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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
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 9,371 undergraduate students. The East Tennessee State acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. Graduating 40% of students, East Tennessee State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,800.
About East Tennessee State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
1276 Gilbreath Drive
Johnson City, TN 37614
Website

East Tennessee State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,915/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,640/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,504/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,745/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,346/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,643/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,371Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    42%
  • Eclectic student body
    36%
  • Moderate
    11%
  • Country
    7%
  • New age
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.91 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Beautiful.
    40%
  • Reasonable
    17%
  • Cool
    15%
  • Local.
    13%
  • All encompassing
    8%
  • Caring
    6%
  • Scam
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses
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Overall, I have been impressed with the type of experiences I have been able to receive at East Tennessee State University. As I am studying to be a future teacher, I have had many opportunities to work with young students at the University School on campus. This has allowed me to gain experience with students by actually doing my lesson plans with real students. Almost all of my professors have been enthusiastic and passionate about the content they have been teaching, which creates a more engaging classroom. The campus has many different options for food and entertainment, with weekly emails about upcoming events. With over 200 student clubs and organizations, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus, make friends, and develop new skills!
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East Tennessee State University is my new home away from home. I have intelligent professors who care about my success. There is always something to do on campus from movie nights to painting classes. ETSU is adamant about safety. I love the Safe Voyage program which offers free walks to and from class, dorms, or anywhere else on campus. While ETSU is still working on our football team, we do have a brand new stadium and an award-winning basketball team. I am very pleased with my stay at ETSU so far and cannot wait for the years to come. Go Bucs!
We had a very positive visit and the staff was very helpful. We also experienced a very friendly student body. The professors were willing to work with me on what classes best fit my needs. There were many opportunities for clubs and sports on several levels. The campus was clean and the dorms very accommodating. I feel that the ETSU experience is a very positive one that anyone can benefit from due to so many fields of study. The new sports complex will provide tons of fun for school spirit and school pride. In close, I feel that students looking for a smaller school that offers big things should take time to look at ETSU as an option. Go Bucks!