Murray State University is on a 261-acre campus in the small town setting of Murray, KY, not far from Nashville.
Murray State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Murray State University has fraternities and sororities.
Murray State University has the Racer Band. In fact, more students participate in the Racer Band than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Murray State University include Student Government Association, National Panhellenic Council, International Student Organization and MSU Student Ambassadors.
Murray State University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, All Campus Sing and Campus Lights.
This table offers information on housing at Murray State University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||37%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||3,106|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,312|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||63%|
Murray 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 Murray State University students live off campus. In 2022, 37% of undergrads at Murray State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 63% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Murray State University. There are 3,106 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,735 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,312 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Murray State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Murray 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 university, funding, and competition 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 Murray State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Riflery||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rowing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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.
Murray State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Murray State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Murray State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Murray State University, take U.S. Highway 641, Highway 68, I-69, I-24 to Murray, KY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Paducah Barkley Regional, Nashville International airport.
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