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Middle Tennessee State University Admission Requirements

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Your chances of getting into Middle Tennessee State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

72.5%
Admission Difficulty for Middle Tennessee State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Middle Tennessee State University is 72.5%.  Its admission rate is the 26th lowest in Tennessee.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Middle Tennessee State University and can you get accepted?

Middle Tennessee State University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 9,335 out of the 12,868 who applied were admitted.

Middle Tennessee State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.64. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Middle Tennessee State University?

73% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Middle Tennessee State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.64 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT

Middle Tennessee State University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.64

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Middle Tennessee State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Middle Tennessee State University are to have around a 3.64 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Middle Tennessee State University accepts 73% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Middle Tennessee State University is 3.64 on the 4.0 scale. 22% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #13 in Tennessee for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Middle Tennessee State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 22.01% Good
3.75 to 3.99 25.22% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.82% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.28% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 11.06% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.55% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.02% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.04% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Middle Tennessee State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1020-1230

Applicants Submitting SAT 

8%
SAT Scores for Middle Tennessee State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 520
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1020
SAT Scores for Middle Tennessee State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 600
Composite 75th Percentile 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Middle Tennessee State University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Middle Tennessee State University is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1020-1230. Students who get into Middle Tennessee State University score in the top 57 percent of all SAT test takers..  Middle Tennessee State University ranks #18 in the state of Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Middle Tennessee State University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1020, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 910, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1130 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1125, you have around a 73% chance of being admitted. A 1230 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 84% chance of getting in.

Middle Tennessee State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1230 and Above Good >84%
1125 to 1230 Avg + 73%-84%
1020 to 1125 Avg - 59%-73%
915 to 1020 Reach 43%-59%
Less than 915 Low <43%
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Middle Tennessee State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

90%
ACT Scores for Middle Tennessee State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Middle Tennessee State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Middle Tennessee State University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Middle Tennessee State University is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 26.  The school ranks #18 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Middle Tennessee State University.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Middle Tennessee State University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 73% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 85% with a 26 ACT score.

Middle Tennessee State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >85%
22 to 26 Avg + 73%-85%
19 to 22 Avg - 61%-73%
16 to 19 Reach 47%-61%
Less than 16 Low <47%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Middle Tennessee State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,370 5,498 12,868
Accepted 5,361 3,974 9,335
Acceptance Rate 73% 72% 73%
Enrolled 1,471 1,334 2,805
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 34% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

23

Applicants have 23 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Middle Tennessee State University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Middle Tennessee State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Middle Tennessee State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required to be considered for admission
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Middle Tennessee State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Middle Tennessee State University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.64 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1130 on the SAT and 22 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Middle Tennessee State University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220978 IPEDS survey data for Middle Tennessee State University.

Last updated February 24, 2024

FAQs

Does Middle Tennessee State University prefer SAT or ACT?

8% of students submit their SAT scores to Middle Tennessee State University. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Middle Tennessee State University?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Middle Tennessee State University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Middle Tennessee State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1230. The average SAT score is 1125. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Middle Tennessee State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.