Murray State University

1,055 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
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A-
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.72 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 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 36 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Determined
    31%
  • Surviving
    3%

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.88 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Great place to be.
    40%
  • Very friendly school, feels like home!
    23%
  • Proud
    17%
  • A place to grow and to bloom
    8%
  • Community
    6%
  • Excellent
    4%
  • Family.
    2%

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%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses

Reviews

1,055 reviews
  • Excellent
    196
  • Very Good
    405
  • Average
    364
  • Poor
    68
  • Terrible
    22
Being such a small university, is it important that students become involved on campus. Going Greek is great way to get involved and establish relationships. I was non-Greek my first semester. I went to college with the attitude that all fraternities and sororities do is party and drink. I quickly discovered that I was wrong. It is impossible to walk through campus and not see at least one Greek organization campaigning for their philanthropy. Greeks are well-known and respected in the college community as well as the city of Murray, KY. Do parties occur? Of course! Are parties the main focus of Greek life? Absolutely not! Having been Greek for almost three semesters now, I have learned that Greek life is about fellowship and serving the community.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
As of right now- I'm still in my undergraduate studies. After Murray, I will be applying for Graduate schools for Occupational Therapy. I am just now getting into core classes that are a necessity for OT school. These classes are what drives me to do well and succeed- there is no better feeling than being in a classroom full of other students who want to help others just like you do! The must important criteria for admission into OT school is your science classes. These classes include your anatomy, physiology, nutrition, chemistry, and some of your exercise science classes. The classes necessary to get into OT school are some of your top classes- the ones that you have to strive to do well in, and the ones that typically are the most "fun" I guess you could say because you're working toward your goal of pursuing a career- and those particular classes are going to get you there. It's just an exciting feeling to me.
  • College Junior
  • July 15 2013
I've never personally experienced an internship (yet!) however, I've had several peers and friends who have done so- and they absolutely love it. It gives them that extra push- they're able to experience what their life will be like once they have accomplished their goal of being whomever that want to be for a living, it gives you that confidence that you're doing the right thing. I haven't exactly had a "formal" internship- however, I have shadowed my Grandpa's PT and OT, and let me tell you, there is no better feeling than seeing a loved one succeed. I plan on getting on internship though, there is no doubt about it- I would LOVE to get a sneak preview of what my future holds!
  • College Junior
  • July 15 2013