Murray State is an above-average public university located in Murray, Kentucky. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,980 undergraduate students. The Murray State acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 49% of students, Murray State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,700.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Ohio Valley Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.78 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities125 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services114 Graduates
Occupational Safety and Health Technician98 Graduates
Veterinary Technician and Assistant94 Graduates
Elementary Education64 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology48 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science45 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.101 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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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
From my experience with Murray State, I would like to see the change of how admissions is done. I had issues with admissions due to the fact that my ACT score was low. I would like for the admissions to focus less on test scores because that doesn’t prove what a student is capable of and once I got accepted after an interview, i told myself that I wouldn’t want any one else to get in that situation. I want everyone to have the opportunity to learn and grow as an individual at Murray State! Overall though, the community is amazing and the feel of campus makes you feel home away from home. If someone is thinking about Murray State, I would definitely reccomend it for them.
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.
Murray State is the place to go if you are looking for helpful, accessible, friendly people! Whether you are contacting an office here or speaking with a professor, you can expect quality conversations. I have been in three dorms, from the most expensive to an average, older one, and all three have been great! Murray State has become my home away from home and I am so glad I decided to come here.