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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Murray State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
102 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071

Murray 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
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
943-1155
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,529/ 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
    $7,421/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,708/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,816/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,745/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,293/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
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  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
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  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
  • Easy, online app with ability to add a cosigner in minutes
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,980Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Determined
    33%
  • Surviving
    3%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.91 responses
Poll
57%
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 51 responses
Report
  • Great place to be.
    37%
  • Very friendly school, feels like home!
    24%
  • Proud
    16%
  • A place to grow and to bloom
    10%
  • Community
    8%
  • Excellent
    4%
  • Family.
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses
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Murray State University Reviews

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I love Murray State with a burning passion! The community they've built on campus is amazingly homey and comforting. There are always people willing to talk to you and it's a smaller school so there aren't a million people on campus, which helps. When you come in as a freshman, you get to do great beginnings which is basically just a giant ice breaker and really helps to get you started in that homey vibe. A very diverse population on campus and so many services I probably don't even know all of them, including free counseling services and free gym.
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Murray State University is your one-stop-shop when it comes to education. Between the affordability, diversity of majors/minors, Greek life, and student opportunities, it is easy to love it here and be involved!
Friendly people everywhere you go. The small class sizes (20-30) allow me to really build a relationship with my instructors. A lot of students complain about the town being so boring, but I think it helps students from being distracted from their studies.
The food is great (with so many options), prices are affordable, and the campus layout is incredibly easy to learn!
I only wish that there was better technology for my classes and more available in my major of Graphic Communications Media at the University.