Morehead State University (MSU)

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Morehead State University can be found in Morehead, KY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 9,400 students enrolled each year at MSU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1295 (25th percentile) - 1655 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 19 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into MSU. We were able to estimate the Morehead State University (MSU) average GPA (2.98 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. MSU sends acceptance letters to approximately 80 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, around 37 percent of students attended the school. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Morehead State University (MSU) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 85%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Morehead State University (MSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Morehead State University was reported as 84.5% in Fall 2012 with over 5,230 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MSU SAT Scores: 1295 - 1655
  • MSU ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • MSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Morehead State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Morehead State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Morehead State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 54.5%
  • 2009-2010: 78.8%
  • 2010-2011: 88.8%
  • 2011-2012: 92.7%
  • 2012-2013: 84.5%
  • Projected MSU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 84.7%

How Does Morehead State University (MSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for MSU is fifty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Marshall University78.7%
Eastern Kentucky University60.0%
Northern Kentucky University46.7%
Xavier University70.0%
University of Dayton53.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Morehead State University (MSU) (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 545
Math455 - 570
Writing420 - 540
Total Score1295 - 1655
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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