Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a public university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the university consists of eight undergraduate colleges as well as a college of graduate studies, together offering more than 80 majors/degree programs through more than 35 departments and over 300 concentrations. MTSU has been recognized as one of the top schools in the Southeast.

MTSU has the lowest tuition rate of any major university in Tennessee. The combination of high-quality programs, student resources, incredible scholarship programs, and low tuition cost are unmatched in Tennessee. MTSU is most prominently known for its Recording Industry, Aerospace, Music and Concrete Industry Management programs.

With over 300 student organizations there is always plenty to do. Great facilities on campus coupled with a college-friendly town, lots of local entertainment, plenty of access to athletic events, and a beautiful physical environment. MTSU has something for everyone and encourages students to get involved to get the most out of their time on campus.

Sports Programs

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Scholarships available:

  • Grade 1:  $60,000 - full ride 
  • Grade 2: $45,000
  • Grade 3: $26,000
  • Grade 4 : $10,000

*All scholarships are based on a 3.0 GPA

  • Division: NCAA Division I-A (all sports) (8M/9W)
  • Conference: Conference USA
  • Nickname: Blue Raiders
  • Mascot: Lightning
  • Colours: Royal Blue (PMS 300) and White

Mission Statement

The Athletic Program promotes excellence in athletics and provides academic and athletic opportunities for every student-athlete, the university, and the community. Building on tradition, the program advances the university's regional and national stature and creates opportunities for innovative partnerships throughout the region. Middle Tennessee State University continually works to maximise human, financial and physical resources to create and heighten the quality of its sports programs.

Contact information:

  • Chris Massaro 
  • Director of Athletic Recruitment 

Helping more student-athletes find the right college

With Keystone Sports, we connect international student-athletes with US colleges

Scholarships & funding

MTSU offers merit-based scholarships for international students. These are based entirely on GPA (4.0 scale) in amounts of:

  • $4K (3.25-3.49)
  • $8K (3.50-3.74)
  • $16K (3.75-4.0)

You do not need to apply for the IMS as you are automatically eligible once you are admitted.


Why study at Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU is recognized for broad, high-quality academic programs, affordable costs and competitive prices, an outstanding teaching faculty, modern infrastructure with new residence halls, academic classrooms, sports facilities, and state of the art facilities, and a welcoming, friendly campus where diversity is appreciated and all students will be valued and respected.

Middle Tennessee State University is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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Awards & Accreditations

“The Best 385 Colleges” to earn an undergraduate degree in the U.S.

The Princeton Review (2020)

#12 Best Marketing School in the U.S. to Hire from

Designrush.com (2020)

1 of 8 schools selected for new partnership

Delta Airlines

Mechatronics Engineering – the only Siemens Level 3 Certification Program in the U.S.

MTSU Magazine (2019)

Business – #1 in Survey of Leading College Insurance & Risk Management Programs

Best’s Reviews (2020)

Recording Industry – 6 straight years in the Annual List of America's Top Music Business Schools

Billboard Magazine        (2013-19)

Student services & facilities

Campus Recreation’s mission is to serve and educate the MTSU community with recreational opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles in a safe environment. They do this by organizing casual and competitive sports on campus, maintaining an enormous recreation center, and offering a variety of fitness and wellness programs.

  • International Students are assigned academic advisors, an international student advisor, and designated immigration advisor in the international admissions office.
  • International students have access to career counseling, academic writing labs, math labs, and computer labs.
  • 8 state of the art libraries exist on campus.

Student lifestyle

Student Organizations & Service (SOS) provides a comprehensive collection of co-curricular opportunities designed to increase personal growth, leadership skills, and community involvement via participation in student organizations and service opportunities.

The goal of our office is to complement traditional academic programs of study by providing leadership development, service experiences, and exposure to and participation in social, cultural, intellectual, and recreational activities.

With over 300 student organizations based on professional or academic associations, cultural groups, honors, leadership, religion, social or Greek organizations, special interests, or sports, there is something for everyone.


MTSU offers a variety of on campus housing with many different accommodation options. We have 13 residence halls and two apartment complexes on campus. Off-campus housing offers many other other options from apartments, houses, and short term rentals. Our housing office will also provide assistance for off-campus accommodations.


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