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  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 5,751 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Morehead State acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 45% of students, Morehead State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,200.
150 University Blvd
Morehead, KY 40351
About Morehead State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League

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.

MSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
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
$12,528/ 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
$9,023/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,751Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,644
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Dedicated
    39%
  • Individualized
    27%
  • Hard-working
    18%
  • Here
    14%
  • 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
  • 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
45%
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!
The campus is beautiful with many places for students hang out with friends or study for upcoming exams, finals, quizzes, etc. There are a variety of people that are also attending this school which provides for a great opportunity to meet new people and gain new friendships. Overall, many buildings on campus for students to live are in fairly good conditions. There are many classes offered for such a wide variety of fields. There are great restaurants on campus as well as numerous resources to get help for different concerns. Being a first year college student was a big change, but the professors made a welcoming gesture and eliminated extra stress that many incoming college students were facing. I would recommend this college to anyone planning to attend college. When riots start on campus because of LGBTQ members, it makes it extremely difficult to not say anything to those trying to push their belief onto others. Numerous people leaving out God has been my biggest struggle.