City and campus intertwined
Huntington, West Virginia is located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River where the states of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky meet. It was recently named America's Best Community. Enjoy beautiful weather and events at the riverfront park, where you can look across the water and see Ohio. Kentucky is only about 20 minutes away by car, so your options for exploring are multiplied with the convenience of the tri-state area.
As you stroll through the streets of downtown Huntington, don’t be surprised to hear people you pass saying, “Hello.” Students note that one of their favorite things about the city is the friendliness of its residents. As a Marshall student, you’re embraced as part of the community. Marshall University and the city of Huntington are very closely intertwined, with many residents being alumni and employees of the university.