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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Morehead State is a public university located in Morehead, Kentucky. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,835 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Morehead State acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 42% of students, Morehead State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,200.
About Morehead State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
150 University Blvd
Morehead, KY 40351

Morehead State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1040
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,136/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,381/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,835Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,826
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    38%
  • Individualized
    27%
  • Hard-working
    18%
  • Here
    13%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Here to have fun
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.88 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Small town, big heart.
    88%
  • Much More Boring
    10%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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great animal science program. I have not been to college yet, but from the information i have gathered from research i am fairly positive it is going to be a great college for me. There are a lot of hands on activities on campus and within each major or pathway that any student wants to accomplish. This is a great learning environment for all students especially beginners, like me. Not only is it a great learning environment, but a healthy, thus making it better for students mental state. furthermore, for everything a student gets when first joing here is very remembering. This leads me to my next point, they offer all of these advantages to the students, plus it is fairly affordable!
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Morehead State University is more than just a University but a family. There has not been a day that I have walked across campus without at least one person saying good morning or just waving. The professors truly care about your education, and work with you every step of the way. Never be afraid to ask help from your professors, they are an amazing resource and some departments offer FREE tutoring! If you are looking for a university that is dedicated to higher learning and is a family, then Morehead is the place to be!
I liked the community especially the people. It is a well rounded school and they are very friendly. They make you feel like home. There may not be a lot of diversity, but the professors and food is spectacular and the sports are great too! I definitely recommend this college to someone that wants to get away from your home town to a different town that is very nature friendly. I also recommend going to the football games and really any sport because you will have a great time! Also, the hiking trips are eye opening and very adventurous if you plan on taking one. I personally loved Morehead and I hope you will too!