Murray, KY
Murray State University


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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.

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

Amazing, very nice, small class sizes great place to go ro school.

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

Amazing, very nice, small class sizes great place to go ro school.

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

Dont pick the school with the least amount of violence, the colleges with more reported violence means the police are doing their job right, the one with the least arnt or just covering everything up.

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

Several factors are included in selecting colleges: affordability, location, quality of facilities, etc... The colleges that...

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

Several factors are included in selecting colleges: affordability, location, quality of facilities, etc... The colleges that are best suited for potential students are the colleges that have made the best blend of these factors. When selecting a college, it is critical that one is informed about economic situations that could hinder progress. The ratio of cost of living/tuition to scholarship and financial aid available can ultimately devastate or enhance a collegiate career. America's schools are quite decorated, but a closer look reveals the difficulty of today's economy. Asking current students/parents will eliminate several bad decisions. The college experiences include growing socially as well as academically. The location of a school will affect the experience. Will these experiences generate from city life or a more simple setting? Resources to supplement the academic career are made available based on location. Prompt access to family/loved ones can also help eliminate any problems. The quality of campus facilities gives good insight to the upcoming years. Great facilities will provide for nonhazardous housing situations. Cleaner campuses allude to safer communities. Great wellness and fitness facilities can allow for great personal health. When searching for colleges, look beyond general education.

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

The difficulty in attending Murray State comes directly form a lack of an Urban setting. Under four hours, one can reach Nashville, Saint Louis, or Louisville; without a truly close city, it becomes difficult to engage in activities. The experiences at Murray State are created by the individuals attending, and not the surrounding cities.. The city of Murray is a relatively conservative and small town.

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

Upon entering Murray State's Music Program, it was not clear to me the amount of financial aid and scholarship available. With a struggling economy, one can see why accounts and financial aid awards have diminished. I have a 4.0. It was discouraging to have recently discovered that I received only departmental scholarships and no University scholarships. This makes it very difficult to continue my success. I work 20+ hours a week to supplement the deficiency. The distributing of scholarships seems to be lacking in effeciency.

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

Murray State University is a very friendly and diverese school where somthing fun is always happening. The people at this sch...

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

Murray State University is a very friendly and diverese school where somthing fun is always happening. The people at this school, teacher and student alike, have a passion for this place that is easy to see. Beautiful Campus

Describe the students at your school.

Most students have a passion for something whether it be for the frat or sarority, the enviroment, school, or some religious affiliation.

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

When picking a college don't only consider academics and safety. This is the place where you are going to be shaped and molded from a teenager into an adult. When considering a college don't go somewhere just because your friend is__if you feel right about somewhere then go for it. Relationships with High school friends often change and you won't want to regreat a decision based on a lost friendship.

Michael
Describe the students at your school.

Loud, enthusiastic partiers or quiet studious people.

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

Choose a place where you feel comfortable and where you will get the best education. Do your reasearch it will pay off in the long run. This is your education make the most of it.

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

In order to find the right college, you have to feel that you belong on the campus. The only way to do that is to visit the ...

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

In order to find the right college, you have to feel that you belong on the campus. The only way to do that is to visit the university's campus. Don't visit just once! Visit two or three times. Go to a basketball game there. Eat out at the town's restaurants and ask people what they think of the university. Talk to people you know and see if anyone has gone to that school. You'll be surprised at the insider information people can share with you. Once you find the right college, get involved! Join a club that you never had time for in high school. Find a group of people who share the same passion as you. If you love your school, show it! Get out to the sporting events! Cheer on your fellow students! The only way to get the most out of your college experience is to live your college life. Get out and have fun at your school! After all, these are supposed to be the best years of your life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who does not want to put in any effort should not come to this school. You have to work for your degree here. The teachers will not let you just slide by with the least amount of work possible.

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

The campus is beautiful. My friends and I can always find something to do around campus or around the city. I like to talk about the teachers we have here and how helpful they are to everyone. They truly care about the students and want them to succeed in whatever career they are pursuing.

Emily
Describe the students at your school.

I believe that my classmates are unique individuals and each have thier own view of the world in which they live in.

Describe the students at your school.

I believe that my classmates are unique individuals and each have thier own view of the world in which they live in.

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

When you get the letters in the mail inviting you a semminar about the school, go! That was how my parents and I found out about Murray State University. They do a very good job outlining the school and usually you can tell just from that if the school is going to be right for you. Also, start looking early! I visted my first college as a somphmore in high school and went on to visit 3 more over the next two years. The sooner you start the quicker you will find that perfect school for you.

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

The worst thing about Murray State University is that it is in the middle of no where.

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

Very student-friendly atmosphere amoung the people and the way the campus is set up.

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

Very student-friendly atmosphere amoung the people and the way the campus is set up.

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

Find out the program the student is interested in, and make sure the school has the right programs, even if you are undeclared. Get involved in the school you attend, you meet more people, and have a better experience!

What kind of person should attend this school?

A friendly, outgoing person, who enjoys being in a smaller town setting.

Kayla
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Murray State University is best known for its small town feel and friendly community. There is plenty of activities to keep ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Murray State University is best known for its small town feel and friendly community. There is plenty of activities to keep students busy and a safe place at any hour.

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

We pride ourselves in our educational programs such as our Agriculture Department, Nursing program, and Science programs. We strive to graduate students and find them jobs in which they will be satisfied with.

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

In my experience I would advise high school students to begin looking for college starting their junior year. Also, a student should know before hand what exactly they want out of the college and what major they are leaning towards in order to choose the best college with the best program. I advise all students to move away from home and attend college by either living on campus or in an apartment. This way a student gets the entire college experience and is not conflicted with having to live at home under parental rules. When researching colleges I advise to research each college thoroughly and then plan a college visit and tour. This way you know most about the college and any questions you have can be answered there on campus. For anyone wanting to go to a college out of state find colleges that offer tuition waivers or regional tuitions. This cuts down on costs significantly. I would also advise parents to be supportive of their child as he or she searches for the right college. It is a one of the first adult decisions a person makes and its best to be supported by your family.

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

For parents: Murray State University is a very good school, which costs less than the surrounding universities of Kentucky. F...

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

For parents: Murray State University is a very good school, which costs less than the surrounding universities of Kentucky. For students: Do not base your decision on where your boyfriend or girlfriend is going to school.

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

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.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Keeping up with the financial side of attending a university is probably the most frustrating thing about my school.

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