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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
19,461
Undergraduate
Students
(53.4%) 10,397 Women
(46.6%) 9,064 Men
2,260
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,624
Out-of-state: $44,924
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,176
Out-of-state: $30,476
Room and Board
$8,976
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$11,158
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$24,936
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
964
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
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.9% Asian
19.8% Black/African-American
7.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.9% White
0.1% Unknown
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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