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Middle Tennessee State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
23,217
Total Undergrads
Including 3,684 Part-time
3,878
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 85 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Sun Belt Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $191,528)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $91,689)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 69 59 - -
Baseball 41 - Yes -
Basketball 20 17 - Yes
Football 144 - - Yes
Golf 12 7 - Yes
Soccer - 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 26 - Yes
Tennis 9 10 Yes -
Volleyball - 18 Yes Yes
Adaptive Sports - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 15.3%
Hispanic 2.6%
Non-resident alien 1.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.7%
Two or more races 1.5%
White/non-Hispanic 75.1%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 23
Liquor Law Violation 52
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 82

Notable Alumni

  • Bill Boner (Class of '67), Former mayor of Nashville (1987,1991) and former U.S. congressman (1979,1987)
  • George S. Clinton (Class of '69), Hollywood composer of Austin Powers trilogy
  • Albert Gore Sr. (Class of '32), Former U.S. senator (1953-1971)
  • Amy Lee, Co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence
  • Chris Young, Country music singer and 2006 winner of the TV show Nashville Star
  • James M. Buchanan, Ph.D. (Class of '40), 1986 Nobel laureate in economic sciences
  • Terry Weeks (Class of '72), 1988 National Teacher of the Year Kelly Holcomb (Class of '95), NFL quarterback
  • Tyrone Calico (Class of '02), NFL wide receiver
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Evan from Murfreesboro, TN
  • 3
  • The dorms are a little small, but they are pretty nice, the campus has a lot of shops and restaurants there and the students are pretty friendly so it's nice…

  • Jun-01-2012 Read More
  • Amanda from Smyrna, TN
  • 3
  • I wouldn't be a good candidate for this particular area, as I only live about 15 minutes down the road, away from campus. From what I've heard though, dorms are…

  • Jun-02-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Lauren from Murfreesboro, TN
  • May-22-2014 I am a current student here

    I've never used the dining services but they have many different meal plans available. There is a lot of off nearby off-campus dining to choose from. There are lots of places on campus where some variety of food or snacks are available.

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  • 4
  • Emily from Hendersonville, TN
  • May-16-2014 I am a current student here

    McCallie Dining Hall has some pretty cool promos throughout the year with lots of free stuff for students. There are standard restaurants such as Chick fil a, Subway (one of our two Subway's is open until 2 am,) Panda Express, Popeye's, etc. There is also a very good sit down restaurant that takes meal plan and Flexbucks called Blue Raider Grill. You can also use flexbucks to order Papa John's.

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  • 5
  • Tyreisha from Murfeesboro, TN
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Since I've been here this school has been adding more and more dining options. They have all of your dining needs for anyone no matter what your choice of food is. We have a lot of fast food restaurants, Organic food for the healthy eaters, Starbucks, a Blue Raider Grill Restaurant and more!

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  • 3
  • Nasra from Antioch, TN
  • Apr-16-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many good places to eat at MTSU. Students can find really good restaurants near by the school, or you can eat on campus. The campus food is okay, but its not bad. There are lots of cafeterias that have a buffet, and there's also fast food restaurants that are pretty good, but expensive.

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  • 4
  • Kelsie from Murfreesboro, TN
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    There are 2 cafeterias on campus and they serve buffet style. You pay about $6 to get in and can eat however much your poor college self desires. However, the food is not always appealing. Thankfully, there are multiple restaurants on campus including Chik-Fil-A, Subway, Popeyes, and Panda Express. There are also little convenient store type areas called PODs (Provisions on Demand) that sell sandwiches, snacks, drinks, milkshakes, frozen dinners, and various household and class supplies.

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  • 4
  • Jacklyn from TN
  • Mar-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There are multiple eating places. We have two Buffett style places, various fast food restaurants, and even a sit down dining option in the student union called the Blue Raider Grill.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Shelby from Ardmore, TN
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not involved in Greek life but there is definitely a very noticeable presence of it on campus.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Hendersonville, TN
  • May-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Not highly supported by the school, but still very active. There are twenty-seven fraternities and sororities at MTSU, seven of which occupy on-campus houses.

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  • 0
  • Blue Raider from Murfreesboro, TN
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life isn't so hot. The campus does a great job of making sure it's not growing at healthy rate. The President of the University says that he encourages all organizations on campus, but sometimes it feels like he has a target on the back of Greek Life. It's kind of ironic because Greeks are pretty much the only ones who attend sports events (WHICH IS MUCH NEED), yet a lot of campus officials are trying to muffle them. HOWEVER, I am involved in Greek Life and I love it. I never thought I would be in a fraternity just because I'm not really that type of guy, but my brothers are my best friends.

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  • 0
  • Martha from Murfreesboro, TN
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek life is very important at MTSU. There are many social events and recruitment is a huge deal on campus. They also do many community service projects to benefit the Murfreesboro area.

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  • 0
  • Bran from Murfreesboro TN
  • Dec-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is great!...... well it could be better,MTSU has many greek organizations. Most live on Greek Row! But MTSU hates greek life, always being so strict on them. With many of the big Fraternities on Greek Row Campus enforces many laws that hurts greek life. Many big fraternities have been kicked off or left because they dont like how MTSU handles everything.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life on campus is very fun. The sororities aren't mean to each other and they get along well.

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