Middle Tennessee State University Reviews

  • 56 Reviews
  • Murfreesboro (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,742
77% of 56 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 56 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Ida Hood
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I absolutely enjoyed my time at Middle Tennessee State University! I have kept in contact with my classmates throughout the years and that has been a great experience for me. The class schedules also allowed a lot of flexibility to be involved in organizations and participate in community service on or around campus. For me personally community service was very important to me, because it's something I grew up doing giving back to others. If you are possibly interested in attending MTSU as well you will definitely enjoy your experience. It's very diverse and has a lot to offer incoming freshman. The shops are new and up to date along the main streets as well as some of the traditional local spots as well. If you're someone considering playing a sport on campus there is a club waiting for you and if you're really wanting to take it up a notch you can join the athletic program also. We are home of the might blue raiders and I'm sure you'll like it here as much as I did. If you ever have any questions you will be able to find a friendly person on campus who will be willing to assist you. Ida Hood, Alumni 06' 09'"
Greg
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Im a veteran and transferred my other credits from University of Massachusetts-Lowell. The whole process of transferring was smooth and the Admin employees really do make it easy. Some people in the admissions and registrar office are almost impossible to contact and wont get back to you, however I had the advantage of the Veterans office on my side, and MT One stop makes things much easier. The Veterans office and Mr. Howell were sort of a liason between me and other departments and handled whatever they could in-house. I received a good amount of credits for my military service and many of my Umass credits were applicable to equal courses at MTSU (although some surprisingly didnt). My summer semester was a breeze with no issues with the school or any professors or staff. I live across Murfreesboro and since Im a few years older than even the oldest of the college students, I havent really made many long lasting friends or anything, but everyone seems friendly. Its still early in the fall semester so hopefully once I get out a little Ill make some connections. There seem to be a lot of frats/sororities and clubs and organizations. They also have pretty good sports teams so going to games is cool.My experience so far in the fall semester has not been awesome. The campus does have a nice feel, the on-campus groups are very inclusive and theres a lot going on just like any other colleges campus. All of my professors seem decent, but a few are monotone and unexcited. Also, if you dont like the huge school feel with a lot of congestion then this is not the place for you. You will be dodging people/bikes/skateboards on your way to class regularly and if you arent used to crowds or do not like crowds it can be overwhelming. When I toured the school and into my first semester was after Spring semester was over, so I did not expect it to be as crowded as it is when Fall came around.Now to my rant: the parking. Good god is the parking situation HORRENDOUS. I have to arrive at my 8am at 710 just so i can find a spot in one of the Commuter lots (even then usually the only spots open will be almost a mile grom your building). My next class after that is at 1120 which gives me about 2 hours between classes. I have to stay on campus in between classes because on the first day when I attempted to go off campus and come back, I came back to every lot being circled by about 25-30 other cars attempting to find a spot. I ended up not finding a spot, parking in a residence building lot over a mile away, and speed walking a mile to class (was already late). By the time I showed up I was covered in sweat from the stress and the late August heat that I just left instead of being that guy thats late and covered in sweat stains. The fact that the parking situation is this bad is absolutely inexcusible. The second day I tried to fix it by showing up 40 minutes before class. No luck. Ended up still being late. Honestly, if I wasnt a transfer senior I wouldnt stay at this school for that reason and that reason alone. They seem to have zero vetting of parking passes given out. I think there should be restrictions, for example freshman that live in dorms and people that live in apartments right off campus should be forced to take the shuttle and not given a parking pass. At least thats what they did at my last college which was in a busier city and it wasnt a problem. They seem to not care that more parking passes are given out than spaces there are in the parking lots. They have a couple 3-floor parking garages that are always full. The roads are horribly designed and if you dont have your head on a swivel youll get hit or hit someone else who isnt paying attention.Its definitely a shame that a school that does most things right can be ruined by an awful parking/traffic sotuation, but in my opinion this has such a bad impact it takes the overall rating from 5 stars to 3."
MTSU Student
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2018
  • Degree: Broadcasting
"MTSU will try and screw every single out of state student out of every possible penny. They don't advise promptly on deadlines, the financial aid department/ MTONE Stop is a disatster and costs me thousands of dollars because they failed to process documents I was told were already being proccesd. Thats right! MTSU will LIE to students to make sure they are milked dry of all money. Even after paying my fees, they refuse to work with me on simple procedures. MTSU does not care about retaining students and will lie to them as well."
Stephanie Holguin
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
"I attended Middle Tennessee State University and studied Social Work with a focus in public health in 2009 until 2013. At the time I attended MTSU it was noted as the university in Tennessee with the most diverse population of students. That is what drove my attention to attend. Being one of four Hispanic students at a small town high school in Tennessee I was eager for diversity. MTSU provided that and more. The school has such diversity and amazing programs which include the music department, which was one of the most popular majors. Most people were there to pursue music industry, music business or music production. Football was also one of the many sports that MTSU excelled in. Specifically referring the public health and social work sector I think they have some of the best professors I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. I can truly say that all of my professors were deeply embedded to the furthering of my career and education. I was pushed and challenged but at the same time felt supported in a field where many people are often wore out. My professors demonstrated dedication by not only assigning work to be done but work to be analyzed and challenged. They challenged my perspectives and widen my knowledge by pushing me to serve and question why I serve. They pushed me to find the depth to my passion and then put it all down on paper as a research study. MTSU truly has some amazing professors that are genuinely committed to the success of their students. The only complaint I would say is that parking on campus at times can be ridiculous. You will need to leave your house at least an hour before if you plan on driving to campus. However the campus is very bike friendly. The library is insanely huge and useful! The staff is very friendly and always up to assisting. In all MTSU is an amazing school and continuously growing. I would definitely recommend it to any future student."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"It was a good experience. The administration was straight forward and the professors were excellent. The course work was challenging, but rewarding."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"MTSU has a beautiful campus with many activities and organizations to get involved with to fully enjoy your college experience. Their academic programs are top notch."
NMG123
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"I enjoy MTSU. All of the professors were informative and I enjoyed the classes."
Masterful waiter
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"It was ok..... what I learned was more about critical thinking than actually anything that I apply on a daily basis. It has not helped me in my career very much, but I did learn a great deal about money management and thinking ahead. Now I'm a 31 year old waiter with an MBA (not what I expected a few years ago.....), but looking at retirement in 15 or so years thanks to applying some of what I learned through college"
Christopher Hand
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: English
"Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is a good school to attend full-time and in person. The local area is great for college students with plenty of nightlife, affordable living, and a major city (Nashville) not far away. The teachers at MTSU are more than willing to help their students and I was able to experience a number of quality mentors in my time there."
Emilia Georgieva
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Middle Tennessee State University is a great environment to pursue secondary education. As I progressed through my college career, the classes got smaller allowing for student-teacher relationship, as well as closer bonds between students. Parking was challenging, however, buses were provided to aid quick transition across campus. My favorite thing about MTSU was the James E. Walker library; long hours, computer/printer access, comfortable environment, and tutoring made it an excellent place to get work done while on campus. Financial aid is generally accessible, apply for all opportunities! One thing I was not particularly satisfied with was the advisors. Many of my friends and I ended up having to take extra classes to complete our degrees, so always review tentative plans yourselves. Overall, Middle Tennessee State University provides a great education along with countless networking opportunities."
Jarrica B
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Patient Care Technician
"Great School. Classes are sometimes hard to come by depending on your major. Professors for the most part are kind and always willing to help and wanting to see their students succeed in life. The campus has many resources available for students to take advantage of. Overall you get out what you put in."
Micah Gaudet
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"MTSU was a great education experience. As a nontraditional adult student, I found the courses challenging, and the opportunities for engaging stimulating. I would not have found the career I enjoy with the State of Ohio were it not for my B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University. I am forever proud to be True Blue."
Jordan
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2017
  • Degree: Aviation
"The Aerospace Administration program at MTSU is one of the best in the country. The professors were super knowledgeable, and always available for advisement and general help. I wish I would have chosen the pro pilot concentration, because that is my true passsion, but the Aerospace Admin program has proven to be a good boost to my career."
Makenzie Ehrsam
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am currently an undergraduate at Middle Tennessee State University. Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed the courses that I have taken and the professors. It is a beautiful campus with numerous opportunities available. The classroom sizes vary between 30 - 100+ students; my largest class that I have had so far was about 105+, which was for A&P I. The smaller class sizes allows for you to ask questions and to form a relationship with your professor, which will benefit you later on when needing recommendation letters, etc. There are a lot of events that you can go to, such as sporting events, Crash the Commons, etc; all events are fun and free with MTSU I.D."
Rodgers
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I have attended Middle Tennessee State University twice, decades apart, and received two different degrees. I enjoyed attending each time. The instructors that I had were friendly. The curriculum prepared me for the Professional School that I am now enrolled in. The Financial Aid Department helped me in a very timely manner. I would recommend MTSU to anyone."
Jeannie
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"MTSU is a great university! It blends the best of both worlds by having the opportunities of a large university, but the close attention of a smaller school in the specific degree programs. The location is wonderful with many things to do that would appeal to a variety of students. I loved it!"
Corley Bell
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I was incredibly grateful for my time at Middle Tennessee State University. It taught me a lot about life outside of school as well as how to work hard towards my degree. It definitely prepared me to now further my education in a new Master's program."
DiverDown
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2016
  • Degree: Industrial Engineering
"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."
SL
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2016
  • Degree: Management
"I would definitely recommend this degree program to anyone who is looking to work in the recording industry. It's a very difficult field to enter, and the path is far foggier than standard majors, but commitment to this program, at Middle Tennessee, pays dividends."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Communications
"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."