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Morehead State University

Morehead, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%

Morehead State University Admissions

Morehead State University is not difficult to get into. Morehead State University admitted 84% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 7,911 students applied to Morehead State University and 6,643 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Morehead State University, the fee for the application is $30.

Morehead State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Morehead State University's admissions stats.

Morehead State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Morehead State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Morehead State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Morehead State University?

Morehead State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Morehead State University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Morehead State University

Morehead State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Morehead State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Morehead State University

Wondering what factors are considered by Morehead State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Morehead State University for more information on admission factors.

Morehead State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Morehead State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Morehead State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Standardized Test Scores
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Morehead State University?

Students admitted to Morehead State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Morehead State University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Morehead State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10.8%
3.75 and 3.99 30.2%
3.50 and 3.74 19.8%
3.25 and 3.49 15.1%
3.00 and 3.24 10.8%
2.50 and 2.9 9.1%
2.00 and 2.49 3.9%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Morehead State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Morehead State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Morehead State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Morehead State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Morehead State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Morehead State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Morehead State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Morehead State University.

Does Morehead State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Morehead State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Morehead State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Morehead State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Morehead State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Morehead State University?

✅ Morehead State University is not test optional.

What is Morehead State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Morehead State University has an acceptance rate of 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Morehead State University?

❌ Morehead State University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Morehead State University?

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Morehead State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Morehead State University? Morehead State University is a less selective institution. The Morehead State University acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


Morehead State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Morehead State University is Continuous processing.

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

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

Morehead State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Morehead State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Morehead State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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