Murray State University (MSU)

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MSU can be found in Murray, KY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 11,000 students enrolled each year at Murray State University.

The majority of students that got into Murray State University got an SAT score within the range of 870 - 1060, or got accepted with an ACT score between 19 - 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Murray State University (MSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. 82% of all applicants are granted admission to MSU, from which 43% choose to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Murray State University (MSU) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 82%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

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


The overall acceptance rate for Murray State University was reported as 82.2% in Fall 2012 with over 4,570 college applications submitted to Murray State University. 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: 19 - 25
  • MSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Murray State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Murray 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 Murray State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 85.6%
  • 2009-2010: 73.4%
  • 2010-2011: 81.5%
  • 2011-2012: 83.3%
  • 2012-2013: 82.2%
  • Projected MSU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 81.6%

How Does Murray State University (MSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Murray State University is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bethel University51.0%
The University of Tennessee-Martin76.7%
Austin Peay State University86.0%
Southeast Missouri State University85.5%
Vanderbilt University12.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 Murray State University (MSU) (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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