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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Murfreesboro
Population | 161,397
Enrollment | 20,183
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/11
Spring | 01/21-05/08

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

Named one of the best places to earn an Undergraduate Degree by Princeton Review
Largest & most comprehensive Veterans center in the state of Tennessee
Wide variety of nationally recognized academic degree programs at all levels

About This Campus

WE ARE TRUE BLUE! https://youtu.be/9UG26We1Gsw UNIQUE & NOTABLE PROGRAMS: Aerospace, Actuarial Science, Concrete Industry Management, Environmental Science, Fermentation Science, Forensic Science, Horse Science, Interactive Media, Interdisciplinary Media, Mechatronics Engineering, Recording Industry (Audio Production, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting) ABOUT MTSU: MTSU is a comprehensive university that embraces its role as the destination of choice for Tennessee undergraduates while expanding its reach nationally and internationally through signature programs and select masters and doctoral programs. MTSU has been named one of the best places to earn an undergraduate degree in the nation by The Princeton Review, which called it “a go-to choice for those wishing to receive a quality and affordable education.”. This reflects the hard work of our faculty and staff in helping our students succeed, as well as the almost $1 billion in improvements and new construction taking pl

Location Information

Middle Tennessee State University is located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. MTSU is is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy, has been named the Princeton Review's list of the Best 385 Colleges in the U.S.. three years in a row, and is also the top destination for transfer students in Tennessee. The University is committed to preparing students to thrive in their chosen professions and a changing global society with an enrollment of about 20,000 students.
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RegistrationClosed Programs
Accounting, Athletic Training, Speech Language Pathology & Audiology, Physical Education, Nutrition & Food Science - Dietetics, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Interior Design, Textiles, Merchandising & Design (Apparel Design & Fashion Merchandising), Nursing, Special Education, Elementary Education (K-5), Interdisciplinary Studies (6-8)

Social Work, Recording Industry (Music Business), Recording Industry (Commercial Songwriting), Audio Production

Notable Academic Programs

  • Aerospace - MTSU has a rich history of teaching students to fly, dating back to WWII when flight training took place right on campus. Today, graduates from the Professional Pilot program fly for every major US airline, at dozens of regional airlines, and for corporations and government agencies.
  • Data Science - Students earning a bachelor's degree in data science will take courses in programming, statistics, analytics, database, and machine learning as well as selecting a cognate in either Inferential Thinking, Business Intelligence, or Advanced Machine Learning.
  • Audio Production - Our award-winning faculty can help foster your knowledge and understanding of audio production so that, armed with your passion, you will be best prepared to pursue your career dreams.
  • Digital Marketing - A digital marketing concentration offers student a strong foundation of experiential learning in this growing industry.
  • World Languages - MTSU offers 11 world languages - many not commonly offered: Japanese, Arabic, German, Portuguese.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Actuarial Science, Advertising, African Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper or 173.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Home Pay only
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/11/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($62 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $25 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $350 Year Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: MTSU fees include a parking pass whether or not you bring a car. A parking pass does not guarantee a parking spot, but affords you the ability to park on campus in an appropriately designated parking lot.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/11/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $2000
  • Proximity to campus: 2-5
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On-campus housing is limited. If you need it, submit a housing application and get the required, non-refundable $350 deposit on file in conjunction with your Admissions application to MTSU. Spaces are first come, first served. Public transportation is available in Murfreesboro, but access would depend on where you live. Ride Share services are always available.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
University Housing assigns meal plans for first year students, but any classification on or off campus may purchase a separate meal plan through the Aramark Offices or by emailing mtdining@aramark.com. More information on the available plans can also be found on their website at https://mtsu.campusdish.com/MealPlans.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/11/24

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $711 per semester.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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