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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
7,548
Total Undergrads
Including 1,620 Part-time
1,390
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 25 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Ohio Valley Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $110,225)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $50,948)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 70 - -
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 16 16 - -
Football 95 - - -
Golf 11 10 - -
Soccer - 21 - -
Softball - 17 - -
Tennis 9 11 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 6 - - -
Volleyball - 13 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.3%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 4.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.5%
Two or more races 0.8%
White/non-Hispanic 83.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 19
Liquor Law Violation 12
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 7
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jenn from Murray, KY
  • 5
  • dorm life is one of the best things about murray. each dorm is a separate college with it's own mascot. the dorms play intramural games for a whole variety of…

  • Feb-08-2012 Read More
  • Rachelle from Almo, KY
  • 4
  • Although most of the dorm buildings are old, the students are always nice and the RAs make it a point to learn everyone's name. There are always activities to do.…

  • Jan-10-2012 Read More
  • Davis from Calvert City, KY
  • 4
  • The dorms are well maintained, with a top notch staff that will take care of any needs you may have. The maintenance staff is frequently there to make sure everything…

  • Sep-05-2013 Read More
  • Emily from Robards, KY
  • 5
  • I have yet to move into my dorm, but I spent my fall break visiting a friend and I got to stay in her dorm. The dorms are bigger than…

  • Jan-13-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Alex
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Winslows Dining is awesome! You can never go wrong with the dining services. You have a wide variety of food choices and creations.

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  • 5
  • Simiya
  • Dec-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Compared to a larger university, MSU doesn't have a lot to choose from that will accept meal plans. You have Winslow's cafeteria and the Thoroughbread Cafeteria. Both are good, but I prefer Winslow's. At Winslow's you have the morning menu, lunch menu, dinner menu, and after hours menu, which has a combination of food from lunch and dinner.

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  • 3
  • Taylor from St. Louis
  • Nov-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Winslow is the main cafeteria on campus, its right by all the dorms. The food isn't that bad. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night (fries, pizza, cinnamon sticks, cheese sticks, nachos, chicken nuggets, ect.) and is open until 11 p.m. on week nights. Their is also the food truck, Dunkers Deli and Starbucks in the Curris Center (across the bridge by all the classes) and Harts Caf���© which has smoothies and stuff. Off campus their are the main restaurants like Applebee's, Cracker Barrel, Culvers, ect. Their is also a couple unique restaurants in Murray.

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  • 4
  • Geonwoo from MURRAY, KY
  • Oct-14-2013 I am a current student here

    The school has nice facility for food and dining. Winslow, which is the most popular dining hall, has decent food and facility. There are also another places students can visit. Like, T-Room or Dunker's Deli.

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  • 5
  • Mallarie from Yorkville, TN
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    MSU has a beautiful dining hall, Winslow. A variety of food is constantly being cooked right in front of you. It is always fresh made by happy workers.

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  • 5
  • Davis from Calvert City, KY
  • Sep-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Winslow Dining Hall and the Thoroughbred Room provide some of the finest dining I've had from any school I've ever visited. There are many options every day, and you can find something for you even if you have specific dietary needs or allergies (i.e. a vegan diet, a peanut allergy, etc.). The dining staff do a great job taking care of students. Dining is also a great option for student employment, with half of the staff being made up of student workers.

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  • 4
  • Kassity from Murray, KY
  • Aug-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Winslow, The Thoroughbred Room, Pony Express, Dunker's Deli, all the dining on campus is wonderful!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alex
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Sorority and fraternity life provides excellent opportunities for college students to find a home away from home, develop social and leadership skills, and enhance academics. Approximately 12% of the Murray State University student body belongs to a Greek sorority or fraternity

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  • 0
  • Simiya
  • Dec-20-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't have a lot to say here.

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  • 0
  • Taylor from St. Louis
  • Nov-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is evident on campus, I am not in one, but my friends who are all take is a very positive experience! You also have a lot of opportunities. But, don't think you need to be in a sorority or fraternity to be involved, fit in, or be cool or go to parties or anything. That was my impression before I went to college, and now my view is the opposite!

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  • 0
  • Geonwoo from MURRAY, KY
  • Oct-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Murray State University offers a unique opportunity for students to associate in organizations centered around community service, social interaction, leadership, scholarship, and athletics.

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  • 0
  • Mallarie from Yorkville, TN
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is incredible here at MSU along with unique. We pride ourselves on Greek unity. You will constantly see girls from different sororities interacting in a positive way, most being close friends. Fraternities are caught bonding all of the time on campus. So many opportunities present themselves through Greek life, not just on campus but after you graduate. Life long connections are made.

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  • 0
  • Alexa from Danville, IN
  • Oct-20-2012 I am a current student here

    Murray State University has several fraternitiies and sororities, as well as many fundraisers and activites around campus to go along with them.

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  • 0
  • Shelby from Murray, KY
  • Aug-12-2012 I am a current student here

    I am in a sorority on campus and it has been the best decision I have made. It is a great way to meet new people and to get involved on campus and within the community.

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