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Murray State University

Murray, KY, USA
3.98 Average Rating

Murray State University is a 4-year public school in southwest Kentucky. Murray State is home to six colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 126 academic programs. For students interested in the performing arts, Murray State mounts an annual production called Campus Lights—the longest running student-produced musical in the south. Additionally, Murray State fields 15 varsity sports teams and football games are marked by a thoroughbred racehorse named Racer One taking a victory lap after every touchdown.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or 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 US National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US 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
Suburb or town
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
Murray State has a really positive environment full of friendly people. There are always many things to do, and all different kinds of opportunities. All students are proud to be Racers!
Rachelle from Almo, KY
The environment seems so nice and welcoming. All of the staff that I have had to work with was very friendly and helpful. The campus may be big but it is easy to find where you need to go and is a very pretty, welcoming atmosphere.
Emily from Robards, KY

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