Murray State University

Murray, KY

Murray State University

Murray, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$9,168

$18,348

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
510
75th
610
25th
510
75th
29
25th
21
75th
26
25th
10
75th
27
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,358
Declined 2,194
Total Received 9,552
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Public

8,949

undergraduate students

1,904

graduate students

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School Facts

Murray State University, 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 Center for Adult and Regional Education. Its 261-acre campus is located in southwestern Kentucky in the Jackson Purchase Region.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 10,853
Established in 1922
Coeducational Coeducational

261-acre campus in Murray (population: 19,200), 50 miles from Paducah. Branch campuses in Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Paducah, and on Fort Campbell army base. Major airport serves Nashville (120 miles); smaller airport and bus serves Paducah (50 miles); train serves Fulton (35 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Murray State University
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY
42071

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
510
75th
610
25th
510
75th
29
25th
21
75th
26
25th
10
75th
27
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Other application fee ($50 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) August 18
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,358
Declined 2,194
Total Received 9,552

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

91%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,282

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,968
Room $5,538
Board $3,972
Additional fees $1,200
Books & supplies $1,260
Total $19,938
Average Financial Aid - $9,282
Total with Avg. Aid $10,656

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,501,557
State $6,375,705
Institutional $10,018,638
Other external $3,734,510
Total $31,630,410

Non-need-based

Federal $67,459
State $2,022,637
Institutional $9,697,735
Other external $4,775,291
Total $16,563,122
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 272-4678
F: 270 809-3116
msu.sfa@murraystate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, racquetball, rugby, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, racquetball, tennis, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, non-tackle football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ohio Valley Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Advertising.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields, Other.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Clinical Psychology.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Development Economics and International Development.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
Electromechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Technician.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
English Language and Literature, General.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Graphic Communications, General.
Health Teacher Education.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
International Relations and Affairs.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Music Management.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Organizational Communication, General.
Organizational Leadership.
Outdoor Education.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Public Administration.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Radio and Television.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sustainability Studies.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Teacher Education.
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
Youth Services/Administration.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Animal Technology/veterinary Technology/pre-Veterinary
  3. Occupational Safety/health

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

10,853

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

8,949
students

Female
62%
5,525

Male
38%
3,424

18%

1,904
students

Female
67%
1,271

Male
33%
633

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

6,340
students

Female
61%
3,831

Male
39%
2,509

30%

2,609
students

Female
65%
1,694

Male
35%
915

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

40

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • 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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented Belize
China
Germany
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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