Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

Overview

Address218 Wells Hall
School Websitewww.murraystate.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Remote

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Murray State University is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Murray, Kentucky that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 8,256 students applied to Murray State University. Of those students, 6,722 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Murray State University was $7,884, in addition to fees of $1,200. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Murray State University.

Murray State University has a 56% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Murray State University acceptance rate is 81%. To put this into perspective, 6,722 of the 8,256 students who applied to Murray State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Murray State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Murray State University had an SAT score between the range of 1,028 and 1,213. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Murray State University was between 21 and 27 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Murray State University as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Murray State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $7,884. Combined with fees of $1,200, room and board costs of $9,190, other expenses of $3,940 and the $1,258 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $23,472.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $24,540 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Murray State University to $38,928 for out-of-state students.

Students at Murray State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Murray State University was $4,837 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 36%.

Murray State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio15:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Murray State University.

Murray State University has a good gender split, with 60% of undergraduates being female and 40% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Kentucky residents; in fact, 66% of all students reside in Kentucky. However, 33% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Murray State University is 15:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Murray State University to thrive in your studies.

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