113 Sparks HallMurray, KY 42071-0009 270-809-3741
http://www.murraystate.edu admissions@murraystate.edu
About Murray State University
  • Year of Foundation 1922
  • Size of Campus 350 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 8,577
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 58%, 42%, 27%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $5,388 in-state, $16,164 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $6,860
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 30
  • Enrollment No. 7,661
Murray State University serves as a nationally recognized residential comprehensive university, with a strong extended campus and online presence, offering high-quality associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Academic programs are offered in the core areas of arts and sciences, agriculture, business, health and human services, teacher education, communications, engineering and applied technologies, and nursing. Teaching, research, and service excellence are core values and guiding principles that promote economic development and the well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the region.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 7
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 12%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Upsilon Alpha, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Gamma Betta Phi, Gamma Epsilon Tau, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Lambda Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Rho
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus All Campus Sing, Cinema International, Miss MSU, Founder's Day, Homecoming, Mr. MSU, Alumni Weekend, Jazz Band Concerts, Murray Civic Music Assn. Series, Waterfield Lecture series, Racer Regatta, International Bazaar, Spring Week, Great Beginnings, Step S
  • Number of frats 14
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Japanese Student Association, International Student Org. , Omega Psi Phi, Taiwanese Student Org. , Thai Student Assn, Zeta Psi Phi, African-American Recruitment Team, Black Student Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Io
  • Number of sororities 7
  • Number of students in fraternities 14
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) New Life Christian Center, Baptist Student Union, Presbyterian Ministry, Christian Science, Murray Christian Fellowship, University Christian Student Center, Immanuel Lutheran, United Methodist Campus Fellowship, Christ Amb
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat members 16%
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Nashville, TN (125), Paducah, KY (55)
  • Distance to nearest train Fulton, KY (40)
  • Distance to nearest bus Paducah, KY (50)
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 38%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 0%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (79%), women's dorms (8%), men's dorms (0%), fraternity housing (2%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (9%), special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 14
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 3%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 95%
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 32,600
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Law Library, Special Collections
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 454,300
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Wrather West Kentucky Museum
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all scho
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,250
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 205,400
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs 275 Organizations, companies and systems frequently recruit and hire our graduates.
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 18%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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