looked into it because it is to much money for me to fork over.

Joshua
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find out what schools are actually the best and have the most-published faculty. Meet several times with various faculty to d...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find out what schools are actually the best and have the most-published faculty. Meet several times with various faculty to determine what programs specifically at certain schools match your goals for theory vs. pratical-based programs and find a good, prestigious balance.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to go in-state in West Virginia.

anne
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

the availablility of online and in class courses, the different locations available, and the amount of degrees available.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

the availablility of online and in class courses, the different locations available, and the amount of degrees available.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Marshall University is a great college for anyone who desires to become the best they can be. You will need to be goal oriented and study hard to achieve your goals. Apply to as much financial aid as possible; college can become expensive. Choose a college that can meet both your financial aid needs and your desired major. I would also suggest going to a college close to home; you will need all the help you can get from family and friends. You should communicate often with your professors in order to develop into the young scholar they hope for you to become.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

anyone who is not serious about studying and learning to the absolute best of their ability should not apply. anyone who is only here to party, this is a full time job. you can't have other priorities while in school; it just won't work!

Zack
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marshall is a great school at a great value.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marshall is a great school at a great value.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The campus is great because of its compact size and all the buildings are close, making it easy to get around. Also, the people are friendly and diverse enough to create an open-minded attitude.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Listen to your kid - they know what they want the most. Follow your heart - it will lead you to a great school where you will be comfortable enough to succeed.

Kevin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Sadly enough, Marshall University is probably best known for the plane crash that occured in 1970 holding 75 members of the f...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Sadly enough, Marshall University is probably best known for the plane crash that occured in 1970 holding 75 members of the football team. The blockbuster movie was made recently to tell the tale of this tragedy in "We Are... Marshall." This tragedy is probably the most known thing about Marshall University however there is so much more. There is a rich academic history, a new engineering department including a brand new engineering lab building, and many other exciting new ventures.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I can give to any student wishing to make the most out of their college experience is to make sure to go out and have a good time. Do the things that you enjoy, yet always make sure that academics come first. Homework and studying should all be the number one priority but a student should always have enough time to hang out with friends or go out and have a good time. Be active and just be yourself and you will find plenty friends. The right college may be hard to find but make sure to do plenty of research. Make sure the school has a major that interests you and make sure to visit the school both officially and unofficially. Tours of the campus are great but nothing will let you know what the school is really like until you go to campus on a school day and just walk around. Talk to some of the teachers you may have and make sure the school fits you right and you don't feel awkward and out of place. With these steps, a student should be able to find a good home in college.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This is the perfect school for the average person. It is not to big so that the school overwhelms you but it is not so small that there is nothing to do. The school is perfect for everyone from any background and provides plenty of activities that everyone could find something that they would find enjoyable. Rich, poor, or black or white, etc. it doesn't matter as everyone seems to get along pretty well here.

Ashley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give to students would be to pick a place where you feel comfortable, but also somewhere you can feel a ch...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give to students would be to pick a place where you feel comfortable, but also somewhere you can feel a challenge to make yourself better. Take time to talk to your professors during office hours. This comes in handy when you don't understand something or need help. If they know you a little better, they know you're serious about getting your work done right and not looking for an easy way out of a hard assignment. This seems silly, but attend all classes. It's very hard to catch up if you fall behind. The last piece of advice I have is get involved, with greek life, student government, sports, or clubs. The more involved you are, the more campus starts to feel like home. The advice I would give to parents is to support their children. College is hard enough without worrying about impressing your parents. There is an enormous amount of stress with classes, so try to be supportive and not too judgemental. Parents should also get involved and know what their child is doing at school, and plan at least one visit to check out campus.

What's unique about your campus?

The best things about my school are how easy it is to get around campus because all the buildings are close together, and small class sizes which allow closer interaction with students and professors.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't think there is any type of student that shouldn't attend Marshall because there are a lot of programs for foreign students and students with disabilities. Although I don't have to deal with these situations, I have many friends that do, and Marshall is very accommodating to these people. Even people with lower test scores from high school can easily attend the Community and Technical college and then transfer to the University if they wish because they are both located on campus.

Megan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The overarching task during the four years (or more) of college is being able to adjust to your new surroundings and tasks as...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The overarching task during the four years (or more) of college is being able to adjust to your new surroundings and tasks as a student, whether they be academic, career-oriented, financial, or otherwise. Choosing a school whose setting and student population are suitable for your tastes certainly helps, but these are merely two of many variables that will determine the outcome of your college career. Likewise, choosing a school which has programs in your prospective field of study is unquestionably important, but bear in mind how common it is for a student to change his/her major. Remember that college is what you make of it. If you go to college with absolutely no career goals, then you will obtain very little from going to college. However, if you chose a school with an even a general idea of what you want to obtain from your education, then you are more likely to adapt when changes present themselves and therefore complete college. Do not be preoccupied with minute details of different colleges, but instead use your general career or education goal(s) to determine what college will be best suited to help you obtain those ambitions.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known how my university tends to be a "suitcase campus," whereby many students from the surrounding area go home nearly every weekend. As my home was 6 hours away from my university, I rarely went home, and therefore found the dorms very lonely my first semester of my freshman year. I would have liked to better prepare myself for this solitude had I known in advance.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The student to professor ratio is conducive to much student and professor interaction. The school is such that class sizes are relatively small, in relation to the student body size. This allows students to meet or communicate with professors outside of class very often if not on a regular basis. Professors at my school are eager to assist students who wish to learn more about a specific subject area, and professors also cultivate an academic interest in students, whether it be in history, languages, economics, sociology, etc. Students at my university are treated like people, not numbers.

Emily
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First and foremost future students and their parents need to visit the schools they're interested in going to. They also need...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First and foremost future students and their parents need to visit the schools they're interested in going to. They also need to look at what is offered at the school in question. See if the school offers not only what you think you want to major in but also if it offers your back up majors. You also need to ask current students and see how they feel about they school. See if they like it there, see what the social activities are, that kind of thing. See if the school matches what you want out of your college experience. You should also pay attention to the school's ability to help you pay for school. This last thing is also very important, keep your options open. Make sure you apply to several schools and pick from the ones that accept you. Don't base your choice on where your friends are going either, because you make so many new friends at college that you won't be lonely. Go to school, have fun, study, and remember college is the best time in your life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

More about how classes are structured and what is expected of you in the classes.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I think the worst thing about Marshall is that it's dead on the weekends. Everyone goes home. There's nothing to do here and no one to hang out with unless you're in a frat or go to the bars and clubs. As a non-drinker this is really discouraging and I'd like to see more activities avaliable on the weekends and that don't involve alcohol.

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