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Academics

Middle Tennessee State University has become a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education close to home. The school offers more than 140 degree programs for undergraduates—some “that are not seen in other universities, like animation.” One student says, “You can literally major in fermentation and learn about the process of brewing beer.” Students find these “highly specialized programs are closely tied to their industry, which means really good job placement.” The on-campus growth doesn’t stop there: “A staggering amount of resources [are] available to students, [ranging] from research programs to counseling services to 3D printing.” Furthermore, students cite “pretty good technology [being] available for students to use or borrow, with updated versions of most programs.”

As far as professors go, they “like to be on a first name basis” with students and often “make it a point to get to know you.” Students call faculty “very helpful and fair” and “thorough in every aspect of the subject matter.” One student shares, “A professor of mine teaches by walking around to every individual student and making sure they understand the subject matter.” They’re also “willing to circle back around if anyone in the class gets off track.” Students who do find themselves needing extra assistance with coursework or concepts can rest easy: “There are a lot of programs in place to help you, such as free tutoring,” and students also have “plenty of opportunities to gain a mentor” for more focused guidance during their college careers. Many say this “advising is top notch,” and that MTSU takes the time to “foster an environment of care for each and every student.” Overall, students agree: “This school is amazing, and it is such a hidden gem.”

Student Body

“At a school as large as MTSU, you see all types [of students] from different ends of the spectrum” as everyone “is very open to whoever comes into the school.” Here you’ll find “a mixed bag of fresh-out-of-high-school students, … parents, … returning military veterans, and foreign students.” No matter who they are, people at Middle Tennessee are “extremely friendly and inclusive,” “pretty laid back,” and “nice, courteous and really helpful.” “Though everyone is different here, it is still easy to find people like yourself [who are] studying the same things or taking similar classes,” says a student.

Campus Life

“The campus is big” but feels like a “comfortable and home-like school” environment where people “sit on the quad by the library and talk with their friends, play music, and skateboard.” This type of campus takes advantage of the other outdoor areas of campus too, and students like to “hang hammocks on trees to sit and read and study.” One student comments, “There are also many different parks and greenways that we enjoy visiting.” For on-campus events, the school is always offering things “like art classes, study groups, or simply a movie showing.” Those looking to spend a little time elsewhere, though, will turn to nearby Murfreesboro, where they can hang out at the “plethora of restaurants and bars.” Nashville isn’t far, either, and students will often “go out to … clubs or arcades” there on weekends. Overall, students find themselves to be quite busy, but the good kind of busy—as one student puts it: “Despite how busy I am, I am happy doing it.”

Overview

Applicants
10,721
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,256
with Terminal Degree
857

637
Men
619
Women
199
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
39%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Food Science and Technology, Other.
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management.
  • Plant Sciences, General.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Construction Management.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Insurance.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, Other.
  • Educational Evaluation and Research.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering Technology, General.
  • Engineering/Industrial Management.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textiles, General.
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health Education and Promotion.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.
  • Public/Applied History.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • LIBRARY SCIENCE.

  • Library and Information Science.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Computational Mathematics.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Gerontology.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Museology/Museum Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music Management.
  • Music Technology.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
39%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,721

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,142

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,039

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,778

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,554
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$27,168
Required Fees
$1,870
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,772
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
19,251
Foreign Countries Represented
55

Demographics

3.43%
Asian
20.03%
African-American
6.06%
Hispanic
63.25%
Caucasian
2.97%
International

54% female
46% male
5% are out of state
81% are full time
19% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
17%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
57%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability & Access Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Kevin States, Director-Disability Access Ctr

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Required for LD

Medical documentation verifying diagnosis

Documentation Required for ADHD

Medical documentation verifying diagnosis

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
9% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Blue Raiders)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Blue Raiders)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Founded in 1988, MT Lambda is the oldest LGBT+ higher education student organization in the state of Tennessee. MT Lambda's mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for everyone in the LGBT+ community at MTSU.MT Lambda's mission statement is founded upon four equally important core goals: Political Activism: MT Lambda advocates for the rights of all LGBT+ students at Middle Tennessee State University. Whereas MT Lambda is not a partisan organization, MT Lambda may focus on issues that surround and drive the broader LGBT+ community. URL: https://www.mtsu.edu/mtlambda/

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

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Julie Baker
Tour Coordinator

Address
1860 Blue Raider Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Murfreesboro, TN 37330

Phone
615-898-5670

Email
tours@mtsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Recreation Center
Library
Bragg Building (Recording Industry)
Science Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Stones River Civil War Battlefield

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8-4pm (tours at 10am and 1:30pm
615-898-5670

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am and 1:30 (Optional housing tour 12:15pm Weekdays)
Average Length: 2 hours

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

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Murfreesboro public transport (Rover bus) Greyhound Bus Murfreesboro Municipal Airport/Nashville International Airport


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