This is your opportunity
Discoverwhat you love
When you choose Murray State University, you get endless opportunities to pursue your passion. We make sure of it with eight colleges and departments 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 University challenged me to rise up and realize my potential. That’s what Opportunity Afforded means to me.
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.
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 300 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 Hannah Lanter did when she studied abroad with the 2012-13 Greece and Italy Winter Program.
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.
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.
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.