The commute to Middle Tennessee State University is a breeze for students at our Murfreesboro apartments

The commute to Middle Tennessee State University is a breeze for students at our Murfreesboro apartments

For students of Middle Tennessee State University and their families, being in close proximity to campus can make a huge difference in the ease of commute. Thankfully, when you live at Waterford Place, the trip to MTSU is a breeze. Located just over 5 miles away from our apartments in Murfreesboro, students can expect less than a 15-minute drive to class.

For potential students of MTSU, not only is the commute to campus amazing, the school itself was named among the “Best Universities in the Nation” by Princeton Review. Offering over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees, students can study in a diverse, wide-array of disciplines that will prepare them for high-demand careers. Some of the most prominently-known degrees at MTSU include Recording Industry, Aerospace, Music, and Concrete Industry Management programs.

A Bit of History

Middle Tennessee State University opened on September 11, 1911, offering a two-year training program for teachers – originally named Middle Tennessee State Normal School. By 1925, it evolved into a four-year teachers’ college with the power of granting a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1936, the Bachelor of Arts was added, and by 1965, the institution was advanced to university status. Since then, the school has developed and grown a Doctor of Arts and Ph. D programs as well.

The Facts

  • Undergraduate Population: 21,913
  • Total Student Population: 23,050
  • Tuition and Fees: In-State – $9,070 Out-of-State – $27,742
  • Average SAT score for applicants admitted: 1020 to 1240
  • Average ACT score for applicants admitted: 20 to 26
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17:1
  • Acceptance Rate: 93.5%
  • Graduation Rate: 41.5%

Student Organizations

For students that live at our apartments near MTSU, you’ll never find yourself bored with over 340 student organizations, fraternities, sororities, and interest groups to choose from. The largest student organization on campus is the Band of Blue, the school’s marching band. With over 350 members, any student who can display good marching skills and a fundamental proficiency on an instrument can join the group.


Middle Tennessee’s athletic teams compete in Conference USA of NCAA’s Division I and are known as the Blue Raiders. MTSU has one NCAA Championship in both Golf and Tennis.

Sports Teams

Men’s – Baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis, track and field, cross country

Women’s – Basketball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, cross country, volleyball

Great education and a great place to live all at our apartments in Murfreesboro

After you’ve scheduled a visit to Waterford Place, be sure to schedule a visit to the MTSU campus as well. Or, if you’re already a resident of Waterford Place and don’t feel like leaving home, you could always visit the campus virtually. Our apartments near MTSU are the perfect place to call home while you’re expanding your education and investing in your future.

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