Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA-
East Tennessee State is an above-average public university located in Johnson City, Tennessee in the Kingsport Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,533 undergraduate students. The East Tennessee State acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Psychology. Graduating 45% of students, East Tennessee State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,500.
East Tennessee State University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.98 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.118 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses
East Tennessee State University Reviews
My experience with this university has been a rough one. I started going to classes here in the fall of 2019 as a first generation freshman and some of the facilities were under renovation. Due to this and not being able to stay for the full spring 2020 semester, I was not able to have the full experience of what this school had to offer. What experience I did gather from it, it was a great time! The classes I had taught me all that I expected to learn from them and the teachers were more than willing to help a student, if they asked for some. The housing was fine for living in one of the mixed gender dorms. The food was great with plenty of variety and there are some chain restaurants set up. I'd say overall it's not a shabby university and a great one, if you live in east Tennessee.
So far my experience at ETSU has been pretty good! The campus is nice (especially in the spring and fall) and there's always some type of activity or event going on to partake in. The professors, at least in the Computer Science department, have been great to work with and for the most part, are very understanding and approachable. The dorms themselves are fine. Some of them are a bit dated but that's to be expected at almost any university.
My experience at East Tennessee State University(in one word) has been great! I transferred from Western Kentucky University. Etsu is in a small town, so it is not too many wild parties. I can actually focus on my work. My past professors never gave up on me. When I would struggle with work, they would really work with me until I understand the assignment. Coming into college I disliked writing essay papers. My first semester here at Etsu, my professor taught me an easy and better way to write my papers, now I actually look forward to writing them. The school has a great variety of food places. My favorite, being, The Market Place, because it gives you the "home-cooked" feeling. Etsu recently built the football stadium and I love watching the football games. Homecoming is the best time of year. They bring the best entertainment, I enjoy the comedy show the most. East Tennessee State University is the school that I would love to receive my Bachelor's degree.