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East Tennessee State Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


ETSU - East Tennessee State University Clocktower

ETSU - East Tennessee State University Clocktower

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East Tennessee State Description:

East Tennessee State University is a public university located in Johnson City, Tennessee, a community nestled among the mountains in the northeast corner of the state. The university is made up of six colleges, and undergraduates can choose from 112 academic programs. Students can also participate in some of ETSU's more than 170 campus organizations, many of which emphasize service and leadership. High achieving student should check out the Honors College both for the opportunity to receive full scholarship support and special academic opportunities. In athletics, the ETSU Buccaneers compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference. Both men's and women's basketball has met with recent successes.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,691 (11,820 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,715 (in-state); $21,355 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,090 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,860
  • Other Expenses: $8,056
  • Total Cost: $23,721 (in-state); $38,361 (out-of-state)

East Tennessee State Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,463
    • Loans: $5,607

Scholarships for ETSU (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Engineering Technology, Finance, General Studies, Health Professions, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Mass Communication Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

East Tennessee State Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.etsu.edu/president/mission.aspx

"East Tennessee State University prepares students to become productive, enlightened citizens who actively serve their communities and our world. Education is the university's foremost goal. ETSU provides outstanding programs of study, enhanced access to education, and distinctive educational and research opportunities to attract students from around the region and the world. ETSU affirms that a diverse population is necessary for the intellectual, social, economic, and professional development of our campus and regional communities. Innovation and integration of educational programs, opportunities and scholarly activities enable ETSU to enrich the cultural and intellectual environment, advance economic development, and increase the level of educational attainment of our community and region. Innovation is advanced through entrepreneurial initiatives, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community and international partnerships. The research mission of ETSU advances scholarly and creative activity that enhances the teaching and learning environment and benefits the regional, national, and global communities we serve.

ETSU awards degrees in over one hundred baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs, including distinctive interdisciplinary programs. The university provides strong, comprehensive educational, research, and service programs in the health sciences that advance the health and wellness of people throughout Tennessee and Southern Appalachia and of rural populations around the world. ETSU affirms the value of a liberal education and life-long learning by providing broadly enriching experiences through opportunities such as honors education, student research and creative activities, international study, community service, internships, and professional development. ETSU also affirms the importance of a total college experience by offering a rich campus life of cultural and artistic programs, diverse student activities, a variety of residential opportunities, and outstanding recreational and intercollegiate athletic programs."

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