East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN

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.

Website: www.etsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
11,268
Undergraduate
Students
(57.5%) 6,475 Women
(42.5%) 4,793 Men
3,049
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 8,009 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,728
Out-of-state: $40,406
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,015
Out-of-state: $27,693
Room and Board
$8,038
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Freshman Award
$11,337
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,866
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
601
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
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Campus Life

Johnson City Population
64,528
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bucky the Pirate/Pepper the Parrot
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.7% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
2.8% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1276 Gilbreath Drive
City, State, Zip
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone
(423) 439-4213
Fax
(423) 439-5770
E-mail
go2etsu@etsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
87% of 8,009 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 5,006 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 3,003 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,682 (38%) of 6,978 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,471 (34%) of 4,348 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,096 (42%) of 2,630 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 75%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,728
Out-of-state: $40,406
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,015
Out-of-state: $27,693
Room and Board
$8,038
Books and Supplies
$1,090
Other Expenses
$3,585
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@etsu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003487
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

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

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,866
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Mathematics, Military Science, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
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
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
601
Part-Time Faculty
422
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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
830,482
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Environmental Health, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Sociology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Psychology--General

Location and Setting


Johnson City Population
64,528
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
366 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
25% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
75%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf   x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf   x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
11,268
Women
6,475 (57.5%)
Men
4,793 (42.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
9,533
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.7% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
2.8% from 60 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
3,049

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
41.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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