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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
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Middle Tennessee State is a public university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the Nashville Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,511 undergraduate students. The Middle Tennessee State acceptance rate is 94%. 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.
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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About Middle Tennessee State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA

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.

MTSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1240
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,294/ 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
$8,683/ 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
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.196 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.195 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    66%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,511Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,741
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 132 responses
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  • Everyone is different
    34%
  • Diverse personalities.
    18%
  • Laid-back
    18%
  • This school has students from all over the world
    15%
  • Typical
    9%
  • Transient
    3%
  • Well-known
    2%

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.239 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.285 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 136 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • Large campus
    32%
  • The best and biggest school in Tennessee!
    15%
  • Convenient
    6%
  • Helpful
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    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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I'm a freshman at MTSU and so far I've been loving it! Both students and professors on campus are so nice and helpful so I've had no problems adjusting to college life here. Overall, I'd say this is a great college to go to and would definitely recommend it to everyone! Professors always have the students best interests in mind and will do all they can to help you pass.
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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.
Middle Tennessee State University offers 300 or more undergraduate and graduate degrees of study in diverse disciplines that prepare students for high demand jobs or careers. MTSU has one of the best aerospace programs in the country. MTSU offers six areas of concentration in the program. There is Aviation Management, Aerospace Technology, Flight Dispatch, Maintenance Management, Professional pilot and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations. The MTSU Aerospace faculty represents a wide range of experience and education. MTSU is like a close-knit community. The buildings are all within the same vicinity. MTSU is located near downtown Murfreesboro enclosed in its own area. It is also close to Nashville. Also because all the buildings and dormitories are located close to each other, you see people you know everyday while walking to and from class. I have met so many people from all over and have made life long friends. I love attending MTSU and would highly recommend it.