Huntington, WV
Marshall University


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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.

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!

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