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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Middle Tennessee State is an above-average public university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the Nashville Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,019 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Middle Tennessee State acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Communications, and Music Management. Graduating 43% of students, Middle Tennessee State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
About Middle Tennessee State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Website
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Middle Tennessee State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,744/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,065/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,779/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,607/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,284/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,749/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.183 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.182 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,019Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 120 responses
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  • Everyone is different
    33%
  • Laid-back
    20%
  • Diverse personalities.
    17%
  • This school has students from all over the world
    14%
  • Typical
    10%
  • Transient
    3%
  • Well-known
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.226 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.272 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 123 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • Large campus
    33%
  • The best and biggest school in Tennessee!
    15%
  • Convenient
    7%
  • Helpful
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Immature
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.114 responses
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I enjoy many things about MTSU including the easy-to-navigate campus, plethora of food options, and the many resources in place for students to use. MTSU is also very close to home, as I can make a short forty-five minute drive to my mother's house. The football tailgates and games are always a great time to interact with fellow students. With world class hip-hop producer Tay Keith on campus, there is always a party going on during the weekend. MTSU offers many benefits over a wide range and that's why I am very proud to be a Blue Raider!
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I had such an enriching time during my undergraduate here that I decided to go back for graduate degree! With an undergrad major and minor on opposite sides of the spectrum, I was given a unique opportunity to meet all sorts of professors and colleagues. It's been a few years since I graduated with my bachelor's degree, and I've maintained wonderful connections with my mentors and friends, alike.
MTSU is a fantastic school. I attended undergrad at a much smaller university in a rural area but the transition to graduate school here has been relatively simple. I love the closed campus and for me with night classes, parking is relatively close to the buildings and easily accessed. The professors I've had so far are stellar. Even though the school is bigger, the MAcc program still has smaller classes and the professors really take the time to get to know you and assist you if you need it. The food options on campus are also awesome. Coming from the smaller university where the only options were a cafeteria and one small restaurant, I love having a Chick-fil-A or Subway I can hit up before class. I also love the library layout and booth seating. I would love to see more booths put in!