Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
4-year Public university


Middle Tennessee State University is a public institution established in 1911 with city setting located at Murfreesboro. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,206 (2018-19); out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,364 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,523. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#5 in Top Public Universities in Tennessee
Location Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1911
Selectivity Low
Size Large
19,523 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation And Materials Moving
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $9,206
Outstate Tuition Fee $28,364
Room and Board Fees $9,436
$37,000 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


59% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$25 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.46 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Does not accept CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

-- Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$10,581 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$6,502 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $43,455
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
64% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline: March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

The Buchanan Fellowship
Total Worth Full tuition waiver, priority registration, a book allowance, priority consideration for study abroad
Eligibility All entering freshmen entering the Honors College
Minimum Criteria high school GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 and a composite ACT greater than or equal to 29 (SAT greater than or equal to 1350)
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline December 1
Trustee Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 per year
Eligibility All entering freshmen
Minimum Criteria Minimum 3.5 GPA and 30+ in ACT or 1390+ in SAT
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $4,000 per year
Eligibility All entering freshmen
Minimum Criteria Minimum 3.5 GPA and 28+ in ACT or 1310+ in SAT
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Music scholarships
Total Worth --
Details Students must demonstrate musicianship and technique appropriate for study at a major university school of music. The audition date must be arranged when submitting the online application.
MTSU DREAM Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000 per year
Details To freshmen who will contribute to the creation and education of a diverse student body. A Tennessee resident graduated from Tennessee high school or Tennessee homeschool with Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 12,000 or less on FAFSA is eligible.


19,523 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
77% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
44% Students graduate within 6 years