Independence and opportunities

It began at Oxford and Cambridge in England. Yale and Harvard universities later adopted it in the United States. And now Murray State brings it to you. It’s the residential college—a small, faculty-led community of students where there is incredible opportunity for personal growth and educational development. This is different from the residential programs that are found on most campuses. Where other universities talk about residential life, Murray State delivers it: academic guidance, social functions, recreational facilities—every year at Murray you will have over 3,000 activities from which to choose. Residential colleges keep you involved.


Faculty expertise

Faculty are members of residential colleges, too. They take a personal interest in your academic career, get to know you very well, and advise you individually. Studies show that by being a part of a residential college, you will be more satisfied with college life, have a higher GPA and—most importantly—you are far more likely to graduate.


Unique among American public universities

We were the first public university with a successful, comprehensive residential college program, where each residential hall is flying its own colors. Nowhere else on earth will you find the constitutions, crests and traditions of the Murray program.


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