Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)

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MTSU can be found in Murfreesboro, TN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University number about 22,000 per year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score in the range of 1010 - 1260 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the MTSU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. An estimated 90 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Middle Tennessee State University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 39 percent continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected MTSU acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 78%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at mtsu.edu.

Overall MTSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Middle Tennessee State University was reported as 93.7% in Fall 2020 with over 8,970 college applications submitted to MTSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MTSU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • MTSU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Middle Tennessee State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of MTSU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for MTSU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.6%
  • 2017-2018: 59.3%
  • 2018-2019: 93.5%
  • 2019-2020: 93.7%
  • Projected MTSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.2%

How Does MTSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for MTSU is sixty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Vanderbilt University9.1%
Tennessee Technological University79.0%
Austin Peay State University95.0%
Western Kentucky University97.3%
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga82.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MTSU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 640
Math500 - 620
Total Score1010 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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