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Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

MTSU has 40 departments and 140 degree programs
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  1. Named one of the best places to earn an Undergraduate Degree by Princeton Review
  2. Largest & most comprehensive Veterans center in the state of Tennessee
  3. Wide variety of nationally recognized academic degree programs at all levels

About This Campus

WE ARE TRUE BLUE! https://youtu.be/yGkSE192VcI 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 22,000 students.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Murfreesboro
Population | 141,704
Enrollment | 20,857
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/22-12/08
Spring | 01/17-05/04

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 5%
Black | 16%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 8%
Two or more | 4%
White | 65%
Other | 0%
International | 0%


RegistrationClosed Programs
Accounting, Computer Information Systems, 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

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agricultural Business, Animal Sciences, Applied Biology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 61.00 paper, N/A computer or 39.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 10/20/22

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18

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 Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $350 Year Host & Home Mandatory

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 10/20/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 14% living on campus
  • Double: $10358 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $800
  • Proximity to campus: 2-5
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
It's best that you get a housing application and deposit on file in conjunction with your application to MTSU. Spaces are first come, first served.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1495 declining balance plan.
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 10/20/22

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


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