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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
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
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 15,812 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Middle Tennessee State acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Communications, and Music Management. Graduating 44% of students, Middle Tennessee State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,200.
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
59%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,916/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,607/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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.187 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.186 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,812Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,711
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 124 responses
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  • Everyone is different
    33%
  • Laid-back
    19%
  • Diverse personalities.
    16%
  • This school has students from all over the world
    15%
  • Typical
    10%
  • Transient
    3%
  • Well-known
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.230 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.276 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Large campus
    33%
  • The best and biggest school in Tennessee!
    15%
  • Convenient
    6%
  • Helpful
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Immature
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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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Ever since i transferred to MTSU two years ago, I have loved it! I have had very positive relationships and interactions with most of my professors. If you get the right professors, don't be afraid to go and ask them questions on things that you are unsure about. My adviser, and many other advisers are wonderful and really take the time to help you move forward throughout the years you are there The only thing that I have had trouble with are the financial aid and scholarship requirements, however most have to do with the government and no the school it self.
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I will be attending for the first time in January 2020. I have a family friends who have already graduated and who are attending and have completely fell in love with the campus and the college environment it brings to each student. I have been to the campus countless number of times, and had my official tour a few months ago, and fell in love with it even more. The staff is super friendly and there are many ways to get involved. I am so excited to start this next journey of mine in January!
Middle Tennessee State university, what a phenomenal college you are! I am an international student coming all the way from The Bahamas and with this being said i thought that it was going to be a difficult change for me. But it wasn’t! This university made me feel like i was home when i was hundreds of miles away! I had the most amazing roommate, the food was delicious and the professors i had was the best! I managed to achieve a 3.53 which is the deans list and this is an achievement to me because not many people can do that! Although i have a downfall of $10,000 a semester, MTSU offers many scholarships and hopefully one of them will be for an international student like me! Thank you MTSU!