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  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Constant emails about incidents, and assaults e are received and this says a lot about the school's safety

    Dorm Life

    Do not expect campus staff to assist you if you have any difficulties or if your property is damaged.

    Academic Rigor

    You will likely have to learn subjects on your own since most "teachers" will not assist you or actually teach

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're of an ethnicity other than black or white it's best you search for a different school, the people here are very judgmental and unwelcoming. You will have a difficult time here.

    In three sentences

    Racist, Unfriendly, Unwelcoming

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is also a great school for many different types of students. There is a little bit for anyone, whether for a nerdy mathematician or someone who loves art and theatre or someone majoring in media, aerospace etc. There are so many majors to choose from and the students are very diverse that finding friends who you can relate to wouldn't be a problem. Campus is also very diverse, full of students from all over the world. I personally enjoy how well students of different ethnicities and religions work together and respect to each other. It makes studying and being a part of college way more fun when we all act as a team

    Bang for the buck

    You may assume that all of that has a big price on it. I know that tuition is a big deal when it comes to deciding on a college. We are often made to believe to strive for Ivy Leagues colleges to receive the best education. I personally love this school and the most important is that MTSU is affordable for just about anyone. There are plenty of opportunities for financial aid, scholarships or using FAFSA. I would much rather go to a state college versus a community college. I believe the quality of education is higher here. I opted out of community college because I do believe standards and expectations are higher as well as diversity and acceptance among your peers. It is a very professional environment of all different age groups as well and money is well worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    Expectations of each class are based on the specific professor. There were most certainly classes where I had a hard time completing homework because there was so much of it in a week, and there have been classes where workload was completely bearable. Reviews of students on ratemyprofessor.com can be sometimes misleading as a fun professor may be the one with a lot of homework as well. Based on your major I would read reviews of a professor to make sure you choose a professor with the most characteristics on what you are expecting. I have had a college algebra professor who was hard to keep up with; even writing notes during class was a hard task to complete. I ended up dropping the class and taking the course the following semester, and the fit of the professor was much better for me. If the class is too rigorous for you, I recommend not giving up but maybe dropping the course and taking it next semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have to agree that everything concerning college is so overwhelming at first. When I started at MTSU, I felt completely lost, but everywhere I went I asked questions, and I always got the answers. It is okay to not know but instead just ask someone and don't be scared. It will get you far. Everyone is expecting it anyways. I do recommend, especially if planning to attend college after few years, to get yourself familiar with using a calculator for algebra class and revisiting the writing skills and format. It will make your semester go way smoother. For those considering MTSU, but not sure about paying for out of state tuition, I recommend calling the department you are planning to study in, because there is most likely an opportunity to pay in- state tuition. It is mostly for majors that are not offered at colleges in the state you live in.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a well rounded college for many different types of students and has a plenty of majors to choose from. Education standards are high, which will leave you with a plenty off stuff you will learn from your professors and peers. Most important is that MTSU is an affordable college and you will be surrounded by many people and different departments that can assist you in all your needs.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As a young woman, safety on campus is of the utmost importance to me. I think one of MTSU's best features is the text alerts they send out whether it is for weather warnings or safety warnings on campus or surrounding the area. You are always in the know of what is happening on campus when it immediately happens thanks to these alerts. There are also many police officers patrolling campus during the nighttime and are always very helpful and will walk with you to your car if you feel unsafe at any point.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are going into college with an unclear path, MTSU is the place for you! We offer many different majors in very broad range accompanied by all different types of minors as well. Thankfully you can go in undeclared, meaning you have not yet picked a major, and through the general studies classes you take, you may find your niche. Aside from that, if you enjoy the feel of a larger college campus but a smaller town lifestyle, Murfreesboro is the perfect city for you. Your classes can range from a psychology class in a lecture hall with 70+ classmates to an English course with a mere 20 students in it. Also, something very enjoyable and helpful is that the town is just big enough that there is plenty to do outside of class, but you won't get lost in the rush of a major city!

    What to do for fun

    As far as on campus activities, there is always something going on. In the Student Union found on campus, there is a game room to entertain you and your friends or you could go upstairs and catch a new movie playing every week. Greek Life puts on many different performances and fundraisers that any is welcome to and they are always a hit. Off campus, there are many local things to do around Murfreesboro such as eating at fun restaurants on the square or catching local music at different venues. If none of this catches your eye, it is only a 40-minute drive to Nashville where there are plenty of activities to enjoy!

    Dorm Life

    Although I was born and raised in Murfreesboro, as many 18-year old's feel compelled to do, I wanted to move out my freshman year of college. The process for applying, picking a dorm, and if you choose to do so, picking a roommate is very simple. I chose to live in a freshman dorm, and it was an awesome experience! I lived with someone I went to high school with, but I had the privilege of meeting so many young women that lived on my floor and we quickly became friends. On top of all of that, there are workers at the front desk 24/7 and are very willing to answer any questions about campus or Murfreesboro itself.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is an ideal campus for any student no matter what their interests are, especially for students who are undecided. The college has a lot of programs and degrees that it offers to its students. I am a Nursing major and although it is not a medical or nursing school like Vanderbilt, they have one of the top nursing programs in Tennessee. Other programs such as Aerospace, and Business are also well known. The top programs at MTSU can be competitive to get into but it is worthwhile. One can graduate from MTSU and can find a job easily. Some of the people that have successful careers today are graduates of MTSU. The school offers more than 80 majors/degree programs through more than 35 departments. Students are able to do both their undergraduate and graduate school here. This is because the school is composed of eight undergraduate colleges and also has a College of Graduate Studies. Moreover, students can also enroll in honors courses and graduate through the Honors College.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of the unusual traditions that the campus has is its diversity. Despite the campus being in the middle of South, the diversity on the campus is truly amazing to see. People of all backgrounds and ethnicities come to this college making it a friendlier and welcoming place. I think MTSU is rich when it comes to its diversity and it teaches people to appreciate other people's differences. It is proudly one of the most diverse campuses in Tennessee right now. There are exchange students coming from all over the world that are able to adapt to MTSU because of the welcoming environment of the campus. MTSU has clubs and organizations for everybody no matter where they are from. This also encourages new ideas around the campus. People are able to grow and learn from each other. Everybody is able to fit in and it makes the campus lively.

    Bang for the buck

    At MTSU, you get more bang for your buck. The campus is most popular for having cheaper tuition compared to most colleges. This is why a lot of students choose to come here and why the campus has such a large population. The tuition for MTSU for in-state students is around $8,280 and for students that are out-of-state, it is $25,416. The college also gives generous financial aid to its students. Students can also earn scholarships no matter what year of college they are in. MTSU also offers scholarships through its departments. It is impressive to see such a low-priced college offer such great benefits one would expect from private universities such as Belmont or Vanderbilt.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a campus that feels almost like a family to me. I think it is a beautiful campus with a lot of helpful resources for its students. It is diverse and welcoming to anybody who visits. I assure everybody who visits that they will find MTSU impressive. I would recommend MTSU to all high school seniors because of its many good qualities. If you are looking for a college with low tuition and amazing resources, then MTSU is the place for you.

  • Reviewer is A current student here. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    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.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great university that allows you to learn comfortably. They offer a great place to study and learn new things, such as the library. The campus is vibrant, clean, safe, and very well maintained. MTSU, so far from my experience, has matched my expectations to the fullest.

    What to do for fun

    As you get an excellent education, you can still have a little fun. At the beginning of freshman year, you are required to participate in different activities. MTSU highly encourages first-year students to get involved in activities. Doing your orientation, you get a list of events that you're supposed to complete within your first month. While at first, I thought they were going to be boring activities, as I went to some, they were actually fun. Even if you don't attend, there are other events held locally in Murfreesboro and Nashville. You can go from studying to dancing in a matter of hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    This university is great for students who do not wish to go into debt to pay for school while still receiving an education. Unless you don't want to walk for what it seems like miles, you should arrive early for a parking spot. Always be prepared for the unexpected, especially the rain. The rain here can be super spontaneous. You don't curl your hair to walk into class with a fro. Be prepared to walk before you register for class research, your professor. Don't wait the last minute to choose your classes, and have to take what's left to choose from. I decided to wait for the last minute, and now I have a 4 o'clock class. In the classroom, it is quiet and dark, which causes me to go to sleep. Do be the one to fall asleep while sitting in the front row. If you know, you can test out of a course, do it, it helps save money in the future.

    Academic Rigor

    As you get an excellent education, you can still have a little fun. At the beginning of freshman year, you are required to participate in different activities. MTSU highly encourages first-year students to get involved in activities. Doing your orientation, you get a list of events that you're supposed to complete within your first month. While at first, I thought they were going to be boring activities, as I went to some, they were actually fun. Even if you don't attend, there are other events held locally in Murfreesboro and Nashville. You can go from studying to dancing in a matter of hours.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    When it comes to value, MTSU is the best when talking about an affordable education. The semester average for MTSU ranges anywhere from 6 to 9000, whereas most schools in Tennessee can exceed 10000 if not higher as the more prestigious universities can get. The amount of degrees that we provide also comes into play, having dozens upon dozens of varied and often unique areas of study that you can only find here. It only adds to the fact that a good few of these are considered regionally and nationally excellent, such as music, science, and aerospace. In the end it all depends on what you want to do, and maybe MTSU being such multitalented place might not be as beneficial as a more specified technical college, so it just depends on a person's best interests.

    What to do for fun

    Because MTSU is located within a relatively normal town such as Murfreesboro, it can seem difficult to find what might be considered entertaining. However, given the fact that it is beginning to become one of the most quickly developing areas in the country, the idea of finding more and more new places and attractions is not a very far of concept. None of this takes into account what MTSU itself offers, as well. We hold just as many sports and outdoor activities as any other university, and the number of clubs is staggering, from book and computer groups to fraternities and sororities. There is always something for everyone at MTSU, and it only adds to the campuses charm.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing that is a must to learn is getting used to the traffic of Murfreesboro, the town is almost always busy so knowing when to leave for different events or just when to go for class is most certainly necessary. Another thing is the weather, of which I will always testify that this state has a messed-up sense of humor on. Hot then cold, dry to wet, and from foggy backroads to ragging storms while driving in town, we have it all. For anyone coming from a very regular climate type of area, it can be something that will take getting used to.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is certainly what I consider to be a very friendly campus. So far, all students and teachers I've met are very kind and willing to help you with anything that you might need. It is also much more modern than I originally thought, having only ever seen the much more prominent schools like UT Chattanooga, Knoxville, or Vanderbilt. The school has gone to great lengths to improve the education experience for its students and to give them the best value for it. When it comes to the level of challenge, while it certainly is above high school, it isn't so far ahead that you feel overwhelmed. You must take much more of an initiative as a student than in any previous level of education, however MTSU does a great job of not having the overbearing weight that most schools present.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Of the many things MTSU is overall, the foremost important thing about this university is just how well adapted it is to suiting the needs and wants of all sorts of students. For anyone who has a music major, this university is absolutely phenomenal as it's ranked to be almost the very best college in the United States for anyone interested in a music related major to go to. And for those who wish to do sports, they'll be able to find a truly lively sports environment and an enthusiastic support base from both the college itself and the students. For almost anyone who desires to come here, MTSU is more than well equipped to handle his or her needs when it comes to trying to find a good major, trying to find a safe environment to study or live in, or if someone doesn't want to throw away all of their money in the very first semester of their university. All in all, MTSU is able to support nearly anyone and everyone who desires to learn there and it does an absolutely fantastic job with it.

    Bang for the buck

    When it comes to finances and college, people usually think of these two things as opposites. MTSU is unlike most colleges with how it deals with money, because it doesn't mean to overcharge you on anything and is willing to help with finances, but you're more than free to overcharge yourself if your heart desires such. MTSU has a wide array of scholarships which will help someone pay off his or her tuition and still have something left over afterwards. Along with this, MTSU offers a large variety of things for its students such as free printers, sports events, and other sorts of special little events. This university truly isn't out to steal anyone's money from them if it doesn't have to, which makes it a smart place to go if someone cares about their finances and wants something more than the bare minimum.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Academic Rigor

    With college comes its various classes and professors with all sorts of various difficulty levels and challenges. Different classes will of course come with differences in how harshly the professor may grade, how well they'll teach, and the subject of the class itself. With that in mind, it must be said that not all professors are here to torture their students and in turn don't expect to be tortured by their own students. While classes aren't a cake walk either, they're able to reach a good middle ground for those who are willing to put the effort in and have a good sense of time management. This effectively weeds out those who don't want to learn and put a continuous amount of effort in for an entire semester and most often leads to smaller classes as time goes on. Overall, MTSU isn't an extremely challenging college, but it's certainly not going to give one a diploma for free because that's simply bad business.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Security is an important topic that needs to be discussed, especially for out-of-state students and students living on campus. This is something that MTSU needs to improve upon. The campus itself is located in one of the not-so-good parts of town. Although it isn't anything too bad, there have been stories of people being robbed. There have also been stories of the campus being unsafe in general, especially at night or for people living on campus. It isn't as bad as some other campuses and there is always a police presence present who do their best to keep the crimes at a minimum. One thing to watch out for though is walking around on areas of campus at night that aren't too well-lit.

    What to do for fun

    Congratulations, you have made it to college but how will you be spending your time there? It is safe to say that MTSU went above and beyond when pondering this question. One of the things this college is great at is having numerous things available to keep one busy. There are quite a few MTSU concerts going around on campus every week, a wide variety of clubs you can join based on your interests, and recreational activities such as playing basketball or having a good workout at the gym. MTSU really has a club for everyone and they always have activities going on. There are also other activities you can get into such as movie nights, talent shows and guest speakers for you to enjoy yourself and have a good time overall.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the main concerns people want to address is how difficult and demanding the college will be that they are attending. However, they don't have to worry about a lot of coursework because students have the opportunity at MTSU to move at whatever pace they are comfortable at. It excels at offering students the ability to work as smartly and thoughtfully as possible. There are always counselors ready and able to assist you with any difficulties you might face and they really try to make you feel welcome and comfortable. You can take as much or as little workload as you want. The professors are really genuine and helpful and won't just assign a heap of homework for no reason. On top of that, most of the professors are professional who seem fairly knowledgeable in what they teach and don't leave you confused. It really does its best to leave the students with a satisfying experience.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is a campus that is accessible to students from all different backgrounds and ethnicities making it the perfect place for exploring diversity and stepping out of your comfort zone. With over 25,000 students enrolled, MTSU is one of the largest public universities in the state on Tennessee. This guarantees that you will see people that differ from you. While walking to class I've heard conversations in multiple languages, seen people dressed in religious attire, and experienced a number of backgrounds and stories. This is the college for multi-cultural accepting individuals who don't mind experiencing new ideas. In addition, MTSU is a large school that is very school-spirited. There is a place to fit in, no matter who you are or where you come from. Students that are looking for a big school with a small town vibe makes MTSU an ideal choice to pursue a quality education.

    What to do for fun

    Although I may not live on campus, I still know about the various activities available to students. Whether it's off campus activities such as taking a drive to downtown Nashville, heading to the park after classes, or hanging out at Stone River Mall with a group of friends there's always something to do. Not to mention the on campus activities like working out at the Rec Center. You could spend a whole day at the Rec Center and not get to everything they have to offer. There's also the option to enjoy a sporting event, which is free for students to attend, or relax at the student union. There are countless choices available when it comes to escaping the grueling grind of being college student.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're sure about attending MTSU these tips will definitely make your experience a bit easier. First off, everyone knows that parking can be a nightmare especially if you commute to school. I suggest learning the bus routes or leaving home way earlier than usual to get a spot that's on the side of campus as your last class of the day. Secondly, I suggest taking a tour of the campus to familiarize yourself with the different buildings, restaurants, and parking lots. This campus is nearly 500 acres so you want to avoid being lost without direction. Lastly and most importantly, do some research on your professors and get a sense of how they are in the classroom. You want to look for professors that fit your learning style to give you the best chance to pass the class. Without a doubt following these tips will make your college journey bearable.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    MTSU has a wide variety of clubs and activities for any interest. Chances are that if you are interested in a topic, there is a group or activity for you. Clubs are a necessity for getting the full college experience. Most people do not go to college with many of their friends from highschool, so getting out and meeting new people is a must. Clubs can help you meet lots of people in a short amount of time so that you know people on campus. I have taken part in a few activities while on campus such as football games with the Blue Zoo and Crash the Commons. I have also recently joined a club called Campus Outreach. Campus Outreach is a christian organization that meets on campus. Through this group, I have made many new friends, and those friends have made MTSU feel more like home.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great at MTSU, if you have an apartment. I live in the Scarlet Commons apartments which is probably the nicest place to live on campus. The apartment itself is very nice, even though the rooms are small. Scarlett has a big kitchen with plenty of room for preparing and cooking meals. Scarlett also has a good sized living room to hang out with your roommates or friends. The biggest problem of living in Scarlet for me is the walk to everything on campus. For example, I have classes in Murphy Center, which is almost a two mile walk from my apartment. For dining, the only location within close proximity is the Student Union building, which in my opinion is the nicest, but has the most expensive food on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Though my career at MTSU has just begun, I have already experienced the academic rigor of classes. For example, my Prevention and Care of Athletic injuries class has already begun to prepare me for my future career as an athletic trainer. The class has set flame to the interest I already had in my career path. The class is difficult, but is preparing me for what lies ahead. My most difficult class is anatomy and physiology. Anatomy and Physiology is an extremely difficult class, but I have also learned a lot from the challenges my professor has presented me with. As all students know, professors play a major role in the difficulty and attitude of a class. In my opinion, a great professor challenges students, but also cares about students and their performance in class. The professors I've had at MTSU so far have challenged me, but also want me to actually learn something while in their class.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is in a great location with plenty of things to do in the city of Murfreesboro. It's academics are challenging, and the professors want you to learn so you can be the best you can be. MTSU also has a great student environment with students who know how to have fun and will welcome you into their circles.

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    What to do for fun

    The best way to have fun at MTSU is do anything in campus. At MTSU, there is Connection Point, the rec center, movies at the STU (Student Union Building), plays, and athletic events that are free for students. Connection Point are events that students can do activities like meet friends, make new ones, and curiosity. The rec center is regular fitness, swimming, climbing, or training. Movies at the SUB are often show on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 6:00 or 9:00 pm. There are often plays at the KUC (Keathley University Center) for entertainment. The athletic events are often shown for those that are interested in sports, support for their university, or spending time with family and friends. When I'm on the campus I often go to Connection Point events for curiosity. But there are certain Connection Point events that I can spend some quality time with friends. When I went to the rec center for the first time, I was surprised that the center had a rock-climbing wall. So, I climb the rock wall, and it reminded of time that I practice climbing at CLIMB in Nashville when I was in middle school. When the movies are shown at the SUB I often ignore them because, the movies that they show are mostly the ones I have already seen but, they were good movies. The athletic events that MTSU is playing against I don't often go because, I'm not interested in sports. But for those who are interested in sports I would recommend to go to these events.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tips for prospective student is getting to know the campus. One of the best tips when you enter MTSU is going to Rate My Professor or Koofers because, these websites will help choose classes for next semester. Another tip is getting to know your professor because if you keep visiting the professor you can get help, extra credit for homework, or just for talking. Additionally, you should get to the campus early because, when you get there early like around 6:30 am the parking spaces that are closer are open, so I would recommend that to a boy who is usually late for class. Another tip is visiting your academic advisor because, it's important to visit your academic advisor at least once per semester. He or she will help the student set up classes for next semester. When I go to Rate My Professor, I search through MTSU and the professors to know their ratings, because when I search through the teachers in MTSU some are good and some are bad. When I go to Koofers it shows the grading history, projects, quizzes, and homework. It's also good to look up potential teachers to see who is helpful. For example, when I visit my English 1010 teacher's office, Prof. Moonshower, I often ask for help about my essays on editing and brainstorming. I leave around 6:00 am and arrive at Ezell Lot between 6:30 and 7:00 am so there will be a lot of parking spaces. I often visit my academic advisor James Wicks, I set up an appointment through my PiplineMT. I talk my advisor about my classes for next semester: setting up the class time and showing the teachers that are good for me.

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    Bang for the buck

    Overall, I would say MTSU is extremely affordable for the quality of education you receive as a student. I was surprised that I am not only working towards my degree, but I have actually learned the material that will be necessary in my career and also in the "real world". I have loved how involved the professors are in student life, I imagine this is not the case at universities of similar size; I feel like I am truly involved in a community of likeminded individuals and a part of the "True Blue" experience.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Academic Rigor

    Middle Tennessee State University has presented a challenge for me, as the work is difficult and can be tedious, but that is just an aspect of being enrolled at a university. However, I enjoy the challenge and have learned a lot, more than I ever expected to learn from college. MTSU is incredible with helping students achieve success, even if you do manage to select one of the few bad teachers, MTSU has resources that will help you succeed in those classes such as the Math Lab and Writing Lab. These tools are available throughout the week to help you with all your academic needs, whether it is the math lab teaching you how to perform statistical functions (a student's worst nightmare), or the writing lab helping with the minutiae in paper revisions that are often overlooked by students. Even with all these resources readily available, it is still up to you, the student, to take accountability for your work. I am guilty of not always taking charge of my academic work. But, like most students, I have paid the price for my laziness by spending a fair share of my nights buzzed from over excessive consumption of caffeine to finish assignments that I probably should have finished before the night they were due. I suppose that is just the sad truth of me being a procrastinator.

    Tips for prospective students

    (1.) I would recommend trying to group your classes with buildings that are close together. Otherwise, instead of gaining your "Freshman 15lbs" you will be losing 15lbs your freshman year. (2.) Keep your backpack light and try to condense it as much as possible, you will be walking across campus often; your back will thank you for following this tip. (3.) Make sure to carry a small umbrella in your backpack. It frequently rains on the most inconvenient days in the Middle Tennessee area, especially during spring, summer, fall, and winter. So, be prepared and carry an umbrella to keep yourself from getting rained on during the dead of winter while walking to class, yuck! (4.) Toss some snacks into your backpack before the day starts to save yourself some money. You'll be surprised at how much money you will spend on campus in the duration of a week and as a college student, you will begin to realize that every penny counts.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Middle Tennessee State University and I have no regrets about picking this university. Overall, MTSU is an incredible university with professors who match the student's levels of passion and commitment towards education. It is also easy to get involved with MTSU and become part of the "True Blue" family, which truly is a family.

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    What to do for fun

    MTSU has many athletic teams, club teams, and intramurals. At times the athletic teams can be very good. Our football team was Conference USA East champions last year and the softball team were conference champions. Athletic events are poorly attended by students. Of the 22,000 students that go to MTSU roughly less than 300 will attend a football or basketball game and less than a 100 to any other game. MTSU athletics tries to get students to come by giving free give aways at most every game. MTSU has many intramural sports that play year round. Games are very competitive and there are quite a few rivalries between teams. MTSU also has a handful of club teams. The difference between these and intramurals is that they travel to play in tournaments. I am on the ultimate Frisbee club team and we have traveled to Chattanooga, TN, and Jacksonville, AL for our preseason tournaments. We are 7-2 in the preseason and have beaten teams such as Tennessee Knoxville, Chattanooga, UAB, and Samford. In our last tournament we went undefeated. If we are good enough when the season starts in the spring we can go to Regional's and hopefully Nationals in Wisconsin. MTSU will pay for everything except food which is a very sweet deal.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Housing at MTSU is very good. Unfortunately, there aren't many dorms so if you need to stay on campus the earlier you apply the better; because space fills up quickly. I live in Cummings which is one of the two tallest dorms on campus. I live on the seventh floor which is where the aerospace living learning community for aerospace students is located. The first three floors are female dorms and the last three are male dorms. The facilities are well kept and there are not many bugs at all. The occasional lady bug or stink bug will end up on the floor but that is very rare. The restrooms are cleaned daily and the custodian is very nice and likes to talk to us when he sees us and see how we are doing. The end rooms are the best rooms to be in because they have the most space and room to put your stuff. The housing staff throughout the year will put on dorm activities which helps the residents to interact. The best part of housing is that for a few select majors the housing staff well reserve floors for only those students so they can study together. They are called living learning communities and MTSU has around ten.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is an excellent university with a big town small university feel. MTSU is a good place to continue your education and the teachers challenge you.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety at MTSU is a major component at this campus� They do not play any type of game when it comes to speed limit, tobacco use, or any compliance to any law while on this campus. Anytime you drive on campus you are guaranteed to see at least two police officers waiting to get someone who is speeding. The police officers on campus will get your keys for you if you lock your keys inside your car for no charge. The police officers will walk you wherever on campus you need to at nighttime if needed. Being a young lady, walking to and from the library at dark or to and from the parking garage can be a little intimidating, so it's comforting to know that we have authority figures willing to do things like that for us. The safety around the campus is on high alert too, all around I think this campus is safe and that is a major factor concerning attending school.

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for everyone; The diversity of the student body is something I have never experienced before. You aren't guaranteed to ever see someone from one of your classes again, so forming connections with students and professors is a good idea. Having connections later on down the road could be a deciding factor in getting a job or getting into a certain program, so form them while you are here. It's free to make friends. MTSU offers tons of activities for everyone, especially freshmen during their first semester. However, students must use these resources in order to get the full college experience. As a freshman in my first semester of college, I didn't attend because I didn't want to go alone, but I should have attended. Whether alone or not, you should go because I'm sure there's someone else who doesn't know anyone either, so go, get involved and enjoy your college life.

    Dorm Life

    I was lucky as a freshman to get an apartment at Womack on campus. It was convenient as in proximity to classes, but after this year I will be getting an apartment off campus. My apartment has two rooms with a kitchen, closets, and bathroom. My roommate and I share a bathroom and common areas although I rarely ever see her it's good to know that someone would notice if you went missing; living alone does not provide the security blanket of depending on anyone else at all. Womack reminds me of Public Housing where I'm from: tile floors, brick walls, tiny kitchen, tiny bathroom, and ANTS. For my first apartment on my own, Womack Lane was a good experience, so for "dorm life" I would rate it an overall 7 because I still to this day haven't been introduced to my RA.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of MTSU is as expected and should not be taken lightly. If you slack off from your studies, your grades will suffer. If you fail to attend class, your probability of academic success will diminish incredibly. From personal experience I have realized that attending class meetings will determine your test scores in the course. As a freshman I recommend attending every class meeting possible because getting behind makes it near impossible to get caught back up. By the middle of my first semester I had stopped attending my classes altogether, and I was worried I might not pass all my classes. All this could have been prevented if I would have stuck to my studies and went to bed at reasonable times. I learned my lesson and won't take MT's academics as a joke again because as long as you follow the syllabus and do what is asked of you, you will pass, easily.

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    Bang for the buck

    It should say something when MTSU is cheaper than my private high school was. You get a college education for such a low price. There is many great professors at this university as well. The campus is compacted and everything is near each other. Each building is within a solid walking distance with sidewalks leading to every one. I don't eat on campus but there is a wide variety of food to select from. All cafeterias are within a few hundred feet of each other. The library and student union are the epicenter of the campus. Murfreesburo itself is a great town to live in. I moved from a small town so it is major step up in quality of life. There is a large amount of things to do on campus, but once you step outside of campus it multiplies with things to do. You also are about an hour away from Nashville which is great considering how close it is. As long as you attend class and pay attention you get what you came for. Based on the location and what you receive as a student its obvious as to why MTSU is the #1 preferred college in Tennessee.

    Academic Rigor

    I have under gone many challenges my first semester here at Middle Tennessee State University. All which fall under the academic side of college. Adults have drilled in my head all my life on how tough college is, but never told me how to handle the situation. They always said it is much harder and more work. Though they never explained how to tackle this immense amount of work. The rigor I have faced so far isn't necessarily strictly academic. Mainly, this first semester has taught me many life lessons. I have matured more this semester than I did my four years of high school. In college, your parents and teachers aren't there to be overbearing on you. Over your shoulder demanding you get your work done. You yourself have to take responsibility and make sure you complete the tasks that are given. Between my four classes, my algebra and physical geography are the toughest. There is a lot of homework and lots of small work given each week. It is more or so just a step up from high school. It is finding that motivation to stay focused and maintain a steady passion towards making good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    As an incoming freshman college seems very stressful. It is to an extent, but college relies on how stressful you make it. If you choose to slack off and procrastinate it will cause an immense amount of pressure on your back. That work will always float in your mind until you complete it. The work itself isn't hard, but we as students just decide it is better to wait last minute than do it right away. I figured out the hard way that that isn't the best thing to do. Always try to finish your work and set a deadline for the day. That way you aren't up at 3 in the morning doing work. If you do that that 8 A.M. class is brutal the next morning; you sit there praying the time would go faster, and time seems as if it goes in slow motion when you're sleep deprived. Next, by far the most important thing on this campus is your parking spot. If you get to school 20 minutes before your next class it is like finding a needle in a haystack. 45 minutes to an hour is your best bet if you want a good spot. Especially morning classes those spots go quickly. As soon as 7:45 A.M. rolls around a horde comes along and boom no more parking left. So, really as long as you stay on top of your work and don't put it off til last minute. Just take action when the assignment is given and get it done no matter how bad you don't want to. With that, always arrive early and stay prepared for anything that can happen.

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    Campus Safety

    Wherever you go, you would like to have a sense of safety with you, right? We all do. I am pleased to say that out of all the college campuses that I have been on, Middle Tennessee State University is where I have felt the safest. As a commuting student I am never on campus when it is dark, so I will not be able to speak on how safe it is at night. However, during the day I find walking on campus to be very safe. There are always many people around, and almost everyday I pass a campus officer. However, if you don't feel comfortable walking on campus by yourself or walking across campus, there are trams that run that will take you to the closest bus stop to your building. Another way to ease your mind when walking on campus is have a walking buddy. I found someone who parks in the same lot as me in the mornings and our first classes are in the same building. When I walk with him in the mornings, I feel more comfortable than when I don't. However, these easy fixes aren't necessary. Middle Tennessee State University is a safe campus with a lot of safety precautions available.

    Academic Rigor

    Why do we go to college? Is it to get out of the house, meet new people, or go to all the social events? For some people, those might be their top three reasons on going, but for most people it's to further their education. Middle Tennessee State University is a great place to go if you're looking for a good, strong education that will take you somewhere. The curriculum that MTSU has to offer has raised the bar for colleges across the nation. The professors here are great, and they do all they can to help you understand the material they are teaching. However, this one-on-one time you get with your teacher will most likely depend on the class size. Personally, I believe that getting into a smaller class size is important when it comes to understanding the curriculum. Their will be less distractions, allowing you to focus on the material being taught. The professors at Middle Tennessee State University are great and overall make your experience here worthwhile. They make receiving your degree easy and they will do all they can to help you along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    When going somewhere new it is always nice to know a few things to make your time there go by smoother. You may look up a few helpful tips or ask your friends who have recently gone to the same place. Either way, the information that you gain from your reliable sources will most likely help you in the long run. For example, when you first attend your classes at MTSU, it is important to break out of your comfort zone. You most likely have never seen or talked to any of the people around you before. Therefore, they don't know anything about you. It is important to create friendships within your classes. One day you may be sick or must go out of town; these situations are when your classroom bonds are important. Your friends can keep you up to date on what is happening in your classes and when things are due. So, when you first begin classes here at MTSU, don' be afraid to start a conversation with your fellow classmates. The bonds that you create will be important to you in the long run.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a big factor when choosing a college. The safety at Middle Tennessee State University is top of the line, because I always feel safe on campus. It's usually pretty busy, and there are streetlights in most places. Most parking lots never go too dark and the lights are kept up to date. Cops are always around patrolling and are very sweet. On the MTSU mobile app the campus police number is on the very first icon when you first open it, and anyone can access it. Cops can escort us to our car if you have a late class and our police have their own number. One time I got out of my Statistics class around 6:00pm, and it was pitch dark. I walked through the stadium, which was lit up like a Christmas tree of course, and one of the sweet cops asked me if I need an escort to my car. I smiled and was very thankful but respectfully declined him, because I didn't feel the need. I never feel unsafe, and just about everyone I run into is very friendly. Safety is never questioned at Middle Tennessee State University.

    Clubs and Activities

    I decided to review our clubs and activities, because we have so many of them. From Christian to LGBTQ, there's always a spot for you here at MTSU. We have movie nights and plays. All students get involved and get to know each other. Personally, I've been to quite a bit of activities. My favorite activity is Movie Night. They pick popular films, and some of the films were just in theaters like Rocketman and La Llorona. The whole time I felt like I was seeing a movie with 100 friends. Although talking during a movie can be annoying, at MTSU it happens every time and it's enjoyable. We all make jokes, laugh, and even scream if it is a scary movie. No one is ever disrespectful and picks fights; it's the opposite; you actually walk away with meeting new friends and getting numbers. It's a lot of fun and a fantastic way to get college students social with each other.

    Bang for the buck

    Everyone wants to make sure each dollar they spend is for the right reasons and contributes back in the long run. Middle Tennessee State University's campus is vast and beautiful. Some buildings like the student union are breathtaking and up to date, others not so much. Some buildings are old and need updating. My Psychology class is in the LRC building. The classroom is kept up to date, very spacious and can fit over 200 students, and gives you that college lecture feels. But like I said, some buildings not so much. My Statistics class is in the KOM building, and that building isn't up to par. The classrooms are small and cramped, the wallpaper is peeling in some areas, and the desk and chairs look like they've been in a storage unit for years. But MTSU isn't all that expensive and overall is worth the money. My scholarships paid most of my way in, and I'm deficiently not one of the brightest people you'll meet. I ended up only having to spend $100 out of pocket and all together my books cost $200, which is cheap for all three books if you ask me.

    In three sentences

    I'm very happy I decided to go to Middle Tennessee State University and be a true blue. This school loves its students and gets them involved. Even if it's not your first choice, I still recommend you apply

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    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for any type of student. MTSU is very diverse and there are many options for everyone. There is always something to do and nobody gets left out. There are various clubs, activities, and even food selections for any type of person that goes here. MTSU does not just solely focus on a certain type of person's liking, instead, their options and selections are huge and expanded. A great example of the amount of diversity at MTSU is proven through the type of majors there are here. There is a huge number of majors here that can please a great number of people. From nursing to marketing, MTSU has it all. There are multiple majors that can please anyone's liking.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous amounts of activities that you can do for fun here in the city of Murfreesboro. There are three movie theaters in this city that you can visit and have fun at. They are Premiere 6 Theatre, AMC Classic Murfreesboro 16, and AMC Stones River 9. There are two malls that have a wide variety of store selections that you can visit. They are Stones River Mall and the Avenue at Murfreesboro. There are also two bowling alleys in Murfreesboro. These are Murfreesboro Strike and Spare and Lanes Trains and Automobiles. These are all great methods of having a great time while at this City. In addition, there is a huge number of clubs at this university that will help you make great friends and memories while accomplishing great things. There is also a big selection of dining areas to eat at the campus. These could include Chick-Fil-A, Farmer's Market, or Panda Express.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students are to always wake up early and try to go to sleep reasonably early. This is especially true if you have morning classes. You need to get into a habit of going to sleep early so that you can get a good amount of rest and wake up early. This will help you have the energy to get through all your classes and through any challenges throughout the day. In addition, this can help you do any homework that you have yet to finish. You could also get ahead on any assignment that you know you have due in the future. This will aid you in becoming more efficient with your work and doing good in your classes.

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    Bang for the buck

    Overall, Middle Tennessee State University is a good bang for your buck. MTSU has its individual reasons why it's not a good bang for your buck, like parking. MTSU is trying to move to a walking campus so they're trying to push all of the cars to the outskirts of campus. I think that's a bad idea, at least for the people that lives on campus. People don't want to walk from their car after a long day of school and work to get home and lay down. People that live on campus will then start to live off-campus.

    What to do for fun

    There're a lot of things to do for fun at Middle Tennessee State University. You can have just as much fun on campus as off campus. On campus have different activities throughout the year for MTSU students. For example, on Thursday November 21 the campus had a silent party. A silent party is a party where everyone in the room has headphones on and listening to the music the DJ is playing. Campus also has things like Halloween events, movie nights, tailgates, games, and homecoming events. All of these events are great turnouts. An event I went to was a skating event that was hosted at MTSU. At this event they had everything you needed to have fun. They had a Dj, different color lights, and skates to rent. The game room in the student union is also a fun addition to MTSU. Off campus is just as fun as on campus. Nashville is 37 miles away, where there's lots to do like go to the mall and the strip where there are lots of people walking, music, and bars if you are over 21.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus in the dorm as a freshman is a great experience. You will meet a lot of people that are in the same spot in life as you so you'll never feel alone. Dorm life is full of long fun night of hanging out talking, meeting new people, and chilling in the lobbies. The community is supportive and has a lot to offer I able to get resources from my peers. Aside from that the support from my RA is priceless. During my time my RA and I built a relationship and I was able to seek advice about lifes challenges when needed. Staying in the dorm is also one large brotherhood, living with 40 other males can sound awful until you build meaningful relationships

    Academic Rigor

    Picking your teachers is the easy part of the academic rigor. Picking your teacher is as easy as writing your name. First decide what classes you want to take, then comes the easy part picking your teacher. First thing you want to do is pull up the classes and list of teachers then on a separate screen pull up a website called https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/. You then want to search the different professor for the class then pick the best professor for you. You can then do that for the rest of your classes. I now have one of my favorite English teacher Mrs.Moonshower because of this website it worked for me it can work for you.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are 343 different clubs on campus, and each club caters to a different need or interest. These clubs can be found on My MT. They range from the linguistics club to Mount Zion College Ministry. They all have different schedules and meeting times. Some clubs meet weekly, but other clubs rarely meet. You can choose any club that fits your schedule. The only thing that needs to be worked on with a lot of clubs and organizations are their communication skills. You are instructed to go on my MT, but a lot of their pages are not updated. Their social media pages can also be kind of hard to navigate. I would recommend going to the club fair at the beginning of each semester in order to talk to different people in the organizations.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different food places to eat on campus, and this variety is great for a college campus. The only thing wrong with the different food places are that there is only one option that offers healthier food, Farmer's Market. This does not allow for vegetarian, vegan, or health conscious students to have a lot of places to eat. There is a cafeteria that accepts unlimited meal swipes called McCallies. It is supposedly supposed to have a wide variety of food for different people with different diets, but I disagree. Every time I go to that cafeteria I begin to feel sick because the food is just that gross. This is the only place on-campus students can eat on weekends without spending any money or flex bucks. Freshmen are required to get a meal plan if they stay on campus. This allows for them to have up to seven dollars meal equivalency for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This may seem to be a good deal, but there is not one full meal on campus that costs seven dollars or below. A student may have to use their own money or flex bucks to pay the remaining balance on their meal.

    Dorm Life

    There are many dorm options on campus. They range from on-campus apartments for all students to community dorms exclusively for freshmen. I stay in Corlew Hall which is one of the two freshmen dorms. There are a lot of good and not so good things about the community-style dorms. The restrooms are one of the not so good things. They are not as bad as you would imagine them to be, but they could always be cleaned up a little bit more. After people take showers, there are puddles of shower water that need to be squeegeed, but the janitor only cleans on one day a week. The atmosphere of the freshmen dorms is one in which is welcoming and full of people going through the same things. The things they have in common bring them together and allow freshmen to find lifelong friends that live in a very close vicinity. I feel as if the dorms are not as secure as they possibly could be. They are unlocked all day on weekdays, and although there is a sign-in sheet for guests, it is very easy to sneak someone in or for a random stranger to just walk in.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a public university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It consists of nine different colleges. Middle Tennessee offers many different majors and minors for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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    Campus Safety

    I would assume that everyone who is looking for a college would want to go somewhere that they feel comfortable and safe. On campus, I feel safe throughout the day and night. There are campus police cars cruising around 24/7. There is also a police department on campus. When I walk campus at night, I could see clearly what's in front of me because of streetlights and cameras. Since I live off campus, I couldn't tell you any problems that has happened on campus but I haven't heard of any major problems. I feel like campus is so safe because the city its located in, which goes into my next topic.

    Food and Dining

    Do you agree that food is very important in our lives? Well, MTSU has three dining halls: JUB, KUC, and McCallie's. If you're into home-cooked, greasy foods, you'll love the JUB. The workers are very welcoming and the prices are cheaper. It's not the healthiest place but it's definitely worth a try. If you're more into buffet-style foods, MCallie's is the place for you. They have all types of options, especially during breakfast. The KUC is probably the most populated place to eat because it has popular restaurants like Chick-fil-a, Subway, and Pizza Hut. You could also go in there to socialize and meet new people. For more organic consumers, there is a new place inside the student union called The Farmer's Market, which is full of healthy foods to eat. There is also a Steak and Shake and Panda Express inside the student union.

    Tips for prospective students

    I've been here since June, longer than most students because I play basketball here at MTSU, so I feel like I have enough experience to give some tips for prospective students. What I learned about this school is that education is taken very seriously here. You don't see a lot of students hanging out outside of buildings. Everyone looks focused and engaged as I walk to class. As I stated in the first paragraph, if you're looking for fun, this school is not for you. Another thing about MTSU is that parking can be a nightmare. If you have classes at noon or later, good luck finding a parking spot on your area. If you try to get clever and park out of your color area, you will see an older woman driving on a golf cart giving you a pricey ticket in the next thirty seconds on your windshield. MTSU is full of great people and professors. Most classes are small enough for the professors to get to know you personally and can receive more help. MTSU is very diverse, so you will get to meet all types of people and it would not be a culture shock. I went to a pretty diverse high school, so I was used to it.

    In three sentences

    I Would give MTSU a 8/10 . They have a beautiful, nice sized campus. I like how the campus is so diverse

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    Bang for the buck

    Given the price of MTSU's tuition, I think that it is a good value; especially for in-state students. At around $8,280 for in-state (no aid) and $25,416 (out-of-state), MTSU won't break the bank. Even if the price of tuition may be pushing the financial envelope, MTSU has plenty of financial aid options that can help students virtually cut their tuition in half. Another great thing about MTSU's price of tuition is the value of their recording industry department. If you are in the Recording Industry Department, you will experience top notch facilities, fantastic professors, and an overall well-run department. If you're an in-state student who is looking to save even more money, consider living at home. A majority of the students at MTSU commute to school and a lot of the commuters live at home. By electing to live at home, you can save around $2,000 a semester. Although, by living at home, you may be less inclined to participate in the variety of events on campus. As far as events that are available to students, MTSU supplies a plethora all free of cost, not to mention free sporting events. When it comes to MTSU bang for the buck, I'd have to say that you get more than what you pay for.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to MTSU's academic rigor, it's not too bad at all. I'd say that the difficulty of the course work is comparable to that of high school. The classes are not very challenging, as long as you choose a balanced schedule as to not overload yourself. Furthermore, the academic side of MTSU can be pretty easy to manage as long as you budget your time and avoid the many distractions that are ever-present in college. A few keys to managing academic success at MTSU are: 1) Know which professors you have and which ones you should try to get (see my tips for prospective students). From my experience, the professors at MTSU are generally good about planning out the semester schedule, as well as doing what they can to help their students succeed; so you shouldn't have a problem finding good professors. 2) For your general education classes, take classes that you have a genuine interest in if possible. This means take astronomy for your natural science if you want to; or take geology if you feel so inclined. 3) Lastly, get to know your classmates. If you miss a class and need the notes from that class, ask one of your friends from class if they would share their notes with you. Furthermore, having friends in class will help you form study groups so you can review for the upcoming test. Despite the fact that every student at MTSU may come from a different academic background, I think the success of a student at MTSU is ultimately up to how much work they want to put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, my advice would be to not stress too much about adjusting to MTSU's academic atmosphere. If you were a successful student in high school, I don't think you will experience any trouble in college. However, that doesn't mean you can slack off. You still need to stay on top of assignments, talk to your professors, and go to class. If you are able to properly manage your time and course work, you will have plenty of time to get involved in clubs and activities on campus without being under the typical stress that accompanies college. One major key going into class registration is checking the website, ratemyprofessor.com. This website is pretty accurate and will help students select professors that they may like to have in class.

    In three sentences

    1) MTSU is definitely worth the bang for the buck; 2) Motivated students will thrive here; 3) MTSU enables its student to thrive in a unique academic atmosphere.

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    Food and Dining

    Campus dining has many options for many people. There are three main dining halls that reside on campus. The first one is McCallie's. It is open for business starting at seven in the morning, and usually is open until eight or nine at night depending on the day. They have a variety of things to choose from, ranging from pre-made food at the hot bar, to fresh pizzas, hamburgers from the grill, hot dogs, omelets in the morning, a salad bar, sandwich bar, vegan station, a pasta bar, and a dessert bar. The next dining hall is the Farmer's Market. The Farmer's Market is my particular favourite because it reminds me of how I would eat at home with fresh cooked vegetables, deliciously spiced meats, and great options for salads. The Farmer's Market makes their ice cream in house from MTSU's dairy cows, and all of their food is from local places. They don't cater well to vegan students besides their sides of vegetables and salad, and the occasional soup, however I know many vegans who still love eating there. Lastly, there is the Raider Grille which is located in the basement of Rutledge Hall. This is a hidden spot, and I haven't been to it often since it is a hike from my dorm, in an area I don't have any classes. Despite this, when I have gone, I have not been disappointed. They serve mostly things that can be grilled, such as burgers, philly cheese steak sandwiches, quesadillas, and their newest option, the Beyond Burger. All of the dining halls have unlimited meal swipes throughout the day, so whenever you're feeling hungry, you don't have to worry about using up your swipes for the day. That being said, anywhere that serves food that isn't listed as a dining hall does use up a meal swipe! Meal swipes at locations in the Student Union are available all day until 10:00 pm unless the place has closed (Dunkin, I'm looking at you). The KUC building has meal equivalency starting at 10:30 am and lasting until 4:00 pm. And the library has Starbucks, which is open for meal equivalency starting at 5:00 pm and lasting until 2:00 am when Starbucks and the library close for the night. *Meal equivalency means you don't have to use your Raider Bucks or Flexbucks, so long as your order is less than seven dollars.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in Jim Cummings Hall at Middle Tennessee State University. Jim Cummings is a freshman dorm, but it is also known as a "Living Learning Community" for freshman business and aero-space majors. At MTSU, there are many different choices for housing, each with their own benefits, and downsides. In Cummings, the benefit is the dorm is close to the Student Union building, the library, and two different dining halls. It is more centered toward one side of the campus, however, the walks from Cummings to most other classes usually don't take more than fifteen minutes at the very most. There are also the MTSU buses that can provide transportation on cold or rainy days. The room sizes in Cummings are fairly large compared to those in some of the other buildings. My roommate and I fit comfortably in our room, and we have plenty of space for all of our things. Another example that I personally have is that my roommate and I are able to live comfortably with a ten gallon fish tank and a cat*, and all of our things still fit into the dorm room. * Be sure to talk to campus housing before bringing any of your furry friends! ESAs and service animals are allowed under very strict rules! You can have up to a 10 gallon aquarium, and can keep any aquatic life in there.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU has become one of the top 350 schools in the United States, which means that they are doing something right academically. I don't know of anyone who isn't challenging themselves in their field of study, and the professors don't slack off either. If a professor is slacking off, MTSU communicates very well with their students, and the situation will be fixed. The school is very focused on giving students the very best education possible, which means that college won't be a breeze. The school is also very focused on having their students succeed, and they will be very blunt with you if something might not be right for you. MTSU is great for students who are searching for a place gto figure out what they want to do. It's also a great school for students who already have a plan and want to work hard for that goal. Many of the students I know have already changed their major since getting to MTSU, and no one has judged them for it. The university is a very open minded place, and most people are actively trying to support one another. I myself am a forensic science major with a minor in criminology and psychology. The college of Basic and Applied Sciences is a wonderful college for anyone who wants a career in science, and there is a new Psychology and Criminal Justice building being built as we speak.

    In three sentences

    My overall experience at MTSU has been great. It is an open-minded place that is extremely welcoming to others, and everyone can find their place to belong. There are certainly things that could change, but overall, MTSU is a wonderful school.

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    Campus Safety

    In today's world it is ideal to be aware of our surroundings, even when you think your completely safe. MTSU's campus safety is pretty up to par. There are constantly policemen and police cars strolling campus during the morning and nights. They even some times tend to sit on the side of the roads and watch to make sure nothing happens. One day, somebody was having a seizure at the KUC (another eating option on campus) and because the police are always around, the paramedics and police were right there on the spot in less than 5 minutes. For students, whose parents worry about them living in college alone, have nothing to worry about considering the urgency and efficiency of the police force on the campus of MTSU. However, my favorite new upgrades colleges have been using lately are safety buttons around campus. They are blue and set up all around campus; if you were to ever be in trouble, you find a blue button to press and it instantly alerts the campus police. Safety at MTSU is taken pretty seriously, considering that the students in danger are the ones paying thousands of dollars to go to school there.

    What to do for fun

    I'm sure many or everyone who's been to college has told you that college was the best times of their lives. At MTSU there are many great, fun things to do. For example, there is the REC center that allows students to play basketball, tennis, weightlifting, swimming and more. It even has a supercool rock-climbing wall that goes up three stories. Right across the road, literally about a 100 steps, is the Student Union Center. It is newly built with modern accessories; you can watch movies with friends or even play games in the game room together. The best part is that it offers food like Steak N' Shake, Panda Express, The Pod, and other choices. You can find plenty of things to do just from walking through the Student Union. My personal favorite and last thing to mention, that I do for fun is going to sports games, specifically basketball and football. Although the games are pretty fun, the real fun isn't until after the games and all the parties that occur with all the athletes of the school there. These parties, however, may be dangerous if you go with the wrong crowd but are great experiences as a college student. You get to dance, sing, and even meet new people. You may end up meeting the love of your life or your new long-life friend.

    Tips for prospective students

    As for going to any new school, there are a lot of ways and proposals you can use to help you get around and learn the school better. The first basic tip to keep in mind as an incoming student of MTSU: students should get to school as early as possible. The parking of the school gets really hectic in the mornings, considering everybody is trying to get to class at one time. The ideal time to get to school to get a good parking spot would be 7:30. If not, you may be walking from the Subway off campus all the way to the KUC, a walk you wish you never have to make. Another tip for freshman or any incoming student of MTSU, would be to eat on campus using your flex money or meal plans. It will save you tons of money and allow you to use your other extra money for fun college activities or maybe even buy your parents Christmas presents for the first and last time. The more you save your money, the more money you have just in case there was an unexpected accident, like car or housing issues; especially for students who are from out-of-state and have no parents around to help. I am an out-of-state student myself and coming from Florida it was always important to get close to my teachers. My final tip for students that I think is most crucial to having the best outcome in college would be to get close with your professors. It allows them to be more lenient and understanding because they know you well enough and may be more accepting to outside issues or commotion. Trust me, when it comes down to final grades and your sitting right on an 89.5% or a 69.5%, you're going to wish you made the effort to communicate and personally introduce yourself to your professor.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has a very diverse set of people that attend the school. It has many great facilities where you can workout, study, eat, play games, and more. There are many school activities that allow for students to get involved with the school and meet or make new friends.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the first things my parents wanted to know was if I would be safe here at MTSU. For a college so big you would think there are going to be parts that are sketchy and unsafe, especially when it gets dark, but that is not the case here. There are always police patrolling the whole university. Everywhere you look there is either a cop or sherrif car. The great part is that they are always moving so they can see everything. I feel safer here at this huge campus than I did at my tiny highschool. Parents should never worry about their kids being safe here.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do that is fun for everyone and anyone. There are tons of sororities and fraternities to join if that is what you are into. For the athletic ones you can always go to the rec center and do a variety of things. You can work out or go rock climbing. You can always play pick - up basketball with people you don't even know. There is always a soccer or volleyball game going on and you just hop on in a game and make new friends. There is also a pool for those who like to swim and yoga and zumba classes for those flexible ones. There is a game room with a PlayStation and XBox for the gamers.There are also around eight pool tables, two ping pong tables, and an air hockey table. The game room is where to go if you just want to have a chill night with your friends and just talk and laugh. So never worry about getting bored, because that will never happen.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options and with all different price ranges to fit everyone's situation. All the possible places to eat are spread so you never have to fret about not having time to eat if you just want to grab something quickly and get to your next class. You can also sit down and enjoy a long break with your friends and just eat a meal together and catch up, and if you just want to catch a quick date with your significant other you can do that as well. There are also two Starbucks shops to grab your morning cup of caffeine from. The Panda Express, Steak'n Shake, and Dunkin Donuts are all in the same building along with a buffet that has new types of food everyday and a sushi/chinese place. Then you have Chic-Fil-A, Subway, Pizza Hut, and one of the Starbucks in one building that is almost in the middle of campus. The food here is

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone should file their FAFSA as soon as possible! This guarantees getting as much financial aid as you can. Also, apply for any and all scholarships that you come across. The best feeling is going to college for cheap or even free just because you wrote a paper for a scholarship and did enough community service hours for another scholarship. These little tasks will be worth the time. The thousands of dollars you save you can do so much with. Also everyone should take as many dual enrollments as they possibly can. The more you get done the smoother college will go. Especially as a college freshman you will appreciate doing this because you are like the runt of the litter. You choose classes after all the older kids, but if you have college credits you can move up and register earlier.

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU's campus safety is one that is held to a high standard. Students' safety remains a top priority, with police patrolling the campus around the clock. Being a commuter campus, there are many students like myself, that must park far away from the heart of campus. This forces us to have to walk long distances across campus which alone could be intimidating to a lot of students considering the world we live in today. However, for most of my time on campus, I haven't felt unsafe or on edge. Knowing there's police always watching the campus has made it feel safer and like I have nothing to worry about except walking to and from my classes. Along with 24/7 patrol of campus, MTSU also offers programs for students to use if they're feeling unsafe or weary. Raider Patrol is a key safety program offered by the university for students to use if they feel unsafe. With this, all you have to do is dial the number and an officer will come and escort you to wherever you need to be. Another program is an app called Wildfire. Wildfire lets you stay connected and updated, (along with other students), with everything that's happening on-campus, crimes, commotion, alerts, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    . Beyond MTSU's wide variety of academic programs and studies, MTSU makes sure you get your money's worth in every aspect of the university: offering free tutoring, academic resources, and loads of campus activities to keep students engaged. Buildings such as Keathley University Center, Student Union, and Health, Wellness and Recreation Center, are three of the most popular go-to spots among students. Keathley offers dining options such as Chick-fil-A, Pizza-hut, and Subway along with the student pod for students who want to grab something quick -- making it the perfect place for all students to go to. The building itself is always clean and well-staffed to ensure students have a positive experience during their breaks in between classes and study time. Like Keathley, the Student Union also offers a good variety of dining options such as Steak and Shake, Bento, Dunkin Donuts, and the Farmer's Market. In addition to the dining options in the Student Union, the Student Union is also known as a good place for students to take a break and relax. With MTSU's high-tech game room and a lot of campus organization-run events, there's always something to do. If you're looking to destress or hang out with friends, I suggest the Student Union.

    Academic Rigor

    Middle Tennessee State University's academic rigor is one that's held to a high prestige level to not only the faculty, students, but also from outsiders who review the school. With a student/faculty ratio of 17:1, students receive a great deal of personal attention from their professors. This allows one-on-one interaction between the professor and any student who may need help more than other students. MTSU offers more than 180 undergraduate programs of study and over 140 graduate programs, a major and career path for every individual. In August 2019, MTSU was recognized for the first time in the university's history as one of the universities listed on Princeton's Top 385 Colleges. Princeton recognized MTSU regarding the wide variety of academics, diverse community, and fantastic success rate among students. I personally chose Middle Tennessee State University for several reasons with one of the biggest factors centered on MTSU's academic selection. I researched numerous universities, and none offered the same major I wanted as MTSU did. However, some students don't know what they want to study. MTSU's vast selection can be overwhelming with an endless amount of options to choose from. With the well-trained faculty and advisors, MTSU helps those students find what path they want to take based on their interests and goals, setting them up for success.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety at MTSU is â?? stars. I have been to other colleges in Tennessee and they have had a rule that there is "a pole in sight everywhere you go." At MTSU, sadly this is not true. There are only a few safety poles around campus that are used for emergencies to contact MTPD. The on-campus police, MTPD, is always on patrol watching for illegal activity, and now is training police dogs. When reported, they will bring them into the dorms to search students' rooms for reported prohibited substances on campus. Also, when a fire alarm is pulled, MTPD is there within minutes and the fire department follows soon after; we typically get back into the dorm after about 30-45 minutes.

    Greek Life

    The greek life at MTSU is â?? 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.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at MTSU are â?? stars. While they may not have the best food all the time, there are many options on campus. There are two dining halls on campus: McCallie's, Farmer's Market. These cafeterias use meal swipes instead of Flexbucks. The other restaurants on campus are mainly fast food. The Student Union has Steak and Shake, Panda Express, Bento, and a spare rotational restaurant that changes every month. The KUC has Subway, Pizza Hut, Chik-Fil-A, Bento-To-Go, and Starbucks. In the library, there is another Starbucks aswell. In the JUB, there is the Raider Zone Grill and the athlete's only dining hall. There are also several PODs around campus that have snacks, drinks, and food for when you need something quick on your way to class or need to restock your minifridge without going off-campus. You can even use your FlexBucks to order Papa John's straight to the doorstep of the dorm.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at MTSU is â?? stars. I live on the 4th floor of Corlew Hall. My room is handicap-accessible, which means that it is one of the larger rooms on the floor. In these rooms, there is plenty of space, but the average room is a bit of a squeeze, so it is important to choose your room wisely when deciding where to live on campus. The RAs of the building typically have floor meetings and host floor get-togethers. They also constantly urge us to go to events on and around campus, especially live music, free movies, and sports games. There are advertisements for various clubs, events, and activities posted on the walls on every floor. While the dorm may not be a five-star hotel, it is a great way to live on campus and really becomes what you make it. It may take some time, but as long as you go out, you'll meet tons of people that make the experience much more fun and worthwhile.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University, or MTSU, is a great school, but aren't all schools "great?" I will tell you why MTSU actually is a great school. I decided to come here because of the financial aid and for the Recording Industry major. The programs I am interested in here are hopefully going to kickstart my career. They have an amazing program for my major, and it doesn't break the bank. After my first semester, there are a few things about life here that I feel need to be discussed to show how MTSU, while flawed, is great. I will be focusing on Dorm Life, Food and Dining, Greek Life, and Campus Safety. Even though MTSU isn't rated "one of the best schools in America," it still has its merits. Every college campus has its problems, but at MTSU everyone is working for you, not against you. It is a great school that will help get you into the career of your dreams. That's why I came to MTSU. If you're looking for connections in the music industry, come here for the amazing program at a low cost. Finally, Middle Tennessee cares about its students and wants to see them succeed, so come here and do just that.

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    Campus Safety

    There are positives and negatives to MTSUs' campus safety. I will start with the positives first; the first thing is there are always campus police cars patrolling the campus. Secondly, if you ever need an escort to your car, they will send an officer to your location and walk you to your car. Now, on to the negatives of campus safety, on campus there are these things called "Emergency Call Boxes" these are phones that will connect you automatically to the campus police which is a great thing, so why is this on the negatives list? Because there are very few of them which makes it rare to even use one. Secondly, at night it gets very dark especially after daylight savings times where it gets dark at four o' clock, this is awful because half of the lights on campus don't even work; I have a class from 4:20 to 5:45 in the KOM every Monday and every day when I leave I count all of the lights that are out on the way to my car, which is parked on the other side of campus, in the college heights lot, and there are an astounding amount of eleven lights that were out.

    What to do for fun

    I have grown up here in Murfreesboro my whole life, so I know just about everything there is to do for fun around here. Luckily for anyone who chooses to go to MTSU, Murfreesboro is the most central point of Tennessee, so everything is not too far, but Nashville is only 40 minutes away is traffic is good. But there are a ton of things to do here in Murfreesboro as the city is growing exponentially (population and economically). If you are looking to eat here in town there seems to be a thousand different options here, where half of those are unique to Murfreesboro, such as one of my favorites Demos which does have a few locations in Tennessee, but it is one of the best restaurants in Murfreesboro. Next, for activities to do there are plenty, whether it be going to the movies, mini golf/go karts, golfing, watching sporting events, or even participating in a rec league; there are always going to be something to do. Finally, on campus there is always something going on, all you have to do is check you school email, walk around school, and look at posters that are put-up all-over campus, or check the class Facebook page.

    Food and Dining

    Here at MTSU there are multiple options for food; whether you are feeling fast food or dining hall food, there are always options for you. For fast food restaurants here on campus we have: Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, Steak and Shake, and also Panda Express. The only downsides to these restaurants are the long lines to get your food and the terrible service you receive most of the time. Now, for the dining halls, we have three of them. The farmers market, which is located in the Student Union Building which offers the healthiest food options than any other restaurant on campus and it is freshly prepared daily. Next we have McCallie's which is ultimately a big buffet, which is located in Corlew Hall. Finally, we have the Raider Zone Grill, located in the James Union Building, it mostly consists of what I would call golf course food, so basically cheap biscuits for breakfast and cheap burgers and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Also, did I mention there is a Starbucks on campus, which of course you would never use since the lines are obnoxiously long.

    Tips for prospective students

    The absolute first thing I would recommend for any first-year student would be using Rate My Professor; in order to find a good class make sure you read more than one review. Some students go there to rant about a professor who "unfairly gave them an F," when in reality it was the student who put in no effort whatsoever and received the grade. The next thing is when you finally get your schedule ready and you know for sure those are the classes you have, go around campus and look for your classes. You do not want to be wandering around a 550-acre campus on the first day of school and arrive late to class. Finally, be open to meeting new people and finding friends; this is not high school anymore no one is going to judge you or gossip about you for hanging out with a "weird kid" and that's the beauty of search a large student body there are always going to be new people to meet and talk to.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is the best bang for your buck university's in all of the state of Tennessee and even the country. MTSU has great professors who are very knowledgeable about their respective subjects. MTSU is also one of the most diverse university's in the whole country, with people coming from all over the world.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security around MTSU is decent. We do have police force here, however, we could use more safety base towers and we could use more police around at nighttime to help people, such as women, get where they need to go around campus. We don't have many accidents happen with cars and breaking into automobiles, and we don't honestly have many problems with people such as "campus creepers". At MTSU, unless you're in a frat or sorority, you don't stay out super late, so people are usually in their dorms by around 10:30-11.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at MTSU are honestly horrible. The dining halls have food that is frozen, so we don't typically get a fresh hot meal. The one place that does have fresh food is the Farmer's Market, and they typically have fresh, hot, and delicious food. Other than that, the places around here usually include Chick Fil A and Subway, and they typically are closed on the weekend. The dining halls also are usually disgusting and aren't hardly clean. I also wish that they would make more of our $2,000 with the dining than they actually do.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at MTSU is honestly ok, it is not the best nor is it the worst. It could be improved with the beds and the closets; it could also be improved with the amount of space we have. Also, the bathrooms could be better taken care of and honestly it would be nice if we could have our own bathrooms and not shared bathrooms. The dorms could also have smaller AC vents to provide for more space for our desks, and the lights could be somewhat brighter. Other than this, I enjoy the rooms being all on one floor so we can all communicate with each other, and we could have more laundry rooms and kitchens.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) can be described in 3 sentences. MTSU is considered one of the safer colleges, however, it could use a upgrade on some certain security features. One of the things we could improve is that we could have more safety poles here, and more police to assist people if needed. MTSU also could use an upgrade on its food. There is no reason that we have cold, disgusting, frozen food if we are paying $2,000 for a food plan. Also, places such as the Farmer's Market and Chick Fil A should be open on weekends to provide students with an open variety of places to eat. Also, the dorm life could be improved. The dorm life is not horrible but could use some upgrades. One of these upgrades could be a little bigger of a dorm and better bathrooms.

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    Bang for the buck

    MTSU has so many great things included in the price of your tuition. When I was in high school, we were required to pay for our parking pass every year, so it was a big relief knowing the parking permits were included in the price of tuition. Students can go to the library and can print as much as they need by swiping their student IDs, and the students have access to use the computers. All of the home games are free for current MTSU students. Another great thing included in MTSU's tuition is the students' membership to the REC center. Students will receive a great education for the price they are paying. There are many great professors and a lot of different classes that students can take.

    What to do for fun

    At MTSU, there are many things students can do for fun. MTSU has a list of events planned called connection points. The university encourages all students to attend the connection points, and students will receive a button to collect at each connection point they attend. One of the most fun connection points I went to was the Dinner and Carnival. It was a great way to meet new people at the beginning of the year, and there was free carnival food. There are many other fun connection point events such as Crash the Commons, SGA's Fight Song Competition, and many more. Students also get into all the home games for free. The football games and basketball games have the Blue Zoo, the student section, to bring the students together to have fun and cheer on the Blue Raiders.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU has many different on-campus dining options. There are dining halls, such as McCallie, that have all you can eat buffets. They have more food in the KUC and the Student Union. The KUC has Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, and Subway. The Student Union has Steak and Shake, Panda Express, Restaurant Rotation, Dunkin Donuts, and Bento Sushi. MTSU also offers a more healthy buffet-style restaurant called The Farmer's Market. The Restaurant Rotation is a good option to change up the choices students have to eat, and it changes every four weeks. The Raider Zone Grill, located in the JUB, stays open until 1:00 AM every day of the week, so students still have the option to eat late at night. The food is usually good on campus, and I will continue to eat on campus even when I don't have my freshman meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at MTSU are great other than a few problems. The freshman dorms house around sixty-eight people per floor with one private bathroom and two community-style bathrooms. One of the biggest problems we have with the bathrooms are they usually get very dirty, and a lot of people don't clean up their messes or pick up their trash. Another common issue we have is the laundry. There are two washing machines and two dryers for the whole floor, and this causes problems when more than two people are trying to wash clothes at the same time. Other than those problems living in the freshman dorms was a great decision. The best thing about the dorms is they are on campus, you are close to your classes, and all of the dining locations are within walking distance. By living in the freshman dorms on campus I have met some of my best friends, and I found roommates to live with next year. Living on campus has allowed me to get to know the campus quicker, and meet so many new people. It is a great first-year experience, and I would do it again.

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    What to do for fun

    MTSU is a large campus with so much to do and get involved in. There are multiple clubs and organizations to join and athletic events to attend. The number of clubs and organizations available to join are endless. No matter what you are interested in, there is something for everyone. If there isn't, then MTSU gives you the opportunity to start a new club of your liking. MTSU has different types of athletic event happening every week whether it is football, hockey, or basketball. The good thing about all the athletic events is that they are all free to MTSU students. Also, MTSU offers multiple events for the new freshman to connect and meet new people. They host events like comedy shows and career fairs. MTSU also has intermural sports like football and soccer that you can get involved in if you would like to get active. No matter what you are interested in, there is something for everyone at MTSU.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on MTSU's campus has many options. MTSU has many fast food places, two cafeterias', and a farmer's market to choose from. While there is a variety of places to eat and many food options, the service isn't the best. The service is almost always slow, especially during lunch. This isn't convenient for college students that tend to have a busy schedule. With the wait in line to order your food and the wait on your food, it isn't always worth it. The majority of the food choices aren't healthy on campus. If you are looking for a healthier choice, I would eat at the Farmer's Market. They serve a different, fresh meal on Monday through Friday. Overall, food and dining at MTSU is okay.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at MTSU definitely wasn't what I expected it to be. The bathroom and shower area were pretty clean for about the first week of school, but it went downhill after that. Girls tend to make a mess in the restroom and sink area, and the showers almost always have things left behind. Also, there is only two washers and driers on the floor which contains 65 girls. This has caused problems among girls on the floor because of how big of an inconvenience it is. It can take up to hours for you to get laundry done. With the busy schedules that college students can have, this isn't the most realistic situation to be in. Also, some girls tend to be loud at random hours of the night. These disruptions cause an interference with others study sessions, homework, and sleeping. Even with all these problems, I wouldn't trade my dorm life experience for anything. I have met some of the best people in my life who I may not have met if it wasn't for living in a dorm. I have made friends and memories that I will keep in my heart forever.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are coming to MTSU or thinking of coming to MTSU, I would definitely recommend a few tips. First, I would recommend on planning out your schedule ahead of time. I would start by looking at times and professors that best work for you. When picking a professor, I would make sure to look them up on Rate My Professor. Also, I would make sure to choose alternate classes. Before classes begin, I would make sure to find the building that each of my classes are in, and find them in the order that your classes are in. It is necessarily bad to be late, but I wouldn't recommend being late on the first day of classes. Make sure to plan everything out for each of your classes so that you aren't trying to do all your work in one night. Try to take a break sometimes too. Clear your head and regain clarity. College is already stressful enough, so this should ease some of it.

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    Campus Safety

    One question both students and their parents ask when considering possible universities is is it safe? MTSU is an institution with many measures put in place to ensure the safety of students in more than one way. The campus police work to keep all student, faculty and visitors safe during their time on campus. In addition to providing students with comfort of having a diligent police station working to keep them safe, the campus police offer free self-defense classes on campus to teach anyone seeking the skills to keep themselves safe in the event of an emergency. There are two emergency call boxes that can be used to directly contact the campus police if students find themselves needing immediate assistance. In the event of an emergency, there is a victim assistance program in place to ensure that victims are not only given justice but provided with adequate physical and emotional care to help process any trauma they may have endured.

    Bang for the buck

    A college education can be very expensive, and in some cases, students feel as if they aren't getting their money's worth. At Middle Tennessee State University all students are provided with resources above and beyond what they'll need to be successful. The university knows that walking around a large campus can be tiring and inconvenient, so they provide students and faculty with three bus routes where students can be picked up and dropped off all around campus. One stop the busses frequently drop students off at is the James Walker Library. The library offers many free services for students such as the ability to reserve study rooms, access the internet and electronics, and tutoring all for free. If you're a student who enjoys going to sports games than you're in luck because all MTSU tickets are free for current students of the university. One resource that is useful to every student is the MT One Stop. At One Stop issues related to Financial aid, billing, tuition, and registration can be addressed.

    What to do for fun

    MTSU has many fun activities for all types of students to participate in on and off campus. In the student union, there's a game room where students go to have some fun after grabbing something to eat at one of the many restaurants MTSU has right there on campus. The SPARE council works to put on events for students such as weekly movies, sports games, and concerts. Off campus there are also many fun activities for students to do in their free time. If the movies shown on campus don't interest you, there's other theatres around town that are sure to be playing something you like. If you like music Nick Newton's and Spinelli's is a bar in downtown Murfreesboro that serves great food and has lots of local performers that put on shows for free. Escape rooms have become quite popular recently and if you're interested in experiencing a real-life puzzle, you're in luck because there are several to choose from here. If none of that interests you, MTSU's very own Professor Alan Brown has a Museum of Natural History filled with beautiful fossils, crystals, and dinosaur bones.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is arguably the most important factor that needs to be considered when making the life-changing decision that is deciding where to go to college. MTSU offers 66 different degrees for you to study. From accounting to video production MTSU has something for everyone, and if you aren't quite sure exactly what you want to pursue then MTSU offers an undecided program that will help you choose a major that truly works for you. On top of having an array of programs to study the university makes choosing classes, professors, and schedules an easy, and relaxing process. Being able to choose what professors you learn from makes entering a new semester a bit less daunting and allows you to work with professionals that you learn best from.

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    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is decent. At the dining hall Mcallie's, there is a limited selection, but that is not the only place to go. The food is decent and includes options like pizza, burgers, and an option that changes daily. There is also a dining hall called the Farmer's Market. This dining hall has healthier options, but I personally do not like it because the food tastes bland. There is also a place called the Raider Zone Grill. This place stays open late and the food tastes great. I usually get the philly cheese steak. If any of these do not catch the eye, there are plenty of fast food options all over campus like Subway, Panda Express, and many more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a love-hate relationship. The dorms are not bad, but they could be better. They are very high in price for such a little room that is shared, but it would cost a lot more to have that little room to myself. The room advisors are generally pretty nice, but they often enforce the strict rules. You have to check your guests in and out, there is a long form to fill out if you want someone to sleep over, and other stupid rules. It is also not fun sharing two washers and two dryers with fifty people. There are benefits to living in a dorm. There are tons of cool people that you can be friends with in the dorm. Also, being on campus more will make you more involved on campus. This will open up tons of opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definitely give this place a chance. Take a tour of the campus, talk to different faculty and students, and find out what this college is about. College should be about learning, but this is a place that you will call home for at lest four years. Get involved in clubs and activities and make it your own. Also, make the right friends. The people you surround yourself with are going to be big influences in your life. Find good people that will hold you accountable. School should be the number one priority. Go to class. You will have a lot of freedom, so use it responsibly.

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    Campus Safety

    If you go anywhere in public safety is always a priority. At Middle Tennessee State University, safety is not an issue. The campus police are on constant patrol, but you do not see them around the parking lot. The police at MTSU are normally parked around the campus in spots where the traffic can still go through. They sit in their car, watch people, and look for things that might be out of the ordinary. The police seem to be easy to approach and willing to help; they look like they are ready to go as soon as they are needed. The only thing that I would like to see more is them patrolling the parking lots, and those include the Bell and Murphy Center lots. They patrol the entire campus, but it doesn't seem like what is going off the campus isn't a big deal. If no one is walking to the lot with me I feel a little uncomfortable, but I have never felt unsafe. Middle Tennessee State University is a very safe school, and emergency response teams are well prepared to help.

    Great for these types of students

    Middle Tennessee State University is great for students that appreciate a beautiful campus with gorgeous scenery. Students that want to be involved with diverse campus culture, and students that want to learn from a variety of great teachers should seriously consider MTSU. If this is what interests you, then this is the school for you. When you walk around the campus, all you see is beautiful trees, and the traditional versus the new buildings on campus. Every day I look around at the brilliantly colored leaves on the trees and see if they have changed since yesterday. I have realized leaves change colors a lot slower than it seems. Watching the leaves change, has become more of an everyday habit, and now it has become an obsession of mine. The beautiful trees are not the only thing that makes MTSU stand out. The outstanding balance between traditional and new buildings is what makes the campus stand out. Between the Kirskey Old Main Building (KOM) and the new Science Building that opened in 2014, both buildings have so much to offer to their students. Even Though the buildings are older, they do not affect the way the instructors teach, and it does not hold the teacher and students back from teaching and learning. Having a class in the older traditional buildings gives students a chance to see how it would feel to go to school when it was first established. However, the newer buildings represent the best of the best quality and puts students in a better environment so they can get a strong education. The newer buildings offer high level technology, and high-level resources that accommodate everyone's needs. The traditional and new buildings offer endless possibilities for the students, and they are both breathtaking to look at. Furthermore, walking around the campus you will see a diversity of people along with individual cultures that are accepted and welcomed. You will have classes with a variety of people, and you will be learning from one another. You can also learn about someone else's life before they came to MTSU. For example, the other day in class we talked about Thanksgiving dinner, and what each student ate for dinner. We learned that some people eat deer, geese, and tamales. Even though everyone doesn't eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal like we do. Everyone has made their own traditional dinner. We have teachers that encourage us to get us involved with the people in our classes and understand the different traditions each person may have. The teachers at MTSU are fantastic, and all they want to do is see you succeed in their class. Some may push you hard and make you work, but in the end they only want the best for you. Nearly all the teachers are very welcoming, and always offer their assistance when you need it. Most of them are very easy to get in touch with, and they try to get back with you as fast as they can. Middle Tennessee State University has so much to offer for students that appreciate the little things.

    What to do for fun

    Going to college, you may be worried about what you're going to do for fun. MTSU offers students a free Recreation Center that provides you with so much to do. The center offers: basketball and volleyball courts, indoor soccer fields, swimming pools and Zumba classes. This is a great opportunity for pickup games with friends or practicing one-on-one. While attending the school of your dreams, you should be emerged in your school spirit. Taking part in sporting events that you're passionate about may be something fun to participate in. Also, you may want to know where some great restaurants are so you can have a night off from school cafeteria food. Conversely, you just may want to know where you can go have a good time and celebrate. MTSU's home games include a tailgate throughout the campus. There is always something to do on the weekends related to football, and basketball boys and girls sports play throughout the week. While walking around the campus during a football game, you may find inflatable bouncy houses and tents selling food or school apparel. If you have nothing to do, I recommend you attend a sporting event. There is so much you can do before and after the game. After attending a game, you may want to go out and celebrate the win or loss with your friends. There are many restaurants and drive-thrus that stay open late, and that are very close to the campus. Some of my favorite restaurants and drive-thrus close to campus are: Mellow Mushroom, Jeff's Family Friendly Restaurant, Camino Real, Marina's on the Square, Chick-fil-A, Wendy's, Dominos Taco bell, and Zaxby's. Nevertheless, if you don't have a car the Murfreesboro Square is a close walk from campus. The Square has many places to eat, and occasionally it offers free music playing for the public. If you want to go out and have a good time, Nashville is only about a thirty-minute drive from Murfreesboro. The city has plenty to do downtown and has other things to offer besides bars and clubs. Nashville holds concerts downtown with awesome performances by a variety of bands. Also, Nashville has a great milkshake bar and a great candy store you can smell three blocks away. The campus location offers plenty of opportunities for its students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My three main tips for prospective students are based on the parking, the weather, and finding the right professor. If you want a parking spot within a five minute or less walk, you may have to get to the campus an hour before your class starts. However, I have found it to be better to park in the lot near my last class of the day, so I can leave faster. The only downfall to parking further from your first class is that you may have to leave earlier to walk and get to class on time. You may experience the changing of seasons while walking from class to class literally, on the same day. With the weather that Tennessee has to offer, you may need to keep changes of clothes in your car in case you get hot or cold throughout your day. Also, college is all about walking outdoors to class, and when the weather changes you still have to walk outside in the rain, snow, freezing cold, and scalding hot. Moreover, investing in clothing like rain boots, rain jackets, warm pants, warm shoes, hats, and gloves may help you out in the end. Another insight that will help you is choosing the right professor, and you can use the website Rate My Professor to find the preferred instructor. The website gives you the professor's overall quality, whether students recommend taking them again, and the teacher's level of difficulty for the class. Knowing these tips will help you be prepared before you even start your first semester.

    In three sentences

    As you can see Middle Tennessee State University offers a variety of options that applies to everyone. It is a very excellent academic school with some of the most supportive teachers. Also, MTSU sets you up for success in your future if you are willing to work for it.

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    Great for these types of students

    Usually people struggle with trying to find a college that suits their personality type. For instance, if you're very academically focused and do nothing but study and want to be a doctor you wouldn't go to Belmont. You'd more likely apply to Vanderbilt or other medical based colleges. And if you're a more laid-back student who still has good grades then you might fit in anywhere. Lucky for you MTSU suits every type of student. If you're the type of person who studies but also wants to have some free time, then MTSU is perfect for you. Classes are challenging but you will still have some free time. MTSU is not really a party school although you'll find some every week or so. There are a few parties here and there but they're nothing extreme. If you want to strive for something MTSU can help you out. MTSU is great for all sorts of students. It offers something for everyone. No matter what type of student you are, whether outgoing, shy, or academically focused, you'll love MTSU.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU also offers you the Bang for your Buck. MTSU offers tons of scholarships. You'll be getting more than what you're paying for. I'm a dual enrollment student and there's a grant that will fully cover my first 4 classes and then each class after that is around $300 until I graduate high school. There are also scholarships for undergrads as well. You can get a HOPE scholarship which pays for some of your tuition, but when combined with other scholarships, you can probably have your full tuition payed off. When compared to other colleges MTSU offers you more for a lot less. Not only do we have programs not in other colleges, but we have great professors who teach them.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is the next thing I usually look for because I eat a lot. When it comes to food MTSU has a lot of restaurants to choose from. There's some in the Student Union and there's some in the KUC. I like the KUC more because it has the Chick-fil-A, but if that's not your thing don't worry, there's plenty more to choose from. There's a Panda Express, Steak 'n Shake, and many more all over campus. If you just want something to drink, which you will if you have an 8 A.M class, you can find a Starbucks in the library. MTSU has plenty to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning on attending MTSU, pay close attention to these tips. Make sure to check out reviews on your professors before registering for their class. I didn't do that and got a very horrible Psychology 1410 professor. You should also learn how to manage your time. You'll need to have time to study, time for homework, and if you're like me at least 2 hours of fun/relaxation time. It might sound easy but trust me it's not. You also shouldn't miss class unless necessary; Otherwise, you'll have a lot of catching up to do. If you do miss class, however, make sure too email your teacher and see what you can do. The biggest tip I will offer you is to come see where your classes are before they start so you don't get lost like I did. Campus is huge and you'll need to know where you're going so you're not late to classes.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety at MTSU is top tier compared to other schools. MTSU has its own campus police. There is even a number that connects you to them. If you are ever in danger and decide to call 911, the operator will connect you to MTSU's campus police. I never walk around campus feeling unsafe, because cops are always strolling around the campus. There are also blue buttons in different areas around the campus. By pressing the button, the campus police will know that you are in danger. This is very beneficial because your phone may be dead, you may not have a phone, or you may not memorize the campus police number. The blue button gives you easy access to the police.

    Dorm Life

    "You must experience the dorm life," is what I heard whenever I told someone that I am attending college. This made me believe that living in a dorm would be a great experience. I believed I would become friends with my dorm mates and that I would have no issues. However, my experience has been the complete opposite. Living in a dorm is my least favorite factor about MTSU. I share my restroom with seven other girls, but it feels like I share it with a football team. The toilets are never flushed, the sink is always full of hair and toothpaste, and the restroom has a permanent odor. Also, I don't think the girls were taught how to properly throw away their menstrual products. I can always tell what the person before me had to do in the restroom. Therefore, you should probably consider getting an apartment if you're a really clean person.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are an incoming freshman, I would advise you to bring your car, utilize ratemyprofessor, don't run away from 8ams, and socialize. Leaving my car at home was a big mistake that I made. I always have to depend on uber or my older cousin if I need to go to the store. Most of my money has been used on uber or uber eats, because I don't have a car. Uber gets really high if you like to go to parties every week and like to make trips to the store. This brings me to my point about socializing. There are a plethora of events to attend, and a plethora of groups to join at MTSU. For example, MTSU has a system called connection points. Each time you attend an event you have to check in so that you can get a point. If you want to have a great college experience, then you have to put yourself out there. You should try to go to some of the connection points, if not all. You should use Ratemyprofessor, because the website is resourceful. It's a website that reviews almost every professor at the college of your choice. You should look up professors to make sure you get a professor that teaches to your expectations. I made the mistake of not searching one of my professors. As a result, I got a professor who reads off of PowerPoints in a monotone voice. Another tip is to not avoid morning classes. Many people tell college students that morning classes are terrible, because you won't wake up on time. However, this isn't always true. If you want to finish your classes before dark, then you will get up on time. Plus, you will have no problem getting up if you are a morning person.

    In three sentences

    If I had to rate MTSU in three sentences, I would say MTSU is a big campus full of diversity, opportunities, and fun. The college offers many clubs and social events. Also, the campus is big, but you'll get used to it by the second semester.

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    What to do for fun

    Murfreesboro is an average size city surrounded by other cities that have many attractions. When looking for off campus events there are plenty of nearby shopping centers and places to eat at. When looking to leave the cite of Murfreesboro, you have many options to depict between. Surrounding cities, such as Nashville, are about 45 minutes away and contain many events. There are attractions of all criteria such as, the Gaylord Opryland Resorts, City Tours, Museums, Concerts, etc. If you are one that enjoys going out, there are usually parties every weekend involving many students. Throughout the week and on weekends, MTSU programs or organizations host events to get everyone involved.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU has incorporated a large variety of food options on campus. The dining options are not of all the same tradition, which is what adds to the diversity of the campus. The Student Union (aka STU), is one of the main buildings on campus. It includes six restaurants to dine at. Steak N' Shake is considered a fast food restaurant and includes the main courses on its menu allowing customers to choose deliberately. Panda Express is a Chinese cuisine and there is also another Japanese restaurant located in the STU. Newly introduced, the Farmer's Market is a buffet style restaurant that is plant based. Lastly, there is a restaurant that is titled as "food rotation." This restaurant changes every month into a new facility. In the KUC we have options such as, Chick fila, Subway, and Pizza Hut. Originals such as McCallie's is a large buffet, which comes with a benefit of, as many meal swipes as possible. Also, there is a Raider Zone grill located in the JUB which is open up to the latest hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Upon arriving to MTSU, there are many questions that go unanswered by first time appearances. I would recommend taking time out to learn the campus before the first day of classes. For someone who possibly does not have enough time, it would be of high importance to map out your classes the night before the first day, so you can arrive on time. Another tip I would give is to always be alert about where you are parking. The parking lots do not compare equally to the number of students that are in a certain area which means they typically fill up fast. Another reason to be alert about parking is because of ticketing reasons. When receiving a parking ticket, the first step should be to appeal the ticket. Most of the time the department will approve unless it is a speeding ticket. It is urgent to complete your FASFA once the portal opens, to receive the most amount of money as possible. I would also recommend applying for housing and scholarships as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute may sometimes put you in a list of predicaments. The last tip I would give is to go around campus and make connections by getting involved. It could be as simple as taking a stroll on campus and meeting others.

    In three sentences

    There is a large number of clubs and organizations to join and fit in with the community. Overall, the campus is a large, but reasonable size to still be noticed. The campus has a very lengthy selection when in the food and dining categories.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a priority for the staff at MTSU. In addition to the Murfreesboro police, MTSU has its own police force to ensure campus safety. I see at least one police car driving around daily as I walk between classes. To ensure quick access to emergency services, there are blue light emergency phones and call boxes spread throughout campus. We are also provided with all necessary phone numbers during our freshman or transfer orientation. For natural disasters or other safety concerns, the Alert4You system keeps us updated by sending notifications to our cell phones and emails.

    Bang for the buck

    Nowadays, with greater access to technology, we are always searching for the best value available. Choosing a university is not different. We look for a great atmosphere, where we can learn and have fun, but avoid getting into massive debt. MTSU provides just that. In-state tuition is affordable, with many financial aid opportunities. But what makes it stand out are all the added benefits that come included. The Rec Center is a fun place to spend time with friends, especially if you love sports. A pool, basketball courts, a gym to workout, even a rock-climbing wall, are all at your disposal. Parking is also included in our tuition, but it is a large campus, so always expect a long walk to your classes. When it comes to studying, the Walker library is the place to be. It's a three-story building that features everything you need to prepare for tests, including free printing and free tutoring from Monday to Friday, if you'd like some additional help.

    Food and Dining

    Learning so much will make you hungry, so MTSU has plenty of options to take care of you. The McCallie dining hall is an all-you-can-eat venue. The menu changes daily, and it's reasonably priced. However, the food often gets cold after being out for a while. Thankfully, there are other places where you can eat warm and delicious food. Choices range from Chick-fil-A, Subway, and Pizza Hut, to Panda Express, Dunkin Donuts, and Steak n' Shake. Although their menu is reduced compared to franchises outside of campus, their prices are about the same and you know exactly what you're getting. The Raider Zone and KUC grills also offer tasty options. If you love going out to eat, Murfreesboro offers plenty of other options as well.

    Academic Rigor

    This semester I'm taking six classes, and the professors I've had at MTSU so far are very professional and understanding. They all have several years of teaching experience and have well-structured courses. Each professor is given some liberty to teach their course as they please, so every class has a different grading policy and number of tests scheduled. This results in some classes feeling more challenging than others, depending on how many tests and homework assignments you need to complete. Attendance is key. Coming to class as much as possible will allow you to keep up with the course. By attending the lectures, doing homework, and studying for the tests, I have been able to get good grades. Therefore, MTSU is challenging enough to get students out of their comfort zone to learn, but it isn't too difficult if they put in some effort.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has a great campus. Tuition is affordable. There are plenty of organizations and clubs to join.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a major factor when college is taken into consideration. It's definitely one of the top three factors that parents consider when they help their children decide on their college. It's also very important to students themselves, as we all want to be completely safe in our new home. I, personally, feel that the campus is very safe, even at night time it becomes very dark. On-campus there are quite a few lights everywhere to make sure you're not walking completely alone in the dark. The on-campus police are always available for you to call if you're uncomfortable walking by yourself at night and want someone to help escort you to wherever your destination is. This isn't common at universities and colleges, which makes MTSU unique and a great choice for safety purposes.MTSU has many different students of multiple different nationalities, races, genders, and religions. The campus is very diverse so at no point do you feel excluded no matter what race, nationality, gender, sexuality, or age you are, you're safe and accepted just like anyone else at this school. MTSU is very accepting and open so when you come here, your fear of being discriminated against due to any minority group you may belong to. Here at MTSU, you're free to be who you are and proudly represent anything you stand for without experiencing any hate or prejudice.

    Great for these types of students

    Contrary to popular belief, college is not for everyone. A lot of people will decide not to go to college and go to straight to the workforce or the military. College is typically the number one mission that every high school student has on their mind, especially during junior and senior year of high school. Everyone wants to know what college they're going to and what they're majoring in before they even should be thinking about it. Students also want to know about their possible college's academics, sports, and environment. MTSU, surprisingly, despite it being large, is still beneficial to students who want to be alone. The large size of the campus makes it almost impossible to be alone if you're an introvert or someone who gets their energy or ideas by being alone. One perfect example for introverted students who like to be alone and comfortable for hours while doing school work, or just resting after classes is the library. The library is huge and is a perfect place for people who desire to be by themselves for studying time or just time to collect their thoughts and behavior. I personally love the library due to the warm and quiet atmosphere, and it is a great place to meet up with friends or classmates when you need to work on a project together. However, if you are an energetic student, MTSU is perfect for you as well. MTSU has a ton of clubs and activities that you can participate in and meet new people easily, which expands your friend circle. You can easily find activities to participate in just by walking around campus because there are a lot of signs everywhere you go, telling you all about different things you can do and what time they take place! In these activities, you don't need to go with a friend. Because MTSU has such a warm atmosphere, you won't be alone in the activities you decide to participate in. You can also easily make friends in your classes due to their size and often pairing of groups, so there is plenty of time to expand your horizons if you want to grow socially or if you want to keep growing socially!

    Bang for the buck

    In all of my classes, my teachers have been very efficient with teaching us and have very independently excellent teaching styles that can successfully apply to all different kinds of students, no matter how they study. This truly makes me know I get the bang for my buck. The professors here are some of the best professors because of the way they teach and how they treat you when you contact them and form a good relationship with them. They're very easy to talk to and can understand if you missed a lecture for a reason if you talk to them about it, and they'll also help you gladly if you don't understand the topic in class and if you need extra assistance with it. In a majority of colleges, it is very easy to not get your money's worth due to awful professors, boring classes, or simply a negative environment. Once you come to MTSU, even for a visit, you will realize we are like a family and that everything is worth every penny you spend. The more time you spend here, the more you begin to enjoy it and feel like this is the only place you'd be happy at. It truly makes you enjoy where you are and gives you a sense of gratitude, knowing you're exactly where you're meant to be!

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    What to do for fun

    There's is lots to do on campus and off-campus. On-campus you can go to football and basketball games. You can go to the tailgates before the games, which are very fun. They have fitness things at the recreation center. They have special parties at MTSU. Me personally, they are not for me, but they are fun. There's are lots of things to do off-campus. There are lots of parties off-campus and MTSU is very close to Nashville. The possibilities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of dining places to choose from. MTSU has Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Brewed awakenings, Pizza Hunt, Subway, Steak and Shake, and Panda Express. MTSU also has farmers market (a healthy option if you want to eat healthily), raider zone grill (which is one of my favorites), and McCallie's (which is my least favorite). Raider Zone grill is one of my favorites because the food is amazing, and it open until 1:00 am. McCallie's is my least favorite because first, the "home-cooked" food is not good at all. They try to have healthy options, but it not healthy. They really try though. Sometimes this food is not bad and it's good, but that's on certain days throughout the year.

    Dorm Life

    There are lots of dorms to choose from. There's Lyon Hall, Monohan Hall, Rutledge Hall, Beasley Hall, Gracy Hall, Judd Hall, Sims Hall, Smith Hall, Deere Hall, Nicks Hall, Corlew Hall, and Cummings Hall. Dorm life is very convenient for 1st and 2nd-year students. I would recommend that 1st-year students not live in Corlew or Cummings because, for me, it was absolutely terrible. There were people that would leave trash in Corlew and the whole building must be a charge because if someone's immaturity. People would sometimes pull the fire alarm in the middle of the night. I would recommend that first-time students live on campus, but I would not recommend that first-time college students LIVE IN CORLEW OR CUMMING.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU has so many degree programs it crazy. You can choose from so many different courses to take varying in intensity/rigor. I'm an Instrument Music Education Major and I have lots of things to do. I must be in three ensembles, and I have rehearsals every day (Monday-Friday). Depending on which major you decide to choose, that major might be very demanding and intense or less intense.

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    Campus Safety

    "Is it just me or are things getting crazier out there" Arthur Fleck from the movie Joker. This line may be from a movie but it carries some truth with how safe do we actually feel at our schools, but luckily for us campus police have taken steps to make this campus safe. In my experience here at MTSU I have felt like it is a safe campus. I say this because we have our own police force that patrols campus throughout the day. They go around checking everyone's cars to make sure that the vehicle is supposed to be here. They also have poles with a blue light on top that you can use to call the police in case of an emergency. If you have a class at night you can call to have a police escort to your car that away you can get there safe. As you can see the school is doing as much as they can to ensure your safety here on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Now with all this information you may be wondering if MTSU would be a good school for your major or if there are things here that you would be interested in taking part in. Well I'm here to tell you MTSU is great for all types of student. It's great for different types of majors for example we have a great program for education majors which makes since because the school started off as a teacher training school. We also have good nursing and aerospace programs just to name a couple more. The school is great for people that like different thing an example of this would be for people that like video games. There was an event were students could sign up to play super smash bros on Nintendo. There were also things for people to do around Halloween time. Another thing is for religious people you see signs of different churches and meeting for people of different religions. So as you can see MTSU is a campus for all kind of people so you can find a way to fit in.

    Academic Rigor

    You may want to know how challenging the classes are at the colleges that you are looking at well I'm here to tell you that the academic rigor here is great. Once coming here you see that the classes at Middle Tennessee State University do have some challenge to them some more than others. If that's what you are looking for than great you'll love what this school has to offer, but if this worries you the many great professors will help you out. Once you are here you will realize that the professors here really enjoy their job and doing what they do. Like I said they will help you if you are struggling but you need to ask for it. They also in my experience work to keep the class interesting so that they can keep the students attention. This is because if they lose your attention you won't understand the material and could end up failing the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to come to MTSU to further your education here are some tips that will help you out in the long run. First off make sure that you get your parking pass and know where your assigned parking lot is for that pass. This is because if you don't you will walk out to your vehicle and find a little yellow envelope under your windshield wiper with a twenty five dollar ticket inside. That might not seem like a lot of money but they can add up trust me. In addition to parking make sure you keep an umbrella in your car for the days that it is raining. I say this because you will have to walk a little ways to get to your class from the parking lot, and from building to build. So if you don't want to look like a drowned rat remember you umbrella. The third tip I have is make sure that you show up to class on time. This is because if you're late you might miss something important from the lesson and your professor isn't going to retell what that just said for you. Another reason not to be late is that some professors lock their doors so if you're late you miss the whole lesson and are a day behind everyone else. The final tip that I have is make sure you turn your assignments in on time. I say this because a lot of professors will not take assignments late, and if they do they might automatically drop it a letter grade. So you are down a grade and they still have to grade what you turned in. However if you follow the instruction of the teacher you end up okay.

    In three sentences

    . For me since coming here I have really enjoyed myself and I am getting the education I need to obtain my degree. Which makes sense for me because MTSU start as a teacher training school back in 1911, but now caters to many different types of degrees. I can keep telling about how great this school is but you really ought to come here and experience it all for yourself.

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU's University Police department provides security and safety for all campus students, employees, visitors, and community constituents (Middle Tennessee, State University). MTSU also complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act and the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Based on the existing provisions, the police are always patrolling the campus to ensure everything is okay. Cameras installed in classrooms, and certain pavements also help monitor situations to avert chaos or violence. I have never witnessed anything significant that could make me consider this place unsafe, and it is the exact opposite of what we thought universities are when growing up; a place of crime, fights, burglary, and disorganization. The Princeton Review "Best 385 Colleges" report recently named MTSU as one of the best colleges in the US. The award honored the institution's excellent quality and value in academic programs and the exceptional quality of life and facilities around the campus. Prospective students should feel free to join MTSU based on its primary objective of commitment to quality and fostering a student-friendly environment.

    What to do for fun

    The three top things students do for fun at MTSU are hanging out in the lobbies, attending sports events, and going to eat. There are plenty of restaurants around the campus that collegiate frequent. The McCallie Dining Hall provides an outdoor sitting arrangement that allows individuals to enjoy meals while interacting. The other is The Boulevard Bar and Grill that offers draft brews, eclectic eats, and sports TVs for students who would wish to spend more on leisure during the weekends (US News). At MTSU, there is never a dull moment for those who like reading since the library is also an excellent place to hang out and expand knowledge. Students will either read magazines and newspapers or chat with their colleagues about anything and everything. Those who prefer a different experience opt to join the campus community for fun with faculty members. Others may hang out at the Recreation Center near the Student Union building and play a game of basketball with friends or participate in a series of indoor soccer. At the same facility, some students enjoy playing at the multiple pool tables and professional table tennis courts. The other busy activity to participate in within this location is working out using the machines available such as weight lifters and the cycling bike (US News). MTSU is also famous for other social events such as watching comedians and bands and supporting the school's Blue Raider Football Team.

    Academic Rigor

    Learning at MTSU is a challenging but enjoyable experience for those not used to the regular campus life. MTSU rarely enrolls more than 100 students for a single class, which provides a more personal experience, and more time with the tutors and fellow students. They are adequately skilled and know and enjoy their field of knowledge. Most professors use the strategy of combining lecturing and discussions, making class participation mandatory, which emphasizes the importance of understanding information before applying it to the real world (Middle Tennessee, State University). The ability to communicate and transfer knowledge through sharing has made most tutors know students by name. However, larger departments such as Music Industry and Elementary Education are more impersonal. The close relationship between students and tutors does not affect how MTSU regards examinations and the importance of graduating. The professors take studies seriously, and the school mandates that they provide students with both a sitting and take away assignment for each course unit. Both assessments contribute 30% of the total grade, and a final tally comes from the end semester examination (US News). The professors strictly stick to stipulated deadlines for submitting these assignments, and anything past the agreed date carries a fine. The school confers teachers with the power to punish other mistakes such as missing classes and lateness. The other irregularities that attract a stiff penalty are exam cheating, with the suspensions and discontinuations as the most likely outcomes.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is essential to know that the MTSU has grown by leaps and bounds and is now the largest undergraduate institution in Tennessee. Although this may be a turn off for most prospective students, any current student will attest to the fact that the campus still has a small campus atmosphere with small classes, a low student-teacher ratio, and enough faculty and staff to serve students with any of their needs (Middle Tennessee, State University). Tennessee enjoys a relatively mild and humid climate, and it sometimes does rain heavily. The varying climatic conditions, coupled with 5-10 inches of snow, which implies that the students have to carry an umbrella to campus every day. The workload given to students is sometimes overbearing, which requires dedication and time. Individuals struggling in class have the option of consulting tutor in an out-of-the-classroom arrangement. The problem with having all these activities is that the school prepares a tight schedule that significantly involves utilizing the morning hours. It is common to come across tired students in the afternoon, as a result of the busy timetable fixed in the earlier parts of the day. The other reason why it is necessary to sign for the early classes is that the institution has a small parking area. Latecomers will miss spots except for the one located far from the classes. However, biking is pleasant, and students can also enjoy the institution's efficient bus system.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great institution for students. The campus is astonishing with beautiful buildings and scenery that are located close to each other, making it relatively simple to move from class to class. The old buildings like KOM, the beautiful trees, and the nature and location of the school are impressive.

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    What to do for fun

    What ever you want basically, so many options!

    Food and Dining

    Very Diverse, very tasty, 10/10

    Dorm Life

    BEAUTIFUL, the only word that describes it!p;p;

    Academic Rigor

    They have so many advanced class choices! SO MANY!!!!

    In three sentences

    Best Campus Ever!!! Love that it is it's own town and I love the food choices, very diverse. Hope I get in when I apply, because I will most definitely go here!

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    Great for these types of students

    The library has the spot called Â?Maker space. It is a place where you can create 3D models. They also have a room for students to practice their presentation if they are not as confident. There is a writing center as well. You can get proofread and feedback from the people if you are in need of help with writing papers.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU have two main buildings where the foods are. They have Chick-fil-A, subway, and Pizza Hut in KUC. It is convenient if your classes are near peck hall or KOM. They also have another food court in student union. They have Panda Express, Steak n Shake, and Duncan donuts etc. They also have two Starbucks if you have early classes. You can always get coffee there; one is in the library and the other one is in KUC building.

    Academic Rigor

    I like all my classes and my professors. I think the way they organized their calendars is great because I can always feel prepare for my next class. The classes and neat and clean as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    MTSU is a big campus. You should be aware that it is going to be a long walk to your classes. If you can ride a bike, you should. Also, the parking lots get full quick. If you have classes in the afternoon, it is harder to find a parking spot. So, I recommend to come a little bit earlier.

    In three sentences

    I would recommend MTSU because tuitions are affordable. They provide many different majors you can choose to pursue the career you want in the future. MTSU also have a big library where they provide all kind of electronic devices and books, which I think it is convenient to work on homework, projects, writing essays, and study etc.

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    What to do for fun

    Not very far from Nashville.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University has a very diverse community. Has an awesome campas

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    Campus Safety

    MTPD are always there if you need them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide variety of organizations and activities

    Great for these types of students

    All students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub the blue horseshoe for good luck Don't step on the seal in front of the library.

    Bang for the buck

    Great environment for the price I am paying

    What to do for fun

    Murfreesboro is a nice town with many opportunities. Bowling, movies, parks, malls, theaters, anything you can think of. On campus, the rec and student programming give us new things to do weekly. There is always something to get into around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Visit Raider Zone! McCallies is not the best, but it is not the worst college campus food I have ever had.

    Dorm Life

    The residential staff are amazing and they care for the residents. I sit in my AC's office just to talk two or three times a week. The RA's know what they are doing and are there to help you have a good experience

    Academic Rigor

    The Honor's program is difficult but rewarding if you stick with it. Most of the Non-Honors staff as well are there to help you on your college journey.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved!

    In three sentences

    I love MTSU! It is a beautiful campus with a very caring staff and lots of opportunities for students.

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    In three sentences

    Mtsu is a great school. Mtsu is a cool school. Mtsu is really great

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police cars circling campus to keep everyone safe. At night the sidewalks and streets are well lit. While walking back to my car after a night class I can always see a police car a stone's throw away. Additionally, the campus seems to always be lively with activity/ people hanging out/ studying ect.

    Greek Life

    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!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so. many. clubs. There are several things I have not ever heard of! Very cool! If you cant find a club that excites you, you can start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to have a great educational experience while having the flexibility to shape their college experience based on their wants/needs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A pretty incredible/unique location is the library. Inside the library is the Starbucks, and much, much more. There are several different areas of the library, some for group study, some for individual study, some for computer work, some for periodicals. Its a really convenient one stop shop where you can work and get everything you need, including print outs and caffeine.

    Bang for the buck

    Multiple times a week the main campus courtyard in front of the Student union is filled with tents set up with local goodies, club information, job opportunities and more. Once I was strongly craving good chicken salad and pimento cheese and I walked by the courtyard and there was the Chicken Salad Chick, selling chicken salad... day made. I feel like any time I'm on campus theres are just so many opportunities in front of me. It makes it really easy to just be a student because the school is taking care of the other stuff for you. They are great at helping people be successful.

    What to do for fun

    All you have to do to for fun is walk on campus. There are posters everywhere with information on upcoming social events like movie nights, talent shows, club meetings (theres a club for everyone) worship gatherings, outdoor recreational activities and more. You also get emails daily in your school inbox about fun things happening on campus, sporting events, theater productions (MTSU theater is excellent) professional opportunities in your field of study, special trainings on campus and guest speakers.

    Food and Dining

    Chick fil A, Starbucks, Panda Express, Dunkin Donuts, and tons of other food options are available on campus. There are some great salad stops, little shops to buy snacks, coffee and sushi, and a rotating cafe organized by students that presents a new dining concept every few weeks.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many places to live in Murfreesboro (MTSU's town) because it is a great college town. Both on campus living and off campus living provides accessibility to the many events that are going on in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has a program for everyone. As a student, you can decide how much intensity/rigor is right for you and your life balance, then meet with an academic advisor to talk about how to accomplish the right mix. The Integrated studies program is low on rigor level and allows students to focus on two areas of study that interest them. The Jones college of business is high on rigor level and is in the top two percent of business schools world-wide.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to making friends with other students who may seem to be outside the comfort zone of what your typical "type" of friend might be. At MTSU friendships are cultivated by merging age groups, ethnicities, religions, interests, and much more! I have found that by being willing to step outside of my comfort zone, I have been able to learn so much more through forging relationships with people who are different from me. Because of these relationships my life has become much more interesting/fun!

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a campus that is accessible to people from all different backgrounds, ethnicities, lifestyles and walks of life. Students can attend MTSU to get a great degree and be involved in the community at they level they desire. Many students commute, but just as many live on campus, making this school a uniquely diversified environment.

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    The campus is a good size for those that don't want to be on a campus too big or too small. The campus library is beautiful; it's four stories tall with computer labs, Starbucks, & study rooms. The dorms are decent but one thing is for sure: any form on campus is better than Rutledge.

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    What to do for fun

    There are numerous activities going on nearly everyday if you find yourself with nothing to do. Whether it’s watching a movie or going to a campus haunted house, you’re never bored when at MTSU.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee strives for student involvement in all activities. Has majors for just about anything you can think of. Challenges you to come up with a new way to think and solve problems.

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    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great in-state school for people who live in TN. Guaranteed acceptance with decent HS grades, its cheap, and there are plenty of scholarship opportunities. Would recommend looking into for anyone in TN.

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    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great school. It has so many different abroad majors and just the majors period. The diversity here is amazing.

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    Food and Dining

    Middle Tennessee State University, has several restaurants, located on campus. Finding somewhere to eat is easy. The food is very tasty.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is a little pricey. If you can get financial aid, look to add more money than you expect. Looking at the education you will receive, it's worth the effort.

    Dorm Life

    I am a freshman at Middle Tennessee State University. I was not sure if this dorm was safe. My mom could not get in touch with me and the staff came to check on me.

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    Great for these types of students

    Online learning with work and other responsibilities is very doable. Now that MTSU has changed over from RODP the instructors seem more knowledgeable and really have gone out of their way this semester to make it a good learning environment for my experience.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU offers a varied curriculum and opportunity to continue education without it costing you in students loans longer than you will practice. For the money spent for higher education it is well worth consideration.

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    What to do for fun

    Find something to do in the rec center, join a club, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a day to yourself to walk out your schedule, just to make sure you know where you're going and how long it will take for you to get there. Don't buy books from the bookstore at student union, use Textbook Brokers instead.

    Food and Dining

    I don't each on campus often, but they have a handful of different options.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not a part of any clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Those that don't mind construction around campus, traffic, and classes full of people that will barely talk to each other.

    Bang for the buck

    I personally feel like I don't get all that I pay for.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are very easy, but it's mainly dependent on the professor. Some of the science and math classes are fairly difficult.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived on campus.

    In three sentences

    It's not bad but not great either. Professors are either really good or really bad. There is a nice selection of classes. Overall, I'm okay with MTSU. For those of us who want to stay close to home, it's a decent choice.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a part of Greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not sure.

    Campus Safety

    I've never personally been a victim to any crimes on campus, but things do happen in the area. It's unnerving walking on campus at night.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good. Good public transportation with buses, as well.

    Greek Life

    I have not participated but the option is available to students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities to choose from. Great gym to attend.

    Great for these types of students

    Traditional, Non-traditional, commuting, non-commuting

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I am aware of.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a beautiful campus and I value the education I gained here.

    What to do for fun

    There are many campus activities, clubs and organizations one can get involved with. There are also many academic opportunities such as poetry contests, plays, and concerts produced by professors and students which are enjoyable to attend.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options to choose from, but they are not always the healthiest. They are also over-priced.

    Academic Rigor

    I would value this as maybe a 4 out of 5. I transferred from The University of Tennessee, and found the courses here to be somewhat less challenging than those at The University of Tennessee. Granted, I am much, much older now than I was when I attended The University of Tennessee, so this could account for at least part of the difference.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you attend your courses. Make the most of professors' office hours. Always do your homework. Connect with others on campus via clubs if so inclined. Make sure you use D2L and check campus e-mail on a regular basis.

    In three sentences

    Academic excellence is provided from knowledge professors to seeking students. The professors are knowledgable, helpful, and available. The campus is accessible, beautiful, and user friendly

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    What to do for fun

    There were always many things to do to keep yourself occupied. Whether it was swimming, going to campus events, or even staying in a friends room. The game room and working out and playing at the rec is a great option.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining were great. There was always options no matter what time you need it. Chick fa la is always popular and panda express. Having the Blue Raider Grill was a good option as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a nice size and the rooms are a great size as well. Safety in the dorms are on point. I loved how the access to each floor in Cummings hall and all dormitories were card swipe access only.

    Academic Rigor

    The work at this University is fairly easy at times. There are many professors that dont give out a lot of work. Most professors are also very helpful when it comes to getting extra help outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Days before your classes I would recommend walking around to see where each class is located. Remember that just showing up to class can always give you extra easy points. Personally I would take all my general education courses my freshman and sophomore year.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee offers a variety of things. Whether it was food, class options, or activities it was always something to keep you involved. As far as academics this University has a great selection of professors that provide you with information you need. This campus also is very safe and makes you feel like your home.

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    Campus Safety

    As far as safety, I always feel very comfortable on campus. I believe this University has a good sense of campus safety. I have never came across any problems with any of the students or faculty nor have I felt threatened in any way, shape, or form. Not only that, but the campus is in a relatively safe and calm part of town, away from bad areas.

    Food and Dining

    I have been attending MTSU for the past two years now, and it never fails to satisfy my hunger. It doesnt matter what end of the school I am on, there is food located all around campus but most importantly in the KUC and Student Union. All of your favorites like Chick-fil-a, Subway, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is built with professors who ACTUALLY teach you, you will learn something without a doubt, it just depends on whether or not you are willing to put forth the effort in order to achieve that knowledge. Otherwise you are wasting your money.

    In three sentences

    I would recommend MTSU to any high school seniors who are looking for a good college around their hometown area. MTSU is not far from Smyrna nor Nashville which is good for any students who do not live in Murfreesboro, and for those who do live in Murfreesboro it is an excellent choice for a great source of education. The teachers here are solid in my opinion, and the school's students are very nice as well as the faculty. There is plenty of activities for students as well.

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    What to do for fun

    The school is not far from the state capital, only about 30-46 minutes away. The city itself seemed nice to explore as well.

    Food and Dining

    The student union provided a large dining selection.

    Dorm Life

    One of the dorms we toured looked quite old, but the other was very new and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors College seemed to provide a rigorous program for those wishing to push themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend touring for any student that is looking into this school. It helped me decide to apply to this college.

    In three sentences

    I have recently visited the campus and I felt very safe the entire time I was there. The school had a wonderful feel to it and it was very clean and organized.

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    I pay a lot of money to go here. The soda machines are constantly out of order, and the sweet tea has yet to be filled. I ask my self frequently, "where is my money going?" Ah. It must be going towards all of the tow truck company's that the school pays to drag our cars off of the lots one by one. In order to save students money (and precious time I might at) MTSU should be investing in more parking lots, and a better student union. An $8 meal does not cut it when the drink machines are not in working order, and when we are allowed only sauce with our (overrated) Popeye meals. #riseup

    Tips for prospective students

    I pay a lot of money to go here. Yet the soda machines are constantly out of order, and once again the sweet tea has yet to be filled. My money must be going towards all of the tow trucks that the school pays to tow all of our cars off the lots. As a matter of fact, maybe the money should be going towards several more parking areas for the students. #riseup

    In three sentences

    student union needs to learn how to REFILL the SWEET TEA

  • Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    mtsu have the best dining locations ever! it's a great college! god bless!

    What to do for fun

    mtsu has the best dining locations ever! god bless!!

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    Campus Safety

    Theres plenty of security, but that doesnt change the bad people . But i have never felt treated of my safety.

    Greek Life

    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,

    Clubs and Activities

    I dont really know . Im the lame kid that doesnt have time for that because I work and school.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, Adults looking to go back to school, financially stuck,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have heard of an instance where the dorm is named Jim Cummins . And so back in the older days( i heard this from alumni) they would steal the letter j off the building. Also theres the blue horse shoe. I honestly dont know what thats about but i always see pictures with mtsu and the horse shoe.

    Bang for the buck

    You get work for the good money. Plus they do give scholarships

    What to do for fun

    A majority of the students at MTSU are commuters..So of course everyone is always trying to rather go home rather than go out. But there is a mall less than ten minuets. There's go cart nearby, plenty of liquor stores and one major club that people go to called tempt.

    Food and Dining

    There are other campuses that have a wider variety of food. However they did just open up a steak and shake. But steak and shakes are known to have crap service.

    Dorm Life

    Its a good school but their dorms look like a closet and since its in Murfreesboro there is not much of a city life. The dorms are expensive and closet like. There are plenty of apartments nearby that offer shuttles.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes really are not that hard. Show up to class and almost all my professors appeared tough but ended with a lenient caring finish to the semester

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has plenty of financial aid so use that wisely. Oh and watch out for parking . They dont seem to have figured out how to do parking with the building.

    In three sentences

    This school is diverse.It has many opportunities. And teachers are understandable and approachable.

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    In three sentences

    I've been on the MTSU campus a multitude of times since my high school is across the street. They have done a wonderful job at keeping this campus a safe and amazing place to be.

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    What to do for fun

    Im not really on campus that much, but they advertise all sorts of things on campus to do.

    Food and Dining

    McCallies is awful. They have chick-fil-a, subway, popeyes, a starbucks, dunkin donuts, panda express, and more. Those places are great.

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Some class are hard and some easy, but you learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best. the hardest part is trying to balance work, school, and a social life.

    In three sentences

    It is a great and beautiful campus. The professor are great, and most of them will help you if you need it. I have learned so much so far.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Those cops do not play. They hand out speeding tickets, parking tickets, and underage consumptions daily. MTSU is no tobacco & no alcohol= no fun. I'm kidding, it just makes it appropriate for any age to be on campus. There are a lot of suspicious activity email/text alerts which makes people feel safer, even when most of the time they are unnecessary and end up being some drunk guy throwing up in a bucket and writing Ebola on the lid.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs always stand outside during the first of every semester and during the summer and make people feel welcome. There is a club for anything you are interested in, and even a very open LGBT group, which is something you don't get to see in Tennessee very much. It just proves that you can be who you want to be at MTSU.

    Great for these types of students

    Aerospace, Business, Music Majors, Women's Studies, Nursing, International, Artsy, Nerdy, White, Black, Green, Blue.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not walk over the seal unless you do not want to graduate in 4 years.

    Bang for the buck

    Most R.I.M. majors can get instate tuition from MTSU even if they are from all the way across the United States. They offer a lot of scholarships and being in state the lottery scholarship plus one other, covers all of my costs for class. Can't complain about free education.

    What to do for fun

    That's up to you. Murfreesboro has a great club scene, and is located 30 min away from downtown Nashville where there's always something fun to do. The Murfreesboro park is huge and has tons of streams to run through, and a big waterfall, the scenery is beautiful, it almost makes you forget you're right beside the mall.

    Food and Dining

    Ah. I never want to go back to eating the meal plan again, but the dining halls on campus are not bad at all. You get burned out fast on McCallie, but save those flex bucks for the Starbucks that is open till 12'oclock. It is conveniently located in the library for those all nighters you will pull!

    Dorm Life

    I suggest living in the dorms freshmen year to anyone, going anywhere away from home. It is how you meet tons of friends. However MTSU dorms are roaming with some of the worst RA's I have ever seen. So steer clear unless you just have no choice, the off campus apartments and houses are extremely affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, depends on how easily you stress over academics. The general education classes are so easy, as long as you go to class teachers are not cruel at MTSU. They want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to do, the teachers and advisors here want to immediately start you on a path for success but can only take you so far if you change your mind several times. That's okay because every time you switch majors, you switch advisors/ teachers so it saves you the embarrassment. That's a bonus for going to a huge school.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University says it all right here.http://www.mtsu.edu/trueblue/pledge.php The True Blue way of life teaches you to be a better you through your community. It is the perfect atmosphere for anyone to create a future for themselves.

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    Campus Safety

    Crime is present at MTSU, as it is on any campus, but it seems to be only moderate. In my personal experience, I feel secure even walking across the school at night, as long as I am carrying pepper spray. So far, I have witnessed no criminal activity there, but there is a constant police presence.

    Greek Life

    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

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for anyone interested in any type of mass communication, as this is one of the university's most comprehensive subjects. The theater program is also expansive, and the dramatic arts building contains a sizable theater, a costume factory, a workshop for stagecraft, and many other resources. Overall, MTSU seems to me to be well-rounded and welcoming of all interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a school seal on the ground in front of the library, and it is rumored that anyone who steps on it won't achieve their undergraduate degree in four years. There is also a blue horseshoe on one end of campus which is touched by football players and fans for good luck. Another location of note is Peck Hall, which is a building designed with no first floor, only stairs leading up to the upper floors and a square shape in the center, leading it to be known as the Freshman Maze.

    What to do for fun

    The football games are immensely popular, despite the fact that cold weather can prove as a deterrent toward the end of the season. Campus activity on weekends is encouraged, but MTSU feels like a ghost town on weekends. One good opportunity for socialization, however, is a game room which contains pool tables, a ping-pong table, and several video game consoles.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU has a variety of different restaurants on campus, including two Chinese food locations, a Sub Way, a Pizza Hut, a Starbucks, and several others. In addition to these, there is a dining hall called McCallie's, which is amusement park food-quality -- not great, but perfectly edible. The variety of options is a great thing to have, and if those dry up, Murfreesboro itself has quite a few choices, some of which accept student meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the Global Learning Community on Greek Row, which is a diverse community which serves as a buffer between a fraternity and a sorority. The dorms aren't the most sizable, but I have found mine to be adequate enough to call a second home. All in all, your experience will likely depend upon how well you relate with your roommate, and there are options on housing applications to help accomplish a good connection.

    Academic Rigor

    General Education credits are given a good amount of attention, providing thoroughness and a bit of challenge even though the student body is quite massive. In terms of major-specific requirements, there are many different options to suit each student, and receiving information actually takes precedence to earning an easy credit. The professors make this a reality, and it is a welcome aspect of the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    First and foremost, prospective students should be prepared to let their experiences guide them, and not vice versa. The amount of opportunities that the school offers is impressive, and, because of this, majors tend to be fluid and ever-changing. In addition, those interested in the university must be prepared for a crowded and supportive campus on weekdays, followed by emptiness and little to do on weekends.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has everything which a student could want in a state university. Diversity is present in both the student body and the selection of courses, and the potential for social and academic growth is most certainly present. For those interested in applying, this school is an ideal choice for anyone wishing to pursue higher education at an affordable price and with dedicated staff.

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    Campus Safety

    Though campus is not a dangerous place, do be careful at night in places not so well lighten. There are a couple of thievery attempts here and there but its is rare and the campus police actually do there job really well. More will be explained to you as you attend school.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is no reason why you should feel lonely during your first year at college. There are many extra-curricular activities to get involved in. For those interested there is a variety of Greek-Life Organizations. There are also many student organization that aim towards providing services to the MTSU community.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition itself is definitely worth the cost. The classes are great and the school is amazing. Its only the add on fees and charges that make paying for school kinda annoying.

    What to do for fun

    There is the Avenue and the Stone River Mall which is about two miles away from the campus. MTSU has its own REC center which offer many classes in different activities. We are a Division 1 school so Sport programs here are pretty big and is fun to attend games.

    Food and Dining

    Though the school dining halls are not the greatest, there are also corporate food indusrties on campus such as Chick-Fila-A, Subway, Panda express, Popeye's, Starbucks, and a Blue Raider Grill that isn't to bad.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are okay but there are many on-campus options to chose from. There are other on-campus housings specific for certain majors or types of students and the campus is surrounded by apartments with low rates.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great and helpful. each professor has his/her own different teaching style so how you learn and take it all in will depend on you. There is also The College of Honors so if you wish to take honor classes, I would check with the department to see if you qualify.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as much scholarships, figure out exactly where you want to live, and have fun! There is much to do on campus and there are two large malls just down the road from MTSU so no reason to be bored. Know about the MT OneStop, for you will probably visit there once or twice your freshman year to take care of any financials or documentations.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great college to attend for students of any kind and culture.There is plenty to get invovled in and much diversity among the students. Murfressboro is a pleasant place to live for college students.

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    What to do for fun

    I am currently joining a Fraternity. This has consumed a large amount of my time. Through fundraising, community service hours, and their philanthropy. The fraternity is really fun and has taught me so much in one semester of college.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide array of selection with dining here. MTSU has more than one food court in several different buildings. They have many popular chains available. I eat at The KUC daily.

    Dorm Life

    I am a current commuter so I don't really know much about the dorm life. I have been in them a few times and they seem normal. The dorms here are comparable to those of the ones at the University of Georgia. They are nothing fancy but they get the job done.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be as hard as you would like them to be. I'm only taking core classes so I really don't have an excuse for bad grades. What ever major you are looking for I am more than sure that it is available at MTSU!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come check MTSU out its a gorgeous campus. You will get a big school feel but at the same time the comfort of a small town atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    The professors at working at this university are extremely helpful. They want you to pass. The main key is showing up for class.

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    What to do for fun

    Many sport activities, shopping malls near by, the school shows a different movie each week.

    Food and Dining

    We have several restaurants including Pizza Hut, more than one Subway, a Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    There are several different dorms spread across the campus. As well as student apartments. All of the dorms have elevators and wheel chair ramps for disabled.

    Academic Rigor

    It varies from professor to professor. Some of them do not take attendance. We have tutors, writing center for assistance. Opportunities to study aboard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for customs. Learn where you can park and not. Take a tour of the building on your own.

    In three sentences

    Lots of choices for majors. There is at least 250 clubs and organizations. We have our own police department.

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    Campus Safety

    It's Murfreesboro. There is a good deal of crime here but the amount of cops here probably outnumbers the citizens in this city 2:1. Just be smart about where you're going and when/with who.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved in Greek life but there is definitely a very noticeable presence of it on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not in any clubs yet but they have a great selection.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who did mediocre or were middle of the pack in high school, students who want an alright college at an awesome price, students who just LOVE to ride their bikes or walk, students who don't want too much of a challenge academically.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can't step on the seal or else you won't graduate, if you don't have a class in Peck Hall your freshman year you won't graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm paying practically nothing to go here.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Murfreesboro has lots to do for fun. There's all kinds of restaurants, a few museums, an arcade or two. Plus Nashville is just a short drive away.

    Food and Dining

    TONS of great restaurants in Murfreesboro.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The regular classes aren't very challenging or stimulating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early on to get more scholarships, if you did relatively well in high school it is likely that you will get some form of scholarship.

    In three sentences

    Suburban school in a city with lots of culture and options. Classes are not particularly challenging but professors are caring. Parking is terrible, buy a bike!

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    Campus Safety

    We have campus police who are always available and we are al ways alerted of things that may be going on on campus. I definitely feel safe. Even at night I'm not scared to walk around campus.

    Greek Life

    We have the most common sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is definitely a club to fit everyone. And students can start their own clubs if you don't find one you like.

    Great for these types of students

    Student who are focused on their academics but also want to have some good wholesome fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone has to take a picture with the blue horseshoe statue.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely worth the price. Tuition is pretty cheap but the classes are great quality.

    What to do for fun

    There are literally hundreds of clubs and organizations you can join. And there is usually always some kind of event or activity going on, on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. We have a great variety of restaurants to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The quality of the dorms are pretty good. But it just depends on if you are okay with sharing so much space with other people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are definitely challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to be serious about your academics. Do not get distracted. Stay focused.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a wonderful school to attend. The academics are great and the campus is beautiful. There is a place for everyone to fit in here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police stay active and involved constantly. There is an alert system to keep all students up to date or issue a statement describing a theft for students to be on alert. At night things are lit up everywhere and it makes walking around campus feel safer.

    Bang for the buck

    My adviser actually has given me confidence with my future in my career, which has been incredibly valuable to me. The in-state tuition has been worth the money and financial aid is easy to obtain. The faculty all seem passionate about teaching which makes attending class more fun.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties to go to, or sorority/fraternity events. Nashville isn't very far away and there is plenty to do downtown night or day.

    Food and Dining

    I've never used the dining services but they have many different meal plans available. There is a lot of off nearby off-campus dining to choose from. There are lots of places on campus where some variety of food or snacks are available.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms, but they seem like they are nice places. The outside doors are kept locked so anyone without a key to the building can't get in. There is someone near the entrance at all times to check visitors in.

    Academic Rigor

    It's possible to take refresher courses if you don't feel comfortable jumping into a subject such as chemistry. Online classes are available, but some are much more expensive than others. Classes are structured to make you work, but depending on course load, not over worked.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want decent parking, get to school super early or know which bus route you'll take. Most bookstores will match prices, so feel free to shop around for textbooks. Keep in touch with your advisers, if you need anything they're there to help.

    In three sentences

    Parking is terrible and I would scored that as a two out of ten. Teachers are involved and willing to help if you don't understand something. The campus is really clean, people are friendly, and it feels safe.

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    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of foods but some are a bit too pricey. The healthy foods!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard but have time for a little fun to balance things out.

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    Campus Safety

    Risky campus - Amazing Police and Security.

    Greek Life

    Not highly supported by the school, but still very active. There are twenty-seven fraternities and sororities at MTSU, seven of which occupy on-campus houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very active SGA, Greek Life, etc. Over 100 organizations on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Especially great for anyone interest in music/recording industry, nursing, business, and aerospace.

    What to do for fun

    Murfreesboro is a great town. There a two huge shopping centers, a square, decent nightlife, and much more. The campus is only about 30 minutes from downtown nashville, which is very convenient. There are also constant activities going on around campus plus multiple sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    McCallie Dining Hall has some pretty cool promos throughout the year with lots of free stuff for students. There are standard restaurants such as Chick fil a, Subway (one of our two Subway's is open until 2 am,) Panda Express, Popeye's, etc. There is also a very good sit down restaurant that takes meal plan and Flexbucks called Blue Raider Grill. You can also use flexbucks to order Papa John's.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorm life isn't bad, but after that I wouldn't recommend it. To say the least, housing is very tolerable, but not ideal.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be hard or easy depending on which classes you take and which professors you use. Rely on peers and ratemyprofessor.com/koofers.com for who to take and why.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always remember that you're at school to get your degree. Don't let yourself get distracted from the goal of graduating. Stay away from the old side of campus at night. Don't live in an on campus apartment if you don't have to. Shoot for Corlew, Cummings is not as nice. Take Theater Appreciation with Kevin Shell. Our chick fil has a milkshake machine, and yes, there is a Panda Express. Starbucks is open til 1 am. Football games aren't so great, but tailgating is. Basketball games = free stuff. Go Raiders.

    In three sentences

    MTSU makes for a great home away from home. The daily atmosphere is busy and full of life. I love this school.

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    Campus Safety

    I must admit that when I opted in to receive alerts on my phone about potential campus dangers it was a relief. It is always good to know what is going on around you. We also have campus police who are available 24/7 and you also have the option to call an officer to escort you anywhere on campus (especially on long study nights at the library) if you don't feel safe walking to your dorm or car. If anything happens, all students are notified to be on the lookout via their cell phone, email, etc. Even though I rarely get alerts, it is always good to have. You also get alerts on other things such as weather conditions.

    Greek Life

    All Greek life exist on this campus. Here is a link www.mtsu.edu/greeks

    Clubs and Activities

    Equine (horse education) Program for those who love horses and want to work with them. Agriculture, Fashion, Music Club, NABJ (National Assoc. of Black Journalists) for those in Journalism, Sidelines (student newspaper), Radio and Television opportunities for Mass Communication students, Spoken Word for poetry lovers, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone who is an introvert, extrovert or expressive, artsy, prissy, glamorous, cool, calm and collected, talkative, serious minded, free-spirited, geeks, quiet, intellects, and the list goes on......

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can't think of any at the moment. ( Get back to you on that)

    Bang for the buck

    For anyone who enjoys having fun, while getting an education, meeting people and making connects, I highly recommend this school. This school offers so much for its fellow students. I enjoy the diversity on campus as well and the interactions that everyone makes with each other.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of organizations on campus and you can also start your own! There is an organization just about for anything such as fashion, music poetry, art, you name it. Some nights are poetry and music night along with students playing their music around campus. We have a relay for life every year which I also enjoy. Yard parties are always fun for the sororities and fraternities. You can get food, listen to music and mingle. We also have plays from our theatre department frequently and one of the biggest dance organizations in the state, IMPACT for anyone who is interested. There is a lot to get into.

    Food and Dining

    Since I've been here this school has been adding more and more dining options. They have all of your dining needs for anyone no matter what your choice of food is. We have a lot of fast food restaurants, Organic food for the healthy eaters, Starbucks, a Blue Raider Grill Restaurant and more!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a dorm when I first attended and I must say that it was a great experience! I was happy to share my space but I also had a roommate that I was compatible with. Their dorms are brand new now and they are building more right now!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are good but the school does graduate a little over 50% of their students. I can say that everyone that I know that have graduated from MTSU, are in awesome places! Like I said, their programs take you far, it depends on the individual and how you use your experience (and degree). College isn't for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get involved. The campus has so much to offer and there is always something you can get into 2. Get to know people of all cultures. Since attending this school, I have learned interesting things from my peers and their culture. 3. Start scholarship/grant (if needed) search early. This way you can cut down on some student loan money and believe me, you'll thank me later. You'll also feel much better later. 4. Get to know the right people. Everyone has something to offer but getting to know people such as the President of the school will get you far. 5. RESEARCH PROFESSORS BEFORE REGISTERING FOR A CLASS! This is a must unless there is only one professor who teaches a specific course you need. A good website is ratemyprofessor.com. This is so you can get an idea of their personality, teaching style, etc. before taking their class.

    In three sentences

    This school not only has diversity within the student body, but it is also one of the best school for certain fields such as Nursing and Mass Communication. The campus has a welcoming atmosphere and it has a place for every student, whether it's certain interest groups, sports, field of study, music, concerts, dance groups, you name it! I am glad I chose this school to attend because I have learned so much not just in the classroom, but from others.

  • Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Seems quaint. There is a nice variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were okay. But I would still prefer to be at home. There is no place like home.

    Academic Rigor

    I like all the options that MTSU offers. Various majors and minors to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely start as soon as possible with scholarships.

    In three sentences

    I like the environment and the diversity of all the students! The library is epic. And the gym is amazing.

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU has its own police department. There is always a police officer either driving around our walking around. Theres never a time where you feel unsafe. If you ever need help walking at night or feel in danger, you can always call them and get the help you need.

    Food and Dining

    There are many good places to eat at MTSU. Students can find really good restaurants near by the school, or you can eat on campus. The campus food is okay, but its not bad. There are lots of cafeterias that have a buffet, and there's also fast food restaurants that are pretty good, but expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at MTSU are well balanced. College is not easy, but at the same time MTSU offers lots of tutoring and help that students can receive. The professor at MTSU are okay, but students have to search and ask people for the best professors to take. Just study really hard and attend every class every day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study a lot! Programs at MTSU are competitive, and it is really hard to get into. As long as you study, and commit to your work you'll do fine.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State Univeristy is a good school with so many opportunities. The only way to succed in this school is the effort you put into it. The school is very diverese, and the people here are very friendly.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus. However, I would not walk by myself late at night. there are always campus police officers patrolling campus and if you do not feel comfortable walking to your car, apartment, or dorm from where you are campus security will escort you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options it can be overwhelming. But that's a good thing because there is literally an organization or group for everyone!

    What to do for fun

    There is really nothing exciting to do in Murfreesboro but there is always something going on on campus. There are trivia nights, movie nights, and karaoke nights in the Student Union and student organizations are always hosting events. There are two malls and a park about 15 minutes from campus. Also, Nashville is only a 30-45 minute drive.

    Food and Dining

    There are 2 cafeterias on campus and they serve buffet style. You pay about $6 to get in and can eat however much your poor college self desires. However, the food is not always appealing. Thankfully, there are multiple restaurants on campus including Chik-Fil-A, Subway, Popeyes, and Panda Express. There are also little convenient store type areas called PODs (Provisions on Demand) that sell sandwiches, snacks, drinks, milkshakes, frozen dinners, and various household and class supplies.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a dorm my first year and it was phenomenal. Although my parents only lived 15 minutes away and would rather me save money and live at home, I insisted on living on campus at least the first year. I did not want to be one of those students who went to class, went home, and did it all over again the next day. Corlew and Cummings (Freshmen only dorms) are in the center of campus which was really nice. The RA's were amazing and I still keep in touch with mine even though she has graduated.

    Academic Rigor

    Expectations in the classroom greatly depend on the professor. I have had professors that will allow you to email them assignments and still accept them a class late if you were absent. However, I have also had professors who are not lenient at all and will not accept anything via email or after class begins. I have had professors who assign appropriate assignments for the subject and level but I have also had friends who claim they are in the library until 2am. koofers.com will be your best friend. Know your professors before you walk into their class =]

    Tips for prospective students

    Rain boots. Are. Necessary. Period. Also, comfy shoes are a must. It is hard to stay on one side or in one general area of campus because it is so large, so you will most likely be walking back and forth all day. It's really not that bad.. In the right shoes ;)

    In three sentences

    Although MTSU was not my first choice, I soon realized that it is the perfect college for me. I was afraid that I would just blend in with the other 26,000+ people on such a huge campus. But the enormous campus and student population is exactly what I needed. There are endless opportunities to become involved in anything and everything with anyone and everyone. I would not want to call anywhere else home.

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    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is the best here, which is one of the reasons why I came to MTSU. MTSU has a lot of students here who have to work in college and they realize this by lowering costs and making tuition very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    The Greek life is abundant here and their houses are gorgeous. We also have various events on campus that are free to the students such as comedians coming and student government led events.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple eating places. We have two Buffett style places, various fast food restaurants, and even a sit down dining option in the student union called the Blue Raider Grill.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but it doesn't look like much going on in the dorms and apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be extremely stressful. Yet, your professors are there to help you and want you to succeed. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    It'd be best to familiarize yourself with the size of this campus. There are several buildings, eating options, parking lots, and could be confusing to get around. Just make sure to learn where your classes are before the first day.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a huge campus that we have busses to get us around campus. The staff here are genuinely nice but the scenery is not the best. MTSU is always building and is very noisy and could be potentially hazardous to students.

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty to do for fun. Soccer fields. basketball courts. gym. pool. tennis courts. inside soccer. rock climbing. baseball. arcade. xbox location. art. theatre. Definitely has something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    They have two food court areas, which is awesome. Meal plan is also amazing.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't lived in a dorm but from what I hear it is pretty good quality.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for counseling and help when you need it, everybody is very friendly. Download there awesome app, that provides a map of the campus like a GPS. Explore the campus when you have time, every turn should be fun.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has a really nice campus. Multiple areas for help and resources. Plenty of help offered whether its food, housing, or counseling they've got it.

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    In three sentences

    MTSU is definitely worth it. The tuition is awesome and is close to my home so i saved alot of money that way. Professors are great well.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police try to stay on top of the game. Parking tickets are issued religiously so be careful. Know the parking rules. No slack!

    Greek Life

    Don't participate.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't participate in clubs because I live off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! It's a very diverse campus!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I spent 3 hours in the personal study rooms in the library every Tuesday and Thursday with my friend during my first semester. Many naps and lots of studying done there.

    Bang for the buck

    BANG!

    What to do for fun

    I don't live on campus, so I don't do many things for fun around campus. However, there are quite a few bars, restaurants, and malls in the town.

    Food and Dining

    Great. many options

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are tough in nursing school as always, but I like my teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your classes are far apart you should invest in a bike or skateboard. This is a beautiful but large campus. The personal study rooms in the library have been a blessing!

    In three sentences

    I thoroughly enjoy MTSU. There are many great things to get involved with on campus. Also, there are many services open to students on campus such as a full gym, on site clinic, and restaurants.

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    Campus Safety

    These guys are great. I've never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't so hot. The campus does a great job of making sure it's not growing at healthy rate. The President of the University says that he encourages all organizations on campus, but sometimes it feels like he has a target on the back of Greek Life. It's kind of ironic because Greeks are pretty much the only ones who attend sports events (WHICH IS MUCH NEED), yet a lot of campus officials are trying to muffle them. HOWEVER, I am involved in Greek Life and I love it. I never thought I would be in a fraternity just because I'm not really that type of guy, but my brothers are my best friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are TONS of organizations, clubs, and activities to be involved in! It's a very cultured school.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a successful career and are focused on being good at what they want to do. Ideal for Entertainment Industry prospects, Business prospects, Aerospace prospects, and Contracting/Construction prospects.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    That's what sucks here. There aren't really any cool/fun traditions. At one point, the school tried to make us the button campus by getting students to trade buttons on their backpacks...prettttyyyyy lame.

    Bang for the buck

    This place has a TON of value. Yes it's cheap and quite a few hood rats find their way here, BUT it's a great school for how much it is. The connections/resumes that these professors have are outstanding and the cool part is, most of them are willing to help you out in your career!

    What to do for fun

    -Whiskey Dix (Line dancing bar) -Gentleman Jim's (Very social, who's who type of bar) -LOADS of outdoor activities to do. The location of Murfreesboro puts a lot of solid state parks and public outdoor areas within a few hours of driving. -Downtown Nashville, TN is only 30 mins away.

    Food and Dining

    SLICK PIG - AMAZING ($1 pork sandwiches on Tuesdays) Bar Louie - Pretty solid restaurant..waitresses are a little ditsy. ($1 Burgers on Tuesdays) Jefferson's - Awesome food, awesome people. (various deals on various days) COOKOUT - Perfect for a poor college kid. Great fast food for really cheap. House of Hummus - It's a hookah bar, however, they have the best hummus and pita I've ever had in my life. Jeff's - DOWN SOUTH COMFORT SOUL FOOD And then there are tons of chain restaurants (also closely located to Nashville where there is an abundance of restaurants.)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is surprisingly decent! My dorm was ALWAYS clean. At first I was a little grossed out by the community bathroom

    Academic Rigor

    It's 33.3% / 33.3% / 33.4%. Some classes are killer, some are easy, and some are really interactive/actually relevant.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Greek life is a really great way to get to know students. -GO ON ROLL WEEK WITH MTOP (Middle Tennessee Outdoor Pursuits-they are AWESOME & it's a great way to meet people.) -Dorm life actually kind of cool here! Take a chance on it. -DON'T LIVE IN THE FOLLOWING APARTMENT COMPLEXES: College Grove, University Gables, Raider's Ridge, or Campus Crossings. -DO LIVE IN: Richland Falls, The Pointe, Raider's Crossing, The Woods on Greenland, Aspen Heights, The Grove, and the dorms.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for pushing you far into an industry you want to get into. The academics/classes are pretty solid, the professors are well connected, and the price isn't too bad! There is also a really cool program for out-of-state students who want to major in a degree that is not offered in their home state but is in Tennessee (Academic Common Market program-It allows the out-of-state student to go to school in Tennessee on in-state tuition rates/prices).

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do for fun at MTSU. The new Rec center is booming! The gym provides students access to workout equipment for free at all hours. There's an indoor pool and a game room that all students are able to use for free. MTSU often offers free movie nights on campus, screening, old, new and classic films, free of charge for students and a friend of his or her choice.

    Food and Dining

    There are way too many delicious options on campus. The Freshman 15 is a scary real thing!. Having a food plan is very convenient and provides you with ample choices for ever meal.

    Dorm Life

    Though I have never lived in a dorm, many of my friends have and they loved it. The convenience of being close to campus is ideal. It's also a great way for those who are new to the area to make new friends and create a social life.

    Academic Rigor

    Academia at MTSU is outstanding. They offer many specific programs that tend to be some of the best around. Many students come from all over the country and even the world to get an education from MTSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living close to campus has got to be one of the biggest advantages a student can have. Everyone at MTSU knows that parking is a nightmare. If you can snag a place within walking distance to campus, definitely do so. Also, never buy your textbooks until the second or third week of classes, that way you will be certain whether or not the professor actually uses it or not. It will save you hundreds of dollars.

    In three sentences

    MTSU provides a wonderful experience for first time students and transfer students. Many class sizes are small to medium and provide the ample amount of attention to each student to meet his or her specific needs. The campus is beautiful and there is always something to be involved in at MTSU.

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    What to do for fun

    There more than plenty to do. From the video game room that's open everyday to the almost weekly sport games.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and has a wide variety.

    Dorm Life

    Great. Keeps you involved at the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared and MTSU will take the time to help you.

    In three sentences

    I rate MTSU a 4 out of 5. This is because the programs are good and the food is good as well. Great school.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very friendly and attentive. They are also available to walk you around campus at night or to your car in case you ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very important at MTSU. There are many social events and recruitment is a huge deal on campus. They also do many community service projects to benefit the Murfreesboro area.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many ways to get involved on campus, such as outdoor recreation, musical activities, sports, intramural sports, clubs and philanthropies according to almost every major.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who do not wish to go into debt to pay for school while still receiving a top-notch education.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is the cheapest school I had researched while looking into colleges. It deserves ten stars! The teachers are extremely involved and attentive, and for only about four thousand dollars a semester! Campus involvement is a must, and most of it is free of cost to students!

    What to do for fun

    There are many options pertaining to campus involvement. The MT Outdoor Pursuits schedule trips almost every weekend and large trips over every campus break time and even over the summer months. There are also opportunities to play intramural sports or get a job on campus. Another great perk is that all football games are free of cost to students!

    Food and Dining

    There is a various assortment of wonderful dining options on campus. You can choose to eat at the dining halls, or at campus restaurants such as the Blue Raider Grille or the cafeteria-style restaurant, McCallie. There are also great options like Chick-fil-a, Subway, Starbucks, Popeye's, and Panda Express.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are in convenient locations on campus, with dining options right in every building. They are clean and well maintained and always a good way to meet people on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my classes challenge me every time I attend and push me to study for every test and truly learn the material and think critically, rather than latent memorization.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus before you decide. I promise that once you do, you will fall in love with its beauty and functional layout. Remember to get a meal plan because there are many great and convenient places to eat on campus. And, remember to get involved in the campus community! There is an activity for everyone.

    In three sentences

    The campus is always clean and well maintained, which I believe can be attributed to the smoke-free-campus policy. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus with many activities, such as campus recreation and intramural sports. The professors generally care about the educational needs of the students and are always friendly, available, and have flexible office hours.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus offers free patrol escorts to any location on campus. Don't be afraid to call, each of the officers is kind and enjoys promoting safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of organizations on campus, though many of them do not do much throughout the year. This would be a negative but the possibilities to get involved and make an impact are massive. Even if an organization needs direction, they almost all have a great foundation for which to begin. All that is needed is a little bit of motivation and the opportunities are nearly endless.

    Great for these types of students

    Independent, self-motivated leaders

    Bang for the buck

    A lot cheaper than many other universities nearby with excellent programs. Get to know the faculty, the key to success at any university.

    What to do for fun

    The best source for fun n campus is probably the new Recreation Center. With rock-climbing, yoga, swimming and great workout equipment this is the best place to unwind after a rigorous school week. There are several great bars around town if that is more up your alley, The Boulevard is a local pub offering student discounts and local brews.

    Food and Dining

    With the addition of the Student Union building the dining options are much better than they used to be, though still pale in comparison to other universities. The Blue Raider Grille is possibly the best source of food on campus though it is also the most pricey.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is difficult here mainly because you cannot stay in your room during winter break. Each student is required to move out and move back in between each semester, this adds unnecessary stress for returning students.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your level of study the professors are quite different, in many of the upper level courses it is common for the students to do much of the learning on their own and use the classroom time to ask questions and go into depth for each of the topics. For many of the lower-level classes though the classroom is very relaxed, the professors know that your education is what you make of it and not what they have you memorize.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! I know this may sound cliche, but it helps so much. Attend a few meetings for clubs in your desired major and other fields of interest. The best way to maintain great grades here is to start study groups early and do not hesitate to ask questions of the professors. Every professor that I have had the pleasure to know at this university has been excited to help students learn. Standing out will help you fit in here.

    In three sentences

    With wonderful opportunities for campus involvement, this university is a great place to build your resume. The career development center also does a great job in helping aid students for the work force by providing resume assistance, pointers on getting a great letter of recommendation and they even have clothing that can be borrowed for interviews. The best part of this campus is definitely the students, everyone that gets involved has a real desire to succeed and get the best education possible.

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    Food and Dining

    The food at MTSU is not great for the price MTSU charges. The meal plans reasonably priced, but the food is overly priced. Students options for food are limited at the current time. MTSU is currently building more dinning areas.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at MTSU need to improve by renovating some of the older dorms. Dorm are not the corner stone of MTSU. Apartments are living space most students choose. MTSU's faculty are endorsing apartments more and more.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU is developing into a more academic school. Teachers are developing students to compete in the real whole to help reach the demand the state governor addressed last year to prepare students for post college work.

    Tips for prospective students

    MTSU's campus is large, because of this, parking and traffic create extra hassle. Weather at MTSU constantly changes. Students must invest in good umbrellas and boots.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is leading in public education sector in Tennessee due to its diversity and prime location. The faculty are teaching for the real world and not just to lesson plans. Students are loving the atmosphere at MTSU, because of MTSU diversity, Students are developing for real world jobs.

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    Tips for prospective students

    A tip I'd offer is to learn the bus system soon. Buses are a great way to get around campus in a rush without wearing yourself out by having to run to class.

    In three sentences

    I'm really looking forward to attending MTSU. My sister has attended the university herself already and has told me about various facilities that she enjoys. From what I've seen of the campus it looks easy to navigate.

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    Food and Dining

    McCallies is great place to eat and hang with friends. The meal plans are good ideas especially the unlimited 7 or 5 day meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a great idea. You get to meet new people, and create great relationships. Just remember to stay on your RA's good side. LOL

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too bad as long as you pay attention and do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your teacher before you take the class. Ratemyprofessor.com is an amazing resource.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is an amazing school to go to. It is big enough that it is a small community, and everyone of the staff treat you like family. The teachers are always willing to help in every way possible.

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    Campus Safety

    From what I've heard the security is excellent. They take the safety of all students very seriously.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not aware of the clubs as I will be taking courses on line.

    Great for these types of students

    This will be new to me as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not aware of any

    Bang for the buck

    I would recommend the town square for window shopping and local foods.

    What to do for fun

    There are several local museums in Murfreesboro as well as wonderful restaurants and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    I have no knowledge of this.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know of the dorm life. But from what I've heard its wonderful and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    I am prepared to work at a top speed, but advise for all incoming students would be to do the same. This is not a game of chance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early to be better prepared for the school term in which you are ready to apply for.

    In three sentences

    The wide range of academics is very impressive. I love the ideal online program the school offers. The social work program is exactly what I need at this moment.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many MTSU police Within minutes they will be at the place they are needed.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great!...... well it could be better,MTSU has many greek organizations. Most live on Greek Row! But MTSU hates greek life, always being so strict on them. With many of the big Fraternities on Greek Row Campus enforces many laws that hurts greek life. Many big fraternities have been kicked off or left because they dont like how MTSU handles everything.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many sport clubs and other activities. They have many greek organizations as well. I know a fighting, baseball, swimming, writing and fishing club. That's just the ones I can think right off my head

    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters, democrats. This is a real liberal school. So if you like pot heads, or wannabee hipsters than you will fit in great!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kiss the blue horse-shoe before a test for good luck! And don't walk on the MTSU crest in the quad or you wont graduate in four years!!

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is a good cheap school. With scholarships you could easily get a free ride there. MTSU isnt the best though. Many people think it is a joke to go there.

    What to do for fun

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro. If you ever been you should know that there is NOTHING to do except go to a dirty bar called Jims. If your looking for fun on campus, join a club or sports, but other than that, outside school, Murfreesboro is boring.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU offers some good choices food wise. They have many different options in the KUC, like subway, pizza hut. In the Student Union they have DD, Popeyes, and panda express! Which is good! MTSU's campus food is not that great the Raider Zone has better food than McCallies. So go there instead.

    Dorm Life

    I did not like dorm life, or living on Campus at all. MTSU does have decent dorms, but they are small. Most bathrooms are shared with your whole floor, or with rooms next to yours. It really weird to get use to that. Plus all the rules suck! IF your lucky you will get an RA that dont care about rules much but thats not likely. Living in on-campus apartments are'nt much better. The rules are still the same, So your apartment is just like living in a big dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU is not a hard school at all. Some classes are worth taking, make you actually study. Which is what I wanted when I started college, but then there are easy classes so if you need an easy A, you can get it!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely tour the campus, get to know the type of students that go here and make sure you fit it, which wont be hard at MTSU. Make sure you use the resources that MTSU gives you, the library, 24- hour computer lab!

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee is a diverse, multicultural school. It drives for student involvement, rather it be, student organizations, like clubs, or different sports! MTSU is not that expensive, but you get every pennies worth!

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do if you are 21. The bars and dance clubs are close to campus and are fun to go to. If you are under 21, there do not seem to be many options.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining at this school is great. There are many franchise and small convenience stores to choose from. Many of the food places offer decent prices and occasionally have promotions.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in a dorm on campus, but my friend did. They are very small in size, but they are very close to campus. Living in a dorm is a great way to meet people at the school.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, Middle Tennessee State is about average when it comes to academics. In my classes, there are some people who excel and some who fail. Aviation and Recording Industry Majors are the majors the school is known to excel at.

    Tips for prospective students

    If considering Middle Tennessee State University, I suggest you spend one day and night in Murfreesboro. Attend classes to see if you are able to learn in a setting with large numbers of students. Also, try and see what attractions that interest you are close by.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great school that allows you to be surrounded by a diverse array of students. The campus offers great places to study from coffee shops to labs open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, there are many great places to eat on campus that are good priced and also offer promotions.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activities occurring on campus, whether they include bazaars or mini-concerts or movies.

    Food and Dining

    Many dining locations are offered on campus, from the pods (provisions on demand) to the food court in the new student union building.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus and commute to school, but to live on campus is highly convenient and somewhat affordable.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU is dedicated to help students increase their education and obtain their degrees.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay ahead of your deadlines. Act according to academic conduct. Respect your fellow students and teachers.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a diverse campus that thrives on individuality and the attainment of academic goals. They offer the best courses and programs, and the campus is very education-centered. There are various facilities offered at the campus that any student can utilize to their fullest potential.

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    Food and Dining

    There are lots of different food choices.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide MTSU is the place for you, be sure to pay attention to how much time and distance you have between the classes you choose. Do not schedule two classes 15 minutes apart all the way across campus from each other.

    In three sentences

    There is a wide variety of classes to chose from, hundreds of different resources available, and the campus is beautiful. However, the campus is fairly large so it could be difficult to get from class to class on time, so MTSU has a bus system running all day that consists of 4 different routes that will take you almost anywhere on campus you need to go. My first year has been a wonderful experience and I unquestionably MTSU a good rating.

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    What to do for fun

    Campus recreation has intramural sports which are always fun. There are also usually things going on in your dorm.

    Food and Dining

    I love the cafeteria. Sometimes it gets old, but there are so many other options on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Early dorm life is amazing. You meet so many people living in the Freshman dorms it's crazy!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are appropriately challenging depending on the level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always look of your teachers on coofers or ratemyprofessor. Go to the effects pushed by your dorms! Join clubs or groups!

    In three sentences

    It's an amazingly diverse and accepting school. The teachers are highly accredited and helpful. Housing staff and locations are very well organized and helpful.

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU has police officers that patrol campus and are quick to respond to any threat or danger. During registration students are encouraged to join the MTSU Alert text system which will message students of campus alerts or weather alerts.

    Bang for the buck

    In the current price range for College Education, MTSU has a very low tuition for the quality of education you receive and I believe it is worth every dollar to be at this university.

    What to do for fun

    MTSU has many organizations and people that create events every day which are posted on to My MT open to all students including a small movie theater and Game room with in the Student Union building.

    Food and Dining

    The MTSU Meal Plan is very well organized. There are many options available to students on campus ranging from Chick-fil-a to Subway to Pizza Hut and their own dining hall Mccallies which offers many options with new menus everyday.

    Dorm Life

    First year students are required to live in a freshmen dorm for their first year of college and it will definitely allow you to make lasting relationships with your peers. But with your housing you are paired with another student who has a similar if not the same Major you are studying.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are expected to get work done out of class and have it ready to turn in on time whether through the internet or in person. Falling behind out of class will lead to failure if you cannot work well outside of the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    If possible for incoming students I highly recommend joining a Learning Community program for first year students. By joining you are grouped with about 30 other individuals who share your courses and will be familiar faces throughout your first and second semesters and in turn start some lasting friendships.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has an impressively large and well maintained campus that has facilities to offer many diverse and interesting Majors and Minors. What drew me here was their Forensic Science Program which will lead me into a growing and successful career into Criminal Justice. I highly recommend this college to anyone who wishes to go into fields of Science, Medicine, or any other Major imaginable.

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    Bang for the buck

    They have special five dollar deals on food at different locations.

    What to do for fun

    I am in color guard apart of the marching band.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of choices for food.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you're not watching through sketchy areas at night alone, the campus is pretty safe for the most part.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is very fun. The sororities aren't mean to each other and they get along well.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in a club for minorities called FUTURO, but there are also other organizations such as SGA, the Chemistry club, there's an Economics club, several honors societies, and so on.

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is a great school for people who are outgoing and even for people who are really shy because there are so many different personalities on campus, but everyone is usually always welcoming.

    What to do for fun

    There are several things a student can do for fun such as joining club sports teams, being a part of greek life, and so on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in a dorm, but I have friends who do and they absolutely love it because of all the friends they've made and events they've been a part of.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is intense, but as long as you put time into studying and doing homework, students do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider taking classes at times you will be most focused.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great campus with lots of opportunities for the student who is willing to look for them. There are several organizations to get involved in and better yourself meanwhile meeting great friends. Professors at MTSU are very helpful when a student comes forth and asks for help.

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    Campus Safety

    Try to be aware of your surroundings.

    Greek Life

    Don't drown in, or try to create any drama for yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    Your a grown up find hobbies that you enjoy. Socialize with friends or relax with a good book.

    Great for these types of students

    The library and computer labs are very accessible for those last minute papers or those annoying group projects.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are wisper quotations in the quad.

    Bang for the buck

    If you pay for the services on campus use the bus or get a bike.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy spending time with my friends outside.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining area are comforting, as well as delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Never would I pay to put up with living with anyone if there are apartments near campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are suppose to be a challenge if you want more in life than parties and last minute study groups. An education is what you have paid for, focus and pace yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to challenge yourself before you decide college is not for you. Then with each challenge maintain personal expectations that will help you focus on skills that will become the foundation of your professional career.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a variable from my past. Hopefully I will be able to complete my educational experience as a Blue Raider as soon as possible. Then with my experience as a Raider I may be able to avoid any rash decisions that I may be faced with in the near future.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police force. It is very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone! You will find people with the same interest as you.

    What to do for fun

    This campus offers a lot of activities. You should never have a problem finding things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has a wide variety of foods ranging from Panda Express to Popeyes.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome! There is such a great sense of community. You feel like you've known these people for years, but really it has only been 2 weeks.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are not super hard but they are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a very diverse school. You will meet a lot of new people. Don't let going her discourage you just because it's in Tennessee. The school is amazing and you will feel at home.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee is awesome! Middle Tennessee is very affordable! Middle Tennessee offers a wide variety of majors!

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    What to do for fun

    MTSU has so many fun things for students to get involved in. There are multiple clubs/organizations to become a member of.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a 24/7 police force that works only for MTSU. Call 2424 and they will be there in three minutes or less. There is also a texting alert system that alerts students if there is a part of campus one should avoid, like if there was an armed robbery or bomb threat. The campus police will even walk you to and from buildings at night if you get scared.

    Greek Life

    There are regular fraternities and sororities, but then there are also academic ones as well. These academic greek communities are great for networking and meeting new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    The amount of clubs at this school is infinite. There is an actual High Five Club where students walk around with sunglasses high-fiving people. Also, if there is the rare possibility you do not find a club, find three people and a teacher and that club can now exist.

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for blind students as well as those who have a hard time walking. This is because the campus is very flat and easy to navigate. This is also a great campus for those who like one on one attention and have had difficulties in high school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a seal by the library which students say if crossed, the student will not graduate within four years. There is also a rumor if you stand on a certain set of steps and kiss someone, you will be with them forever.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU's best attribute is it's tuition prices. Compared to other colleges in the area, it is the cheapest and provides just as good of an education. Although books do get expensive, it is the same with every other college campus, and MTSU will sometimes customize the books to make them cheaper for students.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs and organizations for every single person on campus. From the My Little Pony Club, to the Quidditch Team, to fraternities and sororities, there is no reason not to get involved on campus. There are also many volunteer opportunities as well as sports and musical events.

    Food and Dining

    There are really options for everyone where dining is concerned. Vegans may have a harder time, but it is Vegetarian friendly. There are multiple fast food type restaurants right on campus when one does not wish to eat in the dining hall. Popeye's, Chik-fil-a, Pizza Hut, and Panda Express are the main places students love to eat. There are also stores around campus that sell food and drinks such as you would find in a gas station.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very clean and a decent size. The noise, however, is a big issue for those living on campus. Many people here will stay up until 1a.m. laughing with no regard for the other students. There are washers and dryers on every floor, but there are only two sets which make it hard to get laundry done with 54 other people.

    Academic Rigor

    For an honors or AP student the classes are just the same if not easier. If you turn in your homework and come to class you will most likely pass the class. Teachers are also lenient since you will in fact be a Freshman.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is fairly easy to be accepted, but you must show effort. An honors student will be accepted quicker than someone who barely passed so try your hardest. The staff loves when Freshmen come to MTSU undecided, because it keeps his or her mind open to all the majors they have to offer.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great college for those who may have struggled in high school or are nervous about college. Every staff member is willing and capable to help any student no matter what their issue may be concerning. There are about 25,000 students, yet the campus feels small.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a wonderful rec center where one can workout, rock climb, swim, and play various sports. They have many clubs that one may join to meet new people and take trips. They have an on campus theater and have a game room in the student union.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU offers a variety of good foods and clean dining places. They have a cafeteria where one may get many different types of home cooked meals, and two diners with many different chain restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    MTSU does all they can to make sure dorms stay clean. They also help encourage students go to events and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU makes sure that you do actually have to study and try to get your degree but they make sure that if you put enough effort into it that it is possible. I would say that it is very well balanced.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend choosing MTSU. They really do have a wonderful school. It is a very well-rounded, diverse atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school; plenty of activities and they help incoming freshman really get engaged with campus life. I would highly recommend MTSU. There are great teachers, food, and classes to choose from and the campus is beautiful with the mixture of school and nature.

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    Campus Safety

    What I love the most about MTSU is that if you have classes at night, you can request a police escort to class. Campus police make sure that you feel safe while on campus, and they are very friendly.

    Greek Life

    MTSU has Interfraternities,Mulitcultural Sororities/Fraternities,and National Pan-Hellenic Sororities. Each one of these organizations have plenty of leadership opportunities.When coming to campus you should do research on each Sorority/Fraternity so that you find which organization best fits you.

    Clubs and Activities

    MTSU has clubs for just about everything. There are so many things to choose from. There's rock climbing, indoor basketball, and indoor soccer, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU has some of the best choices to chose from when it comes to food. There are 12 different types of places to eat and they offer a big variety of food. MTSU also has a buffet on campus, that has all you care to eat for only eight dollars. On top of that, there is a sweet treat area with different desserts to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is a great experience because you get to meet people from all over. It also is a way to know about all of the activities that happen.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at MTSU really care about their students. THey offer assistance to any student that needs help and even if your professor isn't availible, there are always tutiors in the library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay calm. Although many of your teachers in highschool may have told you that the professors in college do not care about you, MTSU is different because each professor offers help to any student that needs help. Always stay organized, although most of the work is online, you may still have to print something out and bring it to class.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is one of the best schools in Tennessee. There is always something to do at MTSU. The professors really care about their students, unlike most universities, and they stay after hours to help you out, if you need help!

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    Campus Safety

    campus safty is awesome they havent faild us yet!

    Greek Life

    greek life is a big part of involvement in your community as a studet they host study sessions, tutoring sessions, finals cram sessions, pre final destressors, and many other fun ways to connect with your surrounding community.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have hundreds of things to join, be a part of, and sign up for. there is something for every interest.

    Great for these types of students

    any and everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    walnut grove, although at first glance it doest look like much at night many fun games of tag man hunt and hide n seek have spontaniously occoured expecially before midterms and finals to destress.

    What to do for fun

    you never have to look far juust hop on any social network that your classmates and dorm mates are on and soon you will be conected to every event possible from concerts to house shows there is never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    meal plans are deffinately your best asset when dealing with this campus! fridays were always my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is the whole experience. if you dont stay on campus you miss out on the networking, the friends, the close knit ties , and everything interesting that goes on!

    Academic Rigor

    classes challenge you but classes are also at a pace where you can get help if you need it! the professors are wonderful too1 they want to see you succed.

    Tips for prospective students

    dont worry about making friends res life helps conect you to your peers and uppers!

    In three sentences

    i would recomend any student who enjoys 24/7 campus life to this college. there is always a group doing something to get you involved, and i love it! whether its campus wide study sessions or tailgating to support our team, we always do it together!

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    Tips for prospective students

    Use your map so you wont get lost

    In three sentences

    Has a big campus. People are fri3ndly. The library is my favorite place.

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    What to do for fun

    There are unlimited activities for everyone to participate in. From the student government to cheerleading. There are even free sporting events for students, also concerts and movie showings.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there are many different, great selections of food. There is a Popeyes, Chick-fil-a, two Subways, A Soul food place, and two dining buffets. We also have two Starbucks. One in the library and one in our dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    MTSU's dorm life is not the greatest, however they have apartment choices either on campus or surrounding campus. Even some off campus apartments have shuttles that can easily get you on and off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Every University has has good teachers and not so good teachers. However MTSU have many teachers that are very dedicated to their jobs and will do anything in their power to assure that their students pass and are prepared for their future lives.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important: >GO TO CLASS. Even if you miss one day, you will become behind. >Have a study group. There will be some times when studying alone will stress you out, therefore having a study group will help a great deal. >Have Fun. College is a place where you learn, however it is the best 4 years of your life and you want to take every advantage of every minute. >Get involved. There are many organizations for everyone to join. You can even make up your own organization.

    In three sentences

    Statistically MTSU is one of the top 5 Universities. I would have to agree because it is a very open and welcoming environment. You will not only learn everything you need to, but you will also have fun while you learn.

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    Campus Safety

    Within the first year I was there we had 3 robberies, all at night, all at the same place, all involving iPhones. It makes you a little skiddish when you are walking by yourself on campus at night.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm starting my third semester and I've never had to pay a penny. It's very cheap for what you are getting.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices on campus give a lot of variety. With them building the new student union building they were able to add more.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter so I don't live in a dorm nor an apartment surrounding campus, but sometimes I wish I had.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't be stupid. Stay in well-lit areas. Travel in groups. Be aware of your surroundings. Don't pull out your expensive phone. Such a bad idea. Stay out of people's way and they'll usually stay out of yours.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who have no idea what they want to do with their lives. Students with interests too specific for other schools. Students who want a suburban campus with trees! Not an urban sprawl.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's a secret. We'll tell you when you get here. ;)

    Bang for the buck

    I feel I have definitely gotten my money's worth and more.

    What to do for fun

    Anything! Nashville is super close. There are always events happening on campus. Operas. Dance exhibitions. Movie showings. Sports. And sports events for those of us who don't play. Clubs. So many clubs. Student government. Off-campus ministries of countless varieties. Volunteer opportunities. The options are endless.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus food is delicious and there are tons of options, some cafeteria style and some food court style. As far as the cafeterias go, I warn anyone with food allergies or specific diet needs because although the nutritional information for every item is located online, there are no ingredient lists and the workers have no idea what's in the food. Usually the foods aren't even labelled on the line, so it gets hard to tell what's what.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has its pros and its cons. It was always bug free and utilities are free (my roommate and I kept our AC on 60 degrees all year, but one could also keep it on 80 degrees if that was the preference). The bathrooms were usually pretty gross because parents need to teach their children better life skills. The rules are not strictly enforced which results in quite a bit of noise (except during exam week when everything is silent).

    Academic Rigor

    I went to a really rigorous high school, so I tend to be really bored with my coursework. Students that come from similar situations should really look into honors classes to avoid being so bored that they don't do their work at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not show up without rain boots. When it rains, it pours and the drainage is pretty rotten. Go to class. Even if you don't pay much attention, showing up is half the battle. Get involved in something. Anything. Even if it's just one thing. Do it. Use the new academic maps to keep your classes on track for graduation. Apply early. This is especially important with your housing application. (You can even apply for housing before you get admitted! If you don't get in, you get your deposit back.)

    In three sentences

    It is a cornucopia of opportunity in innumerable areas of study. Tuition is affordable and MTSU is a member of Academic Common Market. I highly recommend it.

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    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of places to get food around campus. There is also a very wide variety for all types of people. From chick fil a to sushi everyone should be happy with the dining experience. Oh, and you can't forget the star bucks for late nights in the library.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms based on the prices and the community showers. It would be a great opportunity to meet new people and have the college experience though which I feel I did miss out on not living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great. Some professors are of course harder than others but overall it is a good balance of challenge and fun. The teachers are very helpful and accessible if you having trouble with any area.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee has a great variety of students as well as educational opportunities. The campus is beautiful and the surrounding area is ideal for a college students social life. As an out of state student I have been welcomed and recommend this college.

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    What to do for fun

    The Student Union Building just installed a game room including; ping-pong, arcade, movie center and more. Also, the Murphy Center is host to comedians and completely free with student ID. When football season comes around, Tailgating in front of Peck Hall is where everybody heads to! the KUC also has $2 movie with recently released movies for a cheap night.

    Food and Dining

    The new Student Union Building is the place to be! Newly renovated with Popeyes and Panda Express, it is definitely a place to try. Also the KUC and JUB both have more of homestyle cooking style with new menus everyday

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for two years and I would do it again if I could. Most of the dorms are nice, not that spacious and there are usually community bathrooms for about 12-16 people.

    Academic Rigor

    This isn't high-school, you have to put if effort to get the grade you want but the professors are always an email away if you need help. For the most part they will not spoon feed the information to you, you definitely have to try here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus, if you can, from the very start. Learn and master time-management. Don't speed on campus. Go to every even that is offered! Make sure you befriend the professors you have, it doesn't hurt having a friend who can bump you up that last point you need for an A.

    In three sentences

    Seems to always have a lack of public transportation. Adding new buildings each semester to increase attraction/capacity. Plenty of different entertainment for students who can't afford an expensive night out.

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    Campus Safety

    I didnt see any security in my time there visiting, but it seemed like a calm and mellow school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports here are top notch and everyone has a chance to join a club of sorts.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student of any kind. It's great for COLLEGE students, for sure.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I havent been yet, so I'm not sure.

    Bang for the buck

    It is the greatest college I have personally been to and seen first-hand. You definitely should get your money's worth out of MTSU.

    What to do for fun

    There are the dorms, loads of the hottest girls I've ever seen, and my personal favorite is the recreational center on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I havent hit the buffet or anything yet, but I'll let you know.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms seem well kep, but I bet they throw some insane parties.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU excels and pushes to be one of the top academic colleges in the nation. You feel smarter just walking in a building there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just walk in and talk to somebody and usually anyone on that campus will help you find where you need to go. Be your own person and pursue something great here.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is an amazing college that offers various opportunities for one to learn and earn their degree. The campus is big, vivid, and everything you would imagine college to be. This is the college to go to, not to mention, the girls are all sexy, cant miss them!

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    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority at MTSU and I really enjoy it. It is very time comsuming but so worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are many programs to be involved in at MTSU. The key is to get involved and I promise that you will never be bored.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Be organized -Be on time -Be involved -Be proactive

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University has a large campus. It has in depth staff. It also provides a safe and enlightening environment.

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    Great for these types of students

    SGA (Student Government)-Great for students who love to lead

    Bang for the buck

    Apply for work study. The jobs are awsome

    What to do for fun

    Go to the on campus events as much as you can. Join organizations that fit your interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember it is college therefore distractions will appear more often, stay focused. However, still have fun. Have a good group of friends that know how to have fun, but still get the work done.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a wonderful and welcoming school. At MTSU you will find many different organizations to become involved in. As well as the academics are an A+.

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    Campus Safety

    If you need to walk anywhere on campus at night, you can call the campus police to escort you. They are more than happy to do so! Those study dates at the library can get pretty late, and who knows where you might have parked!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun here in Murfreesboro. There's the Greenway if you want to take a walk or go for a bike ride. There are historic places to visit, clubs to hop, and malls to shop. Nashville isn't far if you want a day in the city! There are plenty of sports and concerts in Murfreesboro and Nashville.

    Food and Dining

    There are a couple of food courts on campus, as well as, some buffet style places. There are some convenience stores scattered across campus if you don't have time for the food courts. They are complete with snacks, frozen meals (and microwaves), coffee, and much more! If you want to run off campus for something, there are plenty of nearby restaurants with a variety of foods, including Chinese, Indian, and Thai.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms in over 10 years, but when I did, I LOVED it! I met some incredible people. Living in the dorms, you are right in the heart of the happenings around campus. Information about fundraisers and other events are right at your fingertips. Some dorms even organize group events for students. It makes it easier to get involved! From cookouts to helping the community, there's no reason you can't join in!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect you to work hard, but they are usually good at working with you if you have issues.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has a beautiful campus located less than an hour outside of Nashville, TN. It is close to many restaurants and there are some on campus. There is plenty to do in the area!

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    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for commuter students and non-traditional students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The is a metal sculpture near the music building that has a curse. If you walk beneath it, you won't graduate in 4 years.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in state, MTSU is probably to most fiscally sound choice Tennessee has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    MTSU has a movie theater in the Student Union Center that plays popular films before they are released on DVD for very cheap.

    Food and Dining

    There is quite a few options, however it is lacking in healthy choices.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say MTSU is average. It is always dependent on the teachers and the subject. College is not about how smart you are; it's about how hard you are willing to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a groups and clubs early. Many people are miserable in college because of the lack of social interaction. Plus extracurricular activities are great on resumes.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is an underrated state school. It has some of Tennessee's best professors and departments. However, it is very much a commuter university, with little spirit and pride.

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    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    None

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm just enrolling tranfers for this fall semester.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the recreation center, eating, internet, shopping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep hard working and you will be success here!!!

    In three sentences

    Very good place to study. Very good place to earn your degree. Very good place to improve and have bright future.

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    Greek Life

    Great Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek Life is huge at MTSU. There are tons of clubs and sports available.

    Great for these types of students

    Social butterflies.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a cheap university. However, I feel I would have gotten a better education elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    Social events are constantly going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices on and around campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I found that MTSU was not a very difficult school. If you did the work asked of you, it was not hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get into the smallest classes possible when registering. If the teacher can get to know you, the better chance you have of succeeding.

    In three sentences

    The only downfall to MTSU is the huge class sizes. It is rare to get a class smaller than 50 students. However, there are some highly accredited professors.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are everywhere. I tend to feel safer walking in groups at night, but during the day it is super safe. Remember, safety in numbers!

    Clubs and Activities

    MTSU has a thriving club life. There are tons of professional organizations to get involved with as well as some interest clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU has a stellar music program! I am a Vocal Performance Major and the attention and training I am getting is absolutely amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    Paying in-state tuition really makes going to MTSU worth while. I also have quite a few scholarships to help take care of my tuition. Work hard and you will also be paying very little to go to school here. The professors are wonderful and have amazing field experience so they really know what they are talking about.

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't too much to do in Murfreesboro. We have The Square downtown and The Avenue and that's pretty much it. However, we are really close to Nashville and Franklin and there is tons to do at both of those places! If you love concerts Murfreesboro is a pretty good place to be.

    Food and Dining

    The food really is not top notch. If you are going to eat in the on-campus dining halls you should really try to eat at the JUB. Just know that flex bucks will be your best friends.

    Dorm Life

    I personally HATED living in the dorms my freshman year. The only good thing that came out of it was the proximity. Living on campus here is SO not worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    I give MTSU three stars for rigor because it really depends on the classes you take. I would say that my experience has been a bit harder than others because of my course load.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering going to school at MTSU you should really consider taking at least a few fun classes. I mean take some classes that you would be interested in but that don't necessarily fall under your major. This is a great way to meet people you normally wouldn't. Also, living on-campus at this school isn't a must for the first year like it is at most other big universities. MTSU is a commuter campus, so by living off-campus the whole time you are studying here you won't be missing on-campus activities. Finally, if you have the opportunity to be apart of the Honors College you should really consider it. This past year I took an English class with only seven people! I love the small classes, the attention I get from the teacher, and the rigor.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has been a wonderful environment to continue my education. The teachers are incredibly helpful and the students care about the community. I love the general atmosphere of the school because the focus isn't all on sports teams like you will find in most other southern schools; students tend to get along and are very helpful.

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    Campus Safety

    campus is very safe! We have our own police department on campus who are also very friendly.

    Great for these types of students

    ANY and ALL!!

    Bang for the buck

    Any college nowadays is extremely expensive, but MTSU is worth it!

    What to do for fun

    The is so much to do! The are hundreds of clubs and organizations to participate in. There is ALWAYS something going on around campus, so the only reason for you to be bored is because you chose to be.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls are better than average, but there are also tons of different varieties of restaurants and options on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life, especially freshman year, is such an amazing experience that I would make it a requirement for at least one year. I met so many people and contacts through my dorm. It is one of the easiest ways to get involved on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is going to be as hard as you make it. If you take difficult classes then it will be harder than if you take super easy classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    In college, you have to find that perfect balance between social and academics; it is imperative! Once you do you can have fun and be social while still remembering that you are there to get an education.

    In three sentences

    Choosing MTSU is the best decision I could have ever made! MTSU gives the small college feel from an actually very big school (28,000 undergrads). The school is excellent.

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    Campus Safety

    Always walk in daylight, with somebody, and alert. Although I never had a problem, there were a few instances on campus that worried me. I had an escort a few times, when I didn't have anyone to walk with or to talk to. They were very nice, and very willing.

    Greek Life

    As a Panhellenic Community Member, I enjoy Greek life! Our chapters may not be the greatest in the world, but I can promise, we are genuine people. Always willing to open our arms and hearts for new members.

    What to do for fun

    MTSU offers a variety of entertainment, such as comedians and movie nights. And if you can't find anything on campus, Murfreesboro has two malls and several parks.

    Food and Dining

    McCallies Dining Hall, simply put, not worth the money at all. The only downside to food options such as Subway and Chick-fil-a, is that the lines are always ridiculously long.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in a freshman dorm, even though my parents house is not far from campus. The convenience to campus made the occasionally loud halls worth the year long stay. My roommate dropped out of school during the first semester, so the already large room I got, I got all to myself. The only downside, TORNADO AND FIRE DRILLS at 2 in the morning.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU always stays on top of their students, to maintain good grades. Mid-semester everyone gets academic alerts regarding grades good or bad. While they do encourage good grades, they also encourage responsibility for yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class, no mater how pointless it may seem. Professors notice who is in class, and it may help you out.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University, as a Murfreesboro native, I always looked at it as a school in rising. After attending for one year, I have learned about the diversity on the campus. It's a very natural learning environment, while still being technologically competitive.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been incidents on campus like all. But, the police are very kind, helpful, and are always keeping an eye out for any trouble. Plus you get text alerts on your phone if you sign up that tell you if there is bad weather or a criminal on the loose.

    Greek Life

    There are tons of fraternities and sororities on campus. They all are fair and unbiased. Each one has a unique mission that the organization holds at utmost importance, most of which is charitable causes.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was recently President of the Women In Science and Engineering organization. There is also an astronomy club. Let's not forget the anime club either.

    Great for these types of students

    Intrusive students do well because they meet others like them and find clubs and other interests to share. Outgoing students can always make friends or study in another country for a semester. Elder students and non-traditional students love all of their options and ammenities to help them get back into school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The football team does a Blackout game where everyone wears black to tailgate and watch the game. Alumni never leave campus it seems. There is a club or organization for everyone and if not they allow you to charter one in a few easy steps.

    Bang for the buck

    It is affordable enough already for the state of the art facilities. Your teachers go above and beyond for you and never try to trick you into failure. The financial aid department works with anyone to help them stay and pay for college however they can.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things always going on here on campus. There are movie nights to the first Friday of every month when the astrology club welcomes all to join in a star gazing session. There are also restaurants andd bars within a couple miles.

    Food and Dining

    From Bojangles to Chinese, it is all here. They even have sushi and vegetarian options. A dining plan is not necessary.

    Dorm Life

    You can walk to any class, building, or library. The dorms are very neat and clean. Security measures to protect students in the dorms is outstanding,

    Academic Rigor

    I have never had to study, but at MTSU, you have to know your stuff or you won't get the grades you strive for. The library is almost always open and it is multilevel. Although class size can be intimidating, it just mean that there are more good questions to be asked about the material that maybe you hadn't thought of or were too afraid to ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not ever miss a class if possible. Remember that there is academic amnesty in extenuating circumstances. Get used to walking a lot.

    In three sentences

    The staff/ faculty really pushes you to succeed. The campus is very modern and can accommodate anyone, even those of us registered with disabled student services. The coursework is rigorous, but that is how you become well prepared for your future.

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    Bang for the buck

    the student work program will save you a bunch!

    Food and Dining

    i don't know this one so ignore my five star

    Dorm Life

    dorm are okay but, not that great.

    Academic Rigor

    this depends on your major my two older sisters went there and it depended on their major such as: teaching or nursing. there is a big difference between them with the work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY STUDY STUDY

    In three sentences

    it's a really good school. everyone knows MTSU for it's great nursing and teaching program. and the wonderful shows they put on.

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    Greek Life

    pretty bad

    What to do for fun

    Party and events

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay but defintely could be better.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very roomie and make you feel at home.

    Academic Rigor

    It is an even amount of difficulty and easiness. The classes are great.

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    What to do for fun

    Murfreesboro isn't exactly the hub of excitement. There are plenty of things to do on campus (i.e. movies, social gatherings, etc.). There is a hookah bar right off of campus as well as a bar and grill. There are the standard fun events such as bowling, laser tag, movies, etc. The gym offers several outdoor excursions on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food options at MTSU. We have our cafeteria-style dining halls targeted to residents. However there are also chain stores such as Panda Express, Dunkin' Donuts, Popeye's, Chick-fil-A, Subway, etc. Also the convenience stores located all around campus make an easy way to grab a quick, healthy lunch in a pinch.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very small, and depending on your RA, you may or may not have a tight knit community around you. However all housing is located central to campus and is reasonably priced.

    Academic Rigor

    I certainly learn at MTSU, but I can honestly say that I rarely feel overwhelmed by material or assignments. There is enough to challenge me, enough to accurately score my performance, but not so much that I feel bogged down.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that MTSU is strong in your field. Certain majors are weaker than others. It's common for students to apply and then realize they want to change fields and not consider a transfer.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a semi-competitive, friendly place to learn. It offers its students many opportunities in their academics and in their fields. Well-rounded, knowledgeable students come out of this college.

  • Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    People are always getting robbed and stuff and bike seats are number one stolen object

    Greek Life

    The frat I wanted to join got suspended for my whole duration there

    Clubs and Activities

    Nothing I like

    Great for these types of students

    Music and recording artist

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some steps that if you kiss someone on them then you will marry them. Oh and if you walk across the Murfreesboro seal then you wont graduate in four years

    Bang for the buck

    Very nice if in state but out of state is scary looking at the bill

    What to do for fun

    Study or go to Nashville

    Food and Dining

    fantastic food selection in student union and KUC

    Dorm Life

    Horrible everyone keeps to themselves and complain about loud noise

    Academic Rigor

    very nice gen ed. teachers and courses

    Tips for prospective students

    do not bring your car if you are living on campus. Parking will destroy your finances

    In three sentences

    horrible parking,dance program is not valid at all, very nice student union building. Good for music majors and recording industry majors

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    Bang for the buck

    We are third in the nation for aerospace, so if your career aspirations have anything to do with planes this is the place to be!

    What to do for fun

    Nashville is less than an hour away, thankfully, because honestly there's not much to do here. There's some shopping and good restaurants, mini golf/go karts, a couple of clubs, and a nice park.

    Food and Dining

    Dining options here a plentiful but not particularly varied or healthy. Lots of fast food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are okay. They are small and rather old but it's good to live in then your first year, or at least first semester, because it helps you get involved in campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on your program. My roomie is a psych major and only has class two days a week. I am a biology major, chemistry and anthropology double minor, and I'm at school every day and study all the time. Your academic experience here is what you make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a good idea to live on campus your first year because it makes it easier to get involved, make friends, and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a decent school with a nice big campus. Like most big schools, it can be hard to stand out. You really have to push in order to succeed here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is awesome because you continuously have police officers surrounding the campus. If something has happened or before it gets too out of hand the police are there to protect the students.

    Greek Life

    Although I am not apart of any sorority, Greek life does seem amazing and the way they are protective towards one another, like sisterhood should be. They also represent themselves well and not only kind to their own but also to others.

    Clubs and Activities

    They clubs here are very helpful towards the community, with the money they raise to keep the less fortune is always a good cause.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that wants to be successful in life, is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I believe there are no unusual locations here on campus, I think every building is relevant to someone in some sort of way they see needed.

    Bang for the buck

    For me to come from a small private school with only a 1,000 students and not many activities, I love and appreciate MTSU! With being here you have that real life college experience and great growth in academics.

    What to do for fun

    What's fun for me is to watch the probates and see who is coming out. It is always exciting to see who they will reveal.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are wonderful! To know that I can eat popeyes and Pizza Hut on campus is amazing to me! If you chose to eat health they have options for that as well!

    Dorm Life

    I have lived off campus since I've transferred to here, however; My two best friends attend school here and stayed in the dorm their freshman year and I would come and stay with them on the weekends when I had time, and I enjoyed it. I love the fact they did not have to share their bathroom with the entire floor that they stayed on, it was just with two other rooms across the hallway.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here actually care about your education and don't allow you just to get by, they challenge you here at MTSU and push you to further your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up with all the partying, remain focused and know what career path you want to take and finish strong. Anything they provide you with at the University us it. Never be afraid to ask for help with anything and anyway you need it, whether its from the staff or the students.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a awesome University with a wonderful staff who are here to help and encourage you to further your education. It is a clean campus! It also has several classes to take that you couldn't imagine taking in high school.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel very safe on campus because they have a service that allows you to call a campus officer to escort you to your car at night.

    Greek Life

    They try very hard here to influence you to join Greek organizations which are a lot of fun for some, not really for others. You can have fun either way.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of Greek life and student clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Education Aerospace Recording Industry

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you kiss someone on the KOM stairs it is said you will stay together forever!

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get more than you pay for here. Everything is constantly being renovated and new things happen every day.

    What to do for fun

    There are always a lot of student activities going on at the university and around town.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU has a lot of really good places to eat. Mcallie is all you can eat and only 5$ on Fridays. We also have a brand new student union full of food.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in a dorm, but everyone I know who has loved it. They said it helped them make friends, and the only inconvenience was the fire drills.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on what classes you take and your instructor. I've had very hard and very easy classes, but most are in between and reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is a nightmare, so walk or ride your bike if you can.' Make sure to double check everything with your financial aid because people often fall through the cracks. Don't be afraid to take honors classes! They are fun and not as hard as you think.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a friendly campus with very few drawbacks. It's fairly inexpensive and a good education for your money. There are a lot of good programs for students and it is easy to get involved and make friends.

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    Food and Dining

    If you have ever wanted to eat it, MTSU has it on campus. And on the off chance it doesn't the surrounding eateries do. From far eastern cuisine, Italian, southern BBQ, soul food kitchens, to Greek gyros, Murfreesboro has it all.

    Dorm Life

    One of the reasons I preferred MTSU over other options was because you were not required to live on campus as a freshman. I did not experience dorm life and I am glad I avoided the entire scenario. I did not miss any social events and my initial college experience was better because MTSU allowed me to avoid this tedious living arrangement.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of general education requirements, so the majority of your classes, if you are remotely prepared, will seem like a breeze. However, once you begin concentrating in specific degree courses you will notice the academic pressure increase, but again, if you have any self-discipline you should maintain a strong academic average.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a well-rounded education with a lot of opportunities to meet new people along with keeping tuition at an acceptable rate then MTSU is a solid choice. Live off campus but within walking or biking distance and live your life to your desires as there is a group of people we also enjoys the exact same things you do.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is well maintained, has very friendly professors and staff along with a very diverse student body. The university has a large degree selection with many different minors and specific concentrations. However, school spirit is lacking and a sense of a community with other students does not exist.

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    What to do for fun

    I drive up to Nashville often. If you're interested in Indie music, Nashville is the place to discover and listen to good live music.

    Food and Dining

    There is only one building with decent food, in the SUB. All the other cafes suck.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a student apartment costs less. and is better

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of this school strongly relies on your major

    Tips for prospective students

    Live close to campus.

    In three sentences

    It's a great college for someone seeking to start in a new path, or start fresh. I entered this college after I quit going to college. The administration is very friendly and is willing to help students.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is okay. You just need to be conscious of where you are at what time. The school police provide an escort service to your car or dorm, so utilize this and everything will be good.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to join. So many in fact that you could be very busy and never have time to do anything else!

    Bang for the buck

    As for in-staters, you are getting the most bang for your buck. It is a great price for the education you are going to get. As for out-of-staters this all depends on your state.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec Center is always fun. The theatre is always having a concert of some sort. The cinema in the KUC has movies going through it quite frequently.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on campus. In addition to the dining halls, in the Student Union building and KUC there are fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't bad here. This also depends in which hall you live in. There is a lot of off-campus living that is really close to the campus and seems to be quite popular.

    Academic Rigor

    As for Academic Rigor, it depends on which classes you are taking. Honors classes will give you a rigorous learning environment, while general classes are all depending on what professor you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Applications are on a first come first serve basis. If you apply in January, usually you know if you have been accepted in a month or two.

    In three sentences

    It is a great campus that is generally a great place to be. There is plenty of clubs and opportunities for students to excel and participate in things they enjoy. It is a great place to study.

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    Greek Life

    AMAZING

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports, Greek life, Philanthropic events, Football games, Basketball games, Baseball games!

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for very reasonable tuition with multiple scholarship opportunities available.

    What to do for fun

    Murfreesboro is the perfect location being just 30 minutes outside of Nashville!

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food and dining at MTSU. A brand new student union opened up last year and offers Panda Express, Popeyes, and much more!

    Dorm Life

    There are many options in regards to dorms at MTSU.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU provides many different paths of study. Your chosen concentration will determine the academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a point to study abroad during your undergraduate career. It is an amazing opportunity, and at MTSU there are multiple scholarships available to help cover the costs. It can almost be guaranteed that you will receive a scholarship for studying abroad if you just apply.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University proved to be an amazing university that I easily rank a 10. Despite being the largest school in the state, MTSU provides a very comfortable environment full of friendly faculty and administration. Attending MTSU for my undergraduate career was the best decision I could have made.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. They have a number to call if you don't want to walk alone at night. Police officers are on campus at all times. You can get your items secured by the police. Bikes never get stolen while parked and locked outside of the dorms.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of things to do for fun on campus. For Examples, there are sporting events to go to, there is a game room, and there is also a Rec on campus. The Rec has basketball, volleyball, soccer, swimming, and a indoor track as well. For all those people who played sports in high school but didn't want to do it in college there are Intramural sports on campus. What happens is you get to play on teams with fellow friends and face off against other MTSU students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There are two actually restaurants on campus. Plus there are many other types of fast food places to eat at like Chick Fl La, Panda Express, Subway, and more. If you need a pick up in the morning or need to stay awake to study for a test there is a Starbucks on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not terrible. It all depends on the type of roommate you have. If you know someone going to this school room with them. Also if the roommate you have isn't the best then set up rules for the room. Just make sure to be friends with your roommate because you are with them for a whole school year and they could turn out to be your best friend at the college.

    Academic Rigor

    The education is not massively difficult but if you don't keep up with your studies or work it can feel difficult. The great thing is that the teachers want you to succeed. That means that if you need help ask them or go to any of the tutoring centers around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep grades up in high school. Then when you make it into college keep those grades up and college life will be exciting. Most important get involved with campus life. That can be going to games, doing some kind of sport, or joining the best best band in the nation The Band of Blue! Whatever you do make sure to get involved.

    In three sentences

    This school has some of the best teachers. The atmosphere here is very welcoming. Lastly I am proud to call myself a Blue Raider.

  • Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Previously stated but i like that the frats and sorors do random yard shows which can be very entertaining

    Great for these types of students

    People that like small cities but nashville is a 30 minute drive away

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't seen anything unusual. The sorority life , they only do lines to pledge every other year.

    What to do for fun

    A few parties ever so often.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active and it will be fun. School first and party second.

    In three sentences

    Its a rather safe enviroment and big campus if that's what you like. This school actually taught me as a freshman that you can't have all three between friends,sleep,and grades. Also the people are rather friendly.

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    Campus Safety

    Best police I have ever met! They are always around and they are all so friendly and I feels very safe with the variety of resources they have to offer with alerts for dangers around campus to their adopt-a-cop system where a police officer will come to your precise location and walk you to your destination if you feel unsafe. The cops are superb!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations that Middle Tennessee State University has to offer and many more are forming. Every student here, which are over 27,000 students, can find a group that suit their interests. If a student is looking for a different organization the student just has to make a proposal and get a few signatures and they have started their own organization for their interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the underprivileged student who doesn't have much money or education experience for MTSU has many scholarship opportunities and free tutoring for all it's students. MTSU makes sure that all it's students have the tools to succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many cultural festivities that go around all of campus with ethic foods and club nights where students and get together and loosent up from the stress.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely think the price that I am paying for tuition is very well worth it, I am getting a fabulous education, great meals, and independence living in a dorm. I am very happy with where my money is being spent.

    What to do for fun

    I am currently waiting for the next season of Band of Blue, college marching band, to start back up next fall, otherwise, I go to many organizational meetings, such as Lambda, and participate as a chair member in my area(dorm) government.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of choices they have to offer from the top fast food chains to their dining halls which make the perfect home foods. The dining halls actually got me to start eating healthier and eating breakfast, two things I never used to do. I am very thankful for the remarkable food they offer here.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm! If I hadn't stayed in a dorm I wouldn't of gotten the true college experience! Gracy Hall is maximum eight minutes away from everything on campus I definitely picked a place where I want to be for a long time, speaking of, I have applied to be an RA next fall because I love it so much!

    Academic Rigor

    Even only being a second semester freshman I feel like Middle Tennessee State University is really setting me up solid for my future and the academics of it all had me really excited to jump out there and get going with it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard from the beginning and never doubt your ability to finish the semester because every student can succeed as long as they push hard. Never buy your books, save that money and check with the teacher on how much you actually need the book, the library carries just about every textbook the teachers require so if you don't need it too often just visit the library, it's a beautiful place!

    In three sentences

    MTSU offers the top notch education experience for all it's students to thrive and succeed in his or her future life. The college offers a strong and firmly built community that makes each of it's students feel apart of the True Blue experience, what we call home. There are so many people and and so many experiences that students can learn about outside the classroom with it's variety of organizations and activities.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police and escorts nearby and always will to help!

    Greek Life

    Several options

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from! If there isn't already a club that you are looking for (which is pretty unlikely) then you can create one!

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater and a couple bowling allies in Murfreesboro. MTSU also has its own movie theater. There a few clubs in the area as well if that's your thing.

    Food and Dining

    Several dining options! Including restaurants and a couple cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    A great way to meet new people. Clean and comfortable dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Great learning experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work. If you don't think you have a lot then do a little every day because deadlines will sneak up on you. Do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    I love MTSU! It's a great school and I've many friends and have created a great network with other people. I always look for opportunities to recommend MTSU to high school seniors.

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    Greek Life

    They have a pretty Greek place set up on campus for people who want to join in on that. It's nice!

    Clubs and Activities

    They had a lot actives at MTSU.

    Bang for the buck

    Once again the people there were very friendly and welcoming at MTSU which was another plus for me.

    What to do for fun

    At MTSU they have a movie theater on campus and they have a lot of actives.

    Food and Dining

    They also had a lot of food places on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I been in the dorms there are very update, spacious, and clean. So that a plus for me.

    Academic Rigor

    They also have a high graduation rate and the tuitions is very affordable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go check out the campus and see for yourself.

    In three sentences

    I went to MTSU campus and it so pretty. I love it on my first visited. The people there was also nice as well.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very legit. You will always see a campus police riding around campus making sure our campus is safe. They'll give the number to call if you need anything. If you need to walk somewhere late night, call the campus police, and they will be happy to escort you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs, and extra activities to join on campus. You have intramural sports, a plethora of clubs, and volunteer services. There are also many job opportunities available on campus because being a college student is not always easy.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do around campus, so being bored is not a option. You can attend games, parties, or even join the campus clubs. Most of the big events around campus will be emailed to you so you should never miss the events. Games are always fun to go to especially Football games. Tailgating is the best part because that is the time where you can meet new people, and they also Have free food. The parties are fun to attend, just don't make partying a habit because it can get addictive.

    Food and Dining

    We have a plethora of food and dining places on campus, so you should never be hungry. Depending on what type of meal plan you apply for, you should be okay. Be careful with the unlimited meal plan because the freshman 15 is not hard to gain, and you will be wondering how you gained all the weight. McCallies is one of the dining places I would not recommend because most of the time the food is gross. It is a great place to meet friends but food wise, do not go there. We also have subway, Popeye's, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and many more places to eat, you don't want to miss out.

    Dorm Life

    Living in dorms can be fun, but at the same time it can be pretty hectic. Sharing bathrooms and room can sometimes be frustrating because sometimes you're in need if your own privacy. Besides the privacy, meeting new friends are priceless. We have bonding time on our floors, and that's the time where you can meet new people, and see what you guys have in common. There are choices of co-Ed dorms in regular dorms, but I chose co-Ed because it was much nicer, and you can meet different races verses one race at a time. Your RA's (Resident Assistants) are very nice, and will be there for you if you need anything. We also have free tutoring in the first floor of our dorm, and that is very helpful because you are getting help from other students that you know.

    Academic Rigor

    Books come before anything so just get your work done. Failing at Middle Tennessee is not a option because there is so much help around. Free tutors everywhere, many places to do your work, and take advantage of your teachers office hours. Make sure you make it to class on time and sit in the front so your teacher knows that you are serious about the class, and in the end when you need the extra point, they may give it to you for the effort. Don't do enough just to get by, do more than enough and give yourself that extra push.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming into college, I thought it would be a breeze, but I had to learn to quickly that I had to stay focused. You have to learn how to balance out your school work, and your social life. Getting used to the college life can be a struggle because you don't have your parents there everyd.ay on your back nagging about everything; you are on your own. I would advice incoming students to study all you can because failing is never option. Depending on your classes, you should always have enough time to study, and when you have your studying complete, then you can hang out, party, and all the other fun events. Easiest way to make it is if you prioritize your class time, and your free time.

    In three sentences

    I am currently a freshman going into my second semester at Middle Tennessee, and by far it has been the best thing I have experienced. On the scale of 1-10 I would defiantly rate the school a 9.3. It's diverse, it has a beautiful campus, and 25,000+ Students, so finding friends should not be a problem.

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    Campus Safety

    Saffety is not an issue.

    Greek Life

    Also a lot of greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't really any that i know of....

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of living here is not too bad. I'm a college student so it's not great but nothing is too expensive. Including tuition...

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties going on and there 2 malls here with plenty of places to dine. Nashville is also only 30 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Ive only eaten at school a couple times. Both of which were very positive and delicious. I've seen plenty of other students frequently eating there so i assume it's all pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so i don't know much about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    There aren't really any academic problems. Just make sure you do your work and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is a small issue so try to live within walking distance. There are over 27,000 students so make sure you have everything taken care of because they can't do it for you. (you'll get email reminders but that's all). Check your email everyday and study. Study, study, study...

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a very large campus that is still growing. It offers a wonderful academic program with a very helpful staff. The atmosphere is lively and very positive with something fun always happening.

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    Bang for the buck

    Any college, in my opinion, is a 'bang for your buck.'

    What to do for fun

    I would say, there is a good amount of entertainment offered at MTSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students will work hard, but it is challenging to retain very much information.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a very nice school. Although it is a nice and convenient little city, I believe the school's education system is not challenging enough. This is not because of the workload but because of the information given to students to learn.

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    Great for these types of students

    Business students, Aerospace students, and Mass Media students.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is definitely one of the better deals in Tennessee for your money.

    What to do for fun

    Murfreesboro has a lot of shopping centers, a mall, and their downtown is decent. Nashville is about 30 miles away, so thats where I go to have my fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, the professors are great. I'm studying Music Business, and so far all my professors seem extremely knowledgable and interested in teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, pay attention, don't party too hard

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great college, but the city it is in isn't that great. If you are interested in Business, Mass Media, or Aerospace, MTSU is a great school for you. It's just 30 miles from Nashville also, so down the line, you could have great internship possibilities.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Security keeps us notified of any unusual traffic, inclement weather and campus crimes.

    Clubs and Activities

    Right now I am a part of Older Wiser Learning Students (OWLS)

    Great for these types of students

    I have attended this university right out of high school and now that I am a married adult with two children. Both experiences were satisfactory.

    Bang for the buck

    Not too big, not too small.

    What to do for fun

    The student union building is brand new with game room, movie theater and lounge. There are many social clubs and sporting events available to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Panda Express, Chik-fil-a, Dunkin Donuts

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early after speaking with your advisor. Arrive to school early to ensure a parking place. Make friends in your classes; you never know when you could help one another out.

    In three sentences

    The campus is clean, spacious and always expanding. Most teachers are interesting and helpful. Tuition is reasonable and scholarships are available.

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    Food and Dining

    Standard dining options and amenities available for a large university.

    Dorm Life

    Non traditional student. Never lived in a dorm at MTSU

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive in involving yourself within the University. There are a lot of resources available, but it is easy to get lost in the crowd at such a large university.

    In three sentences

    Large state university undergoing major campus renovations. Generally friendly student body and large amount of non traditional and commuting students add the electiveness of the student population. University is located in the small city of Murfreesboro, but a short 45 commute to Nashville makes it ideal for students looking to cash in on some larger city amenities.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police that are available whenever you need them! They make sure campus is safe! There are even student patrol that walks around at night watching campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a walk way called The Raider Walk that is one significant location on campus! During tailgating people set up tents and stuff on the raider walk and the courtyard outside my dorm.

    Bang for the buck

    In this case you don't get what you pay for! The pay is low and it is a really good education.

    What to do for fun

    The games are fun and joining a intramural sport is a way to have some fun! Also a sorority or fraternity are something you could do for fun! There are a lot of clubs and activities on campus always going on.

    Food and Dining

    On Campus food is pretty good! There are two places to eat that have things like chick fil a and subway and then there are two cafeterias that are pretty good for campus food! I would recommend a food plan because it makes it easy to grab something to eat between classes.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at MTSU is great! It makes it much easier to make friends and get involved on campus activities. It over all enhances your learning abilities as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not hard but you have to study in order to pass the class! They are not easy without putting in the effort. The level of toughness is expected from college level classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year so you can get familiar with the campus and make new friends easier. Attend extracurricular activities and join intramural sports!

    In three sentences

    It is a great university that offers a lot of opportunities no matter what your major is. The president of the university take his time to listen to the students and is very helpful. I recommend this university to anybody looking for a great college!

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is unsafe, last year two guys tried to shoot each other in the middle of the day on campus, and we also lost a great female basketball player due to room mate on room mate violence! Police department is right out of the old keystone cop movies!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library is like a make shift dorm, with students sleeping on all the available seating areas!

    Bang for the buck

    You pay more then you get out of it! Administrators are out of touch with its students and only sees them as a source of revenue! Cash Cows!

    Food and Dining

    Great food and dining both on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Get an apartment in town! Stay out of the dorms altogether, they are filled with lowlife wannabe thugs!

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors are in tune with their students and work with them to achieve their goals, while others just treat you like a number!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a young adult looking for a good education, you may find it here! Be sure to have your ducks in a row math wise, since they seem to keep students in a never ending loop of taking math 1100 semester after semester and ultimately ends in failure!

    In three sentences

    Not friendly to older adult learners! They seem to think older learners have 4 years to complete what should take 2 years! Money, money, money!

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    Greek Life

    plenty.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that like A peace of mind.

    What to do for fun

    Student Union Building. A new building that is just for entertainment. Also the rec-center

    Tips for prospective students

    Study the map. It's a big school, good luck on finding all your classes.

    In three sentences

    Great Professors. Nice campus life. 9 out of 10.

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    What to do for fun

    I don't ever go to campus unless I'm going to class. I always see that they have different events going on at campus. The sporting events are pretty fun and lots of people go to them and it is a good way to meet people.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls are awesome. Breakfast is usually my choice on campus and they make super good omelets. They always have a variety of things for students to choose from which is nice because not everyone likes the same things.

    Dorm Life

    I am a freshman and live in an apartment and never lived on campus. I think it was my biggest mistake not to live on campus as a freshman though. If I could go back and change anything it would be that i would have lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not that difficult. Just have to make sure you keep up with the due dates. The online work is pretty simple and the teachers will be there to help students figure it out if you don't understand it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA up around a 3. something. If your a freshmen than it's best to live on campus your first year. Talk to your teachers and email them at any time because they are always willing to help.

    In three sentences

    I really like the campus it just does not feel like a home to me. The professors at Middle Tennessee State university are some of the best out there and are fully prepared to help their students in any way that they can. If you like a campus that is flat and super easy to get around than it's the campus for you.

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    What to do for fun

    The rec center at Mtsu is fully loaded, its a fun place to be

    Food and Dining

    fairly good

    Dorm Life

    absolute privacy

    Academic Rigor

    superb academics

    Tips for prospective students

    Mtsu is good to recommend only bad part is parking which will soon be corrected because new ones are being contructed

    In three sentences

    Mtsu is a very good school.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is very safe and if needed you can always call Raider Patrol which will escort you day or night. Or a program we have called Guardian Angel which has all your personal information to the on-campus police officers. And Raider alert which will send you an e-mail, phone call, and text message to your phone if there are any alerts you need to be aware about on or around the university or Murfreesboro.

    Greek Life

    Although I am not apart of Greek life they are very prominent on campus. The individual colleges also have their own personal Greek organizations that you can join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Freshmen council with SGA (Student Government Assosication) and Women in Action

    Great for these types of students

    In-state Tennessee students, RIM (recording industry majors), teachers, business majors, concrete management, aerospace, or mass communications. Also, we are a very diverse school that is very passionate about the education of other ethnicities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't cross the university seal in the middle of the BAS and Walker library if you cross through it you will not graduate in 4 years. Also, there is a metal structure across from Peck Hall do not climb, cross, or walk through it or you will not graduate at all. Take a picture on the true blue horseshoe that will never fade on Raider zone your freshmen and graduating year.

    Bang for the buck

    Although college is very expensive and I have to pay some expenses out of pocket the experience at MTSU is something that I would never change.

    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with my friends, going to both Walmarts, shopping there is a mall about 2.5 miles from the university, going to many restaurants, Nashville and Lebanon outlet mall are both 30-45 minutes away, and community service.

    Food and Dining

    McCallie and the JUB are very good. We also have the P.O.Ds located all around campus. The KUC and new Student Union Building also have a variety of fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Deere Hall which I love because it is a gated community and located in the back of the Walker Library. Our dorms are very safe and we also have on-campus apartments called Scarlet and Womack

    Academic Rigor

    We are highly known for a great graduation rate for undergrad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Constantly meet with your college advisor and professors if you ever need anything don't be afraid to ask that's what they are there for.

    In three sentences

    A very diverse community. Believing in the importance of their students. Very organized!

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    Greek Life

    It's huge and very involved on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, ROTC, outdoor type of people.

    What to do for fun

    There is alot to do in the Murfreesboro and Nashville area. If you enjoy country music then this is the place for you. Check out downtown Murfreesboro and Nashville for a night on the town.

    Food and Dining

    The food on MTSU has always been good. There are many locations to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms but hear good things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    The nursing program is one of the best in the area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to research the programs before you decide on one. The nursing program is a great program.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a school that offers many great programs. I highly recommend the nursing program and ROTC program. It is located in a busy college town that is growing and is always interesting.

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    Campus Safety

    Shootings Stabbings, bomb threats, thats what happens when you make the standards so low to get into the school Mr Mcfee

    Greek Life

    Absolutely, Great way to get involved and will do amazing things for your time in college and getting you set up for a career afterwards. It's key if you want any kind of networking skills. Also, anybody who is anybody is Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Whiskey Dix all the way. Thirsty Thursdays Free bottles till 11 and free Draft all night.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working self supporting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk across the crest in the middle area between the library and the BAS. It's bad luck and means you will not graduate. Oh, also try and take Tuesday Thursday classes. Its great not having classes on Monday and Friday!

    Bang for the buck

    Parking is the only that is terrible, hopefully the new parking garages will fix this.

    What to do for fun

    Whiskey Dix is a local Club/Bar that is 18 and up and everyone goes there Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night.

    Food and Dining

    One Word, Mccallies.

    Dorm Life

    Terrible don't do it. But I'll be closer to class and not have to leave. Incorrect you will just be more likely to go to your room and take a nap and miss class. You say that that isnt you and you would never do it, but so did I and it happened to me. Live at Aspen Heights instead. Its the best place off campus, Just ask anyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on how many hours you take, it can be stressful, but hey. Welcome to college!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Treat school like a job. From 9-5 only worry about going to class, doing homework, and studying notes. After that do what you want, just try to keep the social life at bay until at least thursday night.

    In three sentences

    Amazing School, especially since I am in the Aerospace program here. This program is the most advanced in the world and it is know/recognized as such. This school and program has changed my life and is getting me ready for a career that I am extremely passionate about.

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    Campus Safety

    Several robberies have occurred around campus, but I see campus police and emergency phones frequently. Danger is everywhere, so one can't complain.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty good. School is expensive, period. But MTSU offers a pretty good bang for the buck. I just wish the Expenses Fee (about $700) was not so high...I don't use things on campus that much.

    What to do for fun

    There is something for everybody...athletics, Greek life, private parties, theater productions, etc.

    Food and Dining

    McCalley's is the best! And now, the new student union building offers Panda Express and Popeyes. There is a lot to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorm, but there are many dorms and nearby college apartments!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the academic rigor will vary. As an education major, there is a lot of work to do. It is not difficult material to learn, but the amount of work (traveling to schools, projects, lesson plans, etc.) is a lot. As a pre-professional (medical) major, there is less work, but the content is much more difficult to learn. It really just depends on your career choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time wisely! At MTSU, you never know when traffic will be bad, parking lots will be full, internet will be down, or how long the line is at the financial aid office. Make sure you are planning everything accordingly and allowing yourself time to maneuver around unexpected obstacles.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a large school that is very school-spirited. There is a place to fit in, no matter who you are or where you come from. MTSU offers great academic opportunities that create paths into many career fields.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great.

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends, study, go out to the Hookah Bar (The Chill Spot) and on wednesdays and fridays we all head out to Play dance bar in Nashville, TN

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is very amazing! There are so many options of food is absolutely great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is kind of hard on you. Coming from a small town it was harder than I expected.

    Academic Rigor

    Learning new things has it's challenges but that's the process of learning new things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't start with a closed mind. Go in and except that anything is possible if you open your heart.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great school, lovely campus, and has really great people. This university has it's ups and downs but at the end of the don't they all. There is no perfect college but I will rate this one with a 9 out of 10.

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    Campus Safety

    Well MTSU has their own police, but crime does unfortunately happen on campus, some of the campus is darker than other sides, but I think they will add some street lights soon.

    Greek Life

    From what I heard Greek life is awesome! I think the most unique thing about the ones here, is that they all have a MANDATORY study session.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is so worth the price of tuition! A huge library with a starbucks inside of it, a HUGE Rec center with plenty to do, and brand new student union building!

    What to do for fun

    MTSU offers plenty of things to do. We have the new Student Union building that has 4 pool tables and 4 ping pong tables. We also have a rec center! It offers a gym, a rock wall, indoor track, and 6 basketball courts.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat at Middle Tennessee. Now the one most visited by students is probably McCallie's they serve some bomb pizza! I will say though, their breakfast isn't all that great, and if you live on campus they offer great meal plans

    Dorm Life

    I honestly cant give my honest opinion on dorm life because I live off campus at my own apartment. Now there are tons of off campus apartments that offer great affordable rates to students.

    Academic Rigor

    I took 15 hours my first semester here, I was able to keep up with the work for the most part, but if you know you cant really balance all that work try 12 hours first.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Meet as many new people as possible! It's college you will need them! 2. I would not recommend 8 O'clock classes unless you are a morning person. 3. Remember that some science classes require a lab, which makes this a 4 credit hour class.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University offers a humble and affordable education. MT offers the same feeling as the bigger universities do, but only half the price. Meeting new people at MTSU is easy because so many people are open and outgoing, so there is a friend for everyone.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is always readily available, and MTSU sends out alerts 24/7 on the security of campus.

    Greek Life

    Not involved, but it is extremely active. Large amount of organizations for students to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything, and if it's not here, you'll be able to talk someone into sponsoring it.

    Great for these types of students

    Relaxed and open-minded students are over abundant on campus, everyone relates and talks to one another, not a stereotypical cliquey type school. However, there is still an extremely strong Greek life on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a shop on main street call The Center of the Universe, and it is said should a student ever shop there they will never leave Murfreesboro. Also, the blue horse between Peck Hall and the Cope Administration building is said to bring luck to all students who touch it.

    What to do for fun

    Not only are there a lot of activities available on campus, like in the new Student Union Building, but the town of Murfreesboro is designed for the college student. Local shops, bars, and restaurants cater to the college student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because everyone is so laid back, remember it is still college, so do your work. Teachers are understanding, but they can still fail you.

    In three sentences

    Extremely easy going university, but punctual. Most professors are extremely open-minded and understanding. Classroom environment is relaxed.

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    What to do for fun

    I own a private recording studio.

    Food and Dining

    Great food.

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard but honestly if it wasn't it would be worst. Professors are amazing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do it.

    In three sentences

    It have an amazing RIM program. Campus is great. Alot of hipsters.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe- as a single mom being in her mid 20's i feel very safe and protected by campus security.

    Clubs and Activities

    galore

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The black-out football game is amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    Pizza joint right down the road from campus is as old as my grandmother but AMAZING. Huge pizza real cheap= happy college students.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of places to find yourself having fun in Murfreesboro. The square has night life adventures for college students (only 2 blocks away). There are hiking trails galore and kaykaing places all over. If you are an outdoors person you will love this place. Also they have many organizations that plan events and plug you into any extra activites you may enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    The food is college food but good. They offer over 3 different dinning locations on campus. Krispy Cream, Chinese. pizza, sushi, grill, homemade food, and the cafeteria which is cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    I have not spent time in the dorms but overall the students feed back is positive as long as you are picking with dorm life. Choose wisely and plan ahead like anything to have the best dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    You choose your major which also chooses your academic rigor. The biology department is phenomenal and yes you will be stuck in a book for years. The labs and instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to meet with an advisor and continue meeting with that same advisor asking all your detailed questions until you graduate from MTSU. If you get set on the right track and stay focused (having advisers to help steer you) you will do great!

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University has been a great place to begin again as a transfer student who had been out of college for several years. The degrees offered here are excellent as well as the overall health of campus. I love MTSU!

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    Campus Safety

    There is a fully accredited police department that patrol campus 24/7 365 days a year and are very visible and are there to keep campus safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 250 student organizations, lots to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Aerospace and mass communications students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The seal in the courtyard in front of the Library, BAS, and Mass Comm building will grant you seven years of college if you step on it. Also, the Blue Horseshoe in Welcome Grove in front of Peck Hall grants you good luck if you touch it.

    What to do for fun

    I am in the Band of Blue!!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't really the the quality of what you would expect for what you pay for. You pay a lot for cheaply made food. As well as on weekends, if you want to go to the on campus dining facilities, be prepared to have even lower standards because the food is prepared even worse on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is, well it's dorm life. The only real downside to dorm life is that sometimes there are people in your dorm building can be super loud and obnoxious and can get annoying because of that. Another downside is that you aren't allowed to stay in on campus housing during winter break, which in my opinion is terrible.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, I haven't had too much trouble with keeping up with my academics and they haven't been too terribly difficult, as one would expect. If you manage your time well and do not wait until the last minute to do projects, it will make it much easier to handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend students take required general education classes before they dive into many of their major classes, that way if they decide to change their major, the classes they have already taken will not have been for nothing.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has so many opportunities for students to get involved and everyone can find something that fits them! The campus is beautiful and even though its large, has a small campus feel to it. We have the biggest student population in Tennessee, which all contribute to helping MTSU become the best school in the state, as well as being True Blue

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU has there own police department with cops constantly patrolling and very accessible if you needed help.

    Greek Life

    Very large on campus and lots of students are involved. They are always doing things on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of different clubs and organization possibilities. There is literally something for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    There is so many benefits from going to school here including the free clinic and pharmacy located on campus. Everything is beautiful and well kept. Plus, there is an abundant amount of opportunities that the campus provides besides just studying and academics.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, game room, recreational center, there is never an excuse for being bored!!

    Food and Dining

    Soooo many different food possibilities on campus. There is always good food to have whether its from one of the cafeterias, there's two, or a fast food place.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms of course are small but still new and provide a reasonable living area.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of the courses do push you to new heights. Every course so far as taught me very valuable information that I can apply to my life. They prepare you for the outside world and wheat to expect in your future career.

    In three sentences

    Overall very gets school. The campus is beautiful and renovated meaning nothing looks old on campus. Lots of new things and stuff to do all the time including the movie theatre on campus!!

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    Campus Safety

    We have campus police and they are great.

    Greek Life

    Not apart of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Society, B.R.O.S.I.S, and digital animation club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Cyber Cafe has an unusual smell.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an animation club that I am apart of now, also I mentor younger students in an up-coming program.

    What to do for fun

    I just hang out with friends, I am the Area Rep. of my area and exercise and play sports.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is good depending on where you go to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is alright I live in a dorm without a general lobby, so I am not at my dorm much.

    Academic Rigor

    I have to always make sure I study and do any extra credit assignments my professors may assign.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you pick the right meal plan because it could be a waste of money.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has a large campus. I have been able to meet new people and build some business partners of the future. I enjoy it here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone whether traditional or non-traditional

    What to do for fun

    Football games

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of things and don't give up! Rules are always changing and evolving.

    In three sentences

    I attended MTSU from 2007-2009 and loved it. The campus is welcoming, beautiful, and the possibilities for involvement are endless. I am excited to be going back this coming spring to finish my degree as a non-traditional student.

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU is very good about keeping students informed of any incident on campus. Unfortunately, there are too many of these emails being sent. Always walk with someone at night and stay in well lit areas. There are alarm buttons all over campus you can run to in an emergency. Safety isn't horrible but it happens.

    Great for these types of students

    Music and arts. Nursing. Livestock sciences. Recording and music industry.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities on campus to get involved in from poetry nights, free movies at the Student Union Center, and bowling. If you're of age you can go to some of the bars across the street and see some live music.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple places to grab snacks or meals on campus. They have chick-fil-a, pizza hut, and a recently added Dunkin Donuts (my favorite). However, don't always expect friendly service from the employees.

    Dorm Life

    Do not take my rating of dorm life seriously. I never stayed in them but from what I hear they are pretty decent.

    Academic Rigor

    The strongest feature of MTSU is it's academic programs and professors. My one and only instance where I had a teacher who's performance was less than satisfactory was quickly resolved by the administration and tuition and fees for the class were immediately refunded by the provost.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest regret was not buying a bicycle and using it to avoid parking issues. Also all students should purchase good rain gear (especially boots). MTSU has very poor drainage on rainy days and you will be walking through many ponds in parking lots and sidewalks.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has some of the most dedicated and highly professional instructors of any school. It is also one of the fastest growing colleges which is beneficial to the student academics. The one draw back to this growth is the lack of parking and constant redirection of traffic due to unending construction.

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    Campus Safety

    We have student patrol who walks the campus day and night. We also have campus police who will come in an instant if called for an emergency, or just to make someone feel secure while walking to their living area or other destination.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks host many activities and are always involved around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Currently not in any, but they are always sending emails and trying to recruit people to join them. I am looking towards joining at least two organizations. They have much to offer and could help with community service hours or volunteer work.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on around campus. Football games, basketball games, step shows, talent shows. The Student Union plays movies every week. It also has a Game Room where you can play pool and hang out with friends. Every football game has a tailgate before game time where you can get free items. Tucker Theater holds plays and dance recitals. There are other things to do. You just have to choose to be involved.

    Food and Dining

    There are different places you can choose from to eat. McCallie and the James Union Building are dine ins, while the Student Union and KUC are places for fast food such as Pop Eyes, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, and Chick Fil A. The Cyber Cafe holds snacks and Subway. The best place to go if you encounter late night hunger.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are fit for living, but choose the place you would feel most comfortable. If you like to be alone at all times and love having personal space, dorms are not for you, apartments would suit you well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring all items that would benefit you in college. Never try to fit in with people. Be yourself and don't be so quick to choose friends. Stay focused and finish work ahead of time.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great learning environment. The diversity gives great learning experience and there are always activities to do. The professors are wonderful and put forth their best effort to make sure everyone succeeds.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has a police dispatch that is always on call, they will come meet walk you to classes or to your car. I was 16 when I started here and I definitely utilized this. I know the fear is, what if they are creeper? don't even worries these guys are great and they are thoroughly checked out. Also any time something happens on campus every student is notified, you never have to worry about being out of the loop.

    Clubs and Activities

    One of the major groups to join and I stress this to incoming freshmen, join trio SSS. Student Support Services, these guys are incredible they are there for guidance, stress relief, they've always got food they help you study and prepare for finals, free tutoring, scholarship help and most importantly they are there for encouragement. It is by an application process and even if you get put on a waiting list it is worth it. They've been an incredible help to me in my freshmen year.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec center is amazing! We have pools, wally ball, weight room, an indoor track, basketball, volleyball, even a rock climbing wall! If that doesn't interest you the have an area in the Rec center that is filled with info on up coming trips that students can take, sports tournaments, hiking, and often times white water rafting. We have multiple movie theaters and there is always something going on each night at campus.

    Food and Dining

    There's is a vast majority of dining that can easily strike any ones fancy. Any where from down home American subway, and burger places, to Chinese, Mexican, Italian, the food choices are incredible. There's one place on campus called McCallies and the food is always different every day. Aside from the salad bar and pizza bar, the food is always different.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live on campus I commute, but i have never once heard a complaint about dorm life. If you end up with a room that just simply does not fit your liking I've heard that all of the residents are more than willing to switch and help you with the process of changing rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically I believe some of the Gen Ed's are absurd,but it is helpful especially to freshmen who may be still toying with the idea of what major to choose. The classes are unique some can be a lot more difficult than others, but all are a necessary evil.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you show to all of your classes, you will never have to worry about having a,mean teacher. If you put the time and the effort your grades will reflect it and your financially aid will too.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is rather unorganized in certain areas, but as a whole this college is respectable and openly diverse. It's a good college to start if you just want to get a taste or simply a good starter college before transferring. As far as finishing this an incredible college to attend and the teachers are warm and engaging, the entire college is well staffed.

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    What to do for fun

    If you're a fan of sports, there's always some kind of sport going on. On football game days, the campus goes wild. Especially on homecoming, people get crazy. Don't go to football games by yourself, and be careful the company you keep. Even though MTSU is a tobacco and alcohol free campus it's not hard to find alcohol and a party if you want it. There are lots of Halloween parties that don't have alcohol, and they're really fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the dining halls is awful. Some days it's edible, some days it's not. As a freshman, it's required that you have a meal plan. The plan gives you unlimited access to all the dining halls, which are buffet style. Both halls are catered by Aramark, so the food is very similar. There are places besides the dining halls to eat, but if you're on a budget you'll find eating at those places almost impossible. The prices are a little higher than regular fast-food places.

    Dorm Life

    Life on campus can be really good if you make it. Most dorms have fliers everywhere, telling what things you can do and when. Be sure to check out which dorm you're going to be living in. DON'T apply last minute, and just let the housing department place you somewhere. There are some dorms on campus that aren't good places to live, and some that are scary to walk to alone at night. The Honors dorm is nice, clean, with enough space in the rooms. However, it's far from places like the New Student Union and a lot of the classes. Always make sure to lock your room no matter what dorm you're in.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes very from really easy to really hard. It depends on your teacher, the type of class, etc. Honors courses require a lot of work, which may be hard to manage if you have to work/raise children/etc. I would recommend not starting your first semester with more than one Honors class.

    Tips for prospective students

    The classes are good, but beware taking too many honors classes as a Freshman. The class load is immense. There will be a lot of homework, mostly reading and taking notes on large chapters. Don't buy your books before the first day of class, because your teachers may change the book or you'll find that you never use it and the book is just for reference. Visit the dorms before you choose one. There are really good dorms and really bad ones. If you're going to live in an apartment off campus, beware: many apartment complexes close to campus are unsafe.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee is a good school overall. However, it is pretty secluded and so it's hard to get around the city without a car. The classes are pretty small for such a big college.

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    Campus Safety

    They have their own police force and I've seen multiple cars patrolling nearly every time i've been there.

    Greek Life

    not involved or planning to be involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was told that they have clubs for nearly everything, including a My Little Pony club.

    Great for these types of students

    Music, Aerospace, Undeclared, Nursing

    Bang for the buck

    if you don't live in the area housing and sustainment of life is pretty expensive but tuition is fairly cheap!

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are free for students as well as multiple other social events that are little to no cost to students.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty expensive if you don't have a meal plan. It has fast food and quick stop places through out the campus; very convenient if you have the cash.

    Dorm Life

    I've only visited one dorm building on campus and they are not that great. Multiple of my other friends have suggested that if possible that I find housing off of campus. It is a culture shock if you are from a small non-diverse community.

    Academic Rigor

    I hear that it's both challenging but rewarding. So.. fingers crossed!

    Tips for prospective students

    do your research! don't make a decision based on your peers! do what's going to put you in a better position in your future.

    In three sentences

    The environment seems very positive and the people i've met are super friendly and ready to answer any questions you have.

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    Campus Safety

    your safety is the main concern of the campus police

    Greek Life

    the Greeks pride themselves on brotherhood and sisterhood and working with one another. they have a good time.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are about 250 different clubs and activities for every type of student and you can make your on club if you have a teacher and five other students with you.

    Great for these types of students

    if you're an active person and like to work out the recreation center is a great place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the grove is pretty cool to sit outside and eat.

    Bang for the buck

    pay and go

    What to do for fun

    go to a sports event, party or student union

    Food and Dining

    if you like pizza the dining hall is always serving fresh and hot pizza and we have a Dunkin' Donuts on campus and plenty of places that serve coffee.

    Dorm Life

    living on campus is cool you get to be on your own but you have to share a bathroom with about 20 other people.

    Academic Rigor

    an c- means you fail the course and have to take the course again

    Tips for prospective students

    always show up for class and don't party to much but have fun

    In three sentences

    over all as a freshman i enjoy Middle Tennessee State University's relaxed environment and small campus fill even though its a big campus. i rate middle Tennessee state university as a 8

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU has its own police system with its own number to call. The officers are not rent a cop either. They are actual police officers designated to our campus.

    Greek Life

    The greek life at MTSU is expanding. Everyone is excepted into the organizations and they are held at a higher standard than most other organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    MTSU offers clubs and activities for everyone! The organizations are always looking for new people to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for students looking for diversity. Also, disabled and handicapped students have advantage here because MTSU's campus is a flat terrain.

    Bang for the buck

    The academics are decent if you apply yourself. The Athletics are getting better. MTSU is the cheapest university in TN, but the campus is extraordinary.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can hang out in the in the Student Union Building or the KUC with friends. MTSU also offers lots of organizations for students to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options at the KUC or the new Student Union Building. These buildings offer outside vendors that I would normally go to not on campus such as Chick-Fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally live in a dorm but my best friend and fellow cheerleaders do. They seem to enjoy it and the dorms I have been in seem to be fairly modern looking.

    Academic Rigor

    You can get by at MTSU. The academic rigor truly depends on the classes and professors you take. If you want a challenge, take the classes other students say are hard or uncomprehensible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become best friends with James E. Walker library. Don't wait until the last minute to study for tests. Always, always, ALWAYS do extra credit if a professor provides it, because professors DON'T provide it.

    In three sentences

    The hardness of the class depends on the teacher. Diversity is everywhere on campus. Middle is great for opportunities and getting involved.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is well enforced here. The police ride around all night long and there's people on golf carts that ride on the side walks to catch people in the bushes.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that love getting involved!

    Bang for the buck

    Since the Freshman dorms are super noisy I feel like I overpaid. But there's a free laundry room, a kitchen (no pots or pans), and a handicapped bathroom on both sides of the hall.

    What to do for fun

    For fun there's a site called MyMt with all the activities for the entire campus listed in one place. There's always something to do. Even on Fall break when everyone (including me) went home, there was still something for people to do.

    Food and Dining

    The Blue Raider Grill is the best. The burgers are super tall and I always get the fries without the batter because with the batter they look disgusting. Flexbucks go fast so if you want the most out of them I'd go with the 5 day open access instead of the 7 day.

    Dorm Life

    The Freshman dorms suck because of all the people from Memphis being super loud at 3AM. If you have class at 8AM make sure you live in a quiet place like Womack apartments or Smith or maybe Gracy Halls.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a meal plan or you'll be spending alot of time in the library with a grumbling stomach. Get all the maps you can. Make sure you know how to work D2L, Pipeline, MTSU mail, and MyMt.

    In three sentences

    The professors are helpful. The students are great with directions even at night. And the food is pretty good except for McCallie and everyone here calls it McNasty.

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    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great place to get your education from. It has every thing you want to have a good education. The professors in MTSU are caring, and they were always their for any one if they need anythings.Everything about the MTSU is nice, all the facilities, complex, everything was newly renovated and looked incredible.

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    Campus Safety

    make sure to look both ways before running to class, a buss or student may hit you.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU college discounts EVERYWHERE!

    What to do for fun

    It is a college town, there are plenty of places open late and plenty of fun to be had. I love taking my dogs on the greenway.

    Food and Dining

    If you don't want cafeteria food, there are plenty of restaurants close by.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms so I do not have apersonal opinion, but I'd prefer to live in my own place.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class and particular teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking is awful, bring a bike or walk. Wear boots when it rains Campus is always under construction.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is seems to have a lot of teachers willing to help. All the advisors seem to want to help and see you succeed. Although, Not many night class options for what I was seeking in science.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always patrolling the campus keeping campus safe. The campus also has a raider escort service so that students out late can call and get escorted to their car anytime they feel they need it. The campus is very safe and all problems are quickly taken care of properly.

    Greek Life

    There is a strong greek life on campus. Many people are in sororities or fraternities. All those involved say they love the companionship and encourage anyone to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs and activities on campus. There is sure to be a club for everyone to enjoy. It's also fairly easy to start a new club if desired.

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for any student who likes being involved but also has a desire to learn. They have great programs for most majors and are constantly expanding their study programs. They also have a great study abroad program for students interested in that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has a lucky horseshoe that is said to help people before exams. There's also a spot on campus where you stand in the center of a half oval area and when you talk into it your voice is projected and only you can hear the projection.

    Bang for the buck

    The shows and games on campus are free for students. The movies and bowling alleys give student discounts so they become cheap activities for students.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do around campus such as a movie being shown, a play, or a comedian visiting. There's also the student union building which has a game room in it. The recreational center also has a workout room, different types of courts, and a pool.

    Food and Dining

    There's a wide variety of dining to choose from on and around campus. Anyone can find something they like. The food also won't break your budget.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look nice and students in dorms are usually more involved with the school. The dorms also have fun activities for residents to do and lounges for students to hang out in. Many dorms also have meetings to help students with issues going on.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is challenging, just enough to make sure students learn and gain knowledge. It is not unbearable though, it doesn't take away all of your time. You will be sure to learn what you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should make sure to study for their exams ahead of time and not cram. Be sure to attend your classes so you don't miss important points that may be on exams. They should also be sure to stay involved in activities around the school.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great school. They always have something for students to do and keep students involved. They have courses that appeal to all students and open the minds of students.

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    Bang for the buck

    There is a definite positve attitude in the students at MTSU. The teachers are explicit with their instructions, and the campus like is enjoyable.

    What to do for fun

    Shopping at The Avenue. Movies in the dorms. KUC movies.

    Food and Dining

    Food services are off-the-hook! there are two main cafeterias and the surrounding bussinesses of the campus are food oriented.

    Dorm Life

    We never go to sleep in the dorms. It is a constant study/ party session.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers expect a lot from you, but it gets easier the more you pay attention in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are any good at sports, don't be afraid to join a team. I would advise incoming students to get aquainted with some kind of structured team. A fraternity, a study group, a friendship circle.

    In three sentences

    The MTSU campus is a frenzy of mixed -aged lovable friends. The Classrooms are up-to-date and learning centered. Teachers at MTSU are negociable and entusiastic.

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    Campus Safety

    In general i really feel safe on campus always when i drive or walk i see police patrolling the school and that really makes me feel safe on campus. Also there have been several occasions of robbery so to be on the safe side have all your money on your debit card and if you are scared to walk to your car, dorm or anywhere on campus the police can send an escort so you will get where you need safely

    What to do for fun

    Well Murfreesboro is a small town and the only places to go out for night life is at the square which have bars and most of them put only country music. If you want to have fun on campus join an organization that is active on campus. You will make new friends this way and have fun at the same time.

    Food and Dining

    Food dining is average mostly junk food which I dont like because the school charges more money and there is no alternative place to eat something healthy. At McCallies its a buffet style so its all you can eat but you really get tired of the food because its the same most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty good you meet new people there since you will always interact with the same people and there is always something going on there like an activity at the main floor which is a way to meet new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending what classes you take it really isnt that difficult as long as you attend class, do your homework and study you will do fine in your classes. But some classes require you to study more than others because material could be difficult to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Advice I would give to new students attending MTSU is to make friends in all your classes. This actually helped me in my first year because i was failing exams but i studied with friends and got an A in the class. Also ask as many questions as you can better to ask a lot then not at all.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is very diverse a lot of students here and if you are social you will make a lot of friends here. Also parking is really a pain at MTSU if you get here early you will find parking spots. Also most students on campus are friendly if you engage in conversation that is how i met a lot of people but sometimes its intimidating.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is actually a really cheap school. With me I live in the dorms and pay instate tuition and after my couple scholarships i only payed 3,100 out of pocket and 4,500 in scholarships. So all-in-all my tuition was only about 7,600. So for a cheap school you get a great education.

    What to do for fun

    During the week there is always something to do like going to the REC center and hanging out at the student union with the movie theater but on the weekends there really is nothing to do because most everyone who comes here lives close by so they go home for the weekend. But the best part is probably the sporting events because students get in free as long as they have their ID and you get to hang out with your firends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but it gets repetitive especially if you have a meal plan because all the other places on campus close early.

    Dorm Life

    I've made some great friends and I have a feeling these friendships are going to last. I don't know what I would do with out the friends I've made.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are willing to work with you and help you out no matter what. Its hard but at the same time it is so easy because there is always help around no matter what.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. It is everywhere you look. Living in the dorms has been a wonderful choice just cause I've made some solid friendships in the last month alone.

    In three sentences

    The school is hard working. It has a fun atmosphere. Its a great place to meet amazing people and build some of the best friendships.

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    Campus Safety

    There is great security and efforts are made to keep students aware of what going on around campus and encourage safety.

    Greek Life

    Not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    To busy studying right now. But, I do participate in a joint learning venture with a local after school program, a service learning project between MTSU and Patterson Park. This program is a goals oriented program for young students to make Right Choices.

    Great for these types of students

    The college is great for all students. The services available help traditional students, as well as non-traditional students, like my self. I've been out of school over 35 years, and with assistance from advisors and information on the website, a lot of my questions and concerns are answered promptly and are understandable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    First year, still new at this.

    Bang for the buck

    The university offers degrees in just about any field of interest.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy reading mostly. I also enjoy helping in the community.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of available places to get food and relax between classes.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay on campus, but all the people that do say it's a good system.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has excellent staff and are willing to help accomplish your goals of making the best grades possible, by providing guidance in retaining learned information for each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you think through what it is you would like to do in the future. Have and open mind and the possibilities are endless. The advisors and staff want to help you decide your course in academia.

    In three sentences

    The teach staff are excellent professionals and are realist who give you facts. The school has a varied academic curriculum that entails many different avenues of pursual. The campus is situated with access for individuals like me, physically challenged, to navigate the campus and getting to class.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is very important and should be at the top of your list for any college. I feel very safe at MTSU.

    What to do for fun

    If you like to work out, swim, or climb the walls, you will have to come check out the Rec Center. Plenty to do to keep you active. If you're the bookworm kind, the new library will be heaven for you. If you're like me and love sports, you will have a free pass (MTSU ID) to the football games anytime.

    Food and Dining

    Oh, lots on campus to choose from... Starbucks, Subway, grills and tons of great food. You will have to watch the waistline because there really isn't anything bad in any location.

    Dorm Life

    MTSU has several styles of dorms so there is something for everyone. Take a tour and see first hand just what is here. I did and I am so glad that I was able to pick out the dorm that was a great fit for me!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes will challenge you; some will inspire you; but the great thing is that there are plenty of opportunities to pick the classes that work best for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will enjoy the campus and Murfreesboro. You have everything within walking distance, such as food, library, a recreation center, and shops close by to campus as well.

    In three sentences

    You will have everything @ MTSU. Tons of options on any major you might want, great dorm life, and plenty of opportunities to put on that freshman 15. Come check us out in the 'Boro!

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life would change how you view academics and having fun. What a great experience.

    What to do for fun

    Fun things would include: getting involved in groups, visit the KUC during lunch hours, and also attend all the student functions.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students who are debating on to attend or not I would first look into the many majors MTSU offers and also learn the history. The campus is a nice size, but not too big. Also, it is a safe environment.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great college to form a home a way from home. The teachers are great communicators and there are resources every where to prepare you. GO BLUE RAIDERS.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is TOP-NOTCH! They have a safety service through phone. For weather alerts or other dangerous events, you'll be sent text message or emails about them instantly. If you're afraid of walking at night, they have campus officers to help escort your to your desired designation.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not only does MTSU have organizations in relation to your major or to better your leadership, but they have many for your personal interest, such as dance, collecting things, or exercising. You also have the chance to make up one yourself as long as it not harmful in any way and going through a little process.

    Food and Dining

    The quality of food here is NO disappointment. They have a variety fast food restaraunts, even for the people who love to eat healthy. The cafe is great. No typical grade school food and good dessert.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome and comes with responsibility. You know you have to keep the area clean.We have hall meetings to attend in all seriousness. Each Dorm Hall has their own activities! We have movie nights, free pancake days, game days, stuff to keep us going and break from the school work.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is fine in the Academic rigor and are a great support. This is college. We're adults now. We are responsible for doing and keeping up with our work. They have FREE TUTORING for every subject! What's better than that?!

    Tips for prospective students

    For you future students, be open to meet new people. Try to get involved, join clubs of interest and network. That's what makes college FUN!

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a very welcoming school full of diversity. They have a great academic program! There are plenty of things to do.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to the new Student Union or to the KUC and eat with friends and use the computers. And right off campus you can go to a bar (if your old enough of course)

    Food and Dining

    Great food and service overall

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus because I have a child so I haven't been able to experience the dorm life but I have heard it is awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    Great State University overall!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always talk to your advisor. Stay focused, don't loose focus or you will veer off your path and maybe end up failing. So stay focused is the key.

    In three sentences

    This college is great at there organization. I have never had any issues with trying to get my classes chosen or financial aid to go through. The advisers are very helpful.

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    Great for these types of students

    Social butterflies will thrive or die. That means that some will continue being themself but some will feel inferior of all that other social butterflies out there. Shy people have a place, musical...well it is easier to say that there is a place somewhere for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    The new Student Union building, Stone River Mall, Fat Mo's, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study.....and Study.

    Food and Dining

    It's good, but a cup of instant noodles and a capri sun is a whole lot cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus :( but I hear it is not too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on Campus! I am not financially able to live on campus but I would give my right leg to be able to! MTSU offers many opportunities to be involved in the school and different aspects of campus life. Yes, MTSU is known for their partying but if you play your cards right that wont be a problem you will have. Simply ask yourself, How will what I am doing look on my resume? That question will make you think twice before going to the biggest Frat party MTSU has to offer.

    In three sentences

    MTSU faculty genuinely cares for students. Operators and department administration do not try to get the phone call over with when you have a question or concern. MTSU continues to make improvements in each department in the physical and academic aspect.

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of students

    What to do for fun

    The rec center is amazing. It has anything and everything someone could ever want to do in the fitness scene.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure everything that you need to turn in, financial aid, admission forms, etc. are turned in far before the deadline.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great school. It has many options for someone to pick as a major. There are thousands of friendly people to meet.

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    Campus Safety

    Nothing crazy ever happened to my friends or I, even if we walked at night. Always tell a friend where you are just in case and remember the buddy system when attending parties and events.

    Greek Life

    I plan on pledging soon.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Rec was awesome with activities and the school offered events just for the students, which was awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    Go to the free events and sporting events if you don't have a job like I did.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We loved hanging at Judd and in Cummings. We meet up at McCallies to eat and got where ever afterwards.

    Bang for the buck

    There were some expensive things if you did not have a job, but there are events that are free.

    What to do for fun

    I usually hung around the dorm unless we went out to a party. We always had fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food at JUB was amazing. I love the cooks, they were so nice to my friends and I.

    Dorm Life

    Besides the community bathroom it was nice meeting new friends and having sleepovers.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum was difficult and if I slipped up I could have lost some scholarships.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on-campus as a freshmen. Go to all the home sporting events. Make as many friends as you can.

    In three sentences

    I love being a Blue Raider. The teachers are real and upfront, the events are full of school spirit, and the people are welcoming. I love Middle Tennessee State University with every being in my body!!

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not step on the seal in front of the library. Students say that the ones that walk on it will not graduate.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the Recreational Center and there are plenty of things to do there.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Although it may be a bit overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so I'm not 100% sure but I have friends that live on campus and most of the them don't like it.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the professor that you may have. Some may do extra credit and curve grades while others wont hesitate to fail you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get side tracked. Keep up with everyday material and make sure that you don't get behind in any class.

    In three sentences

    I would rate MTSU 3.5 out of 5 due to some of the professors. Its very difficult to find a good professor that will work and help you achieve your goals.

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU has their own Police force - and yes they are campus police but they are full-time officers of the law that are on campus Only and there are emergency poles every 1,000 feet

    Clubs and Activities

    There are sooo many active clubs and organizations, and SGA is great at bring entertainers and entertainment to campus, plus if there is a club that you like or have an idea for - you can create it!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone! You will find our own niche no matter what!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The hang-out at Walnut Grove and the Rockwall!

    Bang for the buck

    There are amazing resources and MTSU is a wonderful school to earn a degree.

    What to do for fun

    There is a new activity every month and there are movies every weekendThe R

    Food and Dining

    They try to bring as much variety as possible and have many mini commerical brands such as Starbucks, Subway, and pizza hut on campus

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are some of the nicest I Have seen and activites on campus keeps life entertaining

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors are always challenging you to be your best and there are great rewards when you can rise to the challenge ... but dont worry they wont give you anything you cant handle

    Tips for prospective students

    PARKING! If you are a commuter - plan on getting here AT LEAST 45 minutes early as trying to find a parking spot is a NIGHTMARE and a HALF!!!!

    In three sentences

    Great School that is really active and full of school spirt. The Entire community stands behind our athletes and is full of True Blue spirit. The school is always trying to bring fun stuff to campus

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. Just don't walk alone at night (anywhere) better to be safe than sorry!

    What to do for fun

    That is up to you! The REC (swimming, work out, rock-climb, yoga classes etc) Join clubs Go out and be social

    Food and Dining

    If you aren't picky there are enough choices for you! But I do believe more food choices are being added this semester! Thank You MTSU

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a dorm as a freshman, wasn't so bad, but I studied A LOT so I didn't get involved as much as I could have. It was nice to be convieniently located on campus, and have a meal plan (no cooking!)

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, it can be pretty easy to extremely difficult. I would say mine (biology) can be pretty tough, we have to take some extremely difficult classes ( and the tough teachers don't help!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Join clubs, study abroad, do as much as you can because every semester fly's by and four years is nothing!

    In three sentences

    Middle is a great school: has many classes to choose from, a variety of knowledgeable professors in many different fields, huge opportunities- if you take them. I hope to do research with a professor next year and study abroad before I graduate! Little university big opportunities!

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    Greek Life

    It's okay if you're friends with the right ones.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who thrive in big groups and can help themselves more than relyon one on one help.

    What to do for fun

    There are always groups hanging out doing deomnstrations and making announcements. Flyers for anything you can think of are everywhere so pay attention.

    Food and Dining

    KUC is ALWAYS packed and overpriced but it's the only decent food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus but my friend loved her dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared and on campus 45 minutes before you ahve to be in class. Sit in the front and utilize the math lab and writing labs. They're lifesavers with great tutors always standing by!

    In three sentences

    Stressful parking. Financial Aid office is horrible. I had some great teachers though.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is great they are always on call and if you need an escort in the middle of the night they will do that for you.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is cool. They host alot of different events and make themselves known.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a number of things to choose from. Student Government, Gospel Choir e.t.c.

    What to do for fun

    The campus always holds different events on campus for people to get out and socialize. There are also parties if that is the sort of thing you are looking for.

    Food and Dining

    At MTSU there are alot of options to choose from. There are two cafeterias on campus with a variety of foods for you to choose from. There wasn't a limit on how many times you could go in an eat with the freshman meal plan. In almost every building there were snack shops for you to get a snack whenever hungry. In one building there was a cafeteria with your everyday restaraunts such as Pizza Hut, Subway and Chick-fila.

    Dorm Life

    Before going off to college the idea of living in a dorm was something I dreaded. After experiencing it at MTSU I encourage incoming freshman to do it. The dorms have 24 hour computer labs in them so you should never have an excuse as to why you don't complete an assignment. The living conditions were good and the Resident Assistants and Dorm Directors actually care and try to make things fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It won't be as hard if you do not procrastinate. Whenever you run into trouble talk to your professor that is what they are there for. Overall the classes carry alot of work like most universities but you have to put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and stay focused. Whenever you feel the pressure talk to a professor or an advisor they will be happy to help.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee is great fror academics as well as meeting new people. As an imcoming freshman you will not have to worry about making friends because people are friendly. MTSU is in a great location.

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU has there on accredited police force that does nothing but patrol the campus 24/7. Personally i would say one of the safest out there

    What to do for fun

    Murfreesboro TN has pretty much anything a college student could want for from multiple movie theaters to mini golf and go karts you could really never be board in this city.

    Tips for prospective students

    You definitly need to go to the CUSTOMS program they have it will tell you everything about there school plus a tour i really learned alot from.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University has an amazing and knowledgeable staff that always seem eager to help. They do everything in there power to get you all of the finical aid needed, i am receiving a refund of over 5000$ this year alone they are amazing at finding people aid. The schedule is very flexible and you get the classes you need at almost any time.

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    Campus Safety

    Here at MTSU we have one of the best police forces around. Our campus has a real police force instead of just campus police. We also have a 24/7 escort serves you can call a cop at anytime of day or night and he will be there in 2minutes to escort you where ever you need to go. We also have panic buttons that are around campus you just push the button and a police officer will be there in 5minutes or less. As a Criminal Justice major I have learned first hand how amazing our police force is and can say that there is not a time when I don't feel safe at MT

    Greek Life

    Greek life is growing so fast at MT its already been big over the years but it has been rapidly growing over the last couple of years and its such a great thing to be apart of. It bring so many more events to MTSU the Greeks are always doing something to show off there colors and its always such a blast. When you join there brother hood or sister hood they help you along this journey through college by making you put you work before your extracurricular activities!

    Clubs and Activities

    MTSU has a club for just about anything and if they don't have the club you want you can get 4 people and make it. The clubs around MT are not as involved as they could be its more Greek life then anything but there are always activities going on from little fairs to bands playing and all sorts of stuff so its very easy to stay involved!

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for anyone but a few of there best programs are the Aerospace program which is #1 and there Recording industry major which is also #1 and they have many other great programs as well! Such as Criminal justice, all the science programs and there nursing programs as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At MT there is a Blue horseshoe that has a penny under it form 1911 which was the year MTSU was founded this is located in Walnut Grove. There is also a building called the KOM its located on the northwest side of MT it was the first learning building built at MTSU.

    Bang for the buck

    On campus we have two 24/7 computer labs that have free paper all you can print, we also have one of the best libraries out of all the college's in Tennessee. They are always giving away free food and apparel which when you become a college student free will become your favorite word. There is just so much to offer at MTSU!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun at MT but my favorite would have to be there amazing gym! The gym consist of 6 basketball courts, 5 Racket ball rooms, in soccer court, in door volley ball court, yoga room, spin class room, weight room, treadmill room, dance room, a rock wall, Olympic size swimming pool with a diving board and a slide and so much more! Also around campus there are may things going on such as video game nights, and the music hall get together, there are two bowling alleys around campus, laser tag there really is just something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    Here at MTSU they have great food, there is 2 all you can eat buffets, Chic-fil-a, Subway, Pizza Hut and the list just goes on and on. The food is so great and they have something for everyone on campus, but there is also this thing called the freshmen 15, so even know the food is great just watch your eating habits!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is such a great thing to do at least once in college. I met so many great people who will be life long friends in the dorm! It also helps to keep you up to date on whats going on around campus so you can stay involved. MT has very safe and secure dorms and its always nice to have someone right down the hall that maybe able to help you on your homework!

    Academic Rigor

    They are all about academics at MT if you join any club or get into Greek life you must obtain a high GPA and be on good academic standing. At MT the scores were starting to fall and the teachers fixed that real fast by offering more study sessions and other ways to to take advantage of students free time and now for the last 3 years MTSU overall GPA has went up and is looking strong for the future!

    Tips for prospective students

    When you get all set MT take the time and go around the campus and find your classes, it may not be to big of a campus but its growing every year! Second when you get to your classes find someone in every class that you can study with so that way you will always be ready on test day. Now last but not least DO NOT procrastinate if you have a 5 page paper due on Friday do not wait till the Thursday before to start on it!

    In three sentences

    Mtsu has a great campus and is growing every year. The class president is such a great guy he is always out and about helping other and being there when needed. All in all MTSU is a great school with so much opportunity!

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    Campus Safety

    Several shootings and attacks occur, especially late night. Would not recommend walking to car by yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone in the area, as there really aren't many options

    What to do for fun

    Fitness area, local restaurants, library

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your professors before you sign up for their classes to make sure their teaching style will actually help you learn.

    In three sentences

    In my area, there is really no other college you can attend. I wish the teachers would really TEACH and not incorporate useless information or activities into classes. It would be nice to actually care about the students' educations and not just their money.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus, there has been violence and other things going on. but I have never witnessed it.

    Clubs and Activities

    MTSU has clubs for everyone!

    What to do for fun

    MTSU is about 10 minutes from stones river mall, and the avenue. Shopping is close by. Also the rec center is almost always open for students who want to get a work out going.

    Food and Dining

    Love the food, but like everything else it does get old always eating out.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly not sure, I never lived in the dorms, but everyone I have talked to loved it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to leave extra early for parking reasons (it's crazy!). Also never be afraid to ask someone where you need to go to find a building, everyone is very friendly.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a large school that has clubs and organizations for everyone, also creating your own organization is simple. Everyone at MTSU is very friendly and willing to help with every question. I love MTSU and everyone that I have met who attends this school.

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    What to do for fun

    Ride bikes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare as much as you can. Purchase a bicycle because finding parking is impossible.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is an acceptable college to earn your degree at. It is affordable, diverse, very large and still expanding. It is a great school.

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    Greek Life

    there's something for all

    What to do for fun

    dances, movies, shopping ,Greek life

    Tips for prospective students

    communicate ,stay involve in activities and study

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. The communication between staff and student is amazing. I would recommend this school to all.

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    What to do for fun

    so many clubs, athletics, activities, movies, rec center, bored isn't an option

    Food and Dining

    YUUUUUMMMMMYYYYY :) they have healthy options, and food that comforts home sickness, buffet style... any weight gained is worth it1

    Dorm Life

    i wont be living in a dorm i will be living at university gables. however i have stayed in the dorms for cheerleading camp before, great quality, size is just right, could'nt be cleaner or safer.

    Academic Rigor

    can't say, i haven't had class yet. im an incoming freshman 2012

    Tips for prospective students

    check the deadlines. attend customs. breathe.

    In three sentences

    this has been my dream college since my freshman year of highschool, when i got my acceptance letter i knew everything i ever dreamed of for my future was about to become my reality. mtsu is more than a school, it's home, it's family, it's my backbone. other than my two feet, mtsu is what i will always stand on.

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    In three sentences

    I like that its local

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    Campus Safety

    We've all seen the news and MTSU is on their a lot. It really is about being smart and staying out of dangerous situations. They always have police patrolling campus and all over Murfreesboro.

    Greek Life

    I love being Greek I just wish more people wanted to! Its not like what you see in the movies. Its a group of people that share common goals, have fun, but for the most part we do stuff in the community and help with each others charities. We also put on fun things like step show, lip sync, homecoming, and so much more. They contribute so much to MTSU and could really use more people wanting to go Greek!

    Clubs and Activities

    They have everything from honors, Greek life, intramural sports, and just about anything else you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for anyone! They really do offer just about anything you can imagine and the community is so diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk through the dead center of the area in between the library and the Business administration building! Rumor has it that if you do you will not graduate :).

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous clubs and sports you can become involved in. They have intramural sports for just about everything and a recreation center with an indoor pool, track, rock wall, etc. The Greek community is a wise group to become involved in because you not only get to have fun but you help a numerous amount of charities between all the fraternities and sororities. There a also a handful of bars near campus, a river, pools, shops, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous places to eat such as Chik-fil-a, Pizza hut, subway, chinese, home-cooked food, etc. and they are getting even more. I like the food; however, there are a few occasions where it has made me feel sick.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus at MTSU but my friends that have seem to enjoy it and its convenience.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU places high value in finding the best education for its students. I am currently in the nursing program which is one of the top programs in the country. The professors push you to your limits to help you become the best of the best in your chosen major so that you will be successful upon graduation and ready for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is extremely beneficial to become involved in campus life and make connections with numerous people that can contribute to your future career. And, of course, being involved will leave you with many great memories of the time you spent at MTSU.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has a wide range of educational & recreational opportunities. The campus is very large and diverse. It has allowed me to grow and become more independent and discover who I am becoming as a young woman.

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    What to do for fun

    Study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to CUSTOMS for orientation.

    In three sentences

    Amazing. Practical. Conveinent

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt un-safe on campus. I suppose it would be nice to see more security personnel sometimes. I've never had any problems.

    Greek Life

    I really don't know much about the Greek life except that it exists. I do notice a lot of service fraternities/sororities which I think is ideal.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I mentioned above: If you're into sports, your head will spin with options. The Rec center has all kinds of stuff including rock-climbing, a pool, fitness classes, indoor track, etc. There are more student groups than I can count. And you can always get involved as an intern on the radio station, watch FREE movies in one of the campus theaters, be a part of plays, dance concerts, and other events... If you're bored at MTSU, it's your fault.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants the value of a public university, a diverse student body, tons of resources with the feel of a smaller university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Library has a kind of courtyard in front of it where you will see people playing games, reading, practicing guitar/cello/singing, just hanging out, catching some fresh air... And it has a unique collection of sayings engraved in the pavement where brick bench areas offer plentiful seating. It's a really great space you might not expect.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I get more than I pay for as far as tuition. The Library alone has everything you could ever need including a writing lab that connects you with a tutor one-on-one by online appt, usually that same day. I have NEVER waited to use a computer or a printer. Facilities range from hundred-year-old-buildings to brand new ones. It seems the campus is always updating something which I think is great.

    What to do for fun

    Where do I start? If you're into sports, your head will spin with options. The Rec center has all kinds of stuff including rock-climbing, a pool, fitness classes, indoor track, etc. There are more student groups than I can count. And you can always get involved as an intern on the radio station, watch FREE movies in one of the campus theaters, be a part of plays, dance concerts, and other events... If you're bored at MTSU, it's your fault.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options across campus at pretty reasonable prices. The Subway on campus is overpriced in my opinion. But other outside vendors offer everything from coffee to sushi is a fun environment. The dining hall (separate from the other commercial restaurants) is all you can eat with tons of healthy and usually tasty choices. The milk they serve is from cattle raised by the University's Agriculture program which I think is really cool.

    Academic Rigor

    I only have one other reference for this category which was Nashville State Community College. I feel like the academic pressures here are only a little bit higher. It's a very doable standard for anyone willing to work and ask for help when they need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    REGISTER EARLY! MTSU is a very popular school so classes can fill up quickly. Also, the summer semester is a great time to get ahead on your courses and get more personalized attention from teachers. It's a big campus, so be prepared to walk quite a bit.

    In three sentences

    MTSU has a great vibe, lots of resources, helpful staff, and a varied student body. I was pleasantly surprised at how personalized everything feels considering how large the school is. As an adult completing my bachelor's after an 8 year break from school, I'm very happy I choose this school.

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    Campus Safety

    Moderate to good

    Clubs and Activities

    I participated in the dance program it was fantastic!

    Great for these types of students

    Love local restaurants, shopping, bands. Enjoy outdoor activities and southern hospitality

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The great bike-a-thon and check out the center of the universe

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely!

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, great local events, dance performances, clubs and other outings.

    Food and Dining

    Actually really good! Lots of choices and I love the salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    I do not not live in the dorms, so not sure.

    Academic Rigor

    Expect to be challenged, you will have to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisor and be sure to check out all the fabulous resources the campus library has to offer.

    In three sentences

    I think MSU is a great school! They have a fantastic college of education with knowledgeable and practical professors. I am so glad I chose MTSU.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Smart, Fun, and those who wants to be far away but close as well.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is worth the money people are paying. The food could be better. They are building new buildings right now.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has parties. It has it's own movie theater. The Rec is lots of fun.

    Food and Dining

    McCallie's has somtimes ok food. KUC has great food. and Cyber and the rest of the food places are great as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are wonderful. Some of the people in the dorm are horrible. The beds are not all that big but comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic areas are great. The teachers i have had have been great. The work is not that hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't eat at McCallie's. Don't think everybody is your friend. Also don't slack off.

    In three sentences

    Middle TN State University is a wonderful school. It has great living places on the campus. Also it has a lot of people on the campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Although crime happens, the campus police department is very helpful and respectful. Having the police around makes me feel safer.

    Greek Life

    I am Greek and I love it! Many opportunities for Greek Life!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Cultural; Religious; Fraternaties- social, professional; Sororities- social, professional, service; Honor Societies; service organizations; government association, sports, sports clubs

    Great for these types of students

    non-traditional foreign

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walnut Grove is the place for tailgating!

    Bang for the buck

    I am so happy about my choice to attend MTSU. I have met so many people and experienced so many things I wouldn't have otherwise.

    What to do for fun

    so many organizations to become a part of, movies on campus for cheap, movie theatres, bowling and billiards, Nashville isn't far, parks

    Food and Dining

    Expensive, but good restaurants. If you like buffets, you'll appreciate the two all you can eat buffets on campus for a pretty decent price.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in an old dorm that has now been rennovated. Before that, there was no oven or stove to cook with. I had to eat a lot of microwave meals. I was also a freshman, so I had the stupid meal plan with 10 meals at our buffets per week and flex bucks to use. I hate buffets so I pretty much hated that I had to have a meal plan because I lived on campus. It was nice to not have to worry about parking and walking every where wasn't bad either.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't think it's the most difficult school ever, but the classes are challenging. So don't drop the ball- work hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get overwhelmed by the size, it's not too much. Don't think that everyone here gets shot or stabbed, because it's just like every other college town- there is crime, so be cautious. The construction is annoying, yes, but the new parts of campus look amazing.

    In three sentences

    Large school with great opportunities for students.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do, literally walk down the campus and you will find something.

    Food and Dining

    There are some okay places to eat, however you can pay for the good stuff and it is mostly fairly priced. the only bad part is the hours of operation.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in a dorm, nor do I plan to.

    Academic Rigor

    The only bad parts of this university is the bad point of every university, meaning that you may or may not get good teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know, or have an idea of what you want to do in life before you go to school. Going without that is just a waste of money.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great school with an awesome variety of people. The Main plus would have to be the size, because the school is neither too big nor too small. This allows the school to seem a bit more personal than others.

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    Campus Safety

    You are constantly alerted by cellular phone if anything happens on campus, usually with a description of the suspect.

    Food and Dining

    The university have all kinds of choices: from bagels to sushi. Most of the dining is located within the University Center, they do have various cafeterias located throughout the campus, which each offer buffets of various foods that change each day.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, but the dorm life seems like it is fun from an outside perspective. I just cannot handle the small rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The university takes itself seriously, and the teachers expect you to do whatever it is they assign.

    Tips for prospective students

    The parking is pretty far away from most of the classes and is highly competitive, so if you are commuting I would recommend leaving early if you want to get to your assigned class on time.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a great school located in the heart of Murfreesboro near the town square. It has some wonderful teachers whose take their jobs quite seriously and thoroughly try to touch each and every students lives by challenging them to strive for excellence. I recommend this school for prospective pilots or people wanting to get into the music industry due to their wonderful programs in each field.

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    Campus Safety

    Be Safe! Make sure you watch out for youself and our friends!

    Clubs and Activities

    SGA is Great!

    Great for these types of students

    Join as many clubs as possible!

    What to do for fun

    One Word: Football

    Food and Dining

    Delicious!!

    Dorm Life

    Couldn't be better!

    Academic Rigor

    5 Star Rating!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be smart. Keep your grades as high as possible. And don't get side tracked! And always Beat deadlines by a milestone!

    In three sentences

    AMAZING! The campus is so nice and so are the people. The campus is beautiful and i can't to finally become a Blue Raider!

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    Clubs and Activities

    One for every walk of life

    What to do for fun

    Foot ball Saturdays on campus are so much fun... Also I go to plays that the students produce.

    Food and Dining

    Spectacular

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared, be attentive, be involved.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is: Awesome environment, Willing to improve campus for students and friendly faculty

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    Campus Safety

    MTSU has taken many great steps towards the safety of everyone on its campus. MTSU has its own 24/7 police force, so their response time is very quick. There is also student patrol, that provide escorts, that way people can feel more comfortable walking to their car, or anywhere else on campus. You can also sign up for text messages and phone calls if anything happens regarding your safety on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at MTSU is great. There are intramural games held, with its dedicated field, along with 8 different houses that are for the different organizations. All 8 of the houses are located in a row, known as Greek Row.

    Clubs and Activities

    I wouldn't even know where to begin! We have a huge variety of clubs and organizations that you can join. Just recently, a car club was added! There is something here for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Aerospace related majors, recording industry majors, and accounting/finance majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the quadrangle, outside the library, there are certain trees that will echo what you say if you are in a certain spot. Also, the Library is modeled after a famous building. I'll let you figure that one out.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of going to school at Middle Tennessee State University is great when compared to other schools. They offer a lot of scholarships, and I truly believe that the education received is worth far more than the cost to get it.

    What to do for fun

    During the school year, the school holds different shows, and events on campus. The school also has its own movie theater that plays movies picked by the students, for around $2 - $5. There are also fliers posted around campus at all times with events that are held off of campus. You will not be bored regardless of what you choose to do.

    Food and Dining

    If you live on campus, there are various meal plans available to choose from. They are really good, and offer a variety of food, so you will not have to eat what feels like the same thing every day! If the buffet is not your thing, they have places like Subway, Pizza Hut, Chick-fil-a, and many other options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are like any other college dorm, and by that I mean a little rowdy, but definitely manageable. If you like convenience, the dorm is where you want to be. There are a few located in the heart of campus, which is great for those days whenever you are running late.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is as hard as you make it. The teachers do a great job of getting the point across to most everyone. As long as you do your part, like homework, projects, essays, and frequent studying, you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour at least once, and most definitely talk to the different departments of the major(s) that you are interested in. Also, talking to students in programs that you are interested in can really help too.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great school for almost all majors. The reason why, is that they offer a wide variety of fields to study. The campus is a great learning environment, with friendly people and a great staff to help you along the way.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police force as well as its own telephone number. They offer an escort service to and from your car for night class, although I have taken a few and have not felt unsafe yet. The campus is always busy so chances are you'll be watched out for one way or another.

    Clubs and Activities

    I participate in the rugby club sport. There are numerous clubs and club sports available for everyone. It's a great way to make friends and come out of your shell. It prepares you for real world situations and also opens up opportunities for social events. You can even create your own club with enough support!

    Great for these types of students

    -music -art -nursing -engineering -aerospace -Athletic Training/Exercise Science (BEST!!!) - Many other majors/ interests...and the advisers are very helpful and can even help you decide what is best for you!

    What to do for fun

    Their are plenty of things to do on and around campus. Clubs, club sports, and Greek life are the obvious but there is also entertainment from time to time and movies for a dollar in the theater. Various places in the community and campus organizations also put on events.

    Food and Dining

    Can be a bit expensive without a meal plan but the choices along with how many convenient locations for either a quick snack or full meal make it a good area.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm but from stories and going ons around campus it seemed to be a good choice.

    Tips for prospective students

    If taking advantage of the online courses through this university, remember to devote enough time to it as you would a class that meets every day. They are very helpful and I would recommend them but it would benefit you if you even set up a time like an on campus class that you meet with your online course. Get to know every professor you have. You never know where they can help and how tightly they are connected to the top. That being said be sure to get input from other students and even check sites that rate professors before picking your courses. Use good judgment when it comes to course load and always remember summer school is a great option.

    In three sentences

    A large but not too large of a community. Plenty of opportunity to find or expand on the things you love. Skilled professors that really know and enjoy their field of knowledge.

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    Campus Safety

    The school has is one police department and will escort you to your car or home if you need it.I have never had to use them yet.

    Greek Life

    I am not a Greek but form what my Greek friends say and from what i seen, i would say its awesome.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally hundreds of clubs at MTSU, and what i like is that you can actually make your own club if you have enough support for it.They are building some new buildings so more activities maybe here soon.

    Great for these types of students

    Science, math, computer, music and performing arts students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not any that i know of

    Bang for the buck

    But i would like to say that tuition has been rising just about every year.So i may soon be less bang for your buck.

    Food and Dining

    I want to say really 3 to 4 stars depends

    Dorm Life

    NA. I did not stay in a dorm room but at an on campus apartment.Mines was an older building that was renovated some years ago.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are relentless and others are easy going, but i would say most are tolerable

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school overall, if you have an engineering or computer major and live in Tennessee, I would give MTSU a try or at least consider it in choosing a college.

    In three sentences

    I think MTSU is a great school to get a good education at a good price, that is if you live in Tennessee.

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    Greek Life

    Very cool greek life. Can be crucial at times but overal okay i guess.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really sure of any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Go out with a group of friends that way you can stay safe.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow your heart. Stay strong and focused dont let anyone tell you you shouldnt go to a certain school or you cant go to a certain school

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a pretty okay school. It has been five years since i have attended but im sure all is still okay.

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    Campus Safety

    The MTSU police don't play around that's for sure! They are always out and about. Which makes for a lot of safety on and around campus. But for a tip: they LOVE giving parking tickets. If you're a student....DO NOT park in teacher parking even if you are about to be late for class. You will find a bright yellow envelope on your windshield, with a great big ticket in it.

    Greek Life

    Again, I'm not the best candidate on this topic, either. I've not been involved in Greek life on campus, but I know many people who have and they enjoy it a lot!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many ways to get involved on campus. Just jump in and find out what you like best.

    Great for these types of students

    All! I am a strong believer that college can be for anyone. If you put your mind to it, you can do it. It may not be something you want to do, and that is fine, but if getting a degree is what's best for you...go for it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are not many unusual locations on campus in my opinion. Although, campus is huge and maybe I just haven't discovered them, yet.

    Bang for the buck

    As with most colleges, MTSU has a high price to better your education. The best advice I could give to anyone trying to attend any college would be, apply for lots and lots and lots of scholarships! And more importantly, keep your grades up! Lottery scholarship is a huge plus but in order to receive it, you have to keep that GPA up!

    What to do for fun

    So I've heard, MTSU will be opening a brand new bowling alley in the fall. Lots of exiting things are about to happen on campus here in the near future!

    Food and Dining

    As of right now, the food is decent in my opinion. In the fall though, it is rumored that our campus will be opening great new places to eat for students!

    Dorm Life

    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 a great way to branch out from your home life and start your new college life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to campus a little early as parking can be rough! But with our two new parking garages, we are hoping that parking will get a whole lot better soon!

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is an excellent place for higher education studies. The friendly and well educated staff makes MTSU such a terrific place to be. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to get a higher education and better themselves for their future.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is good. There are always a lot of campus enforcers that patrol the area and there's always a lot of people to help as well. The campus always tries to keep everyone in touch if anything happens and they do their best to keep the place safe and happy

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty much the same as it is everywhere I guess. Greek Students can be a little crazy at times, but they are over all good. They do a lot of stuff as well and take care of each other too.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs that are on campus and they meet regularly. They are lively and really fun to be apart of. I was in the Japanese classes and got to be apart of the Language Lab which was always fun. They also try to encourage students to check out similar stuff that they are apart of as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Music students have pretty good classes here. but all other students are good as well, the classes for a lot of the majors are pretty nice and are always trying to do better.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stadium is really nice, students get in on some discounts or for free I think. There can be some regular annually festivals and things as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Living here is pretty cheap. Outside of campus apartments run from 400-500$ a month only. People are nice, food is good but cheap to buy and there's a lot of stuff to do if you want to. Gas prices are also pretty cheap here as well, cheaper than a lot of other places.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of on campus activities that you can go to, the stadium is also packed regularly, clubs, movies and other things. Outside of campus there's a big park nearby, shops, golf, workout and exercise places as well.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU has a lot of shops and restaurants on campus so there's a lot to choose from, but outside the campus, Murfreesboro as a ton of restaurants and other eateries that you can visit. alot of the stores and restaurants are also pretty cheap too and easy to find/get to.

    Dorm Life

    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 to live there.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are good, many of them need you to focus on them a lot if you want good grades, and of course you have some of the classes that can be pretty harsh. But there are a lot of classes and teachers that are willing to work with you and help you out if you need it. Students are really nice as well and helpful too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Gen Ed classes first. MTSU is good in its sports and musical area, but computer Sci as well as art and many other majors are good here as well.

    In three sentences

    A good school for those in Tennessee. Very nice campus, that's always improving. Teachers are overall, good to have and helpful.

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    Dorm Life

    I did not live in a dorm so i can't rate this.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read and check your email everyday. You should be in the library at least 3 day out of the week every week.

    In three sentences

    Great variety of people. A lot of construction. Pretty good school though.

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    Campus Safety

    This is one area that can really be improved. There is not nearly enough security on campus, in my opinion.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved in any, but I have many friends who are in fraternities/sororities who love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to join and a lot of activities for specific majors. It's also easy to find musicians on campus to form a band with.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is very flat, so riding a bike is always a good option on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hanging out outside the KUC is always entertaining. It's the main highway of the university, and the standard spot for venders, street preachers, protestors, etc. to set up.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is a much cheaper option than other mid-state universities, such as Belmont, Lipscomb, and Vanderbilt, and still gives you a good education. There are some great professors employed there, specifically in the Mass Comm department.

    What to do for fun

    People-watching is my favorite MTSU past-time. The volume and diversity of students make it an interesting place.

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus restaurants and fast food places are nice, but I've never eaten at the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I've never been in a dorm here, so I can't say.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't waste your time driving around for a good parking spot....just park in the back and start walking.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a very diverse place, which I love, but is over-crowded, in my opinion. It's a good place to learn, but not a good place to park. It does have it's positives, however, such as the great Mass Comm program.

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    Food and Dining

    Superb

    Dorm Life

    Awesome

    Academic Rigor

    Second to none

    In three sentences

    Its excellent. academically strong

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    Campus Safety

    I never feel unsafe on campus even at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life always is doing stuff on campus. There are fundraisers, fun day, tailgating, parties, events with free food, etc!

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not joined any clubs yet because there are so many to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is for people who study, enjoy a great upbeat environment, and students who want to get a great education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus always has so much going on, you never know what to do or expect!

    Bang for the buck

    Middle Tennessee State University is not expensive at all. It is definitely a great deal.

    What to do for fun

    There are many options on what to do while on breaks from school, weekends, or during the night. There are movies, bars, hookah, skating, bowling, study groups, churches, and much more that always have something going on!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options on campus alone!

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay in the dorms, but apartments surrounding the campus. It is not very expensive and it is a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely a lot tougher than I imagined it would be but it is totally worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out your teachers and their ratings online!

    In three sentences

    The environment is very chill and enjoyable. The faulty and staff are great and very helpful and there are so many classes to choose from! I absolutely love Middle Tennessee State University!

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own MTSU police station so call the directed number and they will be there in 5 minutes.

    Greek Life

    Always involved on campus and showing pride.

    Clubs and Activities

    Righteous Women: a club that empowers women.

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU let's their students shine and show why they love what they do.

    Bang for the buck

    The more involved you are no more fun you will have attending MTSU.

    What to do for fun

    Activities on campus every week. Tons of organizations to join and plenty of fun things to do off campus like go carts and arcade and movies.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good I just wish there was more a variety and most of the restaurants stayed open longer.

    Dorm Life

    We are always doing something fun like a movie night, a water balloon fight, or a getting to know neighbors night.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes have been pretty self explanatory and if you are having any problems there are tutoring sessions or help from your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study and keep yourself on schedule so that way you will have all your assignments are on time.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a school that interacts with its students. A school that cares about its students concerns and needs. And makes sure that its students enjoy their major of choice.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus, there are plenty of events to be part of. Greeks always have something going on. Off campus the parties are fun. The rec center is a great place for working out and swimming, plus they have zumba sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is okay. The KUC is nice to socialize in and eat among friends. Mccallie is good at first but then you get tired of the same food all the time. Cyber is nice because it is like a convenient store. Raiderzone is definitely good. I can say the breakfast is good on campus though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay. You can't control the people who live there that's the only bad part. Other than that, washer and dryers are available kitchens and much more.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are pretty good. I feel like I learned a great amount of new information this past school year. My teachers were very enthusiastic and kept me interested.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips are to bring a car, make sure school work comes first, and get out and enjoy the campus.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great college. It has access to everyone you need on campus. Faculty and students are there to help you grow.

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    Campus Safety

    Great..many campus police. You always feel safe walking around campus with the emergency buttons located around campus and the many lights.

    Greek Life

    Great..you can see their involvement in campus a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many ways to get involved on campus. From sports teams, intramural teams, religious groups, groups with opinions, talents, or academics there is always a way to get involved. And if you don't find one you can always start your own with just five members.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many unusual traditions on campus. Some are quite funny while others remain constant with the roots of the school. One is that if you stand on the first step of the first building ever built on campus and kiss your true love you would be with them forever.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is definitely worth what you pay. Tuition is very reasonable for the great education and experience you get.

    What to do for fun

    For fun many students get together for food, fun, and laughs. Whether its going out to restaurants or clubs, or just getting together at friends apartments it's always fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome! We have many dining halls with excellent food. I couldn't stay out my freshmen year!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is excellent. You meet new people and and are able to live on your own in a nice clean environment.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fair. They aren't to hard and most teachers are there to make sure you pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. Although MTSU is a great school to make friends, have fun, and get involved you have to remain focused on your education throughout your college experience.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a wonderful school. I can honestly say I have enjoyed my experience here thus far. They offer equal opportunities for everyone and a great education.

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    Campus Safety

    There are plenty of safety officers and programs put in place to keep you safe at MTSU.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not my style but I have had several friends who are into it. MTSU is not your typical school when it comes to Greek life. You do not have to be apart of Greek life to be someone at the university.

    Clubs and Activities

    I always enjoy playing sports and MTSU has a great intermural sporting program that anyone can be involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU, I believe is great for any kind of student. MTSU also gives you a great opportunity to find out who you are in life. You will have the opportunity to find new things and ideas due to the diversity of this school.

    Bang for the buck

    Top class educational experience at MTSU.

    What to do for fun

    There is all kinds of entertainment within the area. MTSU is known for having lots of musical tallent along with concerts in neighboring Nashville. During the summer months there are several festivals in the area. There are plenty of opportunities for fun in the area, and it all depends on your idea of fun. No matter what that idea is, you can find it.

    Food and Dining

    The selection of food options at MTSU on campus is awesome. Off campus there is anything and everything you could think of in the city of Murfreesboro, with your chain resturaunts and even great local flavor.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at MTSU is good. I made lots of life long friends during my dorm experience at MTSU. I garnered lots of great memories through the dorm life, as well.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU challeneges it's students but the faculty is very helpful when you have problems with your coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you enjoy city life with plenty to do outside of school, then MTSU is a great opportunity to find this. This campus is filled with friendly people and people who could potentially become friends with for the rest of your life.

    In three sentences

    This school is wonderful with plenty of opportunity. The campus is beautiful and clean. Teachers I have come into contact with are all very helpful and will go out of their way to help students.

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    Campus Safety

    You can call them at any time, and also recieve text message alerts on anthing going on at campus.

    Greek Life

    Absolutely WONDERFUL.

    What to do for fun

    Join a sorority or fraternity. Get involved in the dorms. That is how I made most of my friends.

    Food and Dining

    I love our dining halls. We also have fast food restaraunts which are great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice, but they can be kind of strict on what you do.

    Academic Rigor

    I adore the teachers at MTSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and be social. You never know where you will meet new people.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is so much fun to be at. There is something for everyone to do. It is very easy to get involved no matter what you like to do.

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    Greek Life

    Huge Greek life, always something to get involved in and do

    Great for these types of students

    Community service is a big part of MTSU life.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun. Clubs, sports, recreation, and Nashville is just 30 minutes away.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, there is plenty to do on and around campus for any interest. Get to know your professors and take advantage of their office hours.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a large state university with a home town feel. The professors are personable, knowledgeable and accessible. MTSU has some of the nation's top colleges including Aerospace and Mass Communications (specifically Music Productions).

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are on every corner and even send out mass email alerts when supicious or dangerous threats are near campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active at MTSU there is always an event going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious and Non Traditional students as well as exploring inquisitive students.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU provides quality education for average college prices.

    What to do for fun

    There are always cultural events, an on campus movie theater, activities at the rec, and MTSU is located right outside of Nashville Tennessee.

    Food and Dining

    The food court has several options of fine cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    The doorms are sometimes more expensive than the Apartments, so it would be wise to check out all possible options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early Apply for financial aid early Go on housing tours and Student Apartment Housing Tours As soon as possivle.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a very challenging school. The atmosphere is laid back and the standards for getting in are about average. Once accepted to MTSU you will find that the professor take the academics seriously and you will receive a quality education. I have taken both on ground and online classes. They require a lot of hard work and dedicaiton, but I can honestly say that each class has been an excellent learning experience. Middle Tennesse State University will also give students an opportunity to experience different cultures. There are people of every race an culture on campus and most indivuduals are very accepting to the diversity. If your looking for a quality education at an average price then MTSU is the school for you!

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    Campus Safety

    The MTSU campus police offers car services to students who have evening class and may not want to walk back to their car at night alone.

    What to do for fun

    I attend the football and basketball games to support the MTSU athletic department. I also attend dance shows at the tucker theater.

    Food and Dining

    MTSU offers a variety of dining options to the attending students and staff. MTSU even has a grocery store located on campus for those who rather prepare food that way.

    Academic Rigor

    MTSU as a whole strives to provide the best opportunities for knowledge and learning. MTSU offers opportunities for academic advancement through the help of good professors and a good student and teacher relationship.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out about all the programs offered by your school before deciding your major. Staying active and involved worth class participation can make or break your grade. I would encourage you not only to get to know your professor but even a student or two. this always comes in handy when you may need help with something later on down the line.

    In three sentences

    MTSU is a diverse campus that offers many different opportunities to cater each student. MTSU offers a friendly student and teacher environment. MTSU caters to those with special needs by providing handicap accessible entrances and pathways.

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    What to do for fun

    It is located in the middle of a fairly large city, so anything you could think of.

    Food and Dining

    Better than most colleges that i have ate at including really expensive private ones.

    Dorm Life

    Very engaged and will make tons of new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Only hard if you don't study

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA up and study for everything!

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus will many different major programs that are known for their prestige. Also, has very helpful advisers that will help you every way they can. Good atmosphere and good environment.

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    Campus Safety

    With such a large student population, there is naturally some amount of concern as far as campus safety. Students just need to practice safe methods such as walking with a buddy after dark. Students also have access to ask guards to escort them across campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different kinds of clubs that it would be practically impossible to NOT find one you would be interested in. There are always activities either occurring on campus or through a club off-campus.

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for those students who like a large and very diverse student population and medium to large-sized campuses. Overall, this university is great for all kinds of students. The population is incredibly diverse with students from all over the world with various religions, backgrounds, and interests.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is definitely an affordable university that provides all students with various and beneficial opportunities. The education is very good, the campus is constantly being improved and built upon and students have access to certain locations and events that are free. These include football games, the Library, the very large Recreational Center, parking, the movie theater, and the drama theatre. Tuition can afford to keep top-notch professors that really care about their students education.

    What to do for fun

    Murfreesboro is a somewhat small town, but don't let that fool you. There are places to explore around every corner. Within town, there is a very nice shopping mall, multiple parks and walking trails, many restaurants, and music festivals. Nashville is also only a short 30 minute drive away from campus. On campus, there is always some kind of social event occurring where you can mingle with fellow students. The football games are always eventful and full of energy and there is a small movie theater that has showings for only $2! Also, get involved on campus! There are many clubs to choose from that vary from hula-hooping to swing club dancing to religion and so on. These clubs will keep you active and socializing.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple areas to choose from when it comes to food and dining. There are two all-you-can-eat dining halls, two Express stores, a CyberCafe, a Starbucks cafe in the Library, and a spacious food court with multiple restaurants. There are many locations to choose from, so you will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at MTSU is like any other dorm in college. The dorms are somewhat small, but have sufficient space for your belongings. There is always the possible chance of having a loud roommate or neighbor, but be polite, make compromises with others, and learn to adapt. Living on campus is affordable and very convenient due to the various meal plans to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    Naturally, the academic rigor usually depends on the nature and curriculum of the professor. Some teachers will present more difficult material and assignments than others. Overall, however, the academic level is difficult but fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overlook this university, no matter what your intended area of concentration is for your major. There is a long and diverse list of major and minor concentrations to explore. Take a tour around campus to get a feel for where certain buildings are if you are interested in attending. Talk to an advisor, because they can give you a good idea of what kinds of classes you'll be taking and what your experience will be like at MTSU.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for anyone who prefers a school that has a large, and incredibly diverse, student population. Campus is always thriving with activities and social events. A highly valued education can be gained from this university, along with many valuable memories to reminisce upon in the future.

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    What to do for fun

    There's many things to do for fun. Recreational Sports, Student Organiztions, to Musical Events. You name MTSU has got it.

    Food and Dining

    Food is Good. There are 3 cafeteria's on campus and a cafe that stays open late. Definately not a shortage of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be fun. There is alwasys something going on. Definately a enjoyable experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging. Study and Use the campus resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the campus. Get involved with organizations, and Get to know your professors.

    In three sentences

    Large, Easy Going, and Friendly

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    Campus Safety

    pretty good

    Greek Life

    awesome. im not in a sorority

    Clubs and Activities

    anthrolpology club, FIRE club

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rec center. RUF christian group

    Bang for the buck

    Im just an average guy trying to get buy

    What to do for fun

    video games,bicycling, hanging with friends

    Food and Dining

    great

    Dorm Life

    pretty good

    Academic Rigor

    work hard

    Tips for prospective students

    come you'll like it. its awesome

    In three sentences

    It is awesome. Here i made a lot of friends. Its a great way to connect with people

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    In three sentences

    This is really an awesome school. Gorgeous campus, friendly teachers. Great agriculture department!

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. I never feel in danger on campus because of the wonderful campus police. You can be escorted to or from class if you do not feel comfortable walking at night by yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like diversity, MT is great for you. There are so many different types of people that attend MTSU that you will have many choices of friends to make.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities that take place on and off campus. There are concerts, movie nights, and party nights that you can enjoy while going to school here.

    Food and Dining

    There is good food available that is also healthy for you.

    Dorm Life

    Leaving in a dorm was one of the only things that I did not like about my first year here. I did not like sharing bathrooms and sometimes people's day and night schedule conflicted.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my classes have presented me with a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, do your work, and get to know your professors. Do not let extracurricular activities interfere with your school work. Maintain your GPA at a good score to help keep your scholarships .

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University is a great, academic challenging school. It has a wonderful faculty and staff. Not only are academics outstanding at MTSU, but the extracurricular activities are good as well.

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    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is continuousely growing and improving acedmically. It is one of the top school in the state of Tennessee and I highly recommend to anyone in the middle tennessee region.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University offers a variety and flexible online classes for busy working students. I find it extremely helpful in studying and communication with professors are always prompt. I highly recommend students too shy to ask questions in the classroom setting to join online discussion whithout the face to face hassle and embarrassment.

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    What to do for fun

    You have to know the right people to find stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better for the prices they charge.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you read everything and always check emails.

    In three sentences

    This school is great. Its a great place to learn in the diverse community.

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    Greek Life

    I personally am not involved in the Greek life, but I've heard it's an awesome organization to be with.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are great! I've met so many people, volunteered with so many things, and had a great time doing it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The KUC is the hang out spot on campus. It's where most of the food is and it's the very center of the university.

    What to do for fun

    Murfreesboro is a big city, so there is alot to do for MTSU students, such as the theaters, malls, restaurants, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food. They have everything from fast food to buffets to home cooking.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms, so I don't know how they are.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are just challenging enough to learn and have fun learning :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as much as you can!

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee State University has good potential for students who don't have to have that one-on-one relationship with their professors. It has great opportunities to get to know other students that volunteer with the community such as clubs, organizations, etc.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police are actual police officers always willing to help. Emergency alert stations all over campus, no phone just press the button and they are there to help quickly. High response rate.

    Greek Life

    AWESOME!! Go GREEK! NPHC and PHC Sororities and Fraternities on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Potential RIM majors (recording industry), journalism, nursing, and business

    What to do for fun

    There is always a host of athletic events, intramural games, work out in the state of the art Recreation Center,do a little bit of wall climbing. Movie night on campus, catch newly released movies, in the on campus theater.

    Food and Dining

    There's always some place on campus on to get quick lunch or dinner, and even stop for a quick snack. We have two Starbucks locations on campus, subway, chic-fil-a, and great cybercafe that you can grab a bite to eat and get work done as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is a welcoming experience for many first year students. Your dorm will feel like home, stay in a private room or get the true college experience with a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Be challenge on all levels. Get the classroom experience along with real-world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There's so many opportunities at MTSU. So dive in become a true blue leader.

    In three sentences

    A great place to engage in a diverse learning experience. Have opportunities place right at your finger tips. Actually become a well rounded student and citizen.

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    Campus Safety

    With crime being on the rise in most places , I do feel secure for the most part at MTSU. I would like to see more policing on foot on campus.

    Greek Life

    I have not become involved in greek life as of yet

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great place for student who would like to persue careers in Music and entertainment. I love the freedom that you have to express your self with music.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition does compare well with other campuses.

    Food and Dining

    I do enjoy the food on campus, however I do wish there was a larger variety of restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    My Dorm Life here has been nothing short of great. I feel secure around and in my dorm. My biggesst concern was the community bathrooms, and upon arriving that concern was gone, this were the cleanest bathrooms I have seen.

    Academic Rigor

    Middle Tennessee State has a very good academic foundation, and I feel that it will prepare me for my career after I graduate. 5 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Develop good study habits, and already have an ability to manage time well.

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennesse State is a great University that offers exactly what I need as far as my career goals. This University is rated high on my list in campus security and I feel perfectly safe. Also the staff is so helpful in helping me with whatever my needs are in regards to my time here at Middle Tennessee State University

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is scary at night, so don't take night classes!

    What to do for fun

    Go to all the sporting events. Attend theater performances.

    Food and Dining

    I never eat on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up your teachers before registering for classes. Take eight o'clock classes in order to get a good parking spot. Go to the free tutoring.

    In three sentences

    Parking is very cramped, so try to take eight o'clock classes so that you can find a good spot. The campus itself is beautiful although it is still under construction. Some teachers really don't care about whether their students understand the material.

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    What to do for fun

    Recreation center, campus activities, pool parties

    In three sentences

    Mtsu is a great place to be, lots of fun. We get a lot of help in any department that we may need it in. My school gets the rating of a 10 from me.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are constantly patroling this campus, your pretty much always safe unless you aren't using your brain.

    Bang for the buck

    For the cost this school is great! I havent been disappointed yet.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun, the campus always has events going on and students are always doing or organizing something. Just think of something and do it!

    Food and Dining

    There is a great selection of food on this campus like Pizza Hut Chick-fil-a and an Asian place along with other favorites! MTSU is all about good for for there students there are 2 dining halls and snack machines everywhere and the new student union building with all new restaurants will be open Fall 2012.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome and I would encourage everyone to do it one year. You meet so many people and really get to know the campus it is very beneficial and leaves great memories.

    Academic Rigor

    Check out your teachers before paying for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise to walk around the campus before the first day of classes get familiar with the school. It is a huge campus and a bit overwhelming but the more time you spend here the smaller is seems!

    In three sentences

    Middle Tennessee is a very good school. There are many programs here to help students and there is always someone around that can help you answer any questions you may have. It is very convenient and relaxed campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The school has its own police department who is on duty as well as on call 24/7. Students should never have to worry about their safety.

    Greek Life

    MTSU has all greek life. The campus has the PHC greeks as well as the NPHC greeks. Greek life is the best to say the least. GO GREEK!

    What to do for fun

    All of your fun will most of the time be right on campus. We hold many on campus events as well as the occasional off campus events.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has two dining halls as well as a student center with fastfood restaurants. The food is good and it is all within a reasonable desk.

    Academic Rigor

    The work can get difficult, but it will prepare you for the career you plan to obtain upon graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY STUDY STUDY! The more you study it will most definitely reflect in your test scores. If you may need help with a subject do not wait until it's too late to get it, people are always there to help.

    In three sentences

    I love Middle Tennessee State University! The teachers care about their students and are willing to help. It gets hard at times, but the campus offers help in almost every subject.

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    Campus Safety

    We have on campus police, if you're scared to walk alone at night you can definitely count on them to escort you to where ever! We also have an awesome alert system where the campus emails everyone of suspicious activities, these alerts can even be sent to your phone via text message!

    Greek Life

    We have many fraternities and sororities for students to pledge to! There's even fraternity housing right at the edge of campus with beautiful houses, we call it Greek Row! It's a great way to socialize with other students and get a head start on your networking!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have all types of clubs, intramural sports, and even greek life! If we don't have what you're looking for start a club of your own up!

    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for all types of students! Even those who have trouble doing well academically because we have the best tutoring resources on campus, and it's all free for us students!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never walk over the seal in the quad in front of the James Walker Library and the BAS! Because if you do you won't graduate on time! Haha just kidding.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU is not only a great place to go to school for the next 4 years of your college career, it is also the best choice for those interested in the recording industry major in the nation! MTSU also has other amazing programs too such as Business, Aerospace, Pre-nursing, and many more!

    What to do for fun

    There are many student organizations you can join it's fabulous! There is also a recreation center for those who like to stay in shape or do sports!

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are great, especially with two all you can eat dining halls on campus! Also, the cyber cafe is a life saver for those late night cravings!

    Dorm Life

    It's a great experience, especially if you're a first time freshmen! You meet amazing new friends they become your family!

    Academic Rigor

    It's easy if you focus, focus, focus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your work, have fun, and remember you are true blue!

    In three sentences

    Great student community. Awesome student resources. Incredible college advisers!

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is very safe. there are buttons placed on campus to contact emergency personnel if you feel like you are in danger. at any time you can call to have an escort walk you somewhere if you feel uncomfortable going alone.

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs and organizations on campus you can join. we also have an awesome recreation center and there is a movie playing in the kuc every week.

    Food and Dining

    the two main dining halls are mediocre at best. if possible, try to eat at the cyber cafe or kuc, they are the lesser of the evils on campus. there are however conveniently placed stores around campus so that you can get a snack on your way to classes.

    Dorm Life

    campus dorms make it easy to get involved with your community. there are nearly always activities that you can attend and games you can play. there are also regulated quiet times so that you can sleep and study in peace.

    Academic Rigor

    teachers expect you to give it your all, even in general education classes. you will need to maintain at least a 2.0 to get through to graducation

    Tips for prospective students

    take a tour and know where you're classes will be before the first day. it's a big enough campus, so people often get lost on the first day of classes. be sure to bring some rain boots and an umbrella, when it rains the puddles are huge!

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    What to do for fun

    parties : ) shopping, movies, going out to eat

    Food and Dining

    great

    Dorm Life

    i stay in apartments. but people that i know that stay in dorms love it

    Tips for prospective students

    if you have a car, you should have no problems getting adapted to the university

    In three sentences

    mtsu is a beautiful campus with so much to do. the city is small, but it has a lot of potential

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    What to do for fun

    there are things to do not only on campus, but in the city of murfreesboro too. you will not be bored going here.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is so good and it is not all that expensive.

    Dorm Life

    these dorms are very cute and home-y. the people are so down-to-earth and it'll be a fun experience to live with these people.

    Academic Rigor

    it's not exactly selective, but mtsu doesn't accept just anyone, so you have to do welll in high school to be considered.

    In three sentences

    iichecked out the campus and i actually liked it. i was recommenended by a few frinds, and they all told me how great this school is, so i decided to check it out for myself. it was well worth the research.

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    Clubs and Activities

    i have participated in music and it has remained a wonderful experience.

    Bang for the buck

    it's a state school need i say more.

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    great town with great places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    wouldn't know i did not live in the dorms, but i had friends that were quite satisfied.

    Academic Rigor

    i have specifically sought out good teachers, but generally across the board academic rigor is seemingly low.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are looking for a school focused on winning athletic teams this is not the place for you. if want achievement and success you have to seek it out by yourself. parking is horrible so buy some good walking shoes.

    In three sentences

    a decent place for basically any student. if you want to glide by and do nothing it's definitely possible. also if want at rigorous process you can find that here too.

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    What to do for fun

    get involved with campus activities. go to sport activities, and on campus plays. another thing is to join a sorority or fraternity.

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus is good, but very expensive. so if you are on a budget, i would not recommend eating campus food. i always brought my own food from home.

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in a dorm. so i would not know what to tell you about it. it is very crowded.

    Academic Rigor

    if you want to make good grades, the best way to do so, is to go to class every day. be on time, be prepared, and do not sit next to your best friend. another great way is to form a study group.

    Tips for prospective students

    the best tip i can give to a prospective student about mtsu, is to always get to campus at least an hour prior to your scheduled class time. the reason being is because parking is extremely difficult to come by here. this will pay off when you get to class on time and make extraordinary grades.

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    Campus Safety

    there is texting for emergencies, alert security staff, and memos sent regularly.

    Clubs and Activities

    when i am looking for a social outlet with other students involved, there is always something of interest.

    Great for these types of students

    non-traditional, global studies majors, theater majors, music majors, recording majors, journalism majors and more that i can not list i am quite sure.

    Bang for the buck

    i'm getting a quality education. if i could go back in time i would make the exact same decision.

    What to do for fun

    a student id will get you into plenty of things free or half off. lots of great theatre performances on campus. the town is a little boring, unfortunately.

    Food and Dining

    the food isn't that good, but i'm an excellent cook. my opinion is highly biased. if fast food is okay for you, they have that. i must say the fried chicken on wednesday is top-knotch.

    Dorm Life

    not much to say because i have not lived in a dorm. i know that there are no private bathrooms. that's a deal breaker for me.

    Academic Rigor

    i look forward to every class, even requirements. it all helps in one way or another.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you come to mtsu, use the facilities for all they're worth. the writing and math labs, for instance, will boost your grades and skills. the modern health clinic and workout facilities will keep you strong and well. this school is what you make of it. you can slack and pass but you won't get much. throw down on the work and you'll get everything you need.

    In three sentences

    mtsu is a great university. it is quickly becoming the best school in tennessee's state system of colleges and universities. the professors are great as is the support staff, who will free you up to learn.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is well-lit and patrolled. i feel safe on campus most of the time.

    Greek Life

    i have no idea. there seems to be a lot, but they are not an overwhelming presence on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many options for all sorts of students to get involved however they like.

    Great for these types of students

    people that want to go into the music industry or fly planes should definitely consider mtsu. i am in the philosophy and physics and neuroscience programs and highly recommend them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i like the uranidrome. it's an astronomy thing...

    Bang for the buck

    i am grateful for my chance to study here. i can't give objective results or statistical measures, but i feel i am getting a good education.

    What to do for fun

    well, there is a great recreation area and gym. the campus is always having activities that are free or cheap to attend. there is a decent nightlife with good restaurants and bars, but, if you need to, nashville is just a half hour away. so, you shouldn't have any problems finding fun.

    Food and Dining

    expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    this varies by teacher, of course. i have found most of my work rewarding and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    i don't recommend the biology department. the physics and philosophy departments are exemplary, and the mass communication school and aeronautics program are highly spoken of by friends who are in them.

    In three sentences

    middle tennessee state university is a very good school. i have found most of the professors here to be engaging and available and sincerely willing to help you achieve. the campus is also very pretty when not under construction.

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    What to do for fun

    plenty of places in the surrounding area to explore. as well as all the usual college sports.

    Dorm Life

    i have no experience in this, but many options are available to students for living on or even near campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    make use of the shuttle system! always ask if you need help. explore the surrounding town.

    In three sentences

    a very clean campus. accepting of older students. plenty of helpful and knowledgeable teachers and administrators.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is great in offering an escort service through the campus police.

    Great for these types of students

    anthropology, aerospace, astronomy, business, music/recording industry.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    mtsu is home of an uranidrome, an open eye observatory.

    Food and Dining

    but it does get rather expensive.

    Dorm Life

    i wouldn't know.

    In three sentences

    mtsu is a great school with a rather communal atmosphere.

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    Campus Safety

    if you're walking alone past 9pm make sure you are aware of everything and their are also campus polices to escort you back to your car or dorm.

    Greek Life

    greek life gets pretty wild during football games.

    Clubs and Activities

    theirs all kinds of clubs to join from.

    Great for these types of students

    the library is a very relaxing place to study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    be aware of your surrounds during nights.

    Bang for the buck

    we all know that campus food is more expensive than restaraunts.

    What to do for fun

    mtsu has all kinds of events going on all the time. look for flyers all around campus to see.

    Food and Dining

    their are about 5 different places to eat at the kuc and 2 places at the cybercafe.

    Dorm Life

    i wouldn't know how the dorm life is since i've never lived in one.

    Academic Rigor

    you'll stay on track as far as academic goes if you stay in touch with your profressors.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on track. make sure you follow your curriculum that's in your hand book.

    In three sentences

    middle tennessee state university has alot to offer for all different kinds of fields for people to go into. they have renovated their old buildings and also have started to build a new student union and a new education building for teaching.

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    Campus Safety

    police drive around all the time, it makes me feel very safe.

    What to do for fun

    there are always many activities going on. also, the greek life is always doing something.

    Food and Dining

    the food is very good. there is a cafeteria with fast food restaurants and also home cooked buffets in some buildings.

    Dorm Life

    i lived in an apartment and regret it. i highly recommend living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers are very good and the point on campus is to get the students to be able to think and learn critically, and i think they succeed in that.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved in something or you will regret your time here.

    In three sentences

    the campus is very nice. everything is easy to find, and everyone is very helpful. the teachers are intelligent and always there to help.

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    Food and Dining

    I rarely eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun you just have to get out and explore.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't all that good but it will keep you alive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it to be. If you are a fun and vigorous person then you will love it.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors put into your education what you put into it so if they see that you are excited to learn, then they will be more than excited to teach you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you are here be ready to work and don't fool around because it is easy to look focus on what's important.

    In three sentences

    I love Middle Tennessee. I think it is a great school and it has a lot in store for me. I wouldn't change my decision of coming here.

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    Campus Safety

    Needs and is being improved.

    What to do for fun

    It's a large city and close to Nashville so there is so much to do. Lots of fun clubs, bars, restaurants, and other unique hangout spots. Also lots of sports teams in the area so it's easy to catch an NFL or NHL game on the weekends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live off campus

    In three sentences

    Nice school with excellent programs. Student body is large and fun. School spirit is a huge part and makes your college experience awesome.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with everything your college has to offer you! You pay for the incentives that they provide for you in your tuition, why not use it!

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are very affordable, and the teachers are there to help you.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am involved with the Greek life here at MTSU, and it has allowed me to enjoy college even more.

    Am learning a lot

    I am taking classes that I never thought would be taught for students like me. My schedule consists of a variety of classes ranging from my basic English class to a Communications class as well as a Media writing class.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for social students that like to learn about many different ranges of people, cultures, and lifestyles.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded in attending this university or any university without a well known name and credits. There are places in the country that provide great college learning experiences educationally and personally.

    Bang for the buck

    The quality of education for this public university measures and compares with any major university in the nation. Middle Tennessee State University is actually a leader in the Mass Communication major and is majorly accredited.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school is decently diverse and is one of the largest, population-wised, in Tennessee so there is something here for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    The curriculum is rich in the amount of detail given within each specific major the university supports.

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    Great for these types of students

    Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is a great college for all kinds of student, whether they are residents of Murfreesboro or foreign exchange students. Students are able to learn in class as well as from each other. Most professors are considerate of their students and will help them if they have questions. Personality wise, again, all students are welcome and can learn in the different aspects of MTSU. For example, an active student will explore more of what MTSU has to offer, whereas a shy and quiet student might be able to focus more in the library and enjoy the stillness in a studious place. There are also clubs and events that can relate to all kinds of students. Many programs at MTSU sponsor these events, and if students would like to be a part of them, all they have to do is ask about it and faculty members are happy to help. All who attend MTSU will enjoy their experience and have wonderful memories of their college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    At Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), students should always attend class, no matter what. If they must skip a day, they should let the professors know beforehand. What is discussed in class might not be exactly what the textbook says, and some professor might give key information to students about exams. Sometimes, the professors will even give students a study guide for their next exam and only attending class will allow them to know what to expect. Also, students should always study for their exams and finish any necessary homework assignments. Doing well on exams and homework assignments are the keys to doing well in college. Also, some professors at MTSU will allow students to be exempt from final exams due to good grades on exams and homework as well as attendance in class. This can be a big break for students, especially if they are taking difficult courses. Overall, students should always attend class, study for exams, and finish all homework assignments. These three will help students to do well in their courses.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is nice and with what is being taught in the courses, it is worth it! Although MTSU offers many different opportunities for their students, the college does have a few minor situations that can hurt a student's account. For one, there are a few professors who do not teach their subjects very well, even though they are very nice people. Some of them do not respond to their emails and are difficult to get in touch with when a student has a question. Also, the food and supplies one can buy at MTSU is a little overpriced. Sometimes the food is not the best but is still good to eat, and the supplies are similar to ones in stores. They are just more expensive on campus. Besides the few professor problems and the overpriced meals and supplies, MTSU has many different places to go for students to study or just relax. One of MTSU’s favorite buildings is the library. It has four floors and there is always a nice clean place to study. Plus with a Starbucks down on the first floor, it is helpful to get a little snack or a cup of coffee while studying for exams without having to walk to another building. Overall, majority of what MTSU offers is well worth the money spent!

    Am enjoying being here

    With Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), there is more to do than just studying and attending class. There are many clubs and events happening all around MTSU. These events are sponsored by different MTSU programs to express talents of students as well as give others the enjoyment of a show. Sometimes, students can be a part of these programs by simply volunteering. Also, there are times when free food is offered, allowing students to relax during a rough week of school as well as find time to meet new friends. So many people attend MTSU and many that I have met have become my dearest friends. There is also a building called the REC Center at MTSU, where students can take a break from studying and exercise, whether it is running, lifting weights, playing basketball, or swimming. There are many chances that students can take to enjoy their college life at MTSU to the fullest.

    Am learning a lot

    Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) offers many different courses, teaching at many different levels, to students of every kind. The more one is attending, the more one is learning. Each major studies what their subject consists of and the many techniques needed to fully understand how students can make it in this world based on their interest. The majority of the professors are considerate of every student and are willing to help those who are in need of it. They are available via email or during their office hours. There are also tutoring sessions offered for specific classes that will help students to do better in that course. The best part is they are all free for MTSU students. There are many opportunities for students to learn in all aspects for their career goals. All it takes is the dedication and the spirit to accomplish their learning goals here at MTSU. Students will not be disappointed with what MTSU has to offer.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    Study

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    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and study hard. Don't forget the reason for why you came to college. If you need help ask! MTSU has many tutors on campus that will help you with anything.

    Bang for the buck

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can. The dream scholarship will pay for your tuition for 4 years. The tuition year is not high at all, especially if you live in TN

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment here is great. There is so much for you to do on campus and they always keep you updated on the latest events.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are wonderful! If you ever need any help, you can always visit them during their office hours and they are more than willing to help you in any way they can.

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    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for all types of students. The campus is diverse and has many great opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students is to get involved. College is a new experience, the door to to real world. The more opportunities that you indulge and participate in the better your experience will be.

    Bang for the buck

    MTSU offers a great cost to education experience. The student library and computer labs offer unlimited printing that is included in tuition, the recreation center has many activities and opportunities for achieving fitness goals.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something going on in the court yards and around campus. The athletic events are great fun and I am impressed with the education that I have received.

    Am learning a lot

    MTSU is an excellent public school. The Social Work department is exceptional. My past professors are always eager to help if I need anything and are always interested in how my life is going.

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    Will learn a lot

    I've heard from many sources MTSU is a big party school.

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    Great for these types of students

    MTSU is great for traditional, transfer, new incoming, and international students. GReat for any type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    MTSU is the place to be! They offer so much and more to new students as well as current students.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus here is beautiful and there are so many helpful people.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here really take the time to teach and make sure that you learn the material. They also take time out of class to help anyone who may not understand.

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