Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
59%
Acceptance Rate
9,938
Students Applied
62%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2254
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 15, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
76
90%
Submitting ACT
4%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1124
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
470
75th
590
Reading
25th
520
75th
620
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
33%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
692
$30k - $48k
374
$48k - $75k
362
$75k - $110k
249
$110k+
228

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@mtsu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 615-898-2233
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.28 Average Rating
Get involved! Being connected makes college so much more fun!
Jessica from Lewisburg, TN
MTSU should not be overlooked. Also, even though Murfreesboro seems like a small town, MTSU is huge - with over 25,000 students! One you here, you HAVE to get involved. Find something you enjoy and meet others with the same interests. Also, MTSU is not car-friendly. Parking is never fun, so living in a dorm will be very easy to navigate the campus.
Kelsey from Murfreesboro, TN
Try not to walk in the middle of the street or parking lot. Stick to the sidewalks, edges, whatever. Unless you want to get hit by a bike. Also, get to know the professors, especially the ones that teach things related to your career goal. They'll be your connections for life.
Akram from Nashville, TN
Live on campus your first year! It is absolutely a great way to meet people, and MTSU has several great housing locations. You'll feel like you are really a part of campus, and you have a greater chance of getting involved in things. Also, don't be afraid to ask your professors questions. Most of the professors at MTSU are really nice and will be beyond willing to help you. Lastly, get involved! MTSU has tons of organizations you can get involved in. No matter what you're into - MTSU has an organization for you!
Emma from Knoxville, TN
Make sure you check out the scholarships available before you become a freshman (and after).
Shannon from Murfreesboro, TN
If taking advantage of the online courses through this university, remember to devote enough time to it as you would a class that meets every day. They are very helpful and I would recommend them but it would benefit you if you even set up a time like an on campus class that you meet with your online course. Get to know every professor you have. You never know where they can help and how tightly they are connected to the top. That being said be sure to get input from other students and even check sites that rate professors before picking your courses. Use good judgment when it comes to course load and always remember summer school is a great option.
Alessandria from Murfreesboro, TN
Common College Advice:
1. If you can, avoid the bad professors. It'll make college life better. Check out the professor reviews on koofers.com.
2. Buy books online. They are much cheaper than at the bookstores.
3. Make friends. Get active with some of the extracurricular activities. It is good to have a study break; that's what makes college so much fun.
Rachel from Murfreesboro, TN
If you are applying for MTSU, make sure you get everything in ON TIME or EARLY. (I would suggest early!!!) Sometimes (with 20,000 students on campus) things can get a little hectic and if you apply later, your stuff can get lost. I hate to say this about my future alma mater, and I love MTSU dearly, but I know many students (myself included) who have had issues with one thing or another there.
If you are like me and don't want to walk into the offices and talk to people, JUST DO IT. They can ignore emails and maybe even phone calls (although I don't think they do either, there are probably just so many that your's COULD get lost), but they CANNOT ignore you if you walk in and talk to them calmly (and politely!) what you are having an issue with. :) If you are nice to them, they are going to want to help you more. That's just advice for life, not just at MTSU!

One last thing! MTSU has the highest number of required courses (also known as your general education courses). So just be prepared for taking more classes than your friends at different colleges!
Megan from Manchester, TN
Do your housing application early. If you do not you will not like the dorm your are going to stay in.
Make sure you keep up with all the deadline.
Make sure you keep a planner it is going to become your bestfriend. It is going to help you keep up with everything.
Ashley from Memphis, TN
Bring your A game, because everyone here is inspired to work hard. We are all proud to be Blue Raiders and want to go out with a bang. Do not be afraid to ask for help because majority of everyone is open to helping.
Jordan from Murfreesboro, TN