MSU

Murray State University

102 Curris Center, Murray, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    42
  • Class Notes
    30
  • Textbook Notes
    7
  • Study Guides
    5
  • Currently Enrolled
    193
  • Previously Enrolled
    314

Overview of Murray State University (MSU)

About this school

Murray State, founded in 1922, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business and Public Affairs, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Humanistic Studies, Industry and Technology, and Science and the Department of Library Science. Its 232-acre campus is located in southwestern Kentucky, near the Tennessee border.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:8,886
    • Men:3,688 (41.5%)
    • Women:5,198 (58.5%)

Location

Admission Information (MSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Murray State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
August 15
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
102 Curris Center
City, State, Zip
Murray, KY  42071
Phone
(270) 809-3741
Fax
(270) 762-3413
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot 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
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum ACT composite score of 18 or SAT score of 870, rank in the top half of high school class or minimum 3.0 GPA; high school curriculum criteria required for freshmen
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
85% of 6,479 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 3,988 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 2,491 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,974 (36%) of 5,530 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,126 (32%) of 3,469 admitted students enrolled
Men
848 (41%) of 2,061 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.53
375 And Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (MSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,340|Out-of-state: $22,728
  • Room & Board: - $8,906 (63.387900355871885%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,265 (9.00355871886121%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,879 (27.608540925266905%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Murray State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001977
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,423 (95.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,030 (72.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,029 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
230 (22.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
39%
Average Award
$11,656
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 950 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,023
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 648 (63.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,610
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 151 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
272 (18.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,085

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,040 (87.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,601 (76.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,587 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,147 (25.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
34%
Average Award
$12,274
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,933 (85.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,258
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,316 (72.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,022
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 435 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
768 (11.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,487

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,564
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

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, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Memberships, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,375

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


446

Part-Time Faculty


240

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


51%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% 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


  • Not reported

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
557,829

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
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


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


44.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.0%

Programs & Majors (MSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (70)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Outdoor Education
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Youth Services/Administration

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science, Master of Music Education, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Affairs

Master's Programs of Study (46)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Leisure Studies
  • Management of Technology
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Reading Education
  • Safety Engineering
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (MSU)

Location & Geography

Population


18,106

Nearest Metropolitan Area


261 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
23.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
130 mile(s) from campus in Nashville, Tenn.
Nearest Bus Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Paducah
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Fulton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


33% 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


67%

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
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Murray State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, racer band, student government association, national panhellenic council, international student organization, msu student ambassadors

Sororities


19% of women participate

Fraternities


17% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,980

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
8,886
Women
5,198
Men
3,688

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 6.6% Black/African-American
  • 2.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.8% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


4.2% from 42 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,609

Student Resources (MSU)