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EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY - [ETSU], JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE

Johnson City, TennesseeLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1911Established Year
  14353Enrollment

East Tennessee State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in Johnson City, Tennessee, East Tennessee State University is a public university that is a place of learning, discovery, expression and innovation. Founded in 1911, it is the fourth-largest university in the state of Tennessee.

East Tennessee State University is renowned for its excellence offered by the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, and the recently formed College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. The university offers academic programs to over 50,000 students through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Education, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health.

East Tennessee state university campus

East Tennessee State University Rankings

East Tennessee State University has been conferred the following rankings by different ranking agencies:

US News & World ReportRankings 2020:

  • #293-#381 in National Universities
  • #214 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

Times Higher Education Rankings 2020: > 600 US Rankings 2020

Niche Rankings 2020:

  • Top Public Universities in America: #303 of 668
  • Best Colleges for Education in America: #319 of 790
  • Most Conservative Colleges in America: #80 of 1,692

Highlights

University TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Annual Endowment122.8 million USD
Student Retention Rate88%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Campus Housing Capacity25%
Cost of attendance40,406 USD
Admission HelpdeskGO2ETSU@etsu.edu

East Tennessee State University Campus

  • East Tennessee State University was established in 1911 and opened its doors for students in 1963.
  • The campus is set in an urban setting and is spread over 340 acres.
  • The campus is located at- Kingsport, Main Campus, and VA Campus.
  • Some of the buildings on the campus are- Charles C. Sherrod Library, Reece Museum, ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center, Scott M. Niswonger Digital Media Center, and many more.
  • At thirty minutes from campus, students have the chance to hike on the Appalachian Trail or explore the world-famous rhododendron gardens atop Roan Mountain.
  • On driving for an hour to the west students get a chance to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and to the east the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

East Tennessee State University Residence

  • For students wishing to live on-campus, a completed housing application and a 100 USD deposit are required.
  • Room assignments for the Fall admissions begin in April and continue throughout the summer.
Residence HallsFeatures
Carter HallHousing 146 students, it is an all-female residence hall with Double occupancy rooms, private rooms, and suites.
Powell HallHousing 83 students, it is an all-male three-story residence hall with double occupancy in a traditional style hall.
Centennial HallHouses 402 coed students, the six-story residence hall offers two-bedroom apartments
Davis Efficiency ApartmentsHousing 251 students, it is a coed three-story residence hall with double occupancy apartments in a traditional style hall.

East Tennessee State University Programs

  • Four baccalaureate degrees, i.e., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Fine Arts is offered in more than 140 subject areas.
  • East Tennessee State University offers graduate degrees in Master of Education, Master of Art, Master of Liberal Studies, Masters of Science and Master of Accountancy programs.
  • East Tennessee State University currently enrolls about 14,334 full-time students who wish to pursue studies in liberal arts tradition.
  • The college provides a balanced education with an average class size of 23 students.
  • The university offers online programs that grant the students to learn at a time and place that fits their schedule.

East Tennessee State University Application Process

Students interested in applying for admission at East Tennessee State University need to know about the following points based on their level of study:

Undergraduate Students

  • Application Portal: East Tennessee State University online application
  • Application Fee: 35 USD
  • Deadlines: Fall: June 15; Spring: October 15; Summer: March 15
  • Student Class profile:
    • Total enrolled: 15,250
    • High school/college GPA of entering students: 2.3 out of a scale of 4.0.
    • English Proficiency Scores: TOEFL: 500 (PBT), 61(iBT); IELTS: Minimum score of 5.5; PTE: Minimum Score of 43
  • Standardized test scores: SAT Evidence-Based Reading: 500; ACT English and Reading Score: 19
  • Supporting Documents: 1 LORs, SOP, resume for the ones with job experience/prior experience, Visa/passport (if required)
  • Graduation rate: 41%, student retention rate: 82%

Graduate Students

  • Application Portal: East Tennessee State University Graduate application
  • Application Fee: 65 USD
  • Deadlines: Fall: May 1
  • Requirements:
    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • High school/college GPA of entering students: 3.0 out of a scale of 4.0.
    • English Proficiency Scores: TOEFL: 550 (PBT), 79(iBT); IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5; PTE: Minimum Score of 53
    • A personal statement in the form of an essay of 150-300 words. It must capture the one's interests in the graduate program offered at ETSU

East Tennessee State University Cost of Attendance

Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance 2019/2020 for students at East Tennessee State University.

Types of ExpensesCost (USD)
Tuition Fee28,673 
Housing & Meals8,228
Total36,901

East Tennessee State University International Scholarships

  • 87% of the students at East Tennessee State University receive some form of financial aid. The college invests nearly USD 40 million annually in merit and need-based grants and scholarships.
  • International Students are eligible to avail the following scholarships:
ScholarshipsDistance from ETSUGPA RequiredAmount Awarded (USD)
CarterWithin 250 mi3.015,000
GilbreathBeyond 250 mi3.012,000
Carter PlusBuncombe & Henderson Counties, NC3.018,000
Creative ArtsNo Distance RequirementVaries18,000

Students must complete the applications for general university scholarships in the period October and March 1 to apply favorably for numerous ETSU scholarships at once.

East Tennessee State University Alumni

  • Alumni of East Tennessee State University help in assisting future students in discovering the university for the first time or guiding current students with their career choices or even meeting up with other alumni, the Alumni Association Membership is free and available to all students upon graduation.
  • Benefits offered to alumni members include access to special events, providing networking opportunities, making aware of continuing education opportunities, Alumni Rewards and high-yield Certificates, and many more health & fitness services.
  • A few notable alumni: Keith Cate- Emmy Award-winning newscaster; Eddie Golden- professional wrestler; J. Ronnie Greer- US Federal Judge; Keith "Mister" Jennings- NBA Golden State Warriors; Ron Ramsey- Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee and many more.

East Tennessee State University Placement

  • All students considering working in the field are required to complete an Internship Planning Form which includes attaching a copy of their current resume, a copy of their current driver's license, and a self profile.
  • The Director of Field Instruction takes preparatory measures for the internship based on this information. Students are not required to arrange their internships.
  • On successful completion of the internship, students need to take part in a departmental field orientation before their placement within the agency.
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East Tennessee State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population16026
FAFSA Code003487
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$28,459 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10759601190 5%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing545490600-
Mathematics530470590-
ACTCheck Detailed Score231926 86%
English231926-
Mathematics211725-

East Tennessee State University Acceptance Rate

85.5%

Acceptance Rate

8169

Total Applicants

16026

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.9%

Male

58.1%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program85.5%
Total Applicants14624
Total Enrolled12499
Graduate
Graduate Programs85.5%
Total Applicants4127
Total Enrolled3527

East Tennessee State University Enrollment

Enrollment
East Tennessee State University Enrollment16026
Undergraduate Enrollment12499
Graduate Enrollment3527
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate36.4%

Attendance Cost

$28,459

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$28,459 / Year
Post Graduate Program$27,603 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,090 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$7,952 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,585 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,952 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,585 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,700 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,585 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Medicine ProgramsLiaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Dentistry ProgramsAmerican Dental Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsCouncil on Education for Public Health
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
16441105575884665
RANKING
  • 2019

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    RANKED  #1557

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    College rating

    based on 2 students ratings

    7.1/10

    8/10academic
    8.5/10infrastructure
    6.5/10placements
    6.5/10faculty
    8/10extracurricular
    5/10accommodation

    Reviews

    B
    Brooke whitehead, USA Health sciences
    East Tennessee State University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2018
    7.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    ETSU A GREAT PRE-MED SCHOOL

    They have an excellent pre-medical/health professions programs. Specifically, they have a great pre-pharmacy program. They have additional graduate programs and professional schools to continue my education.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I thought the curriculum well prepared me for any pathway I chose to take in the medical field. It was diverse and I was exposed to a lot of different topics. Overall the curriculum was great and I learned a lot!

    9 /10
    academic
    6 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    6 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    16, Mar 2019 read more
    D
    Daisney lacroix, USA Political science
    East Tennessee State University
    Current student , Batch : 2019
    6.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE WHILE LIVING IN EAST TENNESSEE

    The location and scenery are very important to me. East Tennessee State University has that exactly. The school is not too far from my parents home. It's about 5hrs driving and 30 mins plane ride. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous during spring, summer, and fall.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Course Curriculum is necessary and is there to guide the professor and the students for the semester. Other than guiding those within the department. It is there for statistical purposes so that the staff can know what to improve or remove within the lesson plan.

    7 /10
    academic
    7 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    3 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
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    1276 Gilbreath Dr., Box 70300, Johnson City, TN 37614-1700
    ADDRESS

    NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


    Bus Station

    Reece Museum0.07 Km
    Gilbreath Hall0.11 Km
    Bell & Ross0.19 Km
    Warf-Pickel Hall0.2 Km
    Powell Hall0.24 Km
    Ross Hall0.25 Km
    Seehorn & Bell0.29 Km
    SOF - Carnegie Hotel0.3 Km
    SOF & Sherrod0.38 Km
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    Book Store

    East Tennessee State Bookstore0.28 Km
    ETSU Bookstore0.34 Km
    Student Book Exchange0.8 Km
    Neebo0.85 Km
    The College Store0.85 Km
    East Tennessee State University Off-Campus Bookstore0.86 Km
    Nebraska Book0.86 Km
    Olde Book Place1.8 Km
    Atomik Comiks2.26 Km
    The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room2.28 Km
    Book Lover's Warehouse4.04 Km
    Books-A-Million4.48 Km
    Moody Books, Inc.4.74 Km
    Mr K's Used Books & CDs5.78 Km
    Nerd HQ5.87 Km
    Barnes & Noble6.23 Km
    Book Rack6.57 Km
    Book Store6.82 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    University Plaza0.68 Km
    Southside Plaza2.72 Km
    King Springs Shopping Center3.55 Km
    Landmark Village Shopping Center3.78 Km
    Sunglass Hut4.04 Km
    The Mall at Johnson City4.14 Km
    Johnson City Plaza Shopping Center4.6 Km
    Sunset Shopping Center4.78 Km
    walmart5.34 Km
    Shoppes at Peerless Centre5.47 Km
    Shopes At Franklin6.51 Km
    Creekside Shopping Center6.55 Km
    Kens Plaza Shopping Center6.68 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Casey J. Wilbert, PharmD1.44 Km
    ETSU Charitable Pharmacy1.84 Km
    ProCompounding Pharmacy2.12 Km
    Mountain States Pharmacy2.2 Km
    Pro Consulting2.41 Km
    Food City Pharmacy2.93 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy3.15 Km
    Princeton Drug4.66 Km
    Joey L. Smith, Pharm4.68 Km
    Rhett M. Miller, PharmD4.69 Km
    Terry L. Billingsby, DPH4.7 Km
    Kroger Pharmacy4.72 Km
    Sam's Club Pharmacy6.43 Km
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    Airport

    TN911.51 Km
    McAfee Stol Patch Airport7.99 Km

    Super Market

    The Kimchi Market1.51 Km
    ALDI1.63 Km
    The Fresh Market1.77 Km
    Donna Lyon2.15 Km
    United Grocery Outlet2.48 Km
    Price Less Foods2.7 Km
    Food City3.12 Km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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