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Murray State University

Murray, KY

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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: 270-809-5044

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agricultural/animal/plant/veterinary Science And Related Fields, Other Checkmark Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
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Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Graphic Communications, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Checkmark
Trade And Industrial Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Cad/cadd Drafting And/or Design Technology/technician Checkmark
Civil Engineering Technologies/technicians Checkmark Checkmark
Drafting/design Engineering Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
Electromechanical/electromechanical Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Industrial Technology/technician Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Occupational Safety And Health Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Veterinary/animal Health Technology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Outdoor Education Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Youth Services/administration Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,549
Applied
7,358
Accepted
7,937
Enrolled
77%
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Female Admissions

6,124
Females Applied
4,756
Females Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,425
Males Applied
2,602
Males Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.57
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: High school GPA of 3.0 or higher (no ACT/SAT test score required for admission decision). High School GPA of 2.0 - 2.99 with an ACT composite score of 18 or higher (SAT 960 or higher).

Application Deadlines

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

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 510 620
SAT Math 510 620
ACT Composite 24 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,168
In-state
13,920
Out-of-state
9,168
In-district
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Fees

1,200
Full-time student fees
10,038
Room & board
6,064
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

13,276
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,330
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
14,142
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
6,399
Avg. Loan Aid
8,746
Avg. Grant Aid
8,255
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
42.6%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
22%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,937
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.72%
Black or African American 6.1%
White or Caucasian 78.82%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 0.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 2.82%
Other 3.91%

Gender

Male (37.82%)
Female (62.18%)

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 30%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, All Campus Sing and Campus Lights

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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
Field Hockey No 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 No No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Checkmark 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

578
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 449
Part-time - 129
Male - 278
Female - 299
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