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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

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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Morehead State University Reviews

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Morehead is not a party school and it is relatively far from a major city, so it has a laid-back atmosphere; most students go home on the weekends. The student body is friendly to each other and welcoming to new students. The professors are caring and more than willing to help you succeed, particularly if the student is willing to put in the effort. Budget cuts, constant renovations, and administrative disconnect frequently inhibit student productivity. The some of the main complaints among students would be the quality (and price) of campus dining and endless issues involved with on-campus housing. Overall, it is a comparatively affordable option for students on a safe campus.
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If I could put it into one sentence, it would be, 2 years wasted here. I went to Morehead to finish up my Bachelors. I went because family and friends went here, they always said it was the best school for me. Just the two years there made me felt like I was lied too. Frist, I didn't really learn anything in my field to help me when I graduated. Second, they only care about getting their name out there. Third, student body is not very diverse, such as they only care about athletes, students in on-campus organizations(student clubs and greek life), if you are not any of these you mostly treated like dirt. Sadly, I have to go back to school to redo the damage this place did for my future. Thanks!
While visiting Morehead State University, I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. Being in a town that felt like home made me love it there. Their dorms were very nice and new, as well as their cafeteria. Morehead is one of my top picks right now because of it's location, amenities such as the wellness center, the lake, and the library, and also the academic programs they provide there.