At A Glance:


Cost: Tuition and Fees: $ 26,000; Room and Board: $8,000
Size: Over 10,000 students
Type: Public 4 year
Location: Murfreesboro
Degrees offered: Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral
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Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is one of the oldest and largest universities in Tennessee. Since its founding in 1911, MTSU has striven to foster a student-centered environment that is conducive to lifelong learning, personal development, and success. Although MTSU is a large comprehensive university, it still maintains a small community feel with class sizes averaging only 18 students. The university offers over 140 programs of study at the bachelor, masters, and doctoral levels. These include one of the best Recording Industry programs in the country, along with one of the largest Aerospace programs with a fleet of more than 30 aircraft. MTSU offers academic quality, affordable tuition, and experiences that create unique educational and out of classroom opportunities for students; producing graduates that range from world-class pilots to Grammy nominees, and even noble prize winners! 

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Student Life

Located in Murfreesboro, MTSU offers a safe and friendly campus that is the university of choice for over 22,000 students. This includes over 1,000 international students representing more than 60 countries. Being only 30 minutes south of Nashville, MTSU allows students to access a vast network of industry professionals and cultural experiences. These experiences also occur on campus where students are actively encouraged to engage in research with its dedicated and accessible professors. To remain engaged in the campus community, MTSU offers more than 200 clubs and organizations. If sports are more your thing, being a NCAA Division I school allows students to watch the Blue Raiders play in various sports such as baseball, basketball, football, and soccer.  With activities ranging from watching a movie in the on campus cinema to free bowling nights at the local bowling alley MTSU is sure to provide options to keep you entertained outside the classroom both on campus and in the Murfreesboro community. 


International Student Testimonials

The best experiences I have had at MTSU as an international student are the opportunities to meet so many students from all over the world and be able to connect and make friends so easily. MTSU is a campus with a lot of diversity and it has really opened my eyes to not only American culture, but to cultures from all over the world. – Yumi Oku, Japan

The staff members at the MTSU International office are so kind and whenever I need anything they directly help me with it. I’m so thankful that I am a member of the amazing MTSU family and I have learned so much since being a student here. – Nawaf Alogaily, Saudi Arabia

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