Murray State University Admission RequirementsMurray, Kentucky
Chances of getting into Murray State University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Murray State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,722 out of 8,256 applicants were admitted making Murray State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Murray State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Murray State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT15%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Murray State University?
Murray State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1210 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1120 to 1210||Avg +||81%-88%|
|1030 to 1120||Avg -||71%-81%|
|940 to 1030||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 940||Low||<60%|
Murray State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT93%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Murray State University?
Admission data indicates that Murray State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Murray State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>88%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||81%-88%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||71%-81%|
|18 to 21||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 18||Low||<60%|
Avg. High School GPA3.39
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Murray State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Murray State University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.39 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Murray State University accepts 81% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||17%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||15%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||7%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
73% of Murray State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||19%|
|Top 25% of class||43%|
|Top 50% of class||73%|
|Bottom 50% of class||27%|
|Bottom 25% of class||8%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||22%||20%|
Applications are DueAug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply38
Applicants have 38 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Murray State University before the Aug 15 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Murray State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157401 IPEDS survey data for Murray State University.
Frequently Asked Questions
15% of students submit their SAT scores to Murray State University. 93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
81% of those who apply are granted admission to Murray State University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1210. 15% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.