Middle Tennessee State University

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1301 East Main Street

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Phone: (615) 898-2300
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Middle Tennessee State University is a public institution that was founded in 1911. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,371, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 800 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Middle Tennessee State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,840 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $24,070 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

MTSU has traditionally served a very diverse student body, in age, ability, background, and socio-economic status. The university has always had a large number of 'first generation' college students, and students who are self-supporting. The majority of the students in campus surveys traditionally comment that they work 20 hours or more while going to school.

For these reasons MTSU is an exceptional school for students who have demanding personal situations, transfer students, and other non-traditional students.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1911
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $798,080


When applying to Middle Tennessee State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Middle Tennessee State University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Middle Tennessee State University is 20:1, and the school has 38.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Middle Tennessee State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Education; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 16%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Education 8%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 8%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 7%

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Student Life

Middle Tennessee State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,371, with a gender distribution of 47.3 percent male students and 52.7 percent female students. At this school, 17 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 83 percent of students live off campus. Middle Tennessee State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 25,394
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Middle Tennessee State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Middle Tennessee State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Middle Tennessee State University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Middle Tennessee State University.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Middle Tennessee State University, 69.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,168.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

In-state tuition and fees $7,840 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $24,070 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,804 (2013-14)
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