Middle Tennessee State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Tennessee


Located southeast of Nashville in the small city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a large public university that first opened its doors in 1911. MTSU was the first university in the state to establish an Honors College, an option for high achieving students looking for a more select academic atmosphere. The university has a 22 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the programs in aerospace and the recording industry are both popular and well-regarded. In athletics, the MTSU Blue Raiders compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Mass Communication Studies, Music Merchandising, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 23872
Total Grad Students: 471
Undergraduate Students: 23401
Faculty: 880

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:1

Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 16%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro Tennessee 37132

Website: http://www.mtsu.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 615-898-2300

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Matt Hannah
Assistant Director , Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
E. Michelle Blackwell
Director, Transfer Student Services

International Admissions Contact:
Tech Wubneh
Director, International Programs and Services

Athletics Contact:
Chris Massaro
Athletic Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
24 or more semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
All previous grades accepted

Credits (Min/Max):
minimum = 24; no maximum

Test Scores for Applying:

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:
Transfer applicants not meeting guaranteed admisssion criteria may submit their credentials to the Admissions Review Board for review. Information about this process is mailed to students during the application processing stage.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 24
English 18 25
Math 16 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 400 510
Math 360 570

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3798

Transfers Accepted: 2652

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 70%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 70%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: %

Admissions Data From: Fall 2008


Books: 2650

Other Expenses: 2836

Room and Board: 14826

Tuition and Fees: 20458

Total Cost: 40770

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6754

Total Cost – In-State: 27066

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4963

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 90%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 50%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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