Racers have a relentless pursuit to any goal. At Murray State, we’re all about providing countless opportunities for you to achieve your goals and realize your dreams. From a personalized, real-world education to securing valuable internships and career networking experiences that prepare Racers for a lifetime of success beyond graduation, Murray State gets you where you want to go.
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Murray State welcomes Racers from all walks of life. We pride ourselves as a university of true diversity and inclusion, with Racers representing nearly every U.S state and more than 40 countries throughout the world. We wear the blue and gold proudly and offer the total college experience — a real-world education with high-quality academics and vibrant student life.
“Murray State University has challenged me academically and influenced me personally. I completed my undergraduate degree with honors and I am continuing to pursue a postgraduate degree in my non-native language. Personally, I have stretched far beyond my comfort zone and have made lifelong friends.”
“Studying at Murray State University has helped me develop my creativity and problem-solving skills. Besides the computer science material that I'm learning, my education here has taught me how to learn, what questions to ask, and where to look for what I want. It has given me the confidence to dare to experience and accept challenges.”
There’s something here for everyone. Murray prides itself on a safe, hometown feel coupled with amenities you’d find in large cities. Nearly 60 buildings on campus surrounded by shops, restaurants, and nearby accommodations provides a perfect environment for international students.
Murray State offers a total college experience unlike any other. Join an intramural sports team to compete and unwind, build bonds through student organizations, and take part in one or more of our special campus traditions.
If you’re into the great outdoors, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is right down the road with 170,000 acres for hiking, fishing, camping, swimming and other outdoor activities. Major cities such as Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville are all within driving distance.Learn more about Murray State
Murray State is committed to ensuring your success not only during your time as a Racer, but following graduation as well. Career Services hosts more than 250 events on campus to guide students in their career exploration, and approximately 350 companies recruit on campus annually. Your path to a lifetime of success can be found here.
“Murray State University is the place where all the variety of the world is exposed. You meet people from almost everywhere. No matter what their mother tongue or official languages are, they are nice to everyone.”
High-quality academic programs. The total college experience. And a best-value education that is recognized nationally. We're proud to be named a 'Best Bang for the Buck' by Washington Monthly and as one of 'America's Top Colleges' by Forbes for 12 straight years.
Murray State disbursed approximately $44 million in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers for the 2017–18 academic year.
Alumni know that students at Murray State University will receive a life-changing, high-impact, total college experience as they pursue success, and are supported throughout their journey by a special community that includes dedicated faculty and staff.
The Murray State Alumni Legacy Tuition Grant provides in-state tuition to eligible out-of-state undergraduate children and grandchildren of Murray State graduates.
Contact us as you prepare to start your studies. We are here to assist you each step of the way.