Murray State University

Murray, KY

Murray State University

Murray, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$9,084

$24,540

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
50%
400-499
50%
600-699
50%
500-599
25%
400-499
25%
30-36
14%
24-29
40%
18-23
42%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,861
Declined 1,443
Total Received 8,304
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Public

8,215

undergraduate students

1,354

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 9,569
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
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Paducah Barkley Regional, Nashville International

Murray State University
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY
42071

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Racer Band
  • Student Government Association
  • National Panhellenic Council
  • International Student Organization
  • MSU Student Ambassadors

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • All Campus Sing
  • Campus Lights

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
81%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
50%
400-499
50%
600-699
50%
500-599
25%
400-499
25%
30-36
14%
24-29
40%
18-23
42%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.98

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,861
Declined 1,443
Total Received 8,304

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,084
Room & board $9,190
Books & supplies $1,258
Other fees $2,451
Total $21,983

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, 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 Technology/Technician
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Communications, General
Health Teacher Education
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
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Management
Music, General
Music, Other
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Organizational Communication, General
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Youth Services/Administration
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

9,569

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

8,215
students

Female
61%
5,035

Male
39%
3,180

14%

1,354
students

Female
64%
871

Male
36%
483

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

6,219
students

Female
61%
3,754

Male
39%
2,465

25%

1,996
students

Female
65%
1,281

Male
35%
715

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Student Break-down

2%
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
81%
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

617

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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