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Middle Tennessee State University Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Sun Belt Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $191,528)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Christy from Brentwood, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Chick fil A, Starbucks, Panda Express, Dunkin Donuts, and tons of other food options are available on campus. There are some great salad stops, little shops to buy snacks, coffee and sushi, and a rotating cafe organized by students that presents a new dining concept every few weeks.

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  • 5
  • Briunna - Somerville, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Middle Tennessee State University, has several restaurants, located on campus. Finding somewhere to eat is easy. The food is very tasty.

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  • 5
  • Dasia from Saint Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    The food and dining were great. There was always options no matter what time you need it. Chick fa la is always popular and panda express. Having the Blue Raider Grill was a good option as well.

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  • 4
  • Sam from Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    I have been attending MTSU for the past two years now, and it never fails to satisfy my hunger. It doesnt matter what end of the school I am on, there is food located all around campus but most importantly in the KUC and Student Union. All of your favorites like Chick-fil-a, Subway, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, etc.

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  • 4
  • Lindsey
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The student union provided a large dining selection.

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  • 2
  • KAROLIN from LA Vergne, TN
  • I am a current student here

    There are other campuses that have a wider variety of food. However they did just open up a steak and shake. But steak and shakes are known to have crap service.

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  • 4
  • studentak
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Christy from Brentwood, TN
  • I am a current student here

    On the first day of school, members from all the greek life organizations hold the doors to all the buildings open for you! Its really welcoming and inviting, and creates an easy opportunity to start making new friends and/ or talk to them about how to get involved in greek life! All of the greek organizations are very involved in campus life and the MTSU community, plus they have the loveliest row of houses on campus!

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  • 0
  • KAROLIN from LA Vergne, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Eh its okay. Theres an agriculture frat. i thought that was interesting. But past that i dont think it looks that fun or many people get involved since everyones a communiter,

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  • 0
  • Kayla from Murfreesboro, TN
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Emily from Hendersonville, TN
  • 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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