If you are planning on applying to Murray State University, the fee for the application costs $40.
Here's an overiew of some of Murray State University's admissions stats.
|Murray State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||26%|
|Mean SAT Score||1084|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||16%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||87%|
These are the application deadlines for Murray State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||Info Not Available||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Murray State University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Some students apply early to college in hopes that it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.
➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Murray State University is a not 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 85% of all applicants, about 7,770 from 9,127 applicants.
Schools that are not 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.
Murray State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Murray State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Murray State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Murray State University, all applicants must submit the following items. 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. Murray State University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 71% 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%.
At Murray State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||27%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
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 Murray State University directly.
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.
Murray State University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Murray State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 16% of Murray State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 87% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Murray State University applicants, you should aim to score between 970 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Murray State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Murray State University student is 1084.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Murray State University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Murray State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
To be most competitive at Murray State University, you should strive to earn between 20 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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Murray State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Excelsior College Examinations
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 make the call whether to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Murray State University's acceptance rate?
✅ Murray State University's acceptance rate is 85%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Murray State University?
✅ Murray State University offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
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How hard is it to get into Murray State University? Murray State University is a less selective institution. The Murray State University acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
27 and Above
20 to 27
20 and Less
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 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1180 and Above
970 to 1180
970 and Less
The median SAT score for Murray State University students is 1084. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Murray State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Murray State University.
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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