Students Say

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.

Overview

Applicants
9,405
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.31

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 590
SAT Math
460 - 580
ACT Composite
19 - 24

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

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.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
1,346
with Terminal Degree

685
Men
661
Women
204
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,189

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,229

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,973

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,164

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

The mix of traditional and nontraditional students males for “a very diverse group of students both in ethnicity and age,” and some say that “there are so many people here that it's like being in a small city.” MTSU is a commuter university, so most students grew up nearby, but there are also “a lot of people who come here for specific majors, international students and older students,” and “everyone seems accepting of others.” No matter their age, almost every student at MTSU “has goals set that they are here trying to meet” is here “to get a quality education while still doing typical college kid things.” “It's kinda like gumbo,” says a Music Business major. “A bunch of random stuff that by itself is pretty good, but when you combine it, it makes something great.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
22,371
Out of State
4%

Demographics

3.42%
Asian
19.32%
African-American
3.85%
Hispanic
68.94%
Caucasian
1.63%
Unknown

53% female
47% male
4% are out of state
82% are full time
18% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“The community is thriving” at MTSU, where “outstandingly wonderful” citizens, staff, and faculty create an atmosphere that “is full of understanding and appreciation for all diverse backgrounds”(“We are True Blue” is a rallying cry). A “beautiful sprawling campus” with many new buildings makes learning that much more accessible, and there are many activities on campus to help further “our careers, our social interaction and our knowledge,” according to one student. Also, “the school was very quick to notify students from the time they are freshmen of volunteer opportunities,” says another.

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.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
14%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
75
First-Year Students living on campus
44%

Campus Environment
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
John Harris

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psycho educational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Psycho educational evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

5% join a fraternity
7% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services


Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tennessee State

Other Information

Campus Visits Contact


Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation