8,886
Students
Financial aid thermometer
12,274
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
85
85%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
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Overview

Murray State University is a University institution located in Murray, KY, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 102 Curris Center
Murray, KY  42701-0009
United States
Contact Ms. Stacy Bell
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: msu.admissions@murraystate.edu
Phone: 270-809-3741
Fax: 270-809-3780

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Research And Experimental Psychology Related Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,479
Applied
5,530
Accepted
8,886
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

3,988
Females Applied
3,469
Females Accepted
87%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,491
Males Applied
2,061
Males Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.53
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Minimum ACT composite score of 18 or SAT score of 870, rank in the top half of high school class or minimum 3.0 GPA; high school curriculum criteria

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 24 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,084
In-state
24,540
Out-of-state
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Fees

9,190
Room & board
5,424
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

12,274
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,656
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
25,831
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,428
Avg. Loan Aid
5,487
Avg. Grant Aid
6,258
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
34%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
25%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

8,886
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.89%
Black or African American 6.36%
White or Caucasian 81.23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 0.99%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 2.37%
Other 2.66%

Gender

Male (41.5%)
Female (58.5%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 33%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, All Campus Sing and Campus Lights

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Racer Band, Student Government Association, National Panhellenic Council, International Student Organization and MSU Student Ambassadors

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
LiveSafe, a mobile safety app

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing No Checkmark No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing No Checkmark No
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

686
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 446
Part-time - 240
Male - 337
Female - 349