MTSU Off-Campus Housing


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Rent College Pads is a off-campus housing resource built to make the housing search easier for students.

Finding apartments at Middle Tennessee State University has always been a chore. At Rent College Pads we are fixing that. All of our off-campus housing options have been verified and approved by our diligent team of campus managers. We even follow up with you and the landlord to make sure you have found your perfect house. Because there are so many options to consider before making a responsible renting decision, check out our Middle Tennessee State University University apartment hunting guide below.


If you’re a student attending Middle Tennessee State University with hopes of finding the best pad in Murfreesboro, you will definitely want to start your house hunting right when you get back from winter break. The number of searches for off-campus housing in Murfreesboro skyrockets as early as January while peaking right before spring break in March. We suggest starting your search as early as possible so you can secure that perfect place!

Rent In Murfreesboro, TN

Rent prices in Murfreesboro are actually fairly affordable. If you opt to live alone you’re going to have to fork over some more cash monthly but having a job can help you with costs. Deciding to live with a roommate or two will save you a few hundred bucks on rent, putting more money in your pocket for fun activities.  

Here’s a breakdown of Murfreesboro apartments and houses average rents per person, per bedroom:

$609.00 $430.00 $423.00 $417.00

To take a break and unwind from classes, students at Middle Tennessee State like to meet up for some food and drinks. With so many restaurants for students to grab some food and bars to party (to forget about that test), it’s hard to decide what places you and your friends are going to want to hit up. Luckily for you, we found a lineup of places that students seem to enjoy, so be sure to check em’ out!

Best Restaurants:

  1. Yemen Cafe & Restaurant

  2. The Boulevard Bar & Grille

  3. Kleer-Vu Lunchroom

  4. Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers and Buffalo Wings

  5. Roma Pizza                        

Best Bars:

  1. Whiskey Dix Saloon

  2. O’Possum’s Pub

  3. The Green Dragon Public House

  4. The Boro Bar & Grill

  5. Wall Street

There are tons of recreational activities to get into on campus. The MTSU rec center includes a fitness center, indoor soccer field, basketball courts, rock climbing wall, and an indoor/outdoor pool. If you’re an outdoorsy person joining the Outdoors Pursuits Program is the move for you. Enjoy activities like canoeing, rafting, caving, and biking with fellow students. They even have field trips you can sign up to go on like skiing/snowboarding in Steamboat Colorado or going to Scotland for a backpacking adventure. Head off-campus and visit the famous Civil War battlefield at Stones River National Park. With so many parks nearby students will head off-campus to fish and boat. Back on campus, there are plenty of grassy areas where you can meet up with friends for a picnic or game of catch between classes.

Like most college campuses, sports are a big deal at MTSU! Be a part of the Blue Zoo and cheer on the Blue Raiders at your favorite sporting event. Whether it be basketball or football you can bet these games are going to be packed so arrive early and tailgate with friends. Students receive discounted and sometimes even free tickets to sporting events. If sports aren’t really your thing, there are tons of other activities to do on campus. The student union is a popular hangout spot where you can join in on games of pool and ping-pong. MTSU offers over 250 different student organizations, whether it be debate club or racquetball there is something for everyone. On campus, be sure to take advantage of the several FREE events like concerts, comedy shows, carnivals, and even exotic animal expos. Students often times head off-campus to one of the nearby bowling alleys or laser tag arenas to play with friends. Nashville is close, so take a weekend and head there for some fun!  

Highlights include:

  • Tailgate a Blue Raider’s football game

  • Visit the Stones River National Battlefield

  • Explore the Discovery Center

  • Sample the beers at Mayday Brewery