Middle Tennessee State University

2,892 reviews
  1. Murfreesboro, TN
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Middle Tennessee State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
950-1190
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,910/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,904/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,721/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,743/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,410/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,665/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.175 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.174 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,627Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 112 responses
Report
  • Everyone is different
    34%
  • Laid-back
    20%
  • Diverse personalities.
    16%
  • This school has students from all over the world
    13%
  • Typical
    11%
  • Transient
    4%
  • Well-known
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.218 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.264 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Large campus
    35%
  • The best and biggest school in Tennessee!
    15%
  • Convenient
    7%
  • Helpful
    3%
  • Immature
    1%
  • Meh.
    1%

After Middle Tennessee State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.114 responses

Reviews

2,892 reviews
  • Excellent
    437
  • Very Good
    1030
  • Average
    1164
  • Poor
    181
  • Terrible
    80
The facilities are definitely getting better at MTSU. A lot of nice/interesting things have come to be since I started here. A lot of the original buildings are still in there original state. For some, the appearance is not aesthetically pleasing, but some are alright. When I was freshman, the area around my dorm (Corlew) was all construction for the whole year. Now, they've finished it and there are nice looking roads and such there now. The Student Union opened last year, and it is very nice. There's even a sit-in restaurant in there. The new (3rd) science building is in the works, and it looks quite spiffy and I'm actually looking forward to seeing the finished product. We've also had 2 parking garages added this year, and those have helped tremendously. Parking was a nightmare at MT. The library is large and very nice. The built-in Starbucks is great for those late night study sessions. The football field is nice. It's no UT, but I actually like it better because it's not so overwhelming. Football games are fun all the same!
  • College Junior
  • Oct 20 2013
Being a current freshman at MTSU, I can say that I am developing well into the school. The college experience for me is coming to life as I meet new people, expand my knowledge and learn the next phases of the world and their meanings. As I work to pursue my dreams, I plan to take the full advantage of every opportunity given to me at hand. My education is key to my future, so it is key that success is not only for me but those under who look to me as a positive and great role model. It feels great being looked up to from others than yourself. I have come to far to give up now and have no intentions to. I Am True Blue!
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
I transferred to mtsu after going to the university of memphis. I went to Memphis and started the nursing program to quickly have to leave. I went to the financial office many times and did not have any help. I was heart broken when I had to come home. I quickly found mtsu, which is more affordable and more thorough than any other school I've even called on the phone. We have the largest campus in my state and it is gorgeous to walk around! If I had to do it all over again the only thing I would change is the time that I applied. I would've immediately applied and went straight to mtsu!
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 23 2015