Murray, KY
Murray State University


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Miranda
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I REALLY love my school. It's small enough that the professors/faculty care about you and want to get to know you and help yo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I REALLY love my school. It's small enough that the professors/faculty care about you and want to get to know you and help you succeed, and people know who you are. It is also big enough to have plenty of activities to keep you busy and is very diverse. The campus is absolutely gorgeous.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

We get a lot of people assuming the students here are super southern, since we are based in a small town in Kentucky. And there are specific stereotypes that go along with being Southern. But you will hardly find a more open-minded, supportive, loving student body in the surrounding area than you will at Murray State. While yes, some people are Southern, we have such a diverse student body. People from all around the country, as well as other parts of the world, attend Murray State. You meet so many people with different views and personalities, and each is just a friendly and outgoing as the next.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

One of the biggest things on campus is Greek life. We have a very active Greek life on campus. As well as many different religious groups that are pretty popular. We have a weekly movie night of foreign films which is widely favored. We also have a very active LGBTQ group on campus, that I am a part of as an ally.

Describe the students at your school.

The people at my school are so much fun. We only have 10,00+ students, so it's not the biggest. But people here are so friendly. It's so easy to make friends. And if you don't know where to start, there is always so much going on at the school that it's nearly impossible to not make friends, if you just go out and be active in the school life. The school itself goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is connected to someone in some way. It's like we are one huge family.

MacKenzie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are considerate and very helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are considerate and very helpful.

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

I would tell myself to apply for and do whatever I could to make myself stand out for scholarship purposes. Education is very expensive. This is something I did not think alot about when I was a senior. Schools say that they have tons of money to give to students, but I use never or barely get money from my school. Also, I would tell myself to make sure that you are prepared to study a lot more then you had to in high school, and to remember that your education is the main priority.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the amount of scholarships given to out of state students. My school is in Kentucky, and I live in Tennesse. I have to pay over double the amount that in state residents pay for tutition. This has caused alot of money problems, and I have two loans out to pay for my education.

Mary
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were friendly, but not always personable.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were friendly, but not always personable.

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

Mary, don't back yourself into a corner because of preconceived notions about what you like and are good at. Try out some of the life sciences, they are extremely interesting and useful. Be yourself, and search for good friends. Don't try to blend in with the crowd when you don't agree; standing out is not something to be feared, it is an opportunity to spread the light. Remember, though, home is always just a phone call away, and don't forget to call Grandpa. He will always have time for you.

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

The entry level English classes were less intense than my high school English classes.

McKenna
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful and friendly, we help each other study and encourage each other to do well!

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful and friendly, we help each other study and encourage each other to do well!

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

If I could go back and talk to my high-school self I would tell myself to go into college as an undelared major. I have changed my major 3 times and am finally happy with my current major; journalism! I would just imagine it would be easier to complete all the general education credits before starting major specific classes. I would also tell my high-school self to do what YOU think is best. College is going to be a time when you have to make your own way and develop yourself as your own independent person. You are making your own desicions that will effect YOU, no one else. Just keep swimming!

Nichole
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Before Murray State University, I attended another university. That being said, I must say that transferring to MSU was hands...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Before Murray State University, I attended another university. That being said, I must say that transferring to MSU was hands down the best thing I have done for not only my education, but also my personal safety. The best thing about this school is not limited to one thing. The teachers and faculty truly care about their students' well being and even go out of their way to help when help is asked for. They are down to earth and REAL. They understand and only ask that you try your best. If something is going on personally, I suggest talking with your teachers. Security and emergency responders are quick and efficient. I know I can trust them to respond in a professional manner and know that should I ever find myself in a similar situation to my previous school, Murray State Security will not ignore my calls and will not delete any/all reports of attacks to save the school's reputation nor put the school's rep above a student's safety along with show favoritism towards students. MSU is always growing, so some say it's too big. Personally, I prefer small institutes, but I can say that Murray State sits somewhere in between. There are enough students that you don't get so much "everyone knows everyone", but is small enough that the teachers still learn name basis and make time for each individual (when the student asks for it). When I tell people I attend MSU, many are excited. I've even convinced two of my friends back in Chicago to attend. They both had quit school and now they are glad they gave MSU a chance.

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

The biggest hurdle I had to contend with was balancing my social life with study time and work. During high school all I did ...

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

The biggest hurdle I had to contend with was balancing my social life with study time and work. During high school all I did was school work and work at my part-time job. And even then I didn't have to study rigorously. Going to college presented a problem when I started socializing more and make more friends than I ever imagined. It was often difficult to prioritize. The best advice I could give to myself now would be, learn how to study effectively and limit my socialzing to the important things. Also most of all, not to forget the passion and ambition I went into college for, that would end up being what drives me to succeed in the most difficult of times.

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

There are very limited graduate degrees. Mostly masters but no PhD degrees. If you plan on furthering your education like me, you will most likely have to look elsewhere for that.

What's unique about your campus?

It is easily accessible and very friendly. You will find what you love to do and will be able to focus on that. There is plenty of room and the campus is small but very pretty. The town as a whole is friendly and college oriented.

jamiu
Describe the students at your school.

there are so awesome and talented

What are the academics like at your school?

is the most priority thing to get as sinequanon in lfe, in order to my future brighter

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

Murray State University is a school filled with amazing faculty and students that will help me achieve the goals for my futur...

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

Murray State University is a school filled with amazing faculty and students that will help me achieve the goals for my future.

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

I would tell me highschool self to learn how to study. Also learn how to manage your time wisely and turn your homework in on time. I never had to study in high school because I didn't take hard classes. Studying is a skill that every college freshmen needs to learn. I would also tell myself to apply for as many scholarships as possible and keep applying for them. I didn't apply for schollarships and I still owe on this years tuition. A thousand dollars would have been nice to help pay off those final debts of freshman year.

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

The worst thing about Murray State University is that they don't have a smokeing ban. It ruins my day when I have to walk through a cloud of smoke to get to my classes. I understand that people smoke, I wish we had a smokeing zone.

Meredith
Describe the students at your school.

in 300 and 400 level classes my peers are driven and focused but 100 and 200 level classes students seemed to struggle with g...

Describe the students at your school.

in 300 and 400 level classes my peers are driven and focused but 100 and 200 level classes students seemed to struggle with grasping the material or maybe not knowing how to study and learn it.

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

If by chance I could go back and give myself advice it wouldn’t be a plan or an outline of exactly what to do. I have learned so much about myself and the big world with every decision and “mistake” I have made, I needed to learn those life lessons. From transition from a senior to a freshman in college I wish someone had told me it would all be okay; as silly as that might sound I was so freighted to attend college it gave me anxiety and made me very self-conscious. Watching my peers always having confidence in themselves and decisions they had made was really scary when I constantly questioned my own. I needed to hear that I could do it my own way, make my own decisions and then remake them again if I needed to. I wish I could have told myself not to put the pressure of the world on my shoulders. If I could give my 18 year old self advice it would be words of encouragement to a more than bewildered little girl….. Ohh and maybe not to take advanced math class during summer session.

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

The main way to gain any "normal" friends is by going greek, college should be social as well as edjucational. Also, it is in the middle of no where.

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

Murray State is an awesome school that provides friendly people, a beautiful campus, great teachers, and valuable resources.

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

Murray State is an awesome school that provides friendly people, a beautiful campus, great teachers, and valuable resources.

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

The transition to college is an exciting yet nerve-wracking time for every college freshmen. No longer are they big fishes in a small pond; rather, in college they become normal fishes in a huge ocean. But the transition need not be a tumultuous time in someone’s life. If I had the chance to meet myself during my senior year in high school, the overall advice I would give him is to relax and get to know other freshman and the campus itself. Out of every type of student in college, the best chances to make new friends lie in other freshmen. Like my counterpart, other freshmen are just as nervous about the transition to college. Reaching out to them may create an everlasting friendship. And knowing the campus itself is a good stress relieving method. Knowing where every class is at, along with popular campus attractions, can help ease my past self’s mindset.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Although most colleges see students of every type, from partiers to bookworms, Murray provides a healthy mix of every type of student. The school's atmosphere accomodates everybody's tastes, so I can't think off the top of my head who wouldn't want to go to this school.

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