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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
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-preparatory 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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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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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 Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

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

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

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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

71%

6,340
students

Female
60%
3,831

Male
40%
2,509

29%

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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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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