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Murray State University
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  • 4 Year
  • MURRAY, KY

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Murray State is an above-average public university located in Murray, Kentucky. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,149 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Murray State acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Veterinary Technician and Assistant, and Business. Graduating 53% of students, Murray State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,700.

About

218 WELLS HALL
MURRAY, KY 42071
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference

Murray State University Rankings

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Murray State U Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,628 / 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
$11,892 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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. 89 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 89 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    54%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,149 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,714
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Determined
    27%
  • Small-town
    4%
  • Surviving
    4%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 104 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Great place to be.
    31%
  • Very friendly school, feels like home!
    31%
  • Proud
    13%
  • A place to grow and to bloom
    10%
  • Community
    8%
  • Excellent
    3%
  • Family.
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 48 responses

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