If you want to apply to Murray State University, the fee for the application costs $40.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
|Murray State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||26%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||18%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||88%|
Murray State University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Murray State University is a slightly difficult school to get into. Murray State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Murray State University accepted 77% of students, around 7,358 of the 9,549 students who applied.
Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Murray State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Murray State University must submit the following items. Double check with Murray State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||√||High school GPA of 3.0 or higher (no ACT/SAT test score required for admission decision).|
|High School GPA of 2.0 - 2.99 with an ACT composite score of 18 or higher (SAT 960 or higher).|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Murray State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 73% submitted a class rank. At Murray State University 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Murray State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||28%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
Murray State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Murray State University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 18% of Murray State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Murray State University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Murray State University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Murray State University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Murray State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Murray State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Murray State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Murray State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Murray State University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Murray State University.
Does Murray State University accept transfer credits?
Murray State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Murray State University accepts:
Does Murray State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Murray State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Murray State University?
No, Murray State University is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Murray State University's acceptance rate?
Murray State University's acceptance rate is 77%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Murray State University is 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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Murray State University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Murray State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Murray State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.57. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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