At Middle Tennessee State University –“a growing school on the rise”— you get a quality education and “you aren't in crippling debt afterwards.” Faculty work hard to ensure “equal opportunities for students who want to learn,” and the administration’s ear is easily bent, meaning resources “continue to improve every year.” “They don't toss your complaints out the window and say they will do something. They really listen and will really try to fix the problem,” says a student.
The “knowledgeable and interesting” professors here “bring many years to the table,” “are very clear,” and “are willing to help you out if you're stuck.” Of course, they run the gamut of “some boring, some thoroughly entertaining,” but the sheer diversity of majors at MTSU (such as their strong aerospace program, concrete management, and recording management industry) gives students a vast array of teachers to choose from. “Most of my professors are eager for the students to achieve, not only in the classroom, but also in life,” says a senior.
As many here have already done some time in the work force, classes are often focused on the real world applications needed to be successful in the real business world, and professors “teach interactively “ and “stay in touch with people working in their area, so they stay up-to-date.” The research opportunities are “abundant and relevant,” there is plenty of access to tutors and writing centers, and the school maintains a large library “with relationships with other universities.” MTSU is also “incredibly well-connected with the Nashville music scene.”
As for non-academic life, there's a club or society “for just about everyone on campus.” “There are so many ways to get involved in school it's not even funny,” says one student. There are “tailgate parties, career fairs, [and] music,” (which “drives all of the activities outside of the classroom”), as well as Greek life; there is also“no lack of somewhere to find your favorite fast food, or to quench your caffeine craving.” MTSU is a dry campus, and on the weekends “a lot of people either go home or just go stay at their friends' apartment” just off-campus. Parking is admittedly “terrible” and a problem for all commuters, but more parking garages are currently in the process of being built.