MSU

Morehead State University

150 University Boulevard, Morehead, United States
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  • Previously Enrolled
    39

Overview of Morehead State University (MSU)

About this school

Morehead State, founded in 1922, is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Humanities, Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, and Science and Technology. Its 1,039-acre campus is located in Morehead, 65 miles east of Lexington.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,665
    • Men:3,896 (40.3%)
    • Women:5,769 (59.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (MSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Morehead State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
7
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
150 University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Morehead, KY  40351
Phone
(606) 783-2000
Fax
(606) 783-5038
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 5,392 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 3,347 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 2,045 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,346 (31%) of 4,293 admitted students enrolled
Women
804 (30%) of 2,697 admitted students enrolled
Men
542 (34%) of 1,596 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.52
375 And Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
410-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
56%
• Score 300 - 400
11%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
430-485 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
0%
• Score 400 - 500
89%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (MSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,950|Out-of-state: $13,426
  • Room & Board: - $9,436 (70.54425837320574%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,440 (10.76555023923445%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,500 (18.690191387559807%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Morehead State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001976
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,276 (95.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,087 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,083 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
210 (19.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$12,594
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 711 (65.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,836
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 734 (67.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,311
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 594 (54.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
194 (14.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,229

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,858 (86.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,257 (87.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,228 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
713 (16.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$11,532
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,879 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,783
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,138 (74.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,940
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,916 (69.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
833 (14.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,684

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,623
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, International Studies, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Junior Miss, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,327

Academics & Instruction (MSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


316

Part-Time Faculty


95

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
562,950

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
950
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Morehead State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


45.7%

Programs & Majors (MSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (52)


  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Information Systems

Master's Programs of Study (47)


  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (MSU)

Location & Geography

Population


6,917

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,187 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
65 mile(s) from campus in Lexington
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Morehead
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


42% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


58%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Royal blue and chrome yellow

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Morehead State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, delta tau delta fraternity, delta gamma, phi sigma pi (honors), baptist campus ministries (bcm), collegiate future farmers of america (ffa)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,835

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,665
Women
5,769
Men
3,896

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.7% Asian
  • 3.2% Black/African-American
  • 1.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 91.5% White
  • 0.9% Unknown

International Students


2.0% from 24 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


919

Student Resources (MSU)

Study resources