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Middle Tennessee State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,684 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 85 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Sun Belt Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $191,528)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $91,689)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 69 59 - -
Baseball 41 - Yes -
Basketball 20 17 - Yes
Football 144 - - Yes
Golf 12 7 - Yes
Soccer - 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 26 - Yes
Tennis 9 10 Yes -
Volleyball - 18 Yes Yes
Adaptive Sports - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 15.3%
Hispanic 2.6%
Non-resident alien 1.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.7%
Two or more races 1.5%
White/non-Hispanic 75.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 23
Liquor Law Violation 52
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 82

Notable Alumni

  • Bill Boner (Class of '67), Former mayor of Nashville (1987,1991) and former U.S. congressman (1979,1987)
  • George S. Clinton (Class of '69), Hollywood composer of Austin Powers trilogy
  • Albert Gore Sr. (Class of '32), Former U.S. senator (1953-1971)
  • Amy Lee, Co-founder and lead singer of Evanescence
  • Chris Young, Country music singer and 2006 winner of the TV show Nashville Star
  • James M. Buchanan, Ph.D. (Class of '40), 1986 Nobel laureate in economic sciences
  • Terry Weeks (Class of '72), 1988 National Teacher of the Year Kelly Holcomb (Class of '95), NFL quarterback
  • Tyrone Calico (Class of '02), NFL wide receiver
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Evan from Murfreesboro, TN
  • 3
  • The dorms are a little small, but they are pretty nice, the campus has a lot of shops and restaurants there and the students are pretty friendly so it's nice…

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  • Amanda from Smyrna, TN
  • 3
  • I wouldn't be a good candidate for this particular area, as I only live about 15 minutes down the road, away from campus. From what I've heard though, dorms are…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Aman from Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    The MTSU campus also has some interesting food options when it comes to food and dining. It has options available for its students whether they stay on or off-campus. Students who live off-campus can choose from restaurants such as Subway, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, etc. They have the option to eat any type of food they prefer whether it is Asian or Italian. There are several places on campus that students go to eat such as Student Union, KUC or the dining halls, etc. There are also PODs, or convenient stores, available in some campus buildings where students can get a quick snack. Students that are living on campus can make their meal plans to save on costs of eating out. This plan works great for students that are far from home and may not want to worry about meal prepping. Unfortunately, MTSU does lack options when it comes to eating healthy.

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  • 5
  • Jakya - Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Even though MTSU has lots of community fun, yet we all know it comes down to the food and dining. As a college student, you don't get lots of home-cooked meals. After so long, your food options become bland. Good thing MTSU provides a lot of different food options. They have options such as the Pizza Hut, Steak and Shake, and Raiders Grill. Even If one day, you don't want fast food. They also have many healthy choices, as well. Other days you might wish to junk food, you can go to the POD for chips, candies, and sodas. Even if you don't want the food of campus Murfreesboro has a lot of options to offer.

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  • 4
  • Jonathan from Smyrna, TN
  • I am a current student here

    While MTSU is a fantastic university in most regards, its dining situation leaves something to be desired. Overall, it's good for fast food as that's the purpose of most of the restaurants on this campus. The problem comes with the fast part of fast food, because most places suffer from long wait times. While one could attribute this to the fact that there are over twenty thousand individuals attending this college and that most people need to eat, the bigger problem is simply within the restaurants themselves. They're simply not well equipped for dealing with lunch rushes. By no means does this equal to the food being bad, but rather that it's simply slow to come out for the masses and always ends up in large groups of people either waiting in line or clumped up next to the restaurant. So, if one wants to eat in a timely matter, he or she would find it best not to come during a big lunch break on campus or simply bring their own food.

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  • 3
  • Ali from Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Food and Dining is another topic that people want to know about before making any decisions. MTSU does a fairly decent job when it comes to food and dining. It has multiple locations for food and dining whether that be the Mccallies cafetaria, Panda Express, Sub-Way, Pizza Hut, or Chick-Fila. It has a decent amount of choices to pick from but one issue students face is even though there are quite a few options, none of the food is particularly healthy. For people on dietary restrictions or people that follow meal plans and want to eat healthy, there aren't any places to eat on campus or even any close to campus. Aside from that, the variety is quite nice to see as the cafetaria food isn't the best.

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  • 4
  • Darius from Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    MTSU provides a great selection of restaurants that cater to whatever you crave at any point in time. No matter what side of the campus you're on there's something available to satisfy your hunger. MTSU has two primary buildings where students go to purchase food. Quality restaurants such as Chick fil A and Subway are available at the Keathly University Center or KUC. Places like Dunkin' Donuts, Panda Express, and Steak N' Shake are open to students at the student union throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are also these stores called Pods that offer tons of snacks, if you choose to skip waiting in line at one of the more popular restaurants. They aren't a bad option if you're in a rush to class or you simply just want something quick to eat. There's truly options for everyone as far as dining is concerned.

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  • 0
  • Kyle from Huntland, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Food is a very important part of campus life. There are plenty of options for food on campus. MTSU has everything from healthy options like the farmer's market to options like Pizza Hut and Chick-fil-a. Not only the food, but the areas in which food is served gives students a place to hang out and meet with each other. Everyone likes food, so what better way is there to hang out with friends than over a meal? MTSU provides plenty of food options and great areas to eat and hang out. The student union is my personal favorite because of the food choices. My favorite location is the new farmer's market; it has a great area to eat in as well as great healthy food choices.

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  • 4
  • Raphael from Smyrna, TN
  • I am a current student here

    The best advice for food and dining is try all of the options. There are lots of restaurants at MTSU. In the KUC (Keathley University Center) is Subway, Chick-Fila-A, StarBucks, and PizzaHut. In the STU (Student Union Building) is Steak N Shake, Panda Express, Bento Sushi, Dunkin Donuts, Restaurant Rotation, and Farmers Market. At McCallies there are different varieties of food to try. When I'm on campus I go to the KUC for PizzaHut. When I'm in the KUC building I mostly see long lines at PizzaHut and Chick-Fil-A. At the PizzaHut I sometimes order breadsticks, cheese pizza, or both because they're the cheapest and I like the flavors within them. On a cloud and rainy day, I got a called my brother and he said, "Come to Steak N Shake for lunch." So, I went to the STU building and he ordered for the both of us chicken tenders and fries. It was the first time for me to try Steak N Shake, and when I taste the chicken tenders and fries it tasted so good that I wanted more but I couldn't get any.

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  • 5
  • Joshua from Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    There are plenty of food options on campus, all of which are different from the last one, and most of which I have enjoyed myself. Don't fear picky eaters, there is a good chance of MTSU having something edible even for you. All the food facilities seem to be well maintained and hygienic, so there is no need to fear food poisoning. I would recommend the Panda Express, I think their orange chicken is great! Like all other dining options on campus, expect to pay a minimum of $8, but I think it is worth it (sometimes), especially after nailing an exam; there is something about the sweetness of victory that makes the Panda Express Orange Chicken even better. As great as the dining choices at MTSU are, I believe all college students will go through a period where they do not have a penny to their name and are unsure of how to pay for a pack of ramen. Well, don't panic because MTSU hosts a free food pantry that is designed for these moments where students are unsure when or if they will have their next meal. All you have to do is make a trip to the Student Union building and they will supply you with provisions for a meal.

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  • 3
  • Leighton from Rockvale, TN
  • I am a current student here

    MTSU has numerous dining facilities on campus. There is a Starbucks in the library and a Dunkin Donuts in the Student Union. In the KUC building there is a Chick-Fila, Subway, and Pizza Hut. Also MTSU has a Stake in Shake, Panda Express, Farmer's Market, and a rotating restraunt in the student union. In addition MTSU has several cafeterias; Raider Grill and Mcallies Dining hall. Most students prefer the other options over MTSU's cafeterias. The cafeterias occasionally have very good food but most of the time it is very average and doesn't taste the greatest. Also Mcallies Dining hall serves pretty much the same thing for breakfast every day. Breakfast consist of oatmeal/grits, sausage or bacon and eggs. They serve this every day of the semester. The best choice to make is to eat at the other restaurants on campus. However, they don't provide many healthy options for students and the lines can be long during peak rush hours. Most of their foods are greasy and don't consist of many vegetables or fruits. My favorite places to eat are Steak and Shake and the Farmer's Market but I mainly eat at Mcallies because it is more convenient. Dining can be a great opportunity to catch up with friends but you have to make the best of the situation when it comes to the food selection.

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  • 0
  • Nancy from Bradyville, TN
  • I am a current student here

    There is a great variety of options for food and dining here at MTSU. The options for food and dining are very diverse and there is always a great pick for any type of person here at this college. Amongst these food and dining options are the Farmer's Market, Panda Express, or Steak 'n Shake. There are even coffee options such as the famous Starbucks, located in the library, or Dunkin Donuts. The well-known and popular chicken fast-food restaurant, Chick-Fil-A, is also located here. The handful of options here at MTSU will most likely not get you bored or tired of eating the same thing every day.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Henry from Chattanooga, TN
  • I am a current student here

    The greek life at MTSU is รข?? stars. While MTSU is not an SEC school, the greek life here still buzzes. There are many fraternities and sororities on campus. Some of the more favored fraternities are Sigma Chi, Phi Delta Theta, and Alpha Tau Omega. Some of the more favored sororities are Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Alpha Chi Omega. While I am not currently in a fraternity, my best friend is and I have experienced a little of what it is like to be in a fraternity on campus. They host many community events during the year, especially when fraternities and sororities collaborate. There's also major-specific fraternities like Omega Delta Psi, which is a co-ed fraternity for students in the Recording Industry Major. MTSU is a dry campus, so they do not allow alcohol, smoking, or vaping on campus, despite the fact that it is a moderately wet campus on game days especially.

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  • 0
  • Christy from Brentwood, TN
  • I am a current student here

    On the first day of school, members from all the greek life organizations hold the doors to all the buildings open for you! Its really welcoming and inviting, and creates an easy opportunity to start making new friends and/ or talk to them about how to get involved in greek life! All of the greek organizations are very involved in campus life and the MTSU community, plus they have the loveliest row of houses on campus!

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  • 0
  • KAROLIN from LA Vergne, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Eh its okay. Theres an agriculture frat. i thought that was interesting. But past that i dont think it looks that fun or many people get involved since everyones a communiter,

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  • 0
  • Kayla from Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Unless you're a female, there's not much greek life left. Considering most of the frats on campus have been discontinued for behavior and such.

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  • 0
  • Andrew from Knoxville, TN
  • I am a current student here

    MTSU has several different fraternities and sororities located on campus, and each one seems to be active across campus. They are situated on Greek Row, which is about a fifteen-minute walk from the center of campus. Past members have devoted their time to human rights issues, such as It's on us, which aims to reduce tolerance for and inform students about sexual assault

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  • 0
  • Jose from Murfreesburo, TN
  • I am a current student here

    I am currently a member of Phi Kappa Tau. It has been an amazing experience for me and honestly its great to have 40 brothers who support me as i support them. We are brand new to MTSU so there are many other Fraternities and Sororities to chose from.

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