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Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky, United States
Murray State University is a four-year public university located in Murray, Kentucky, United States. With about 10,500 students, it has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" as one of the top regional universities in the U.S. for 26 straight years and it has consistently been among the top-ranked public regional universities in Kentucky

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)



The history of Murray State University can be traced to the passage of Senate Bill 14 by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which created two normal schools to address the growing demand for professional teachers. One would be in the western part of the state, which caused many cities and towns to bid for the new normal school


Murray State University offers 11 associate, 64 bachelor, and 42 master and specialist programs, which are administered through four academic colleges, two schools, 30 departments, and one joint program shared by the college of business and the college of science, engineering and technology. The college of business is the largest at Murray State, enrolling 23 percent of the undergraduate students


Murray State university contains the following research centers:

  • Watershed Studies Institute
  • Chemical Services Laboratory
  • Hancock Biological Station
  • Mid-America Remote Sensing Center (MARC)
  • Breathitt Veterinary Center
  • The Office of Scholarly and Creative Activity


Given its extensive global network system, the Muray State University is able to provide its students with both great education and promising career perspectives

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Office of Student Engagement and Success at Murray State University seeks to provide help to students in need. We help students who are struggling academically, financially, or personally.

Housing services

As of Fall 2012, Murray State had 2,831 students living on campus. Murray State was the first public university in the United States to adopt a successful campus-wide residential college program. The residential college structure, which took form on the campus in 1996, is based on similar, but much more established programs at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the United Kingdom as well as Yale University, Harvard College and Princeton University in the United States

Library services

The main campus of the University provides a brilliantly equipped library where all the students can thoroughly study the subject they are interested in

Medical services

Visits to Health Services are free for current Murray State University students, faculty, and staff. Summer clinic services are available to students enrolled in summer classes, as well as faculty and staff members. Anyone utilizing Health Services MUST present a valid Racer ID card. Save time on your first visit by completing the Health History Form.

Student Life

Campus life

Murray State University is shared among three main campus sites, namely The Quad, Central Campus and West Campus. Encompassing 258.43 acres, the students are able to enjoy a high variety of facilities in logically displayed setting

Sports facilities

The University provides the adequade infrastructure for different sports such as: basketball, baseball or american football

Student clubs

The Student Government Association has been designed in order to promote welfare, growth and development of student life in an environment of academic excellence

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

It honestly felt like living in the Twilight Zone while attending this university. I started the veterinary technology program with very high hopes and ambitions. I did everything suggested to us: undergraduate research, volunteered within the community, came to classes/labs prepared and well-read, etc. The amount of effort I put into my studies was greatly appreciated in...

Murray, Kentucky, United States

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