Middle Tennessee State University, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive, public university. It is the number-one choice of valedictorians and salutatorians in the midstate area. An increasing emphasis on scholarships reflects a commitment to research and public service, activities which expand human knowledge and enhance the quality of life. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Basic and Applied Sciences, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Mass Communication. A comprehensive university, MTSU offers an extensive range of programs, including an Honors College that attract students nationally and internationally. The student body includes adult learners as well as persons of traditional college age. Its 500-acre campus is located in Murfreesboro, 30 miles southeast of Nashville.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
19,461
Undergraduates
9,069
Men - 46.6%
10,393
Women - 53.4%
2,260
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 8,973 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,606
Out-of-state: $45,906
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,176
Out-of-state: $30,476
Room and Board
$9,772
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$11,158
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,936
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
964
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
10%
10-19
35%
20-29
32%
30-39
12%
40-49
3%
50-99
6%
Over 100
1%
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Nashville Population
114,038
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Nashville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lightning
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
3.9%
Black/African-American
19.8%
Hispanic/Latino
7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
64.9%
Unknown
0.1%
International Students
2.4% from 65 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
10.3%
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