B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
East Tennessee State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
1276 Gilbreath Drive
Johnson City, TN 37614
Website

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for East Tennessee State University

Cost

Net Price
$14,708/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,495/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,523/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,359/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,634/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,687/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,574Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    39%
  • Eclectic student body
    37%
  • Moderate
    11%
  • Country
    8%
  • New age
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.84 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Beautiful.
    39%
  • Cool
    15%
  • Local.
    15%
  • Reasonable
    15%
  • All encompassing
    7%
  • Caring
    7%
  • Scam
    2%

After East Tennessee State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses
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East Tennessee State University Reviews

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East Tennessee State University has become my second home. I am from a small town in Virginia so Johnson City Tennessee was quiet the change for me. I am entering my fourth semester of classes at ETSU and to this day every student, faculty, and staff member has been nothing but helpful and friendly. I have learned so many things under amazingly talented professors. The academics of this campus are top notch. This is a wonderful four year university, with many highly rated graduate programs as well. East Tennessee State University could make anyone feel at home. Go Bucs!
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The location and environment around campus was great! Always something to get into. Some classes are okay, others the professors seem to care less and don't teach you as well as you need. I would love to see better professors and more ways to transition students into high school. For the most part I really enjoy East Tennessee State University. Also professors should be people we can understand and not ones with thick accents from other countries, makes it very hard to understand things!
I am a 41 year old Freshman and I am starting my second term at ETSU. As a not-traditional student, going to school was nerve-racking at first, but it quickly goes away. From what I have witnessed so-far, most of the professors/instructors have been caring and willing to work with you. If you need help, then ask before it is too late. If you wait until the the last week of the term and then ask for help, then forget it. It won't happen. They will tell you this in the beginning. Buddy up with someone in class! If you know you are going to be absent, then see about copying notes and return the favor. Be responsible and show up to class, and in most cases, you will do fine. Classes that use GA's can be a little frustrating, but communication is the key.