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Murray State University

Murray, KY, USA
3.98 Average Rating
Murray State University is a public institution based in Murray, KY. MSU operates regional campuses throughout the state in Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Paducah. Many students choose to study abroad and programs are offered in countries such as Finland, Chile, Germany, and Ireland. At MSU football games, a thoroughbred racehorse, named Racer One, will take a victory lap after every touchdown.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
65%
Out of State Students
32%
0
100
87%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,017
Total Number of Undergrads
8,636
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,562
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,084
Out-of-State Tuition
$24,540
0
100
34%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
166
Size of Town
Town: Remote
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Clarksville
Louisville
Nashville
Evansville
Saint Louis
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
i live 5.5-7 hours from murray, depending on the route. homesickness is really hard for me. but involving myself in things like the equestrian program, intramural sports and dorm activities has really helped me adjust. i truly love murray state, but because i am from a large city the town of murray is just too small for me.
Jenn from Murray, KY
Murray State is an amazing place to learn and grow not only as a student, but as a person. The environment is extremely tolerant, friendly, and extremely helpful for students in any available major. College isn't easy, but Murray State's faculty and staff, along with the older students, are willing to help make it as easy as it possibly can be!
Davis from Calvert City, KY

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