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Morehead State University Student Life

Morehead State University is on a 1,500-acre campus in a small town setting in Morehead, KY, not far from Jefferson County (Louisville). Morehead State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Morehead State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Morehead State University has a thriving Chi Omega Sorority. In fact, more students participate in Chi Omega Sorority than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Morehead State University include Collegiate Farm Bureau, Kappa Delta Sorority, Delta Gamma Sorority and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

Morehead State University students' favorite campus events are Eagle Fest (New Student Days activity), New Student Days Hypnotist and Rock the Rec.

Does Morehead State University Offer Student Housing?

Morehead State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Morehead State University students live off campus. In 2021, 36.9% of undergrads at Morehead State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 63.1% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Morehead State University. There are 3,267 spots available in on-campus housing for all 8,621 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,084 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 30% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Morehead State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Morehead State University Athletics

At Morehead State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Morehead State University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Riflery NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Club Teamsheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at Morehead State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Morehead State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Morehead State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Morehead State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Morehead State University has LiveSafe app--a two-way communication safety app between students and University Police.

Plan a Visit to Morehead State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Morehead State University, take Interstate 64 to Morehead, KY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Bluegrass Airport, Lexington, Kentucky airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in KY you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Morehead State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Morehead State University Students

61%

Women

39%

Men

61%

Full Time

39%

Part Time

86%

In State

14%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

89%

3%

3%

2%

1%

1%

0.41%

0.12%

0.07%

Undergraduate Students

8,621

Graduate Students

686

Non-Resident / International Students

65

Morehead State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,307

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,290

Out-of-State

$13,876

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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