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MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY - [MTSU], MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE

Murfreesboro, TennesseeLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1911Established Year
  21913Enrollment

Middle Tennessee State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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A public university situated in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University was founded in 1911 as a normal school that later grew into one of the prestigious names in the US Education System. The university now consists of 8 undergraduate colleges as well as a college of graduate studies and offers more than 80-degree programs or majors across its 35 departments.

The institute has partnerships with the United States Army, the Oak Ridge National University and the United States Marine Corps and ranks among the nation's top 100 public universities by Forbes magazine, in 2009. The international students make up 4.4% of the total student body of the university which makes it a culturally and ethnically diverse site of learning for studying in the USA

Middle Tennessee State University offers admissions on a rolling basis round the year and requires a nonrefundable application fee of 30 and 35 USD from its undergraduate and graduate applicants, respectively. With an acceptance rate of around 94%, the university falls under the category of least selective institutes of the country.

Rankings

  • Ranked #293-381 in National Universities Rankings 2020 by US News
  • Ranked >600 in US Rankings 2020 by Times Higher Education (THE)
  • Ranked #51 in the Best Colleges for Music in America Rankings 2020, #121 in the Best College Athletics Rankings 2020, #246 in Top Public Universities in America Rankings 2020 by NICHE Rankings

Highlights

College Typepublic
Endowment58.9 million USD
Student Retention Rate70%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity18%
Annual cost of Attendance39,641 USD
Application Fee30 USD for undergraduates
Application SeasonRolling
Acceptance rate94%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@mtsu.edu | 615 898-2111

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The campus features 234 permanent buildings, is set on 466 acres, and has 3.1 million square ft of space.
  • The western section of the campus contains most of the original buildings of the college, including Kirksey Old Main, the oldest classroom building.
  • The main quad is in the center, surrounded by the Business and Aerospace Building, the Learning Resource Centre, the James E. Walker Library and the Mass Communications Building.
  • Some of the recent structures are part of the eastern campus, like the Student Union Buildings, and the College of Education.
  • There are over 300 student organizations, access to many athletic events, and a beautiful physical environment.

Housing Facilities/Residence

  • There are 13 residence halls on campus, divided into West Campus, Mid-Campus, East Campus, and North Campus Halls.
  • The Lyan Hall Complex, Monohan Hall Complex, and Rutledge Hall constitute the West Campus Halls, while the Mid-Campus Halls include Beasley Hall, Gracy Hall, Judd Hall, Sims Hall, and Smith Hall.
  • Deere Hall, House 7, and Nicks Hall come under the East Campus Halls, and the remaining two, Corlew Hall and Cummings Hall constitute the North Campus Halls.
  • There are two apartment complexes too, namely Scarlett Commons and Womack Lane.
  • 80% of the housing facilities are affiliated with the Living Learning Communities (LLC) program, where students with similar majors or areas of interest are grouped together for better understanding, interaction, and results.

Course

  • The university offers a plethora of courses for international students which includes programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. There are altogether 7 colleges, distinguished in terms of the courses taught.
  • There are over 240 programs to choose from, from Accounting, to dance, to Consumer Education, to Geosciences, to different linguistic courses, and many more.
  • The liberal arts and sciences or the liberal studies is the course most students enroll in, with more than 8% of the total students enrolling in this area of study.
  • The university also offers a Flexible MBA program, which can be completed on campus, online or by a combination of both.

Middle Tennessee State University Application Process

How to Apply?

Application Portal: Apply online at the official website using the respective portals for undergraduate and graduate application.

Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

For international students taking admission in undergraduate courses, the requirements are:

  • Admission application with 30 USD as application fee
  • Official transcripts from the academic institutions attended
  • An official copy of language scores (minimum 5.5 in IELTS, or minimum 61 in TOEFL iBT)
  • Proof of financial support
  • Health forms with proofs of vaccinations
  • Copy of passport

For international students taking admission in graduate courses, the requirements include:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of 35 USD
  • Proof of English Proficiency (minimum score of 71 in TOEFL iBT, or a minimum score of 6 in IELTS)
  • Appropriate Test Score (GRE, GMAT or MAT)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Additional Program Requirements
  • Tuberculosis Forms Packet
  • Proof of Immunizations
  • Financial Statement
  • Health Insurance

Middle Tennessee State University Cost of Attendance

For all the international candidates seeking to enroll at the university, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as follows: 

FacilitiesUndergraduate (in USD)Graduate (in USD)
Tuition29,15217,782
Room and Board9,28612,748
Books1,260780
Travel2,7082,708
Miscellaneous2,8262,826
Total45,23236,844

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The institute offers an array of diverse awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Some of the studentships are discussed as follows:

International Merit Scholarship

  • Provided by the university
  • All new internationals are automatically considered for this scholarship.
  • The rewards are 4000 USD/ 8000 USD/ 16,000 USD.

The Buchanan Fellowship

  • Awarded through the reputed MTSU Honors college
  • Highest academic award given to an entering freshman in the university
  • Students must be enrolling for the first time, in Summer or Fall semester

Federal Student Aid

  • Applied by completing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Provided by the university
  • Required for being considered for assistance through federal programs, state programs, and various need-based scholarships.

Alumni Network

  • The MTSU Alumni Association, in partnership with Abenity, offers discounts all over the country on restaurants, movies, hotels, travel and more.
  • Webinars, workshops, summer college: the Alumni association provides several benefits including career services.
  • All MTSU Alumni can drop by any time at the Alumni House where they can enjoy a cup of coffee and have a look at many photos and yearbooks.
  • Some of the notable alumni include Mardy Scales, Hillary Scott, Erik Walden, George S. Clinton etc.

Placements

There are different career fairs organised through the year: BEST Career Fair, Aerospace Career Fair etc. There are other recruiting events too, like Employer Meetups, Classroom Presentations, Interview Room Reservations etc.

The median earnings of students is 31,200 USD/year and 38,700 USD/year, 2 years and 6 years after graduation, respectively. 93% of students are employed 2 years after graduating from the university.

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Middle Tennessee State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population26214
FAFSA Code003510
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$27,942 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-61- -
IELTS-5.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score11009901210 4%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570520620-
Mathematics530470590-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232025 90%
English231926-
Mathematics221825-

Middle Tennessee State University Acceptance Rate

59.3%

Acceptance Rate

9938

Total Applicants

26214

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

45.1%

Male

54.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program59.3%
Total Applicants38839
Total Enrolled23050
Graduate
Graduate Programs59.3%
Total Applicants5332
Total Enrolled3164

Middle Tennessee State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Middle Tennessee State University Enrollment26214
Undergraduate Enrollment23050
Graduate Enrollment3164
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate45.2%

Attendance Cost

$27,942

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$27,942 / Year
Post Graduate Program$75,232 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,540 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,392 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,178 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,392 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,178 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,162 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,178 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
16774121604614572
RANKING
  • 2019

  • Academy Ranking of World Universities logo

    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    RANKED  #301 - #400

    Education (International)


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    Forbes

    RANKED  #631

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 3 students ratings

    7.5/10

    7.7/10academic
    8.3/10infrastructure
    5/10placements
    8.7/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    7.3/10accommodation

    Reviews

    A
    Amanda, UNITED STATES Communications
    Middle Tennessee State University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2015
    7.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    GOOG COLLEGE

    I got a great scholarship that was both prestigious and covered a fair amount of my expenses. The staff seemed great. The general atmosphere was welcoming. The strength of program of the program they offered.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Some of the faculty were incredible. Some of what I learned was essential for my future job and was stimulating and challenging. Some of the assignments were useless time wasters and some teachers were less than ideal. It was a mixed bag. Overall, the curriculum had more positives than negatives.

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    6 /10
    accomodation/food
    5 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
    23, Apr 2019 read more
    C
    Christine owens, USA Marketing major with a professional sales concentration
    Middle Tennessee State University
    Current student , Batch : 2019
    8.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

    They had a great accounting program. I just decided to change my major just year. I was a huge fan of the business program, but when I figured out what accounting wasn't for me, I was learning about marketing.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I think Middle Tennessee State University has a great course curriculum. There are a lot of options for degrees and then within each major, there are many options for different courses. Almost every degree puts in spots for you to take electives to figure out exactly what you enjoy.

    8 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    13, Mar 2019 read more
    E
    Elijah jones, USA University college
    Middle Tennessee State University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2017
    6.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    GRADUATE TO WAIT

    MTSU was not too far from home and in-state tuition alongside grants made it more cost efficient. It was also my first in-state school choice. The university had a cozy campus that was appealing as well.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course curriculum varies from course to course. Some can be horribly terrible and the professor is to blame for that. Other courses have a very preferable workload that supports quality learning. All in all, I am mildly satisfied with the course curriculum.

    7 /10
    academic
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    8 /10
    extracurricular
    09, Mar 2019 read more
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    Bus Station

    M.T.S.U. Campus Parking Lot0.02 Km
    Baird Ln & Alumni Dr. MTSU0.4 Km
    Greenland & Leave Ave.0.55 Km
    Greenland & Old Lacassas0.85 Km
    Alumni Dr. & Blue Raider Dr.0.93 Km
    N Highland Ave & E Burton St NB1.45 Km
    Highland & Greenland1.45 Km
    Alumni & Rutherford1.54 Km
    New Lascassas & Hazelwood1.91 Km
    Jackson at Highland692.06 Km
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    Super Market

    Pod0.6 Km
    Middle Tennessee0.82 Km
    Mt Supermarket0.85 Km
    JDS Market1.8 Km
    JR's Foodland1.89 Km
    Save A Lot1.92 Km
    United Grocery Outlet2.25 Km
    Neely's Market2.26 Km
    Kim's International Market2.47 Km
    Family Dollar3.04 Km
    Sprouts Farmers Market3.94 Km
    Target Grocery5.33 Km
    Walmart Supercenter5.48 Km
    Gordon Food Service Store5.88 Km
    ALDI5.9 Km
    Publix Super Market at North Murfreesboro7.27 Km
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    Book Store

    Phillips Bookstore0.62 Km
    Textbook Brokers0.73 Km
    Adder Books1.44 Km
    Textbook Brokers - Rutherford1.52 Km
    Greenway Title1.75 Km
    Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee2.58 Km
    The Grumpy Bookpeddler2.7 Km
    Media Rerun2.75 Km
    La Espada3.08 Km
    Sword of the Lord3.11 Km
    Swanson Christian Products3.5 Km
    Grand Adventures: Comics & Games3.66 Km
    Outer Limits Boro3.92 Km
    Books-A-Million4.71 Km
    Christian Publishers Outlet5.54 Km
    Eastern National7.07 Km
    Children's Orchard Murfreesboro7.16 Km
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    Restaurant

    Subway0.69 Km
    Slick Pig BBQ & Catering1.09 Km
    Toot's Good Food & Fun Restaurant3.29 Km
    Papa John's Pizza3.9 Km
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store4.53 Km
    Farmers Family Restaurant5.24 Km
    Pilot Travel Center5.26 Km
    Carrabba's Italian Grill5.66 Km
    Jason's Deli5.7 Km
    Genghis Grill6.98 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Celulares2.18 Km
    Alexander Square2.26 Km
    Memorial Village Shopping Center2.59 Km
    Northfield Crossing2.63 Km
    Wash N Roll2.91 Km
    Rutherford Crossing3 Km
    Northside Plaza Shopping Center3.13 Km
    Jackson Heights Shopping Center3.17 Km
    The Mall In Murfreesboro3.28 Km
    South Church Street Center3.75 Km
    Stones River Town Centre4.6 Km
    Fountains at Gateway4.75 Km
    Towne Centre5.33 Km
    The Oaks Shopping Mall5.69 Km
    Sunglass Hut7.1 Km
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    Airport

    City of Murfreesboro Airport3.39 Km
    Murfreesboro Aviation3.46 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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