- Major: Other
- Gender: M
- High School: Goodpasture Christian School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about MTSU is the people. The atmosphere at MTSU is completely different from any other campus that I have visited. The students are friendly, and willing to help one another in class. Most of the professors want to see that their students are able to apply things they learn in the class room. If I could change one thing, it would be that Freshman would have to live on campus for one year. As the largest undergraduate institution in the state of Tennessee, I would say that we are just right. Even with that many people, it is amazing how many people know each other personally. When I first started at MT, people didn't think too highly of it. Now, they see how MT has pushed me to excel from jock to Student Body President. I spend most of my time in the Keathley University Center (KUC). However, in a couple of years, MT will have a brand new, state of the art Student Union Center for students to congregate. Murfreesboro is part college town. The square resembles a college town. There are plenty of restaurants around campus that collegiates frequent. However, there is a new shopping center in Murfreesboro called The Avenue. I have never seen such a nice mall in a college town before. It reminds me a lot of the outdoor mall in Destin, FL. MT administration are some of the finest group of people of with I have had the privilege to interact. MT is one of the most efficiently ran institutions in the state by far. President McPhee values MT students' ideas, and treats us with nothing but respect. The biggest controversy recently deals with the naming of one of our buildings. MT has a building named Forrest Hall after the Confederate Soldier Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest. The controversial history of Colonel Forrest, has caused arguments for and against the renaming of the building. The school pride is growing. Among most students, our blood runs blue. Our school pride will continue to grow with our Athletic Programs continually making improvements. My most favorite memories come from Greek Life and other areas. But the time that sticks out the most, is when a group of my friends went to watch MT play football against Vandy. We had a great time, and MT won for the third straight year! Our main complaint is parking. I have never had a problem with it, because I always ride the campus shuttle or walk.
My professors try very hard to remember every student's name. My favorite class was prob University Seminar (UNIV 1010). I had a professor named Dr. Stallings. She pushed us to want more than just the experience classes provided for us. I now sit on the SGA Executive Branch with 3 out of 4 students that were in her class. She was very caring and always went out of her way to help us when she could. My least favorite class is one of my major courses. I have never had a professor like this guy the whole time I have been at MT. This certain professor had received his tenure, so he would have to do something extremely drastic to get fired. He used to come in and bad mouth MTSU, other faculty members, and the Administration. He used to make me so mad that I would leave class. He gave me my only "D" that I have received my whole life. Outside of class, I try to study about 2-3 hours a day. I am not a dean's list student. Some students study 2-3 hours for one class for each day they have that particular class. Class participation is very common. I would say, 1 out of 10 professors just lecture with no discussion. As a Finance major, I frequently discuss markets and investments outside of class. Students are not very competitive. Usually, students that try to work for themselves and not help anybody else end up suffering. As students, we don't need to compete for the best grade, we need to help each other exceed. I have never had a professor that said he was only giving out a certain amount of A's, B's, C's, and D's and everybody else just got F's. The most unique class was probably bowling. I would have to say that I have never learned to bowl or talked about bowling in any other class. The Finance department is chaired by Dr. John Lee. He is a great man, and is very easily accessible. I had some health issues my first semester at MT, and my department was very helpful in getting me back on the right track. I try to visit my professors at least once a week out side of class. MT's academic requirements are very standard. They do not make you take an abundance of courses that you will never use in your profession. MT's education is geared toward students' futures. Professors emphasize the importance of knowing the information and how it applies in the real world. They seem very in tuned with idea that just one incompetent student can make MT's education programs look inferior to others.
MT is comprised of the most diverse group of students than any other university in the state of TN. There is a wide variety of religions organizations on campus. Students can easily find something that would suit them. Student that do not like college would not like MT. Students dress how they want to dress. I have classes with students that wear suits and students that wear pajamas. Student Life is a common place where diverse students interact. With over 300 different organizations, "different students" can be brought together by a common interest. Four Table Groups: Athletes, Student Organizations at 3, and normal students interact with all. I don't notice any prevalence in financial backgrounds. There are students that are very active politically, students that keep up with current events, and apathetic. For the most part, students are aware. Politically, students are fairly balanced. Obviously, the louder groups are the far left and the far right. It is rare when I hear students talk about their monetary situations.