MTSU

Middle Tennessee State University

1301 E Main St, Murfreesboro, United States
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  • Total Documents
    63
  • Class Notes
    40
  • Textbook Notes
    8
  • Study Guides
    15
  • Currently Enrolled
    53
  • Previously Enrolled
    89

Overview of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:19,523
    • Men:9,054 (46.4%)
    • Women:10,469 (53.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (MTSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Middle Tennessee State University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1301 East Main Street
City, State, Zip
Murfreesboro, TN  37132
Phone
(615) 898-2111
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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
Not reported

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
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


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 9,938 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 5,545 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 4,393 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,389 (74%) of 5,898 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,341 (71%) of 3,286 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,048 (78%) of 2,612 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.46
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (MTSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,948|Out-of-state: $27,578
  • Room & Board: - $6,408 (53.12111415070878%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,540 (12.766310204758351%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,115 (34.11257564453287%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Middle Tennessee State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 17
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003510
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,641 (97.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,029 (76.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,017 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
245 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$11,039
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,312 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,910
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,182 (58.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,243
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,728 (85.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
538 (19.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,823

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,528 (92.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,789 (79.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,669 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,123 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$10,111
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,092 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,170
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,824 (64.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,100
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 6,431 (60.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,928 (13.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,161

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,717
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
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
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,095

Academics & Instruction (MTSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


932

Part-Time Faculty


306

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Middle Tennessee State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


20.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


38.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.7%

Programs & Majors (MTSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music, General
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


None

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Business Education, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (61)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Aviation Management
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • German
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Affairs
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medical Informatics
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (MTSU)

Location & Geography

Population


114,038

Nearest Metropolitan Area


500 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Nashville

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Nashville
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 of College Housing


18% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


83%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Middle Tennessee State University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,812

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
19,523
Women
10,469
Men
9,054

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.2% Asian
  • 22.0% Black/African-American
  • 5.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 65.3% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


3.4%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,390

Student Resources (MTSU)