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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
  • 4
  • studentak
  • May-03-2015 I am a current student here

    McCallies is awful. They have chick-fil-a, subway, popeyes, a starbucks, dunkin donuts, panda express, and more. Those places are great.

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  • 4
  • Kayla from Murfreesboro, TN
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Ah. I never want to go back to eating the meal plan again, but the dining halls on campus are not bad at all. You get burned out fast on McCallie, but save those flex bucks for the Starbucks that is open till 12'oclock. It is conveniently located in the library for those all nighters you will pull!

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  • 4
  • Andrew from Knoxville, TN
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    MTSU has a variety of different restaurants on campus, including two Chinese food locations, a Sub Way, a Pizza Hut, a Starbucks, and several others. In addition to these, there is a dining hall called McCallie's, which is amusement park food-quality -- not great, but perfectly edible. The variety of options is a great thing to have, and if those dry up, Murfreesboro itself has quite a few choices, some of which accept student meal plans.

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  • 3
  • Jose from Murfreesburo, TN
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Though the school dining halls are not the greatest, there are also corporate food indusrties on campus such as Chick-Fila-A, Subway, Panda express, Popeye's, Starbucks, and a Blue Raider Grill that isn't to bad.

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  • 5
  • Tyler from Eatonton, GA
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a wide array of selection with dining here. MTSU has more than one food court in several different buildings. They have many popular chains available. I eat at The KUC daily.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kayla from Murfreesboro, TN
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Unless you're a female, there's not much greek life left. Considering most of the frats on campus have been discontinued for behavior and such.

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  • 0
  • Andrew from Knoxville, TN
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    MTSU has several different fraternities and sororities located on campus, and each one seems to be active across campus. They are situated on Greek Row, which is about a fifteen-minute walk from the center of campus. Past members have devoted their time to human rights issues, such as It's on us, which aims to reduce tolerance for and inform students about sexual assault

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  • 0
  • Jose from Murfreesburo, TN
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    I am currently a member of Phi Kappa Tau. It has been an amazing experience for me and honestly its great to have 40 brothers who support me as i support them. We are brand new to MTSU so there are many other Fraternities and Sororities to chose from.

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  • 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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