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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
17,892
Undergraduates
8,213
Men - 45.9%
9,680
Women - 54.1%
2,965
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 11,244 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.64
SAT Math
541 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
568 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,758
Out-of-state: $47,430
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,452
Out-of-state: $31,124
Room and Board
$10,358
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$12,486
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,165
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
943
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
10%
10-19
35%
20-29
32%
30-39
12%
40-49
3%
50-99
6%
Over 100
1%
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Murfreesboro Population
150,757
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Nashville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
13% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lightning
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
4.1%
Black/African-American
16.6%
Hispanic/Latino
8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
65.9%
Unknown
1%
International Students
1.9% from 62 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.3%
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