Murray State University
Murray, KY, USA

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Murray State University
3.98 Average Rating

Kayley from Morganfield, KY

a current student here
17 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
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.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is beautiful, especially in autumn. It is really easy to get involved in different clubs and activities which make college much more worthwhile. The town is small but everything is conveniently located close by. The number of students is around 10,000, so you meet lots of different people and can always meet more.
Bang for the buck
Murray has been on Kiplinger's Rankings for Best Value Colleges. There are many scholarships available through the school, there's at least one that you qualify for. Also there are free or cheap activities on campus frequently, from movies to luaus to singing.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Great for these types of students
If you want a quality education and have some fun along the way MSU is the place for you.
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Katherine from Murray, KY

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am studying spanish here at Murray State and have learned more about the language in the one class that I have taken so far than four years combined in high school.
Am enjoying being here
I have loved every second of Murray State. The campus is not too big to be overwhelmed, but it is not too small to be bored. There are many restaurants and stores in Murray that make the town great!
Bang for the buck
Murray State University is one of the least expensive universities in all of Kentucky, but one does not trade the lack of expenses for a valuable education.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Great for these types of students
I think Murray State is great for anyone that likes a small town atmosphere, friendly people, and little debt upon graduating. I am certain that almost anyone can find their place at Murray State University.
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Jenn from Murray, KY

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Academic Rigor
each class is different because each professor has their own way of teaching. as long as you apply yourself and study hard, you can succeed in any class. and don't be afraid to ask for help from a tutor or even your professor. they are there to answer your questions and help you succeed!
Dorm Life
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 sports. each dorm puts on programs and has town hall meetings to help make life at msu enjoyable. currently a great white shark from white college and i love it! make sure you check out all your dorm options when you apply!
Food and Dining
winslow dining hall always has some great food. there's also fast track, located on the side of winslow where students can use cash or flex dollars to buy things like groceries, toiletries, and first aid kit supplies. local businesses give msu students some great discounts for things like dining out or delivery foods, tanning beds, the night owl, and the local chiropractor.
What to do for fun
some fraternities throw parties on thursdays and on the weekends, but a lot of those parties require partiers to be on a list. murray basketball is always fun to watch (only undefeated team left in the ncaa as of 02/08/2012!)! there's also murray's on-campus hookah bar, called the night owl. murray also hosts a ton of great speakers and programs throughout the semester!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
the shoe tree! absolutely my favorite thing on campus. if two people meet at murray and end up getting married, they nail 1-2 shoes on the shoe tree. they can write important dates or places. a lot of couples who are on the shoe tree have come back in later years to add a few finishing touches, like a shoe from their first child. it's a beautiful tradition.
Great for these types of students
independent, social, active, outdoorsy
Clubs and Activities
there are so many clubs and activities at msu that you will find at least one that is perfect for you. and if, by chance, you don't - you can always start a new club!
Campus Safety
racer patrol is great if you ever feel like you need an escort anywhere. the dorms host a lot of safety meetings at the beginning of semesters too, just to inform students of potential dangers and how to prevent them.
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Caroline from Lincoln, NE

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Because Murray State isn’t a huge campus, many of the classes are not over thirty students. The science lectures, however, consist of many a hundred students, but the professors make themselves available if help is needed. Also, the teaching skills of the professors and excellent, and they make sure that all material covered is understood.
Am enjoying being here
I’m about nine hours away from home and I have had a great experience so far by going out of state to Murray. The students here are friendly and in no time I had met and made numerous friends. Also, there are many campus and dorm activities that help students get involved and meet new people.
Bang for the buck
Murray State, like most colleges, is a little expensive for out of state students, but I would recommend it to both in-state and out-of-state students looking for a good home for the next four years.
Tips for prospective students
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!
Great for these types of students
Murray State offers a great program for Nursing, Business, Music, Equine Science, Pre-Vet, Engineering, Art, and many others.
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Corinne from Saint Louis, MO

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are fun, but most are not challenging enough.
Am enjoying being here
The town is tiny and there isn't much to do if you don't like to hunt or drive trucks. Although, they do have an inexpensive movie theater and the Land Between the Lakes (LBL) is beautiful year round.
Bang for the buck
It is very inexpensive and you receive a decent education.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Great for these types of students
Outdoors-y, adventurous, ingenuity, creative
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Bayly from Murray, KY

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
All of my classes this semester were really great. The teachers really seem to know what they are talking about and care about how you do in their class. You aren't just a number and they want you to do well.
Am enjoying being here
Murray may be a small town with not much to do but it is very friendly. The campus is also very pretty in the fall when all the leaves are changing.
Bang for the buck
Murray State is definately worth the price. The classes are very informative and the dorms really arent too bad either.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Great for these types of students
Anyone interested in agriculture or anyone looking for a smaller campus where you aren't just a number.
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Donald from Paducah, KY

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The faculty are fantastic here. They really care about you and care to not only just know your name but to get to know you as well. You get the college course education with the cozy feeling of a high school classroom
Am enjoying being here
I consider Murray my real home. I am a part of the Greek Community and Student Government and there is always something to do. Whether it be attending sporting events, community service, or just relaxing in the quad. Dorms have a great community and do a great job in being a second family.
Bang for the buck
I believe this is a steal to be honest.
Tips for prospective students
Find the library and go Greek.
Great for these types of students
Any and all need to apply
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grant from dawson springs, ky

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
murray state is possibly the best thing to happen to me in my life. murray state is the perfect fit for someone looking for a college big enough but not too big. murray state is an astounding university that looks out and provides opportunity for its students.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Academic Rigor
i am a manufacturing technology major here at murray state and the engineering department and osh program are some of the top in the south and in the nation. classes are small and the professor gets to know you by name while helping you one on one. it is perfect for anyone who likes small classrooms and eager to learn in a traditional class setting. applying and getting internships will come easy since murray state's engineering department is well known.
Dorm Life
the dorm life is amazing since the dorms at murray state all the dorms are residential colleges. meaning it is like your own little community. you will get to know almost everyone by name on your floor and dorm. the ra's will know you by name and eager to hangout. there are always countless activities and cookouts happening for free/
Food and Dining
winslow has its moments but the t-room is the place to eat. fresh food right off the grill or oven. you are able to pay with cash or flex for convenience.
What to do for fun
there is an endless list of things to do for fun in murray. you can go to wellness center to swim, workout, or play basketball. go to land between the lakes, swing in a hammock in the squad, or go play football or soccer on the fields. there is a new bowling alley right off campus, a movie theater, multiple restaurants, and the list goes on and on.
while clarksville, paducah, evansville, and nashville are within two hours of driving range.
Bang for the buck
cheapest university in kentucky while getting a grade a education. anymore need to be said?
Greek Life
greek life is huge at murray state. i am a new member of sigma chi and they saved me from going off the deep end when i learned of my mother's cancer. murray state is huge on greek life and on keeping all the fraternities and sororities safe. nearly everyone on campus is greek so it is an amazing way to make several friends.
Campus Safety
the campus police are excellent and nothing dangerous ever happens on campus. they even have an app if you want a ride on campus at night for free.
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Lace from Murray,KY

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers here are all well experienced in their fields. They know how to give you good hands on experience that you can later use in your own field. You may even walk away with something to show an employer.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is large enough to give you the total college experience, but its not so big that you're just another number. There are lots of things to do and see in town as well.
Bang for the buck
They have one of the least expensive tuitions of most colleges. Its easier to get tuition paid for through scholarships. Plus you wont be cheated this is a good school that will challenge you, not a party school.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Great for these types of students
People who want a good college for low cost.
People who take their college experience seriously.
People who want to become part of close knit college community.
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Catherine from Lansing, NC

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I'm learning a lot here at Murray State and not just book smarts either. At Murray you learn a lot though not only though you what your books teach, but though your teachers and their experience around the world. Murray is known for sending both students and teachers around the world to gain experiences. For the teaches it gives them even more experiences so that they are able to come back and teach even more efficiently.
Murray is just all around one of the best places to come if you are looking for both knowledge and a place where you cant wait for the next class to come. =)
Am enjoying being here
I am really enjoying my time here. I graduated a year early in June from my high school in the mountains in NC and came straight to Murray after graduation and have been attending classes since. I love both the location and the community. the people here in Murray are some of the nicest you will meet and are always willing to lend a hand.
Bang for the buck
For me attending Murray is expensive, but I am a out of state student. I pay around 28 G a year. For instate student Murray is a great price though. Most in-state students pay about 14-15 G from my understanding. There are also a lot of scholarships open.
Tips for prospective students
-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!
Great for these types of students
-Murray isn't the place for the down to earth type that are just in college to study and nothing else.
-Murray is great for social people and people who want to get their work down and still make lots of new friends !
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