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Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

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About This Campus

WATCH THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/kAdFVKXu6WI UNIQUE & NOTABLE PROGRAMS: 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's new $147 million Science Building has enhanced the science academic programs as well as establish MTSU as a science hub for the area. 45.6 of our classes have fewer than 20 students which enables the university to provide many opportunities for undergraduate research, creative activities, and experiential learning of all kinds.

Location Information

Middle Tennessee State University is located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. MTSU is a research doctoral university that includes a 500-acre main campus, an agricultural campus, a horse science center, and an off campus aerospace facility. The city is the geographical center of the state included in the Nashville metropolitan area with a population of over 1.8 million people. Nashville is Tennessee's fastest growing major city and one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

2019/2020 Placement

Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

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Fast Facts

Location | Murfreesboro
Population | 132,000
Enrollment | 21,630
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | -
Spring | -

Campus Diversity

White | 65%
Black | 20%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Asian | 5%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 4%
Other | 0%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • Before seniors
Closed 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
Aerospace Sciences: Aerospace Studies, Aviation Studies, Flight Technology

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Equine Science, Plant and Soil Systems, Poultry Sciences, Soil Science

Art/Design/Fine Art: Commercial and Advertising Art, Photography

Athletics: Sports Communication

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biotechnology, Forensic Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology

Business: Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Insurance, Management, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Audio Production Technology, Electronic Media, Journalism, Multimedia, Visual Communication Technology, Visual Design/Web Media

Computer Science: Computer Science

Criminal Justice: Corporate and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Exercise Science

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math, Statistics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Music Business/Merchandising, Music Industry

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Industrial Psychology, Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work

Technology: Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Electro-Mechanical Design Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
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 accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($58 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 10/16/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $25 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $350 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

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

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 10/16/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 14% living on campus
  • Double: $4349 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • 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 Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1495 declining balance plan.
  • $2100 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1205 per semester for 7 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Students that have not earned 30 credits are required to purchase either a 5 Day or 7 Day Unlimited meal plan if they choose to reside in on campus housing. 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.

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