Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA-
Murray State is an above-average public university located in Murray, Kentucky. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,236 undergraduate students. The Murray State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 55% of students, Murray State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,700.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Ohio Valley Conference
Murray State University Rankings
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Murray State U Admissions
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities133 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services109 Graduates
Veterinary Technician and Assistant89 Graduates
Occupational Safety and Health Technician83 Graduates
Elementary Education71 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology49 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.100 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.108 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses
Murray State University Reviews
With the limitations during the 2020 year, MSU did the best they could. However, their best was also fantastic! I did not have a single hiccup in miscommunications on a project, curriculum and due dates were still well-understood, and with Zoom classes available scheduling became easier too! I would not be surprised if they continued to do Zoom/hybrid courses because of how convenient they were for lecture-based classes. I did not feel abandoned once with online classes, everyone was still well involved and check-ins were frequent. Overall, five stars for online courses!
So far, as a first year freshman who took dual-credit courses there in high school, MSU is relatively decent! The food provided could be better and the dorms are subpar, but the education provided is fantastic. Because it is a smaller school, you have more of an opportunity to talk one-on-one with a professor. Everyone who I have met has been so helpful and kind, including the student body. Overall, welcoming environment and amazing education gets four stars from me! I just wish the experience was more fun and exciting during 2020, but there is only so much you can do with that.
I love the atmosphere and community at Murray State University! Everyone feels right at home there, and makes sure that the new incoming students do as well. I feel safe on campus, and there is always activities to do to make sure you're getting out of your dorm and having fun while making friends. They have great Greek Life opportunities. They even provide free therapy to any student struggling with absolutely anything.