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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
East Texas Baptist is a private, Christian university located in Marshall, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,296 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the East Texas Baptist acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Business. Graduating 35% of students, East Texas Baptist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
One Tiger Drive
Marshall, TX 75670
About East Texas Baptist...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Southwest Conference

East Texas Baptist University Rankings

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East Texas Baptist Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1100
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,850/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,732/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
93%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,296Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
189
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Awesome
    71%
  • Great but kinda bored
    18%
  • Outgoing
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • A family
    42%
  • Christ-centered and encouraging
    21%
  • Awsome
    11%
  • Fun and love the environment
    11%
  • Boring
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Strict
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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As far as professors go, they are absolutely wonderful. Administration however, is a complete mess. They are so focused on making sure students pay for their crimes like visitation hours violations and being found with alcohol in their apartment, that they don't even have time to implement ways to help students enjoy their experience here on campus. I am a current student at ETBU, but I will ABSOLUTELY be transferring. The cafeteria food is horrible, it gave me food poisoning several times during my freshman year. There is nothing to do on campus, with the exception of bible studies. No tailgates, no Greek life, no parties allowed, no visitation with the opposite gender after midnight (10 PM for freshmen in Centennial). Overall, great professors, intensely strict, the kind of Christian atmosphere that shoves religion down the throats of the student body, very little school spirit, and very few returning students.
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As a whole, East Texas Baptist University has so far been a wonderful experience for someone like me who prefers a small-town feel in their college, as well as more Christ-focused learning. Simultaneously, the professors assist your education and faith, all whilst being generally friendly and accepting of whoever you may be. The classes can be a little difficult, though that honestly depends on your ability to adapt to the use of Canvas in all your classes, and the class in specific you are in. Even if you aren't doing the best, you only need to ask a fellow student or professor, and 9.5 times out of 10 you'll be sure to get the assistance you need. With some of the on-campus activities, namely pre-test study sessions the professors set up, asking for help usually isn't required. My only complaint would be the surrounding area, Marshal. I understand not everywhere in America is nice, however, Marshal and the campus contrast vastly in appearance and a feeling of safety.
The amazing staff and culture around the school is outstanding, my counselor assisted me every way through to help me get into to the college of my choosing. The athletic programs are so amazing they are some of the top in the nation. The football program is amazing and they have a drive to win every year. The campus is brand new and improving every year, even to making new dorms. The schools facility’s are brand new, which is used by most sports and some of the students allowed in the program. The housing is amazing and perfect for a freshman lifestyle, it makes the connection to the college easier. Having the freshman leave the dorm to explore the campus and make more friends. The food is amazing and has a 24-7 food chow hall to eat. Also having to-go option available. All in all the university is just outstanding and everybody should be available to go.