Murray State University (MSU)

Murray, KY

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Murray State University

Murray State University

Murray State University Student Essentials

Murray State University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Racers
Website: www.murraystate.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,840
Out-of-State Tuition: $18,600
Retention Rate: 70%
Enrollment: 12,676
Year Established: 1922

About MSU

At Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, students have the opportunity to build their own major through Murray State’s unique Integrated Studies program.

One of its more outstanding features, the Integrated Studies program is designed for students who have previously attended college or have substantial life experience. Through Integrated Studies students fuse two or more areas of study or modify a traditional major in order to fulfill their educational goals.

Murray State University also offers over 100 traditional Bachelor’s degree programs. These are granted through several colleges, which include the College of Business, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Science, Engineering and Technology and a school of Nursing.

A continuing education division at Murray State was designed for students who are not able to attend classes on campus and, therefore, must study through distance learning or at a nearby Murray State learning center.

Murray State’s many thousands of students may also benefit from the hands-on approach to learning. For example, students have the opportunity to do internships in their field of study.

Student services at Murray State include career services, tutoring in math, writing and other subjects, financial aid for eligible students, and on-campus housing.

Student life offerings include a variety of cultural, artistic and recreational events and organizations. For more information on programs available, contact Murray State University today.

MSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

40% of students gave Murray State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

Overall Rating

I loved going to school at Murray. The campus was just the right size for me, and I always felt comfortable going to and from classes. My advice for any prospective student would be to think about how you want your college experience to be, don't go to bigger more expensive universities just because your close friends may be going there. To me, Murray is a big college in a small package and is a great place to start paving your road to success. As with anything else in this world, it's not the degree hanging on your wall that defines you, it's the choices you make.


Former Student - Last Attended 2011

Overall Rating

I really enjoyed this school. The staff and faculty were all very nice and more importantly helpful. Everyone I met there was willing to help me with any problems that arose and they were all very understanding. The campus itself is beautiful. Trees, green grass, beautiful architecture, the shoe tree was one of my favorite things. The dorm rooms are normal sized with concrete brick-like walls. It's not always the most beautiful thing, but it is safe from any crazy weather that may arrive. The class sizes were small and easy to find. All together it was a wonderful college and a great place to be.


MSU Map & Location

Murray State University
218 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071


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Getting Around MSU

Walkability

Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

1/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Murray, KY

Winter
Dec
47
31
Jan
45
28
Feb
50
32
Spring
Mar
61
40
Apr
71
49
May
78
58
Summer
Jun
86
66
Jul
89
70
Aug
89
68
Fall
Sep
82
61
Oct
71
49
Nov
59
40

MSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 9,972
Freshman Class 2,049
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 12,676

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 85%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 2%
African American 8%
Caucasian 85%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%
Full-Time 73%
Part-Time 27%
Women 60%
Men 40%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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