Murray, KY
Murray State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Gives you a sense of home away from home, with the included freedom of bieng by yourself

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

Gives you a sense of home away from home, with the included freedom of bieng by yourself

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

Find a college that fits two critera, yourself and your major. Find a school that relates to you. Say you grew up in a small town, go to a smaller to mid-size school, because anywhere else you will end up bieng home sick and not yourslf. Secondly is your major. Pick a school that relates closely if not specific for your major. Even going to the school and finding people in that major asking them about their experiances helps. Realize that this is your education that you will hold dear for the rest of your life and will give you that comepetive edge in life to go where you want to go.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are looking for the big city atmosphere, this school will not appeal to you

Kevin
Describe the students at your school.

Most students at Murray State are friendly, courteous, and attentive in class.

Describe the students at your school.

Most students at Murray State are friendly, courteous, and attentive in class.

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

The most important aspect of finding the right college is finding a college with a strong program in whichever field you hope to major in. Attending a school with a strong program will provide you with a better education and open up many more options for graduate school. To make the most of your college experience, it is imperative to make friends and get involved on campus. Extra-curriculars are essential to maintaining an enjoyable, relatively stress-free college life.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Murray State University is the helpful, intelligent faculty. Most teachers are always willing to assist students in any way necessary.

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

Murray State University was the right choice for me.

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

Murray State University was the right choice for me.

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

When you visit campuses can you picture yourself there? If so what are you doing?

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

Sometimes the administration does stupid things.

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

The choice needs to be a decision come to and agreed upon by both the parents and the students. yes the parents are wiser and...

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

The choice needs to be a decision come to and agreed upon by both the parents and the students. yes the parents are wiser and their advice needs to be given. However the student needs to be happy with the school they choose to attend. Every activity needs to be looked into and the student needs to get involved with activities but it is important to remember that they are there to get their education and that is what is the most important.

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

i cant think of anything that i needed to know.

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

its close to home! it is just the right size, professors know my name and are able to help me one on one.

Kaeleigh
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

High education at a low cost.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

High education at a low cost.

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

View the campus instead of just picking some. The look of the campus really tells you a lot about what's going on there. Also, pick a major you know you will enjoy and have fun with it. Be friendly and make good friends.

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

Bathrooms in some buildings need to be updated.

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

My school is the perfect fit (not too big, not too small, and plenty of activities to get involved in).

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

My school is the perfect fit (not too big, not too small, and plenty of activities to get involved in).

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very friendly! One of the first things I noticed about the university is that students and faculty members will always take the time to ask how you are doing. Students are very accepting and willing to help in the classroom setting. This includes sharing notes and forming study groups.

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

First off, choose a college that has the field or major that you want to go into. There are many important factors that go into making a college decisions so I'll try to name some of the ones that were most important to me. I wanted to go to a school that was big enough that I could meet a lot of new people, but small enough where I didn't get lost in the classroom setting. Many of my teachers know me by name and are willing to help me anytime outside of class. It's important to find a school that will work with you in terms of financial aid and scholarships. Before committing to a school, send them your transcript and ask for an estimation on how much financial aid or scholarships they can award you. Finally, find a school that has a good career services center with good networking opportunities. Career Fairs are mucho importante!! Colleges with good reputations will bring in big recruiters with a lot of career opportunities.

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

The student should choose a school that they want to attend because if they don't they will not want to put the effort into s...

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

The student should choose a school that they want to attend because if they don't they will not want to put the effort into school. One of the ways to choose is visiting which is great because you get to meet future students and facalty. To make the most of your experience you need to get involved whether it is with sports, clubs, or your dorm it is a great way to make friends and be a true college student.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is scheduleing because it is so confusig. We will be moving to scheduling on the internet soon though.

What kind of person should attend this school?

i think anyone could attend this school we are very open to all majors and all types of people.

Jennifer
Describe the students at your school.

Most of the time they are pretty nice, not very talkative but nice for the most part.

Describe the students at your school.

Most of the time they are pretty nice, not very talkative but nice for the most part.

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

Choose the college that has the best programs to suit your desires. Don't pick a college because of it's name or because your parents went there and it's tradition. Pick the one that you want or else you will never be happy. Even if it's a "party school" and you're not into that but it's the school you want, just do it. You don't have to take part in the parties, you can say no. I would say just go with your gut, do what you want and not what someone else wants you to do.

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

All the drinking and emphasis on fraternities and sororities and the very outspoken liberals

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

Unless impossible, visit the university that you're interested in! Make sure the campus and the people are a right fit for y...

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

Unless impossible, visit the university that you're interested in! Make sure the campus and the people are a right fit for your child/you. Parents, don't try to make the decision FOR your child. Don't expect college to be easy; it takes a lot of time and effort, not only to succeed in the classroom, but to flourish socially as well. College is a big commitment, but worth every minute, and every cent. Students, look for sources of financial aid and scholarships, and don't live above your means once you get to campus. A mini-fridge and tupperware dishes are a must. Don't party TOO much, don't forget your grades, but have fun! Parents, be ready to let go. Your child might not call you as often as you like (or might call TOO MUCH), but that's just part of the process. Everyone is different, and every student will adjust differently to their new surroundings. The best thing you can do, as always before, is be there for them when they need to vent or ask advice.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is probably that a majority of students go home on the weekends, which means party night is Thursdays, which can be a bummer when you have 8:30am class on Fridays! But they've shifted a lot of parties to the weekends now, so this is getting better. The night scene has picked up in my 3.5 years here.

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

I probably brag the most about the size of the university, class sizes, and professor envolvement. I hear too many complaints from my friends at other schools, saying that they're just a number in giant classes. At Murray, you'll walk to class (everything is in walking distance) and definitely know a few of the people you pass, but not necessarily everyone, which makes for awesome opportunities to meet new people, without feeling trapped in a tiny OR overwhelmingly populated school.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,400
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  • 85%

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