ETSU

East Tennessee State University

1276 Gilbreath Drive, Johnson City, United States
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  • Total Documents
    4
  • Class Notes
    3
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    29
  • Previously Enrolled
    85

Overview of East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

About this school

East Tennessee State University, founded in 1911 as East Tennessee State Normal School, is a public university. Located in the beautiful southern Appalachian region, it offers a diversified academic program, including many outstanding majors. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Applied Science and Technology, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Medicine, Nursing, and Public and Allied Health; and the Schools of Continuing Studies and Graduate Studies. All programs are accredited, and small class size, reasonable costs, a caring and dedicated faculty and excellent facilities make ETSU a university worth considering. Its 360-acre campus is located in Johnson City.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,323
    • Men:4,970 (43.9%)
    • Women:6,353 (56.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (ETSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to East Tennessee State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1276 Gilbreath Drive
City, State, Zip
Johnson City, TN  37614
Phone
(423) 439-4213
Fax
(423) 439-5770
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum 2.3 high school GPA or ACT score of 19 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
85% of 8,158 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 5,053 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 3,105 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,682 (38%) of 6,972 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,500 (35%) of 4,319 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,182 (45%) of 2,653 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |19-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
12%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (ETSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,015|Out-of-state: $27,693
  • Room & Board: - $8,038 (63.226618422087626%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,090 (8.57390073153465%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,585 (28.199480846377725%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


East Tennessee State University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003487
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,632 (96.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,339 (82.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,337 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
126 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$11,337
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 765 (57.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,636
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 710 (53.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,026
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 926 (69.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
292 (17.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,769

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,121 (93.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,967 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,948 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
517 (7.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$10,182
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,261 (61.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,449
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,232 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,605
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,699 (53.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,145 (13.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,680

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,866
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Mathematics, Military Science, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (ETSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


592

Part-Time Faculty


552

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 63% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
830,482

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


East Tennessee State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


36.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors (ETSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of City Management, Master of Science in Allied Health, Master of Science in Environmental Health, Master of Science, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (52)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Information Science
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Library Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Paleontology
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life (ETSU)

Location & Geography

Population


64,528

Nearest Metropolitan Area


366 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
24.3 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Knoxville
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Johnson City
Nearest Train Station
150 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke, V.A.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bucky the Pirate/Pepper the Parrot
School Colors
Navy blue and old gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, softball, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


East Tennessee State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, honor societies, volunteer etsu, religious groups, residence hall councils

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,641

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,323
Women
6,353
Men
4,970

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 6.9% Black/African-American
  • 2.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.3% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


3.5% from 60 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


3,030

Student Resources (ETSU)

Study resources

Popular Professors

  • hector
    CSCI - Computer & Information Science (CSCI) CSCI 4127
  • kilura
    BIOL 3260
  • Prior
    CJCR 1100
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