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Founded in 1922, Murray 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 8,877 full time undergraduate students, and 1,609 full time graduate students.
The Murray State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 446 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Murray State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at MSU are considered Less Selective, with ,95% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 41% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Murray State University.
206 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
155 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
235 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.
244 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
244 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
244 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
244 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
243 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
68 Students rated Murray State University
I am so happy about my time at Murray State! The professors are very knowledgeable on their subject matter, and the class content is great. I feel like the textbooks required for each class are worthwhile and even enjoyable to read. We actually end up reading the entire book, which makes the purchase worth it to me.
I like Murray State University for a number of reasons, but the two main reasons are the small class sizes and the variety of clubs available to students.
First of all, I love the small class sizes at Murray State. As a student, I find that I learn much better in a smaller, more intimate setting. With smaller class sizes, I have the opportunity to ask more questions, have more one-on-one time with my professors, and feel more comfortable participating in class discussions. This has helped me to learn more, retain more information, and do better in my classes.
In addition to the small class sizes, I also appreciate the variety of clubs available at Murray State. As a student who is interested in engineering, I am excited to be a part of the Applied Engineering Club. This club provides opportunities for me to learn more about engineering, network with other engineering students and professionals, and participate in hands-on projects and competitions.
But Murray State also offers a wide range of other clubs that I find equally appealing. For example, I am also interested in the Boxing Club and the Fencing Club. These clubs provide a great way to stay active and meet new people.
All in all I am happy with my college choice and the price is definitely a plus. If you get a 30 on the ACT you pretty much go for free.
Murray is a good starter school for incoming freshmen. they are very big on athletics, so if you play a sport this is the school for you. the professors are extremely smart which is a good thig, but can also be a bad thing. A lot of them have a hard time getting the material across but they go out of their way to make themselves available to you.
Murray State has that home sweet home feeling that most students are looking for. There is always something to do and people to meet, so you'll never get bored! Class sizes are perfect and I've never met a professor who didn't try to help when you needed it. If you're looking for a place to call home while getting a top notch education, MSU is the place for you! SHOES UP!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Murray 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 _____.
Don't stress out about college. There are tons of people who can help you with the transition and they are very helpful. Classes aren't as hard as you think they would be, at least your first semester. Take classes you need to take, but also take some that you will be very interested in or you will be dreading going to class every morning. Make sure you get involved on campus. No matter what interests you, there is most likely a club, team, organization, etc. that you can get involved in. You will make friends, even if you don't know anyone who is attending the same school. There are thousands of people on campus. At least one will like you for you.
My school is perfect.
My classmates were hard working, studing all night, and making the grade people that they have gotten really good jobs when they graduated.
The worst thing about my school is probably the walk to and from classes. However, it's still not too bad of a walk everyday.
The people/students who are potential college graduates are well driven and organized. One must may not be intemidated by others but must have faith and be well rounded. One must be able to attend class and be able to be self taught. Ones that are not goal orienated and willing to take on challeges are not fit for college.
The small classes allow you to absorb everything easily if you want to.
This school is amazing for the people who love the small town feel on campus. It is a short walk to anywhere on campus and there are tons of things to do. The school offers any activity you could think of and it is incredibly easy to get involved and make the most out of your time in college so it is awesome for anyone who likes to have fun, no matter how you have fun. Murray State would be a great college for anyone to attend, which is why I especially love going here.
The community! Murray State is a smaller school located in a really small town. It is really easy to get to know people at school and in the local community. Our campus is beautiful and the classes are great. I really brag about how pretty it is and how many nice and fun people I have met and befriended. With the combintation of a pretty campus, good community and great schooling, why wouldn't I brag?
Murray State is truly a home away from home! Not only are you in a home environment with your fellow students and faculty, but the community also serves as a big brother to all the students at Murray State. I am in a sorority and we have adult advisors that help us with anything like finding a job, homework, a hot meal, being sick etc. My parents have felt much more at ease with me having a few people almost like extended family to count on in emergencies.!
The most frustrating thing is getting money and scholarships, and communicating with the financial aid offices to get clear answers.
Murray State is probably best known for its basketball team. They are awesome! The games are intense and so exciting to be a part of in the stands. The school may also be best known for its residential college set up. Instead of dorms, students living on campus live in residential colleges. Each building acts like its own college, with its own college head and intermural sports teams that compete against each other.
One of the biggest things on campus is Greek life. We have a very active Greek life on campus. As well as many different religious groups that are pretty popular. We have a weekly movie night of foreign films which is widely favored.
Coming from a suburb of St. Louis, many people believe Murray State is for people who want to engage their careers with Agriculture and farming. I don't think many people even know the great education Murray State provides and the many times Murray State has been rated as a top school in the nation with the lowest tuition price. Yes, a lot of people that go to school here are from the south and yes, some do fit the stereotype, but most of the people that go here are from either the area or one of the states surrounding Kentucky. There are a lot of right wing conservatives and there is a distinct indication that you are in the bible belt. There is a club and personalities that fit everyone's needs. Honestly, I don't think that I would have been happier going anywhere else.
Murray is a pretty campus in a non-existent city. It is utterly a college town and a small one at that.
The classes are small and some are challenging, most professors will know your name.
For the most part, yes, the stereotypes are correct. Although there is a fair amount of foreign people here too.
To learn the skills needed to start my own business.
My first football game was a terrific day. The stands were packed with everyone showing there racer pride. I had never seen so much school spirit. When the band marched onto the field I felt like a super star and couldn't wait to preform.
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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 Murray State University receive some sort of financial aid.
36% were awarded federal grants.
While 55% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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