About Middle Tennessee State University

Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University. is a Public college. Located in Tennessee, which is a city setting in Tennessee, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 19,693 full time undergraduate students, and 2,357 full time graduate students.

The Middle Tennessee State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 897 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Middle Tennessee State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate68%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range950-1160
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at MTSU are considered Selective, with ,132% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 34 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Middle Tennessee State University.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
46%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
36%
“We bought the gear”
62%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
30%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
59%
“They keep regular office hours”
34%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
65%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
27%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
46%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
43%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
36%
“We bought the gear”
62%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
30%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
59%
“They keep regular office hours”
34%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
65%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
27%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Middle Tennessee State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    232 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    189 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    293 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    301 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    301 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    300 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    303 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    302 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Middle Tennessee State University?

141 Students rated Middle Tennessee State University

Lauryn - 10/31/2022

Middle Tennessee State University is a decent school. The arts program that I am involved in has wonderful professors. My professors genuinely seem interested in helping me figure out my career path. I am also apart of the honors college. The advisors for the honors college are super helpful.

Hannah - 01/28/2022

There aren't many things to do on campus during the day, so if you have long waits between classes, your only choices are to walk around aimlessly or to go to the Game Room in the Student Union. There are many opportunities after classes, such as concerts almost every week and weekly movie nights that the Student Union puts on.

MaKayla - 11/10/2021

Middle Tennessee State is a great school. I received a bachelor's degree in May of 2020. I am currently going back to school for nursing. I attended a high school in Memphis and wanted an outlet, which made me choose Middle Tennessee State University. I really enjoy the campus and everything they have to offer. There are many different groups and organizations for campus involvement. Overall, MTSU keeps its grounds clean and beautiful. There is a lot of construction going on which is a downside. There was already not enough parking, so MTSU's bright idea was to put a building on top of a parking lot. Parking is generally terrible.

Destiny - 11/08/2021

I love the school and I would recommend it to anyone.

Middle Tennessee State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Middle Tennessee State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Middle Tennessee State University is 68%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have learned a lot through my college experience in the realm of intelligence, but also in terms of wisdom as well. I feel that I have grown enormously in maturity since leaving high school in Chattanooga, TN. After my first year at MTSU, every last one of the friends that had travelled with me to MTSU had decided to return to Chattanooga for miscellaneous reasons. I enjoyed the university and had made plenty of friends already, so I did not follow them to Chattanooga. However, this made my sophomore year feel like a second freshman year as I made a point to make new friends. However, it was very easy at this school. People seemed to want to meet new people as badly as I did. The majority of the students were extremely friendly. I am a pre-medical student. I believe I have grown in intelligence greatly. I can always notice a difference between my understanding of particular concepts at the beginning and at the end of each semester. Also, the advising staff has really helped me put my best foot forward in terms of medical schools. Hopefully, I will soon be attending one.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are wonderful, they are very open and accepting of the people around them and everyone seems eager to make new friends and get to know as many people as possible.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is great experience.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The professors are the best part because they are very understanding and helpful. They always try to help the students with problems even if the probelm is not educational. The profeesors are also very easy to talk to and get along with.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People that are not fully dedicated to their education. Young students need to understand how expensive it is to attend college and the ones that are planning on going to party and to just get away from their parents should not attend.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The campus is large and spacious without feeling so big it's overwhelming. There is very much a feel of attending a private university at MTSU, thanks to small classes and personal attention from professors. Also, there isn't hardly any discrimination amongst students for who they are, where they came from or what they affiliate themselves with. Granted, not everyone gets along all the time, but there isn't a particular group of students who is targeted and harrassed either. There is also a STRONG theatrical and music presence at MTSU, which is why I chose it.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Help from the finacial aide office is the thing i hate most at this school. If you call they are rarely friendly and they do not really help you out. If I need to take care of something that has anything to do with finacial aide i start take care of it months in advance. it takes weeks for them to call you back if ever do and when you visit the office they just give you links from the schools website that are suppose to help you.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend MTSU is someone who is willing to do the research and be confident to ask. That person needs to be able to try new things and willing to be involved with the faculty, staff, and organizations on campus.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Even though my school wasn't my #1 choice, I did choose it for specific reasons. I attended a major university to start with, then a community college, then when I finally figured out what I wanted to major in, I chose MTSU because it had the best program in the state for my major and offered the most financial aid.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    We have strong programs in Aerospace, Education, and Nursing. Our football team just won a bowl game; go Blue Raiders!

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    All the buildings location.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Classes were to large.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    MTSU is an amazing campus for student/faculty interaction. We, as in one entity and not an individual, swim in school pride. There are often controversial protests and statements of all kinds, but the point of the matter is not holding up a sign and pumping one's fist; it is the fact that we are allowed to pump our fists and hold that sign while voicing our opinion. The faculty gives the students absolute respect, and in turn our student body reacts positively and a symbiotic relationship is formed. There are need of improvements, after all: no campus is perfect. The major issue is parking, or better yet, the lack thereof. Students usually have to arrive about half an hour before their class begins so they will not be late. Yeah, it's that bad.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Most of the professors, despite some having a massive number of people in their class, will remember your face. Some will even go the extra mile and remember your name. What I find unique and appealing about MTSU is the diverse classes that are available for one to take. Everything from military science to yoga, the options rest at your finger tips.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I cannot even begin to touch up or even describe the amount of activities MTSU offers. You want to go scuba diving? No Problem! How about Tai Chi? You like oriental martial arts? You can find it right here. You like climbing rocks? Whadda ya know! There are clubs and classes for that too! You will have to try not to fit in.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    The only stereotypes that I have heard about MTSU's students is that we are dumb/our classes are easy. I've also heard that we do not have a football team.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    In certain scenarios, but every student you see is not stumbling drunk. Maybe slightly hung over, but not completely inebriated... yet.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Well the stereotypes of this school vary by where you are coming from. In Williamson county (Tennessee) the kids who didn't make the best grades went to MTSU. Everywhere else it is known as a great school for Recording Industry. I'm glad the stereotypes are good everywhere else because this school is great and deserves a great reputation.

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  20. What are some hot-button issues on campus?

    Muslim students at MTSU discuss raising awarness on Islam.

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  21. What are your classes like?

    I have never taken a bad class. There is always something to like in every course at MTSU! While there are sometimes professors that don't teach in a way one might like to learn, the common use of D2L, our online course system for online and hybrid learning, is fantastic for helping different learning types to get the most out of courses!

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

19,693

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,357

Total Grad Students

8%

Out-Of-State

89%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

385

Student Organizations

16

Fraternities

12

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

11%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
21%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
64%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending Middle Tennessee State University receive some sort of financial aid. 51% were awarded federal grants. While 53% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$25,416

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,540

Books and Supplies

$8,246

Room and Board

35,202

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,065
$30 - $48K
$10,779
$48 - $75K
$14,607
$75 - $110K
$16,284
$110K & UP
$16,749

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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