Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

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.

Website: www.mtsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
19,251
Undergraduate
Students
(53.9%) 10,367 Women
(46.1%) 8,884 Men
2,379
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 8,055 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.49
SAT Math
500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,050
Out-of-state: $43,208
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,206
Out-of-state: $28,364
Room and Board
$9,436
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$11,008
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,774
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
942
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Murfreesboro Population
114,038
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Nashville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
14% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lightning
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
19.9% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.0% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
3.2%
First-Year Students Returning
75.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
21.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1301 East Main Street
City, State, Zip
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone
(615) 898-2111
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@mtsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
94% of 8,055 applicants were admitted
Women
95% of 4,556 applicants were admitted
Men
92% of 3,499 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,389 (58%) of 7,534 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,203 (51%) of 4,309 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,937 (60%) of 3,225 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.49
3.75 and Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
500-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
530-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
34%
Score of 18 - 23
47%
Score of 12 - 17
10%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,050
Out-of-state: $43,208
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,206
Out-of-state: $28,364
Room and Board
$9,436
Books and Supplies
$1,260
Other Expenses
$4,148
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@mtsu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 16
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003510
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,539 (97.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,963 (76.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,944 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
248 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$11,008
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,275 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,812
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 988 (58.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,294
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,723 (85.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
511 (19.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,642

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
13,346 (92.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,474 (78.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,335 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,228 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$10,068
Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,691 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,040
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,269 (64.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,131
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,526 (60.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,040 (13.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,275

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,774
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
594
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
628
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
2,641
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
2,961
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,873
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science and Technology, Other
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
None
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
942
Part-Time Faculty
314
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
61%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 53% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Business Education, Master of Science in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Middle School Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Murfreesboro Population
114,038
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Nashville
Campus Size
500 acres

Weather

Temperature
26.5 average low in January, 86.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Murfreesboro
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
14% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lightning
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Golf     x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports x  
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports x  
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, riflery, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
19,251
Women
10,367 (53.9%)
Men
8,884 (46.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
15,511
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
19.9% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.0% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students.
3.2%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
2,379

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
21.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
39.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
43.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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