Murray, KY
Murray State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Looking back in time, I would say to myself as a high school senior would be don't be anonymous. Take advantage of every op...

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

Looking back in time, I would say to myself as a high school senior would be don't be anonymous. Take advantage of every opportunity that you can get. Don't stop learning just because someone says you can't do it. Stay busy in college with extracirricular activities but remember your first job is to get an education. Remember to talk to all your professors and get to know them outside of class. This is an important aspect of college most students forget because we've grown up in an enviroment where we want to be anonymous. College professors have a wealth of knowledge that you always need to tap into. Once you start, finish what you started and don't quit until you have got everything you want because going back as an adult learner with a family is a lot harder.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This school is good for fresh out of high school students. This college has a great diverse offering of classes to help someone discover their direction in life.

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

I love the campus of Murray State University, yet I have to drive an hour to take classes. There is a campus located in the town where I live but they limit the type of classes offered there. I am an adult student, so I have a different perspective than most students. I balance working full time, a family life, and a student life. This school needs to be more friendly to adult learners especially in the economy we are encountering now.

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

Murraystate University is an educational tool for success. Any help I needed or financial assistance for the most part was gi...

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

Murraystate University is an educational tool for success. Any help I needed or financial assistance for the most part was given to me. The programs on campuse like Student Support Services was the best help this university could have offered me. This university stands for equal opportunity and do not tolerate racism or discrimination. They also offer free tutoring programs for those who need extra help in every subject. I love this school. If I had a choice to do it all over again i would choose this same university.

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

If I had that opportuity I would tell myself to prepare. I would let myself know that high school is not the same as college. In high school you have certain requirements that are laid out for you, making decisions for yourself is really not needed. In college this is the biggest transition you have to make. You are no longer considered a child in the eyes of society, your officially an adult and decision making like where you are going to live, what classes you are going take, what you plan on getting your degree in, and what you can afford all come in to question. You have to be able to balance your school life, your social life, and your work life. This transition can be difficult but if you have the motivation and determination to endure to the end the rewards you receive will be great and well deserved. Every choice you make will have tremendous impacts on your life so make sure your making the right decisions that evolve into postive outcomes. I truly believed this would be the best advice I could give myself as a high school senior.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

What frustrates me the most about this college is the financial aid process. You get what you deserve eventually, but the process is a pain and it takes forever. For some students the process is not complete before school begins and they get purged untill the process is complete. I believe they can do better in this area. Other than that I have no complaints.

Elizabeth
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I might have a slight bias, since it's my department, but Murray seems to be well known for its Agriculture department. We ha...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I might have a slight bias, since it's my department, but Murray seems to be well known for its Agriculture department. We have many farms here very close to campus that are closely tied to the on-goings of the campus.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is an all around decent person and isn't prone to sterotypical biases. Murray has a wide array of people are there aren't room for ignorant people here. Someone who also takes their schooling seriously, but knows how to kick back and relax when rest and distraction is needed. Someone who is respectful, of both teachers and their fellow students. And lastly, someone who likes to have fun, meet new people, and isn't afraid to try new things.

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

It may not seem like it now, but you are going to get here. Don't get discouraged, while things may seem out of control right now, you're going to get it together and you're going to make your mom proud. You're clean, and have been for almost three years now. I know it's really cliche, but it really does get so much better in college. You're no longer doing things because you HAVE to, you're doing them because you want to, and it gives you a sense of acomplishment. You'll change. You'll conquer all the issues that seem to plague your life and you'll rise above them, and while they'll never fully go away, you're strong enough to get through it. And know that it's ok to make mistakes, as they don't make us who we are, it's how we deal with them that defines us. And lastly, don't worry so much about mom, she really does do ok after you leave. She fills her time with work but I do believe she's doing just fine, so stop fretting and go to college!

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

The advice that I would give myself as a high school student, approaching the threshold of college life, would be to particip...

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

The advice that I would give myself as a high school student, approaching the threshold of college life, would be to participate. I would encourage them to take an active role in the determination of their future, especially when it comes to funding their ambitions and education, and to get involved in the community in a more social way. As a high school student I was introvert and slow to make friends. The tendencies that developed during this time have continued into the present, and in retrospect, has caused me to miss out in life; So, taking my current condition into account, participation would have been a good way for me to break these trends, and develop a foundation of affability and involvement, aiding me in the social transitions between a school of 150 students and a university of 10,000 students. If I had received and followed through with this advice, my life at the moment could be different; I might have received a scholarship, and I could have enjoyed my high school years to a further degree than what I did. Hopefully, by following my own advice I will have a better time during my college years.

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

It's not as big a deal as others make it sound. Just keep your head up and don't let the weight of college courses turn you i...

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

It's not as big a deal as others make it sound. Just keep your head up and don't let the weight of college courses turn you into someone you're not. Imagine it like high school but with professors instead of teachers. Keep in mind that you have goals and don't let anything detour your confidence in reaching them.

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

My school is a enlighted with such wonderful opportunities for the students and staff in order to better their lifes, and hel...

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

My school is a enlighted with such wonderful opportunities for the students and staff in order to better their lifes, and help them be the person they once dreamed of. Murray State is a great school in general, because everything a student would ever need while in the process of earning his/her degree is implemented at Murray State University.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are and have always been great. Classmates and students at Murray State University are some of the most supportive individuals i've ever got the chance to meet. Everyone seem to want the best for the next person and that's exactly what i seek in classmates.

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

I would encourage my younger self to strive for excellence and greatness because although college life can be somewhat challenging and difficult, I must envision my goals and future. Because the transision from a high school education and environmental setting can be the complete opposite from a university perspective. I would also inform myself as a high school senior to focus the majority of my time on schoolwork and things centered around my education, because time managing can be a tough thing to mange while in college for the simple fact you're on your own for the first time in your life so important decisions will ultimately be left to you. Maturity and responsibility plays a big role in succeeding on a university level, therefore i must do the best of my abilities to reach my goals and succeed. The transition from high school to college is another stage in life to prepare you for the real world and to shape you to be the ideal person you should be in order to advance and achieve your goals. Don't look at college as scary thing because it can be a wonderful experience as well.

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  • $8,400
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