Overview

Applicants
4,760
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
430 - 550
SAT Math
460 - 560
ACT Composite
20 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
681
with Terminal Degree
395

351
Men
330
Women
87
Minority
29
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
29%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Graphic Communications, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Physics

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Outdoor Education

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Youth Services/Administration

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Management
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral Other
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Jude Deveraux
Author

Kirk Reuter
Retired Pitcher, San Francisco Giants

Pat Spurgin Pitney
Olympic Gold Medalist

Richard (Dick) Anderson
Leadership roles at Federal Reserve and AT&T

Dr. Walter Bumphus
President and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges

Dr. Gene Ray
Founder of the Titan Corporation

Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton
President Emeritus, Cuyahoga Community College

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,208

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,850

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,367

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,554

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
47%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,225

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,360
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$10,073
Required Fees
$1,032
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,314

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,336
Transportation for Commuters
$861

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

A wide variety of private and Foundation scholarships available. For information, visit http://www.murraystate.edu/students/undergraduate/Getting Started/Paying For College/scholarships/
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,444
Out of State
31%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
50

Demographics

7.41%
African-American
1.93%
Hispanic
86.16%
Caucasian
1.57%
Unknown
5.21%
International

56% female
44% male
31% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
33%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
77%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
85

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
139
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
12

14% join a fraternity
16% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

43% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Racers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Riflery
Rodeo
Tennis
Women's Sports (Racers)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Riflery
Rodeo
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
80

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
70

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Shawn Smee
Director of Recruitment

Address
Office of Recruitment
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071

Phone
800-272-2853

Email
msu.recruitment@murraystate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Susan E. Bauernfeind Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Curris Student Center
CFSB Center (Special Events and Basketball Arena)
William B. Cherry Expo Center (Rodeos and other events)
Lovett Auditorium (historic theater: concerts, plays, public speakers)
The Residential Colleges are also popular locations.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Land Between the Lakes region (including Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley)
Paducah, KY (arts, shopping, and entertainment)
National Quilt Museum
Nashville, TN (arts, shopping, and entertainment)
Discovery Park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, Sat 11am to 1:00pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm Sat 11 am-1 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
cward@murraystate.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Office of Recruitment

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
All major airlines fly to Nashville International Airport, Tenn., two hours from the campus. Commuter flights are available to Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah, approximately 45 minutes from the campus. Greyhound has service to Paducah, approximately 45 minutes from the campus. The closest Amtrak service is in Fulton,KY., approximately 35 miles from the campus; however, no taxi or bus service is available at the train depot. Security Taxi and Taxi Express are available for transportation to and from the airports and bus terminals. Taxi Express provides transportation within the city of Murray. Security Taxi, 270-443-4442; Taxi Express, 270-759-TAXI.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the northeast via the Bluegrass Pkwy: Take the Bluegrass to the Western Kentucky Parkway. Continue west to I-24 and proceed west to the Purchase Parkway (Exit 25A). See "From the east or west via I-24". From the east or west via I-24: Take the exit for the Purchase Pkwy (Exit 25A) and proceed south approximately 9 miles. Exit onto Hwy 641 (sign marked "Murray State University"-Exit 41) and drive south to Murray south to Chestnut Street) and turn right (west). Drive approximately four blocks to Curris Center and turn left into parking lot. From the east or west via I-40: Take I-40 to Highway 641 and proceed north to Murray. Continue to the intersection with Chestnut Street and turn left (west). Drive approximately 4 blocks to Curris Center and turn left into the parking lot. From southeast Missouri: From I-57 take the Charleston/Wyatt exit and proceed east on Hwy. 60/62. In Wickliffe, KY., take Highway 121 which will take you through Mayfield, KY.Take the Mayfield bypass to Highway 80 and on to Murray. Exit to the right on 641. Once in Murray Turn right (west) onto Chestnut Street, drive approximately 4 blocks to Curris Center on your left. Parking is available in front of building.

Local Accommodations
The following is a list of hotels/motels in the Murray area: Quality Inn (270-759-5910), Best Value (270-753-6706, Holiday Inn Express (270-759-4449), Hampton Inn (270-767-2226), Murray Plaza Lodge (270-753-2682), Best Western (270-753-5353), Murray Magnolia Inn (270-753-1150), Ken-Lake State Park (15 miles)
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Key Stats

4,760
Applicants
9,444
Size
80%
Acceptance Rate
1000
SAT Scores

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