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 11,000 students enrolled each year at MSU.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 948 (25th percentile) - 1223 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 20 (25th percentile) - 26 (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 (3.06 - 3.38) 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 21 percent of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Morehead State University (MSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Morehead State University was reported as 78.9% in Fall 2020 with over 7,900 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 ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • MSU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Morehead State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into MSU, 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Morehead State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 85.6%
  • 2017-2018: 79.6%
  • 2018-2019: 79.5%
  • 2019-2020: 78.9%
  • Projected MSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 74.5%

How Does Morehead State University (MSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for MSU is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Georgetown College63.4%
Berea College30.3%
Midway College59.6%
Asbury University64.4%
Kentucky State University80.7%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Morehead State University (MSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 603
Math468 - 620
Total Score948 - 1223
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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