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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Murray State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
218 Wells Hall
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Murray State University

Cost

Net Price
$9,970/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,787/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,360/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,439/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,299/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,295/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.73 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,370Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Determined
    31%
  • Surviving
    3%

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.88 responses
Poll
57%
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 48 responses
Report
  • Great place to be.
    40%
  • Very friendly school, feels like home!
    23%
  • Proud
    17%
  • A place to grow and to bloom
    8%
  • Community
    6%
  • Excellent
    4%
  • Family.
    2%

After Murray State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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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.
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Murray State University is a great school. I love the atmosphere, and the campus is really pretty during the fall with the leaves changing colors. The town is great too. There are several places to go eat, and there are lots of places to go and do fun things at. On campus, they have pretty good food, and most of the professors are pretty awesome and understanding. It is a more laid back atmosphere, and if you are interested in staying focused but also interested in having fun this is the perfect place for you to be. There are plenty of options on getting the quiet study time that you need, and if you have had enough of studying you can almost always find a fun activity to do to keep you entertained! :)
Being such a small university, is it important that students become involved on campus. Going Greek is great way to get involved and establish relationships. I was non-Greek my first semester. I went to college with the attitude that all fraternities and sororities do is party and drink. I quickly discovered that I was wrong. It is impossible to walk through campus and not see at least one Greek organization campaigning for their philanthropy. Greeks are well-known and respected in the college community as well as the city of Murray, KY. Do parties occur? Of course! Are parties the main focus of Greek life? Absolutely not! Having been Greek for almost three semesters now, I have learned that Greek life is about fellowship and serving the community.