Murray State University

1,048 reviews
  1. Murray, KY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Murray State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
218 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071

Murray State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
890-1110
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$9,970/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,787/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,360/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,439/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,299/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,295/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,370Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    60%
  • Determined
    40%
  • Surviving
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.76 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Great place to be.
    50%
  • Proud
    22%
  • A place to grow and to bloom
    11%
  • Very friendly school, feels like home!
    11%
  • Excellent
    6%
  • Community
    0%
  • Family.
    0%

After Murray State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

1,048 reviews
  • Excellent
    192
  • Very Good
    403
  • Average
    363
  • Poor
    68
  • Terrible
    22
This college has been a good fit for me. The staff is very friendly and willing to help unlike most other colleges.
  • College Junior
  • 18 days ago
My college is a friendly environment with much to offer, from clubs to societies to Greek life, it's got it all! The professors are super cool and fun, but they completely get their job done.
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
Its a smaller school and I'm an agriculture major, it feels as if my agriculture class teachers really care a lot and get to know you individually.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago