Middle Tennessee State University Summary

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James E. Walker Library

Basic Statistics

Murfreesboro, TN
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
67 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • 24-hour computer labs
  • Availability of help in all areas of student life
  • Beautiful environment
  • Free concerts and cookouts

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Any amount of sexual assault
  • Book prices—new editions are often required.
  • Construction seems to be everywhere, slowing traffic and pedestrians.
  • Exit exam that is mandatory but non-reflective.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Not everyone is keen on the town of Murfreesboro, but almost everyone loves MTSU—it's a safe and rewarding environment. One key to a stress-free experience here is to plan ahead so you're not running late for class all the time. Stress can be tough, and a few stitches in time can help you avoid a lot of headaches. Once students graduate, many seem to leave with a bigger impression of the people who helped them learn, rather than the actual material they studied. Lots of students also comment that they have made great friends at MTSU and are grateful for the experience and opportunities. There is something for everyone in Murfreesboro, and if you make an effort to look around the corner, you may find the solution to a problem you didn't even know you had. The outdoor environment around MTSU is personally rewarding. There are local parks everywhere and major state parks as close as a 30-minute drive in any direction. Anyone who chooses to become active in outdoor pursuits will not be let down. Between the inspiring Tennessee landscape and the technical and logistical assistance from MTSU, an outdoor enthusiast can enjoy wonderful experiences here.

Remember: If you ever need help while you're here, all you have to do is ask. The faculty and staff at MTSU want nothing more than to see you succeed. Your success reflects upon them and enforces their purpose in teaching. Your teachers can also be your best networking tool when it comes time to look for a job or internship, so when you find professors you like, take other classes with them, and really get to know them—you can go far.

Middle Tennessee Student Reviews

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not a part of Greek life, so I don't know what it all pertains to. As a non-Greek student, I can say that I have never encountered a problem with the Greeks on campus and that they do not dominate the campus population.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are several locations throughout Murfreesboro that provide great off-campus dining. The prices for most restaurants in the area are reasonable as well as convenient. Although, most of the dining in Murfreesboro is mostly chain restaurants and fast food, they are still several local restaurants that provide a great eating experience.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: As a college town, Murfreesboro is a growing city. The cost of living is comfortable and the town has a numerous amount of attractions for the residents. Whether it is enjoying a nice jog at the park or shopping at the latest store, the town of Murfreesboro has something to offer for everyone.

5 College Junior

Diversity: It allows students to keep an open mind.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are many different types of people on campus. However, I am a pretty shy person and usually keep to myself. I go to class and then go home. So I can't really tell much about the people on campus, other than there are many different types of people on campus.

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