FAST FACTS
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Location:Murray
Setting:Rural
Population:17,981
Enrollment:10,943
On Campus:28%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/19-12/11
  • Spring 01/12-05/08

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,696

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,968

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
81%Caucasian
7%African American
1%Hispanic
1%Asian American
1%Native American
6%International
3%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Murray State University is a highly accredited university located only a few miles from the shores of two of the nation's largest lakes (218,220 acres), MSU students are only minutes from an exceptional beautiful recreation area. Kentucky and Barkley Lakes cradle one of the most beautiful stretches of uninhabited land east of the Mississippi - the Land Between the Lakes. This 170,000 acre national park offers endless opportunities for those who enjoy the great outdoors. The city of Murray has a wonderful atmosphere of friendliness that is conducive to higher education.

America's Best Colleges, U.S. News and World Report ranked, MSU is in the highest tier among southern regional and liberal arts colleges and universities. The University's 232 acre main campus includes 70 major buildings. The Biology Building is MSU's most recent example of architectural.

WE ARE RACERS!!!

Campus Location - Murray State Unviversity is located in the heart of the Jackson Purchase area of Western Kentucky in the city of Murray, nestled in the middle of Calloway County.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology Management, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Equine Science, Horticulture, Vet Tech Emphasis, Veterinary Science

Area Studies: Art Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Design Technology, Drafting, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Fish Biology, Wildlife Biology

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Business Education, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Office Administration, Office Management, Personnel, Printing Management, Product Operations Management, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Electronic Media Production and Management, Graphic Communication, Journalism, Organizational Communication, Radio and Television Studies, Telecommunications, Television

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Early Childhood, Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, English, French, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Technical Education

Engineering: Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Education, Environmental Geology, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management

Food Science: Food Services Management, Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, German, Japanese (some courses), Spanish

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Emergency Medical Care, Exercise Science, Nursing, Occupational Safety and Health, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Library Science: Library Science

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music Performance, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Recreation, Recreation Therapy

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Technology: Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Design Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Education, Veterinary Technology

Closed Programs
Teacher Certification

Notable Academic Programs
Business, Agricultural Sciences, Occupational Safety and Health, Nursing, Engineering Technology

Unique Academic Programs
Biology/Life Science, Animal Sciences, Geology

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/27/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,696.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/27/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card: $20 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $55 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Murray City Sticker Fee: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001977

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 6/27/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,300
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $450
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Freshmen and sophomore are required to live on campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.