Murray State University
Murray, KY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
87%
Acceptance Rate
6,900
Students Applied
80%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
904
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
65%
Out-Of-State Students
32%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
39
95%
Submitting ACT
8%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1173
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
630
Reading
25th
470
75th
560
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
48%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
27
Top 25%
54
Top 50%
82
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
166
$30k - $48k
93
$48k - $75k
138
$75k - $110k
134
$110k+
91

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: msu.admissions@murraystate.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-272-4678
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
keep an open mind when coming here on visit and don't have your mind set on something specific explore it all. ranging from your major, greek life, sports, clubs, etc.
grant from dawson springs, ky
Make sure you find out everything you need to have completed before going and while going here. Make sure you complete your paperwork on time, well before deadlines.
Lace from Murray,KY
-Don't try to over load your self your first semester.
-stay in the dorm the first year it is well worth it and you get a experience that you can't have any where else.
-the residential colleges always have something going on and it's always fun so go out to some of the events!
Catherine from Lansing, NC
No matter what school you choose be sure to get involved in some way, it makes college much more enjoyable and Murray is a great place to get involved.
Kayley from Morganfield, KY
In order to apply for Murray State, one must have decent grades and a desire to go. If you do not have the best ACT score and do not think you will get in, think again. Murray State works with students that do not have the minimum ACT scores. Also, Murray State offers many scholarships to finance your education.
Katherine from Murray, KY
realize that murray is a small town so it can be a culture shock if you're coming in from a big city. when you're touring murray, ask as many questions as you want about activities and/or sports you enjoy to see what teams are available. try to truly picture yourself at murray state. it really helps with your decision making.
Jenn from Murray, KY
Don’t stress too much about college. Once you know that you have found the right college for you, don’t hesitate. If you know that it’s the right college for you, then go for it!
Caroline from Lincoln, NE
Give it a chance, just because I don't like it doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try. I know many, many people who love this place.
Corinne from Saint Louis, MO
Make sure you apply for scholarships and get involved. There are many different scholarships and most everyone that applies is awarded at least one. Murray also has many different clubs for all sorts of interests so everyone can find something for them. It is also a really good way to meet new people who are interested in the same things you are.
Bayly from Murray, KY
Find the library and go Greek.
Donald from Paducah, KY

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