Tuition & Fees

$7,944

$21,648

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
46%
400-499
33%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
17%
500-599
47%
400-499
32%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
16%
24-29
30%
18-23
43%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
35%
18-23
50%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,416
Declined + 458
Total Received 4,874
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Public

9,268

undergraduate students

1,730

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Integrated Studies
  2. Nursing
  3. Animal Health Technology
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Codes

SAT 1494
ACT 1532

Fun Facts

  • Before its moving to a new facility in Irving, Texas, the Boy Scouts of America's National Scouting Museum was located on the campus of Murray State University in Kentucky.

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School Facts

Murray State, founded in 1922, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Arthur J. Bauernfeind Colleges of Business, College of Education and Human Services, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Hutson School of Agriculture, School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Regional Academic Outreach. Its 261-acre campus is located in southwestern Kentucky in the Jackson Purchase Region.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,998
Established in 1922
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Murray, KY

261-acre campus in Murray (population: 18,106), 50 miles from Paducah. Branch campuses are located in Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Paducah, and on Fort Campbell army base. Major airport serves Nashville (120 miles); smaller airport and bus serve Paducah; train serves Fulton (35 miles).

Murray State University
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 17% of male students
 
9 sororities 19% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
46%
400-499
33%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
17%
500-599
47%
400-499
32%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
16%
24-29
30%
18-23
43%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
35%
18-23
50%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,416
Declined + 458
Total Received 4,874

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Lesa Harris
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 272-4678
F: 270 809-3780
msu.admissions@murraystate.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,944
Room $4,586
Board $3,424
Books & supplies $1,237
Total $17,191
Average Financial Aid - $12,013
Total with Avg. Aid $5,178

Financial Aid

30%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,013

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $13,215,588
State $5,212,361
Institutional $4,965,438
Other external $1,512,406
Total $24,905,793

Non-need-based

Federal $128,798
State $2,318,690
Institutional $5,011,635
Other external $3,157,508
Total $10,616,631

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
riflery
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ohio Valley Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Racers
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Agriculture
Agriculture Operations/Related Sciences
Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist/Speech Language/Pathology/Pathologist
Audiology/Audiologist/Speech/Language/Pathology/Pathologist
Biology/Biological Sciences
Business Administration/Management
Business/Commerce
Business/Commerce General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Technology
Chemistry
Civil Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies/Speech Communication/Rhetoric
Community Health/Preventative Medicine
Community Organization/Advocacy
Computer Aided Drafting/Design
Computer Science
Counselor Education/School Counseling/Guidance Services
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drafting/Design Engineering Technology
Drama/Dramatics/Theatre Arts
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Teaching
Economics
Education Administration/Supervision
Education Leadership/Administration
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education/Teaching
Engineering Physics
Engineering Technology
English Language/Literature
English Pedagogy/Technology
Finance
Fine/Studio Arts
Foods/Nutrition/Wellness Studies
French Language/Literature
General Studies
Geological/Earth Sciences/Geoscience
Geology/Earth Science
German Language/Literature
Graphic Communications
Health Information/Medical Records Administration
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education Administration
History
Human Development/Leadership
Industrial Technology
Information Science
Information Systems
Information Technology
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations/Affairs
Japanese Language/Literature
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education/Teaching
Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Liberal Arts/Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing/Marketing Management
Mathematics
Multidisciplinary Career/Technical Education
Music Management
Music Teacher Education
Music/General
Music/Other
Non-Profit Leadership Service
Nursing Practice
Occupational Safety/Health Technology/Technician
Organizational Communication
Outdoor Education
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
School Librarian Media Specialist
Secondary Education/Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education/Teaching
Sustainability Studies
Teacher Education Multiple Levels
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Trade/Industrial Teacher Education
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Wildlife/Wildlands Science/Management
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Undergraduate

84%

9,268
students

Female
59%
5,453

Male
41%
3,815

Graduate

16%

1,730
students

Female
60%
1,038

Male
40%
692

undergraduateFull-time

77%

7,162
students

Female
58%
4,124

Male
42%
3,038

undergraduatePart-time

23%

2,106
students

Female
64%
1,329

Male
36%
777

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

40

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 45
Countries most often represented Belize
Brazil
China
Germany
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dr. Guangming Zou
Executive Director for International Studies
270 809-3508
gzou@murraystate.edu

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