Tuition & Fees

$9,084

$24,540

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
50%
400-499
50%
700-800
50%
400-499
50%
30-36
22%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
30-36
6%
24-29
42%
18-23
40%
12-17
12%
30-36
12%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,722
Declined + 1,534
Total Received 8,256
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Public

8,148

undergraduate students

1,317

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 1494
ACT 1532

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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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Location

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 Regional Academic Outreach. Its 261-acre campus is located in southwestern Kentucky in the Jackson Purchase Region.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,465
Established in 1922
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The 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)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  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)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Murray, KY

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).

Murray State University
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
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 16% of male students
 
9 sororities 15% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
54%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
50%
400-499
50%
700-800
50%
400-499
50%
30-36
22%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
30-36
6%
24-29
42%
18-23
40%
12-17
12%
30-36
12%
24-29
43%
18-23
43%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
($50 for international applicants)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 17
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

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,722
Declined + 1,534
Total Received 8,256

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 Right Now

Admissions Contact

Maria Rosa
Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Transfer Center
P: 800 272-4678
F: 270 809-3780
msu.admissions@murraystate.edu

Financial Aid

38%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,833

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,084
Room $4,934
Board $3,614
Books & supplies $1,265
Total $18,897
Average Financial Aid - $11,833
Total with Avg. Aid $7,064

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,823,240
State $5,762,610
Institutional $8,701,405
Other external $1,068,194
Total $27,355,449

Non-need-based

Federal $148,286
State $2,108,028
Institutional $5,130,296
Other external $1,691,108
Total $9,077,718
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Financial Aid Deadline

Other
January 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Wendy Cain
Bursar & Interim Director of Student Financial Services
wcain@murraystate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Kevin Saal (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Velvet Milkman (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Agriculture
Agriculture Operations/Related Sciences
Applied Physics
Audiology/Audiologist/Speech Language/Pathology/Pathologist
Audiology/Audiologist/Speech/Language/Pathology/Pathologist
Biology/Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business Administration/Management
Business/Commerce General
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Civil Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies/Speech Communication/Rhetoric
Community Organization/Advocacy
Computer Information Systems
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
Earth/Environmental Science
Economic Development
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
Geological/Earth Sciences/Geoscience
Global Languages
Graphic Communications
Higher Education Administration
History
Human Development/Leadership
Industrial Technology
Information Systems
Integrated Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations/Affairs
Japanese Language/Literature
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education/Teaching
Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Learning/Behavior Disorders
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
Nutrition/Dietetics/Food Management
Occupational Safety/Health Technology/Technician
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Communication
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations/Image Management
Public/Community Health
Reading/Writing
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
School Counseling
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
Telecommunications Systems Management
Trade/Industrial Teacher Education
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Wildlife/Wildlands Science/Management
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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
  • Internships
  • 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

9,465

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

8,148
students

Female
60%
4,873

Male
40%
3,275

14%

1,317
students

Female
66%
872

Male
34%
445

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

6,276
students

Female
60%
3,730

Male
40%
2,546

23%

1,872
students

Female
62%
1,143

Male
38%
729

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Student Break-down

2%
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
70%
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

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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
  • 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
India
Kuwait
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
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
Assistant Vice President, Institute of International Studies
270 809-3508
gzou@murraystate.edu

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