East Tennessee State University: Narrative Description

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807 University Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37614
Tel: (423)439-1000
Free: 800-462-3878
Admissions: (423)439-4213
Fax: (423)439-5770
Web Site: http://www.etsu.edu/


State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University and Community College System of Tennessee, Tennessee Board of Regents. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1911. Setting: 366-acre small town campus. Endowment: $52.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $3.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5639 per student. Total enrollment: 11,869. Faculty: 760 (476 full-time, 284 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,391 applied, 83% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 7,988 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,684 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 52 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 29% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Milligan College, Emmanuel School of Religion. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, minimum high school GPA of 2.3 or minimum ACT score of 19, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $3352 full-time, $147 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,840 full-time, $515 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $707 full-time, $45 per hour part-time, $4 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $4858. College room only: $2200. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: honor societies, Volunteer ETSU, religious groups, residence hall councils. Major annual events: Homecoming, Greek Week, Winter Cruise. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,500 college housing spaces available; 2,000 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Sherrod Library plus 2 others with 1.1 million books, 1.7 million microform titles, 3,714 serials, 23,658 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.1 million. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol compose the Tri-Cities area, which is Tennessee's fifth largest metropolitan area, having one million people living within a 50-mile radius. Johnson City, a progressive city with a population of approximately 50,000, is located close to the state lines of Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Recreational opportunities abound and include boating and water skiing on major TVA lakes, a variety of snow skiing resorts featuring downhill and cross-country, mountain hiking trails including easy access to the Appalachian Trail, and white water rafting. Interstate highways I-40, I-81 and I-26 provide access by automobile, with Tri-Cities Regional Airport providing access by commercial airlines. All major religious denominations are represented.

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