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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 9,641 undergraduate students. The East Tennessee State acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 41% 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
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$13,926/ 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
    $11,103/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,787/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,286/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,757/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,291/ 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.80 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,641Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    41%
  • Eclectic student body
    35%
  • Moderate
    11%
  • Country
    7%
  • New age
    7%

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.92 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Beautiful.
    39%
  • Reasonable
    17%
  • Cool
    15%
  • Local.
    13%
  • All encompassing
    7%
  • Caring
    6%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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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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.
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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!
My experience at ETSU has been a positive one. I did two years of dual enrollment there as a high school student and I just started my second year as a college student. I attend one of there small campuses which I really enjoy. The class size tops out at 30 students, so one do not have to worry about being in an auditorium with 160 other students. This really allows one to get to know the professors and establish personal connections with them. I can definitely say that aspect has helped me do well in school because if I do not understand something I can go talk to my professor after class without embarrassment. I would recommend East Tennessee State University to anyone!