Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA-
Murray State University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Ohio Valley Conference
Murray State University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities137Graduates
- Veterinary Technician and Assistant90Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services86Graduates
- Elementary Education79Graduates
- Occupational Safety and Health Technician57Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.88 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responsesReport
After Murray State University
- Very Good405
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