Admission for fall 2024 and 2024-25 academic year now open

By Shawn Touney | Aug 17, 2023

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Admission for the fall 2024 semester and 2024-25 academic year at Murray State University is open as future Racers can apply today at

MURRAY, Ky. – Admission for the fall 2024 semester and 2024-25 academic year at Murray State University is open as future Racers can apply today at

Murray State offers on-campus courses at its main Murray location as well as five regional campuses in Paducah, Henderson, Madisonville, Hopkinsville and Fort Campbell. The University also offers many degrees and classes entirely online, providing a flexible higher education experience to accommodate any schedule.

Murray State began its 2023-24 academic year on Aug. 15 and is approaching the all-time freshmen record. With enrollment numbers materializing in the weeks to come, this year’s freshman class at Murray State will be one of the largest freshman classes, if not the largest, in the institution’s history. 

Based on preliminary data, the University’s overall student enrollment includes representation from each of the 50 states for the first time. 

Murray State continues to reinforce its “high-quality, high-impact, nationally-recognized best value” promise that has been identified by multiple publications. The University has been named a “Best Bang for the Buck” by Washington Monthly, one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes, as well as a “Top-Tier University” by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 consecutive years. In addition, the University has been recognized nationally for campus safety initiatives while the city of Murray has been named one of the nation’s top 50 safest college towns. 

The University offers more than 140 academic programs and 170 student organizations, encompassing a variety of shared academic and personal interests. 

Murray State has an expanded regional tuition rate that includes a total of 15 states across the country. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Murray State has also enhanced its academic achievement scholarships to emphasize GPA for entering freshmen students. Based on the University’s most recent data, more than $115 million is awarded annually to students in financial aid and scholarships, and among its freshman class, 99 percent received a scholarship or financial aid. 

Numerous scholarships and aid opportunities are available, such as the Murray State Promise, which covers the cost of tuition for eligible Kentucky first-time freshmen and new transfer students. Learn more at

Murray State invites prospective students interested in becoming a future Racer to visit for general information about the University, to schedule an in-person or virtual campus visit and tour and to apply for admission. Murray State is ACT and SAT test-optional for qualifying prospective undergraduate students.

Students interested in joining the Racer family can also learn more as well as schedule a campus visit by calling the office of recruitment at 270-809-2896 or emailing

Students looking to transfer to Murray State are encouraged to visit Admission staff are available to discuss credit hour transfer, scholarship information and more at 270-809-3350 or

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