East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, TX

East Texas Baptist, founded in 1912, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 200-acre campus is located 10 blocks from downtown Marshall.

Website: www.etbu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,421
Undergraduate
Students
(53.6%) 761 Women
(46.4%) 660 Men
112
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 1,839 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 31

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
510 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
490-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,787
Tuition and Fees
$26,370
Room and Board
$9,079
Average Percent of Need Met
29%
Average Freshman Award
$19,612
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,823
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
70
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Marshall Population
24,751 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tigers/Lady Tigers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
16.6% Black/African-American
9.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.9% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
0.8% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning
55.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
19.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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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 not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
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
One Tiger Drive
City, State, Zip
Marshall, TX 75670-1498
Phone
(903) 923-2000
Fax
(903) 938-1705
E-mail
admissions@etbu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 31
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
 
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
54% of 1,839 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 942 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 897 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
498 (50%) of 999 admitted students enrolled
Women
225 (46%) of 492 admitted students enrolled
Men
273 (54%) of 507 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
20%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
26%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510 average
470-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
520 average
490-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
16%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
20%
Score of 18 - 23
66%
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: 13%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$38,787
Tuition and Fees
$26,370
Room and Board
$9,079
Books and Supplies
$880
Other Expenses
$2,458
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline June 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003564
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
333 (96.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
297 (89.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
297 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
42 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
29%
Average Award
$19,612
Need-Based Gift
Received by 219 (73.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,789
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 219 (73.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,040
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 294 (99.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
49 (14.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,280

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,101 (93.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,000 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,000 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
128 (12.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
30%
Average Award
$19,276
Need-Based Gift
Received by 739 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,424
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 766 (76.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,024
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 979 (97.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
177 (15.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,448

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,823
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
982
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
88
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement, Rodeo
Number of Awards
849
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
171
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,512
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated 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
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
70
Part-Time Faculty
71
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
43%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% 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
3,815,118
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
301
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
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physical Education
  • Religion

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Marshall Population
24,751 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
250 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 91.9 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Marshall
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Marshall

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
18%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

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
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tigers/Lady Tigers
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, baptist student ministry, student government association (sga), student foundation, fellowship of christian athletes (fca), enactus
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,421
Women
761 (53.6%)
Men
660 (46.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,216
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
16.6% Black/African-American
9.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.9% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students.
0.8% from 7 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
112

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
55.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
19.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
29.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
31.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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