Middle Tennessee State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
Overall MTSU was OK. Someone else mentioned it being a suitcase school-most people going home on the weekends. This is absolutely the case. So weekends are hit or miss. I even knew several people from neighboring states who commuted daily from those states. One great thing about this school is the academic common market program. If you come from out of state you can get in-state tuition if your selected major isn't available at any of the school from your home state. Saved me a ton of money. I was a student in the school of mass communications. MTSU touts it's Mass Comm program as one of the best in the nation. It especially pushes the importance of it's Recording Industry program. The staff and faculty make it seem as though a Rec Ind degree from MTSU will cement a fast track job in the music industry for the lucky ones who graduate. My friends and I all referred to this as "the great lie." If you're considering working in the recording industry, try to talk with some people working in the industry...A&R types, promoters, agents, etc. They will all tell you that a degree is not going to open any doors for you. My circle of recording industry friends at graduation was around 20-25 people. Of that group, not one person has ever worked in the recording industry except for one friend who opened his own recording studio. However, that's a part time nights and weekends thing as he has a day job that has nothing to do with this industry. I did two internships in Nashville. Most everyone I knew did at least two internships. We were all told the same thing "You want a job? Get experience." These days, I work in the same field I worked in while in the military (I joined after graduating from MTSU.) Luckily my company sees a degree as a checklist item as in it's just something that shows you can see something through to the end. Overall, it's not a bad school. My issue is more with the school of mass communications and the great lie they tell about the importance of their school. If you want to pursue a career in the recording industry; just get out there and do it. If you insist on taking college classes, study business, marketing, etc. This will help you a great deal more than MTSU's recording industry program.
It was a big suit case school so most people went home on the weekend. As far as academics I think I would have chosen another school as it just reminded me of high school. I did not really learn how to get a job in my field.
MTSU was a great school. I loved the professors, student activities and the local area.
MTSU is a decent school. The science program however was mediocre at best. Facility was outdated and professors all seemed burned out. However, I have heard that the new science building is "amazing."
Middle Tennessee State University is a very diverse school and the College of Education does prepare future teachers for jobs in the school system. Candidates see a wide range of schools environments and are able to observe many teachers that are professional and proficient in their field of expertise.
MTSU has grown in the 7 years I was there for both undergraduate and graduate school. Most of the administrative staff is helpful. Faculty is touch and go depending on the department. Student excitement and involvement is lacking compared to other big public universities in the state.
I went here because it was local and I had a full scholarship. The college experience is really what you make it, though. The one problem was that the administration didn't care enough about students and spent a lot more money on fundraising and campus aesthetics than the actual programs.
The I/O Program at MTSU was great. The professors were very helpful and the campus is great. Parking is a hassle, but I imagine it's like that at most big schools. There is a bus system that works pretty well though that I used for a lot of my time there.
I had an overall good experience at MTSU. I believe that the psychology department is a well liked machine and I appreciate doing most of those classes online. I was rather disappointed in my minor and the dance department. There were a lot of politics that weren't needed and it was simply a mediocre dance program that was not given the room to grow into something better. I did appreciate my time with certain dance instructors but overall feel that the department needs a complete overhaul and more support by the school.
MTSU is a great university. They have one of the top mass communications programs and that's what my degree was in. I felt like all my teachers held real life experience in my field and always gave real world scenarios in class, which helped me a lot upon my graduation.