Huntington, WV
Marshall University


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Recent Reviews

Sara
Describe the students at your school.

They are talkative, helpful, some are lazy, some are loud and disrespectful.

Describe the students at your school.

They are talkative, helpful, some are lazy, some are loud and disrespectful.

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

Really do your research and talk to older students in your chosen major.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who cannot motivate themselves or doesn't like a small town.

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

To find the right college I think students and parents need to visit several colleges and see what each on has to offer and w...

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

To find the right college I think students and parents need to visit several colleges and see what each on has to offer and what the community is like around the college. Maybe even stay in the community for a day or two. Get on facebook and seek out people who attend that college, ask them about it, their opinion, about their experience, and whether or not they would chose to go there again. To make the most of your college experience I truely believe that you have to get involved. My first semester of college I commuted from home and all I did was attend class, and drive home to study. I didn't enjoy college at all, so I made change. I joined a sorority as well as a few organizations on campus. Now I absolutely love college and feel so involved. I actually feel as though I am apart of my school. It makes you so much more proud to be a student there if you actually know what is going on on campus. Good luck with your college experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't think anyone shouldn't attend this school, Marshall has programs for all types of people they offer help for people who need it and they have programs where people who are doing good can tutor others.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is parking issues. The university continues to buy up areas around campus but they are building buildings and not worrying about where people are going to park.

Matthew
Describe the students at your school.

normal, everday students

Describe the students at your school.

normal, everday students

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

just go somewhere that is right for you and only you, dont take other peoples advice for what "you" need. do what you want. you know what you like and or need more than anyone else.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

this school is right for anyone in my opinion.

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

I think you have to go and tour the colleges that you are interested in. It has to be the right fit for you. If you are goi...

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

I think you have to go and tour the colleges that you are interested in. It has to be the right fit for you. If you are going to be away from home for the first time for months at a time, the place have to make you feel at home and warm and comfortable. My Mom and I toured 5 different campuses. One that we drove to, we didn't even get out of the car. As soon as I drove up, it just didn't feel right. I think this is an important step. If you already feel homesick as soon as you get there....you may not end up staying. I fell like Marshall remeinded me of my home town. Trees lining the sidewalks. Grassy parks. Old buildings. It just made me feel at home!

What's unique about your campus?

I love the homey feel of it and living in the Sorority house with my Sisters! I always have someone to study with or hang out with or be around all the time. I think Marshall has a diverse amount of programs and classes with good Professors that enjoy teaching and being around kids. It just makes it feel like a home away from home!

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

Probably the sorority and the sisterhood. The feelings of closeness that you get from having a close knit group to study with, laugh with, and cry with. When the classes are tough and it seems like you have absorbed all you can...it's nice to sit and chat just like you were at home in your own house.

Michelle
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school Marshall Univeristy in Huntington, WV is best known for the "We Are Marshall" movie. "We Are Marshall" is a movie a...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school Marshall Univeristy in Huntington, WV is best known for the "We Are Marshall" movie. "We Are Marshall" is a movie about about a small town college football team in which most football players as well as some faculty and staff died in a plan accident after a football game in North Carolina. And how Marshall was about to end the football program but students and faculty never gave up on their school. Marshall is also know for their libral arts program as well as biology research.

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

My advice for parents and students about finding the right college and making the most of the college experience include the following: First pray. Ask God to help you with every step you take. Second plan. Start taking ACT/SAT prep classes, starting in the 11th grade, to prepare for the ACT/SAT test. Taking the ACT or SAT is crirtical in getting into college. The higher your ACT or SAT score, the better chance you'll have at getting into a good college. Third make sure you have financial aid. Either work, save money, or fill out scholarshaips starting in the 10th grade. Once you have done the above steps figure out what you want to study by brainstorming or writing down what interest you then research by looking up colleges with those programs. Next apply for schools that are within you financial barriers. Going to school out of state is not always the best thing to do. Once in college make the most of it by being social and getting envolved in organizations both student and academic. Always ask questions, that is the best way of being informed. Last but not least, step outside your box.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school is someone is lazy, slouthful, doesn't care and not willing to try. Because someone possess those characteristics then they don't need to be in school at all until their ready.

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

Please go and VISIT the college! Stay the night in the area.... get a feel for it. See if you can sit-in on some on-campus a...

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

Please go and VISIT the college! Stay the night in the area.... get a feel for it. See if you can sit-in on some on-campus activities. This is imperitive for understanding the mood and atmosphere of the college. Also read the student news paper. It shows the contriversy at the school, and often will include opinions from students about policies, campus life, upcoming events, and even professors. Once you get to college, I would recommend living on campus your first year. Yeah there's more rules , but until you know the area it's also safer. Living off campus can also tend to be isolating. If you must live off campus, at least get some sort of meal plan - because truthfully, this is the best way to make friends. As far as classes go... take them seriously. ALWAYS read the syllubus - first thing!!! Sometimes professors won't tell you there will be an exam or a paper due... it's in the syllubus! Also, make it a rule never to miss class. If you're there everyday, it's hard to fail the course.

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

I don't like the Huntington area. It's dangerous at night, and there's a lot of drug activity in the area not close, but not far from campus either.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Professors that teach at minimum quality. We have many excellent professors, but the mediocre ones are impossible to stand. You don't learn anything from their classes!

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

Go to Marshall University. If not here go somewhere like it, its a great school with a great campus.

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

Go to Marshall University. If not here go somewhere like it, its a great school with a great campus.

What's unique about your campus?

Campus is small, everything is within 10 minutes walking, usually less. The dorms are really nice, and you make so many friends living there. I think its just a great school as well. Recreational activities are great, with a top notch fitness center.

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

Classes are hard to get, a lot are not offered at all, some are only offered every few semesters. Advisors are a joke, you know more about your classes that you havent taken than they do, which is moronic if you think about it. Some professors are just impossible to please and also some think that their class is the only one youve got so they really pile on the work, and dont care to give you a bad grade.

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

Go visit! And after the guided tour, explore on your own....they tend to show you only what you "want" to see. Or, if your ch...

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

Go visit! And after the guided tour, explore on your own....they tend to show you only what you "want" to see. Or, if your child already knows a student at that university, ask if you can talk to them to ask them your own questions.

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

Everyone packs up and leaves on the weekends. Almost all students are commuters or from the surrounding areas. Therefore, the only activities available on the weekend include drinking.

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

Come with an open mind and establish a personal connection with your best professors.

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

Come with an open mind and establish a personal connection with your best professors.

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

it is rather small minded and not environment friendly at all

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who needs big city life to not be bored

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

Make a list of the factors that are most important to you. At first, go crazy, look at schools wherever and whatever the cos...

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

Make a list of the factors that are most important to you. At first, go crazy, look at schools wherever and whatever the cost. Find your dream school. If you can't afford your dream school, which most of us can't, look into scholarships, and if that's still not enough, find your dream school on a budget. Look for schools that have similar programs, atmospheres, types of people, classes sizes, etc. Don't forget to think about what kind of atmosphere you will be most comfortable in and what kind of people you enjoy being around. College really is one of the greatest times of your life, at least from what I can tell so far, and you will make some of the best friends you'll ever have. To get the most out of your experience, I recommend trying as many new things as possible. Take a scuba diving or yoga class, join a kayaking club, take a course on the religious traditions of the Americas. There are so many things to explore and discover, but they will only be beneficial if you take advantage of them. Never be afraid to try something on your own.

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

The worst thing about Marshall is probably that the various campus offices do not seem to have very good interoffice communications. Often you'll go talk to the Bursar about something and get one answer and go talk to the Registrar and get a different answer. There's a lot of running back and forth involved to find out what you need to know.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who prefer to be a number in a large class should not attend Marshall. People who want to have a really good football team should not attend. Racists should not attend.

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