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Murray State University

Murray, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%

About Murray State University

Murray State University is a public, state university in the town of Murray, KY. Murray State University was founded in 1922. The university currently enrolls around 9,489 students per year, including 7,759 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Murray State University

It is not difficult to get into Murray State University. Murray State University admitted 84% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 10,228 students applied to Murray State University and 8,604 were admitted.

Murray State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Murray State University is located in Murray, KY, near Nashville.

If you would like to see Murray State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 641, Highway 68, I-69, I-24 to Murray, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Paducah Barkley Regional, Nashville International.

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College Info

102 Curris Center Murray, KY 42071

Campus Setting: Small Town

Murray State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Murray State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Murray State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1170


Math SAT Range

470 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


980 to 1170


980 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Murray State University students is 1084. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Murray State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Murray State University.

Murray State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Murray State University is like? There are approximately 9,489 students enrolled at Murray State University, including 7,759 undergraduate students and 1,730 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 66% percent are from KY and 34% percent of students are from other states.


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