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
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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

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.75 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 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 38 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    66%
  • Determined
    32%
  • Surviving
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Great place to be.
    38%
  • Very friendly school, feels like home!
    22%
  • 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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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.
Murray State University is a very good college choice for me. They offer online courses which work very good for me being a non-traditional student. I attend the Regional Campus in Hopkinsville, which is close to home. I have three grown children and four grandchildren. My daughter earned her Bachelor's degree, working on her Master's, and my oldest son is finishing his Bachelor's degree. After raising my family, I felt that it was my turn to earn my degree. Murray State offers a very flexible schedule program for Bachelor's degree in Integrated Studies. I am in the Health Care Administration field of study.