About Morehead State University

Founded in 1922, Morehead State University. is a Public college. Located in Kentucky, which is a city setting in Kentucky, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 9,752 full time undergraduate students, and 994 full time graduate students.

The Morehead State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 333 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Morehead State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate85%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range840-1060
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at MSU are considered Less Selective, with ,32% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 31 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

79% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 48% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Morehead State University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
28%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
51%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
16%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
46%
“We bought the gear”
51%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
30%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
39%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
78%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
14%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
12%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
28%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
51%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
16%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
46%
“We bought the gear”
51%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
30%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
39%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
78%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
14%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
12%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Morehead State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    106 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    66 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    110 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    110 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    111 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    110 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    110 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    109 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Morehead State University?

57 Students rated Morehead State University

Autumn

MSU is full of faculty who care about your education, and they push you towards your goals. The students are friendly, so it's easy to make friends. There are plenty of organizations, so when you're not studying, there's a lot that you can do. There's truly never a dull moment at MSU.

mary

Personally, I believe that i could not have gone to a better place. I have met great friends, and really enjoy the beautiful campus. My teachers are all eager to help me and go over exams if I ask. I have had no problem communicating with the different offices and always get quick responses when I send emails.

Lauren

I love it here! They have wonderful oppurtunities around campus to get involved in a good community. Community is so important, so make sure you get involved! There are campus ministries, greek life, sports communities, clubs and more on MSU's campus. I hope you choose MSU if it's the school for you and if you do I hope you love it as much as I do!

Bridget

I think It is a great school that has many opportunities for campus involvement. the professors encourage you to seek help by going to office hours. The shuttle bus service is a great added value for when you don't have a car, and need to get to an off campus building. Even for the rainy days it really has great use. I know most colleges are the same way with parking and I think they use more student parking zones.

Morehead State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Morehead State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Morehead State University is 85%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I know the first advice I would give myself would be to start taking campus tours and researching different schools early. Options should always be available when one is choosing a college to attend. If you wait to the last minute, you might end up going to a school that you woulnd't have chosen otherwise. I would also tell myself to take college very seriously. College is not all fun and games like the movies make it look. I would tell myself to buckle down and study, instead of putting it off. Sure college is fun, but grades are always a priority. The last bit of advice would be to get involved, whether it's a club or sorority, just do anything to get involved with the school. This would have helped make my transistion to college much smoother.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Morehead State embodies a welcoming, warm, and sentimental feeling of home and unity within the campus's falculty, staff, and small classrooms.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are laid back, yet still care about their grades. They are willing to help each other out when someone doesn't understnad course materials.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The fact that school is a "suitcase campus" is the worst thing. Every weekend a majority of the population goes home, most likely due to the lack of activities available to students.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who isn't afraid to be themselves or someone who is willing to discover who they really are while here. This is a small school, so you have to be ok with the small community. It's small, but it's a great one.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag mostly about the teachers and the class size. The professors really seem to care about their jobs and their students. This is really nice because you don't see a lot anymore. Its mostly a get in, lecture, get out kind of thing and all my professors have been very approachable and eager to help if needed.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    About the town that surrounds it, or lack of. It turned out to be bette in the end because there is no distractions that would take me away from campus.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The school requires you to run around to get every problem solved.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about this school are the small class sizes because your professors actually know who you are and show a personal interest in you.

    Read all  11 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Morehead State is known for it's beautiful campus, small town setting, and personal class sizes. Morehead is known for being an artistic school dedicated to helping it's students succeed. Morehead gives many adults a chance at a higher eduation at an affordable cost that they might not be able to receive elsewhere. Morehead is a cultural melting pot, bringing in students from all over the globe.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This school is unique in that it has a very good student to faculty ratio. This allows for classes to rarely exceed 30 students, which helps with students being able to associate and interact more during a class.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone from the city.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The really nice thing about morehead is that because its a regional university its not really big. The professors always learn the students names and in most cases create strong bonds with them. The academic requirements are strong and students must meet with advisers if they find themselves slipping behind. If you are in the developmental classes complete them fast because if you don't after 45 credit hours the university will kick you out with no chance of appeal. Another really nice thing about morehead is the level of student intelligence. Students are very intelligent and always willing to show that in conversation. The Government, Philosophy, or History departments are all stop notch. The facuilty have a strong commitment to the students and see them selfs, rightly so, as the guardian and mentors to their students.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    M.S.U. students are typically stereotyped as poor, and unintelligent. Due to its geographic location in rural Kentucky, this is easily believed. However, although there is a large population of rural Kentucky citezens among the student body, the students at M.S.U. are heavily involved in research and original scholarly work, leading to grants and publications.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    They are all quite popular.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    None of those stereotypes are accurate at all. The school is teeming with life. The amazing landscaping around the university and the constant activities gives anyone something to do. Classes are challenging but very fun and all the professors are just plain fun. The University has a strong commitment to community service and to the service region which it feels that it must build.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Some of the major stereotypes are that its a do nothing school, and that you can just sit around and get a degree, but because of its region its a poor school.

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  19. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The University is just the right size. Its not really big at all, but its not small. The town of morehead is small and there really isnt much to do. You really have to go to lexington for huntington to really have a wild night on the town. The administration are morehead are careing but sadly it seems more and more that they only see students as account numbers. The housing administration are amazing and really care about the students. most students feel really safe on campus because of the constant patrol of the university police. Students have pride in the university and will defend the university at a snap of the figure. The most frequent student complaints always deal with food. The food services are always improving but sometimes you have to wonder if the food is really that great. The university community is like one big family, which I accord to the small community and the level of skill that the residence halls are run.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

9,752

Total Undergrad Enrollment

994

Total Grad Students

15%

Out-Of-State

83%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

103

Student Organizations

9

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

27%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
89%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Morehead State University receive some sort of financial aid. 51% were awarded federal grants. While 64% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$12,744

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,440

Books and Supplies

$8,892

Room and Board

23,076

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,027
$30 - $48K
$9,869
$48 - $75K
$12,412
$75 - $110K
$14,610
$110K & UP
$14,962

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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