Murray, KY
Murray State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Murray State is a friendly school that is the perfect size and can offer a good education at an affordable price.

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

Murray State is a friendly school that is the perfect size and can offer a good education at an affordable price.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind of person can attend Murray State we have a little bit of everything, as long as you can live without the city life.

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

The best advice that I can give is that any college is going to be whatever you make of it. Not only make sure that your school has good acedmics, but check out the extra curricular activities so that you can be invovled on campus. Getting out of the dorm room and being involved in clubs, sports, or fraternities and sororites, is a great way to meet people, network, and get the most out of you college experience. When you go visit your prosepective schools, ask the students themselves their opinions about the school and what type of things to expect. This way you get a more realistic outlook on the school. Once you decide on the right college, you need to stay focused coming into school. That first semester there will be a lot of distractions with parties every weekend and other activities, but always remember that you are at college to get a good career and academics should always come first.

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

Make sure that the school is right for the student and also make sure that it has the right major.

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

Make sure that the school is right for the student and also make sure that it has the right major.

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

That they make you live on campus if you are out of state and they force you to get a meal plan.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who date and have relationships with the same sex. The school is in the bible belt so it is looked down on.

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

Research different acedemic programs of your interest having to do with your major. There are a lot of people you can meet w...

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

Research different acedemic programs of your interest having to do with your major. There are a lot of people you can meet with similar interests and classes. Also, if you are undeclared, like i was at first, take intro classes to get a feel of what you can see yourself doing or to truely find out what interest you. To make the most of your college experience, get involved with campus and student activities. There are so many student orgizations that are fun, and are a good way to meet new people!

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

I wish i would have known more of the campus activities and what the different associations stood for. At first the information was available but i did not take interest until later on.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing at Murray would be the atmosphere. Compared to home, St. Louis, Murray has the southern hospitality. Everyone is very nice, friendly and helpful on and off of campus.

Joshua
What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Nothing really frustrating. I would be happy with a more organized career services office, but I have no regrets at all going...

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Nothing really frustrating. I would be happy with a more organized career services office, but I have no regrets at all going there.

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

I went in knowing quite a bit about the school and how it works. Didnt really have any big surprises.

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

Find a place where you are comfortable. Just because friends or family went to a certain college doesn't mean that its for you. If you have to spend 4 years and tens of thousands of dollars at this school, you had better be looking at a place that you love, not just like.

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

Never go to a school because its just where all of your friends from high school are going. Go somewhere different. You will ...

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

Never go to a school because its just where all of your friends from high school are going. Go somewhere different. You will meet so many more amazing people. Apply to several schools even if you know exactly where you want to go, you might surprise yourself. Talk to older students that attend your different prospective schools. Once you get there, take chances. Play intramural sports. Get involved in something that interests you. You don't have to go out everynight. Its perfectly fine to take it easy, stay in, and watch a movie... even on a weekend night. Remember that it is normal to feel out of place at first. Its alright to have your doubts and think you that made the wrong choice. Give it time. If you keep a somewhat positive attitude you are surely to attract other positive people. Always surround yourself with people that make you feel good. There's no point in always having to second guess yourself... especially around your friends. You're only in college once. Don't go too crazy, but do know that its okay to have a good time.

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

Alot of people come from the surrounding areas, so they go home more often than staying for the weekend. Also, some tend to stay in their high school friend groups instead of branching out and meeting new people.

Casey
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The university is the main focus/population of the town. It isn't near any interstates and there aren't any larger cities wi...

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

The university is the main focus/population of the town. It isn't near any interstates and there aren't any larger cities within one hour of the small town.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

My program is going to take five years instead of four. Far too many courses are required and many cover the same information or information that I feel is irrelevant to my degree.

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

Parents and prospective students often pay attention to the immediate needs, such as the residential accommodations available, the food service, and the financial aid. All of these are incredibly important, but the job placement program and course load must also be closely examined. Prospective students should ask for a detailed map of their program that organizes and plans out their way to graduation. They should not enter a school who will require five years worth of education to acheive what others can offer in a traditional four year program.

Jacob
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are Attentive, Hardworking, and rarely disrepectful to the teacher and the other students.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are Attentive, Hardworking, and rarely disrepectful to the teacher and the other students.

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

When finding the right college for you concentrate on what you have always loved doing and that is which schools will fit you. If you have it all figured out and you know what you want to do with your life and the degree you want to pursue then you are ready for the next step of picking your college. Check accreditation and strength of the program you will go into. Do not settle for a college that is not going to give you the best education. This is why you are going to school. Now you have gotten into the best college and it?s the one you wanted it is time to concentrate on getting the most out of your college experience. I could say go out there and make sure you spend three hours a day working on homework, but that is crazy. You have to get out into the community and see the sites and experience new things. If you don't now then you will have a hard time when the world finally hits you. Remember to always put your homework first and complete it at 100% your best and you will do great!

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

There are too many core classes that we have to take before we can ever get into taking the classes we want. There is no time to experience other fields before really making an educated decision on what you want to do with your life.

Shanna
Describe the students at your school.

The students my class are really nice.

Describe the students at your school.

The students my class are really nice.

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

I think that this school is very friendly and diverse. Also it is great community full nice students and people. The teachers are great most all of them are really helpful.

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

I believe that parents should choose a school where there is a nice community. Also where the students and teachers are extremley nice. Also you want a school is helpful for you. If your child has a learning disibility find a school with services.

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

Thomas Ehrlich once said ?A college education should equip one to entertain three things: a friend, an idea and oneself.? Thi...

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

Thomas Ehrlich once said ?A college education should equip one to entertain three things: a friend, an idea and oneself.? This is the best advice I could give to future students and parents in their search for the perfect college. First, the student must have confidence that they will fit in, that they will be able to make a friend. Second, the chosen college should challenge the student. The college should assist the student in growing as both a scholar and a contribution to society. Lastly, the college should make the student feel pleased with where they are and what they are doing. When they are happy with themselves and the environment around them, this is when they will reach their maximum potential as a person.

What's unique about your campus?

This school has a great price for the quality of education given.

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

There isn't much to do in Murray, it's at least a 45 minute drive to anything exciting.

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  • $8,400
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