Murray State University


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Murray State University

In-state Tuition

$4,998 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$6,788 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Law Library, Special Collections

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 454,300 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,250 current serial subscriptions.
  • 205,400 microforms.
  • 32,600 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Wrather West Kentucky Museum



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,800 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available 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 school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other


reading, math, writing, study skills, other


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

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)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 38% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 3% of housing units are Singles.
  • 95% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 0% of housing units are Triples.
  • 2% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 14 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 40% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events 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 Show, Study Abroad, Campus Lights, Fall Family Weekend, Martin Luther King Celebration.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 210 organizations on campus.
  • 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 Sigma Kappa.
  • 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 Ambassadors, Impact Praise and Worship Center, Catholic Campus Ministry (Newman House), St. John’s Episcopal Church, New Life AME, Campus Outreach, Abundant Life Campus Ministry, Reformed Presbyterian Fellowship.
  • 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, Iota Phi Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Korean Student Assn. , Muslim Student Org.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Over 150 departmental, collegiate and other organizations.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Murray State News (Weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Nashville, TN (125), Paducah, KY (55)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Fulton, KY (40)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Paducah, KY (50)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 80% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 18% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 14 fraternities
  • 7 fraternity houses
  • 16% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 7 sororities
  • 5 sorority houses
  • 12% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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