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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  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
    A-
Morehead State is a public university located in Morehead, Kentucky. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,963 undergraduate students. The Morehead State acceptance rate is 86%. 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 $25,700.
About Morehead State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
University Blvd
Morehead, KY 40351
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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
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1060
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$11,296/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,027/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,869/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,412/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,610/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,962/ year
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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.62 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,963Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    38%
  • Individualized
    29%
  • Hard-working
    17%
  • 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.85 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Small town, big heart.
    89%
  • Much More Boring
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,400/ 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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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!
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The time I spent at MSU I felt was time well spent. The small class size was beneficial to a more one on one education. They excel in their art programs and I can't wait to go back and finish up my bachelors. Recently, they "improved" ADUC, a center for students to eat, gain information on the school, hold meetings, and a few other things. It cost a lot. That money could have gone towards programs Morehead took away so that they could pay for this renovation. That money could have gone to renovate buildings that desperately need it, like the English and Business building: Bert Colmbs. That money could have gone towards hiring new people instead of completely taking away much needed jobs. I love MSU, but I am incredibly bitter about their recent "improvements".
I went on a campus tour, and the students were very respectful. They got to know you, and what you wanted to major in. I also got a one on one tour in the nursing department and it was spectacular. The campus was very safe and had phone booths designed specifically to be used for calling help if in danger. The campus was beautiful and felt like home. Every student looked very happy there. Also, their food is outstanding. Morehead provides their students with anything they need on campus such as: "gas station but for food", free washer and drying to wash clothing, huge dorms, amazing food, many activities to do while on campus, one on one time with professors, and so much more. Many encouraged me to further my goals in majoring in nursing.