Murray, KY
Murray State University


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

Small town university where faculty and staff work together to help the students succeed. They are especially interested in ...

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

Small town university where faculty and staff work together to help the students succeed. They are especially interested in the non-traditional student like myself. I feel the faculty goes out of their way to accomodate the student. For those of us returning to school after a long absense, the encouragement offered is greatly appreciated.

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

Truthfully, since I am returning to school after a 35 year absence, I can see that many high school students are too young and not mature enough to take on the responsibility of college. My advise to parents would be to encourage their students to volunteer in their communites before they embark on their college journey. In today's economy, I believe it is foolish to start college without clear cut goals and the desire to succeed. I see that many of my classmates seem to socialize more than they study and I know that if they were paying their own way they might look at things very differently. When your student is ready for college, I fully support a mid-size university such as Murray State with about 10,000 students. Murray is a small close-knit town that supports the university and its students. I do not think anyone gets lost in the crowd here and if you need special attention it is readily available. I would also encourage the student to get involved not only in their school but in the community. Finding a university that encourages that involvement is important.

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

The worst thing about my school is the library resource. Relocating from a large city with womderful public libraries at my disposal I was dismayed at the library and how out of date its books are. Thank goodness I have the internet available to me. I would not be able to find enough research material to use for any project there.

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

Students should not only consider the financial and academic aspects of a university, though those are very important, but th...

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

Students should not only consider the financial and academic aspects of a university, though those are very important, but they should also consider what opportunities the college has to offer. Activities and opportunities can make or break a school, as well as your college experience. Life consists of opportunities. The choices that you make and the opportunities that you take advantage of determine what kind of life you lead. If I could offer a piece of advice to college-bound students, it would be simply not to revolve your life around attending classes, making the grades, and getting yourself into the real world. While these things are very important, the experiences that you have while you are in college are what shape you. What opportunities you take advantage of in these few years will make you the person you are to be in the real world. Don't ever hold back, and don't try to rush through your life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants a community-style campus at an affordable price.

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

You are not just a student you are a person, you and your furture your learning your thing matters and you need to be challen...

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

You are not just a student you are a person, you and your furture your learning your thing matters and you need to be challenged

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

Dont just dream about what you want, think what you need right now in your life. Base your choice off today and make sure the school has lots of choices for academics and social life, visit it! If you are focused go where you feel right where they know what they are doing the biggest most impressive school is not always the best. Chech the community make sure it is for you then Pray. Even if you doint believe in a god, its not going to hurt. Do your research on all of it! Good luck

Monica
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

drinking, cut throat studying

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

drinking, cut throat studying

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

Start early when thinking about college. It's important to find the college that will best suit your needs. If you start early, you have plenty of time to decide where you want to go and to fill out any paperwork to get into the college you choose and for financial aid. Also, when filling out financial aid, be sure to fill out every one you can get your hands on because if no one else besides you fills out the paperwork, even if it doesn't apply to you, you may just get that scholarship.

What's unique about your campus?

study places because there are many of them

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

Think about what you want from your school experience the most, take your time investigating each school personally and don't...

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

Think about what you want from your school experience the most, take your time investigating each school personally and don't settle! Research all avenues for financial aid and get to know all staff and faculty. After selecting your school, get involved in all activities on and off campus this is the best time of your life to grow as an individual.

What's unique about your campus?

the artist freedom and community

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

College is a very personal decision. There are individuals who immediately know, or have known, where they want to go to sch...

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

College is a very personal decision. There are individuals who immediately know, or have known, where they want to go to school. There are also individuals who struggle to decide what college or university is best for them. It is a decision that cannot be rushed, and it is a decision that must be made for oneself. Use resources to find the college for you. Guidance counselors are available, the internet has many search engines, and take those colleges visits. Always remember where you choose is not where you have to stay; there are always other options, and it never hurts to ask someone for advice. Take a risk, it will either be worth the risk or you will learn a very valuable lesson on your journey. Go on the journey; the experience one receives at a university cannot be established any other way. It is a time for individual growth, fun and knowledge. College allows the discoveries of oneself, other cultures, education, and life survival skills. Take the good with the bad; learn from your mistakes, and do not allow them to be made twice. Do not be scared. Put yourself out there and live life to the fullest.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A student who likes, or needs, little distraction. Murray is a beautiful area surrounded by forrest and lakes, but there is very little to do unless you are involved. The campus is extremely nice, the classes are good, but unless it's summer you might be bored. Therefore if you really want to concentrate on your studies and enjoy a nice learning environment, Murray is for you.

What's unique about your campus?

I would consider the environment the greatest positive about Murray. The campus is very well spaced, gorgeous landscaping, and a well surrounded area. Also the campus is strictly a campus, no outside businesses or bars around class buildings. There is school and then there is Murray, and I enjoy the seperation of the two. Also the lakes nearby and wooded areas are nice to be around.

Pamela
Describe the students at your school.

My classmated for the most part are helpful and do their job in making the school and themselves successful.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmated for the most part are helpful and do their job in making the school and themselves successful.

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

A school where your child is comfortable!!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

If someone is interested in this school they should enojoy small towns. They should also be willing to volunteer and get involved in the community.

Jaime
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were hard working, studing all night, and making the grade people that they have gotten really good jobs when ...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were hard working, studing all night, and making the grade people that they have gotten really good jobs when they graduated.

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

My advice would be to reach the college. Talk to other people about their experience they had at that college. Visit a college on the weekend so you are not rushed. Before you visit the college, research the academic programs that the school offers and set up times to meet with an adviser to asked questions. Try to visit a college when there is a sporting event. You can get a feel of what the student body's school spirit like. You can research the community. You can see the population, stores, resturaunts, and banks that are there. If there is any crime. After you choose your college, you make your own experience. Get out and try everything. Join sports teams in the dorms, go to football games, plays, and concerts. Join a your majors organization. If you want to experience college, don't just sit and wait for it to happen to you, you have to make it happen. If you don't, you will be studing all the time and will become burned out. Employers do look to see if you are active at school. Go out, have fun, and enjoy college because it will not last forever.

Brody
Describe the students at your school.

Funny, smart and very helpful

Describe the students at your school.

Funny, smart and very helpful

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

its somewhat smaller so you get to know alot of people and everyone treats you good. theres not alot of fights and gangs, things of that nature because everyone gets along. its like a big family

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

meet new people. go somewhere so that you can meet new people that will be friends for life. remember you dont have to drink at college or do the ususual college party things to fit in. no one makes fun of people who choose not to that stuff. everyone still has fun

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,400
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  • 85%

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