Tuition & Fees

$9,090

$27,942

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
36%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
28%
18-23
43%
12-17
15%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
41%
12-17
25%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
51%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,898
Declined + 4,040
Total Received 9,938
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Public

19,523

undergraduate students

2,390

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mass Communication
  2. Recording Industry
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 1466
ACT 3994

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Location

School Facts

Middle Tennessee State University, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive, public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Basic and Applied Sciences, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Mass Communication. Its 800-acre campus is located in Murfreesboro, 30 miles southeast of Nashville.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 21,913
Established in 1911
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Murfreesboro, TN

800-acre campus in Murfreesboro (population: 131,947), 30 miles from Nashville. Served by bus; major airport serves Nashville. Public transportation serves campus. School operates transportation to local shopping areas.

Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
57%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
16 fraternities 4% of male students
 
12 sororities 5% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
36%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
28%
18-23
43%
12-17
15%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
41%
12-17
25%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
51%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,898
Declined + 4,040
Total Received 9,938

Admissions Factors

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Laurie Witherow
Associate Vice Provost of Undergraduate Recruitment
P: 615 898-2111
F: 615 898-5478
admissions@mtsu.edu

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,771

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,090
Room & board $8,698
Books & supplies $1,260
Total $19,048
Average Financial Aid - $9,771
Total with Avg. Aid $9,277

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $33,375,154
State $10,062,895
Institutional $70,975
Other external
Total $43,509,024

Non-need-based

Federal $6,657,280
State $25,323,333
Institutional $11,767,906
Other external $13,645,843
Total $57,394,362
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 615 898-2830
F: 615 898-5167
fin_aid@mtsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Stephen White
Director of Financial Aid
stephen.white@mtsu.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Basketball, Boxing, Fencing, Football, Ice Hockey, In-Line Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Paintball, Racquetball, Rugby, Sky Diving, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Tennis, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Fencing, Martial Arts, Racquetball, Rugby, Sky Diving, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Tennis

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Kickball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Chris Massaro (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Diane Turnham (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sun Belt Conference
Mascot
Winged Horse
School colors
royal blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Administration/Supervision
Aeronautical Science
Aerospace
Africana Studies
Agribusiness
Animal Science
Animation
Anthropology
Art
Art Education
Assessment/Learning/School Improvement
Athletic Training
Audio Production
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Community/Public Health
Computational Science
Computer Science
Concrete Industry Management
Construction Management
Criminal Justice Administration
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Engineering Technology
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science/Technology
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Family/Consumer Studies
Fermentation Science
Finance
Foreign Languages
Forensic Science
Geoscience
Global Studies
Health/Human Performance
History
Horse Science
Human Geography
Human Performance
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Systems
Integrated Studies
Interactive Media
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Affairs
International Relations
Journalism
Leisure/Sport Management
Leisure/Sport/Tourism Studies
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Library Science
Literacy
Literacy Studies
Management
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mathematics/Science Education
Mechatronics Engineering
Media/Communication
Molecular Biosciences
Music
Nursing
Nutrition/Food Science
Organizational Communication
Philosophy
Physical Education
Plant/Soil Science
Political Science
Professional Counseling
Professional Science
Professional Studies
Psychology
Public History
Recording Arts/Technology
Recording Industry
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech/Language Pathology/Audiology
Textile/Merchandising/Design
Theatre
Video/Film Production
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mass Communication
  2. Recording Industry
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

21,913

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

19,523
students

Female
54%
10,469

Male
46%
9,054

11%

2,390
students

Female
63%
1,497

Male
37%
893

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

15,812
students

Female
54%
8,479

Male
46%
7,333

20%

3,711
students

Female
54%
1,990

Male
46%
1,721

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
21%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

77%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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