Discoverwhat you love

When you choose Murray State University, you get endless opportunities to pursue your passion. We make sure of it with six colleges and schools that offer small class sizes, individualized attention and hands-on experiences. No matter your major, our supportive faculty and staff are here to help you succeed.


Murray State has given me the opportunity to go forward and live out my dream.

Anissa Quilling, '17
Vocal Music
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Creatememories for life

College is a completely unique time in your life that you’ll remember forever. So why not make it exactly what you want it to be? Murray State offers something for everyone with a variety of ways to have fun and get involved.


Broadenyour horizons

Discover new people, places and ideas. Grow your appreciation of the world and gain an understanding of other cultures. Through Education Abroad, an average of 275 students each year get the chance to go outside their comfort zone and learn in a way that’s completely exciting and adventurous — just like Erin Wallace, an international studies and history major from Louisville, did when she studied abroad in Scotland.

Education abroad
Erin Wallace poses in Scotland

We wanted our daughter to get involved, step out of her comfort zone, meet new people and see a diversity that only a college campus can offer. We felt comfortable that McKinley would flourish at Murray State, and she did just that.

Jim Hawkinson
parent of McKinley Hawkinson, ’16
business entrepreneur major

Exploreyour new home

Living in Murray has a lot of perks. Our friendly, small-town atmosphere makes it easy to feel at home here, and we’re only 20 miles away from the Land Between the Lakes Recreation area. Get the true college experience by living on campus, joining a residential college, enjoying the many campus dining options and becoming a part of our long-standing campus traditions.

A day
in the life

Curious what it’s like to attend Murray State? Follow a few Racers around campus for a day in this fun, student-produced video.

What's next?


Can’t wait to become a Racer? Apply for admission now! We’ll guide you through the process with our easy online application.

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Want to know what all the hype is about? Come see for yourself! Our student tour guides will be happy to show you around campus.

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