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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 University is ...
Public
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

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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.181 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.180 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 118 responses
Report
  • Everyone is different
    32%
  • 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.224 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.270 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Large campus
    34%
  • The best and biggest school in Tennessee!
    15%
  • Convenient
    7%
  • Helpful
    3%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • 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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Middle Tennessee State University Reviews

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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!
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MTSU is a great school! From the very first class on campus I knew I made the right decision. All of my professors have been wonderful and really care about the students- they want you to succeed. The campus is beautiful and really shines bright in spring. I gave it a 4 out of 5 because there are still areas the school needs to work on like the dorms. The dorms are not terrible but some of them are older and need repairs, freshman dorms such as corlew and Cummings are newer/nicer. Also like the dorms, there are some older buildings classes are held in that need repair- jones and peck hall for example. some of the majors have questionable advisors but if you look around you can find help anywhere, from your peers, faculty, and administration. Overall the campus has a homey feel and welcomes people from all backgrounds. I am glad I go to MTSU and I hope you really consider going.
MTSU is a very diverse, loving, interactive community. Every department I have seen or been a part of works tirelessly to bring together MT students and faculty as a collective whole. Our SGA and other organizations have successfully put on events that integrate on campus living and commuter life. From events like music concerts to Hands Across MTSU, our programs in general promote community. Our academics range across a plethora of specialities, each with a unique niche to keep students engaged and brilliant faculty that care. I would not be who I am today without an experience at MTSU. I am True Blue!