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Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

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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

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=kAdFVKXu6WI&feature=emb_logo 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.

2022/2023 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Murfreesboro
Population | 132,000
Enrollment | 21,630
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | -
Spring | -

Campus Diversity

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


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: Before seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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

  • Agricultural Business
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Community Health
  • Construction Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Equine Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Flight Technology
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • German
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Microbiology
  • Music Management
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics
  • Tourism Management


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 / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 10/16/19

  • 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 ($58 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 10/16/19

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

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


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 10/16/19

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


  • Health records due by: at time of application
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Varicella (chicken pox)

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