East Tennessee State University


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East Tennessee State University

In-state Tuition

$4,637 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$14,331 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Quillen College of Medicine Medical Library

  • 1,011,552 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 8,523 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,684,938 microforms.
  • 57,907 Audio/Visual items.
  • 34,621 e-books.

Museums & Art

Reece Museum, Observatory



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 600 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.



nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 21% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 22% of housing units are Singles.
  • 36% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 5% of housing units are Triples.
  • 37% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 29 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 31% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.


  • 10% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Multicultural Affairs Picnic, Spring Cruise, Sports Events, Comedy Club, Concerts, Dances, Movie Series, Lecture Series, Graduation
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station
  • In total, there are about 200 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Sigma Iota, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Beta Alpha Psi - Business, Beta Beta Beta - Biological Sciences, Delta Omicron, Delta Sigma Pi - Business, Epsilon Pi Tau - Technology, Eta Sigma Gamma - Public Education, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Delta Pi - Education, Kappa Omicron Nu - Economics, National Residence Hall Honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa - Campus Leadership, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha - Social Sciences, Phi Alpha Theta - History, Phi Rho Sigma - Medicine, Pi Delta Phi Honor Society - French, Pi Gamma Mu, Psi Chi - Psychology
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministries, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Christian Student Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Impact Christian Movement, Latter Day Saints Student Association, Presbyterian Student Fellowship, Reformed University Fellowship, Wesley Foundation, 11: 58 Ministries, Young Life - QUEST
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Affairs Association, NAACP, Pan-Hellenic Council, International Student Organization, Chinese Student Association, Japanese Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) band, choir, Gospel Ensemble, percussion, brass and woodwind ensembles, men's and women's choruses, pep band, theatre, debating, cheerleaders, college council, Alpha Phi Omega, President's Pride, Volunteer ETSU, SGA
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The East Tennessean (twice weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Knoxville, Tennessee (90), Blountville, Tennessee (15)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Roanoke, Virginia (150)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Johnson City, Tennessee (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 8 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 7% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 8 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 7% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other

Comments & Feedback
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Please please please do yourself a favor and DO NOT come to this school. Yes, ETSU has a beautiful campus nestled in the Appalachian mountains, and has fairly inexpensive tuition, but that is about all it has going for it. I came to ETSU excited about the challenge of college courses, but soon realized that coming here was like going through high school all over again. My professors were rarely on time or cared about the students, and the university staff are unprofessional and unorganized. It took my entire summer before the fall semester to get financial aid worked out. Also, they don't offer many scholarships at all. I had a 29 on my ACT and barely had enough to cover my cheap in-state University fees. On top of that, the college isn't well respected so even if you maintain a high GPA your bachelor's degree won't be taken as seriously as a degree from UTK or a private school. If you have to, take out loans so that you don't have to go here. I'm stuck here, and I'd hate for you to be stuck here too. posted Nov 30th, 2010 8:43 pm



I love the school. There are the occasional poor instructors, but that is to be expected at any institution. More than 1/2 of my instructors have been very good. Perhaps "Katie" has a problem with her area of study. UTK and the surrounding universities are all dreadful and frankly inferior to ETSU. Of course there are many better schools, if you want to pay ridiculous tuition and leave the south.

Just a quick question to any other ETSU students: how does one disconnect the fire alarm in the student apartments? Mine is terribly sensitive and I've heard tell of other students disconnecting theirs, but no one seems to know how. I'm considering weather plastic and painters tape so the courtesy officer and an RA don't show up every time I make popcorn or toast. posted Aug 31st, 2013 10:10 pm

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