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 27,000 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 900 - 1150 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 24 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 2.98 - 3.25. An estimated 70 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Middle Tennessee State University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 48 percent continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected MTSU acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 69%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at mtsu.edu.

Overall MTSU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Middle Tennessee State University was reported as 70.0% in Fall 2013 with over 9,850 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: 19 - 24
  • MTSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Middle Tennessee State University 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 Middle Tennessee State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.2%
  • 2010-2011: 71.2%
  • 2011-2012: 70.3%
  • 2012-2013: 66.9%
  • 2013-2014: 70.0%
  • Projected MTSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.4%

How Does MTSU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for MTSU is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Vanderbilt University12.7%
Tennessee Technological University93.2%
Austin Peay State University86.0%
Western Kentucky University92.3%
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga77.6%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to MTSU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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