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- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeC
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.
NCAA Division III (with football)
American Southwest Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities34 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching29 Graduates
Elementary Education19 Graduates
Developmental and Child Psychology12 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration11 Graduates
Religious Studies11 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
East Texas Baptist University Reviews
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.
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.