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Murray State University, KY

Located in southeastern Kentucky, Murray State University has emerged as one of the preeminent institutions of the south. Since it was founded in 1922, the mid-size school has offered a diverse student living experience that includes everything from a rich academic background to exciting athletic tradition.

Classes began at Murray State in the fall of 1923 under the direction of the first president, John Wesley Carr. It was not long before prospective students began to take notice of its pedigree, and today its enrollment stands at more than 10,000 undergrads. When it comes to academics, it's no wonder Murray State is considered one of the best schools in the region. Students can earn their bachelor's degree in 64 different areas, though its school of business is the most popular among students.

Along with its academic tradition, Murray State also has a storied athletic history. In particular, the school's men's basketball program has made the biggest impact on campus culture and student living. The Racers, who play their games at CFSB Center, have been among the most consistent mid-major teams in the country and regularly make an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The football program is a large draw as well, with 16,000 fans regularly packing the on-campus venue Roy Stewart Stadium.

Whether they live in university housing or in an off campus apartment in the surrounding city of Murray, students have much more to enjoy that just academics. The city offers a bustling cultural scene complete with festivals, such as the annual Freedom Fest, and museums, including the Wrather West Kentucky Museum - which is actually located on the Murray State campus.

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