East Tennessee State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
The social work program was a great environment to grow and learn. Staff was very supportive !
I have, and will continue to, recommend East Tennessee State University to anyone looking to further their education. Before receiving my Masters, I graduated from ETSU with my Bachelors. The campus is the perfect size, professors are very helpful, there are several extra curricular activities to be a part of, and Johnson City is such a fun town!
I highly value the college experience I had at ETSU. The school is sizeable but you don't feel lost in the shuffle. The faculty are caring and eager to interact with students. Three are many opportunities to really personalize your education.
Human development and learning department (counseling major) attempts to be diversified but in fact, is very close minded in it opinions. If you're looking for mutual respect for various perspectives, this is not your school.
As an online-only student, I did not visit the campus often, but I feel like I received an excellent education. The online classes were just as challenging and informative as on-campus classes (sometimes much more challenging...in a good way) and, as a shy person, I felt able to communicate and interact in ways that wouldn't have been possible in a face-to-face setting.
I thought the History faculty at ETSU gave me all the tools I needed to succeed while there. They took the time to assist me in all my endeavors like internships, research, and many other things.
Work hard, play hard! Most importantly, DON'T forget about going to class! It's okay to skip here and there, but take it from someone who's $75K in debt only for a bachelor's at a state school: GO TO CLASS. Also, you'll go into debt (unless you're fortunate enough not to!), but try to pick a profession that qualifies for PSLF, or Public Service Loan Forgiveness. It's a federal loan forgiveness program that is real...just go to the Dept. of Education's website and search PSLF. Best of luck! :)
Once I found my way into the business department the professors I had were great. I had a CFA, retired investment banker, corporate lawyer, former Federal Reserve banker, statistician, and several business owners as my teachers. However, the advisement was lacking and I was not encouraged to take an internship, which is my biggest regret.
Because I am a single mother, I needed online classes but could not afford most online colleges. Because I live so close to ETSU I was awarded in-state tuition so that saved me a lot on tuition. I chose online classes even though it costs an average of $225 more per semester because I would pay more than that in gas driving to and from campus twice a week.
I received my BS in Engineering Technology in 2002 from East Tenn. State University before enrolling in the MBA graduate program. This decision required 36 credit hours of Essential courses in Business to be completed before I could begin the Graduate program. The foundation needed to be successful was laid by this requirement. The MBA program broadened my understanding and gave me the skills necessary to contribute more informatively while making decisions based on departmental and organizational needs for reaching short and long term goals.