East Tennessee State University Reviews

3.96 out of 5 stars
(19 Reviews)
  • Johnson City (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,199
82% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Holley Linkous - 11/18/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2007
"As an undergrad at ETSU, I absolutely loved the small town feel of Johnson City. Everyone was very friendly, I felt safe on and around campus, and everything I needed was near by. This was my first experience away from home, and it was a great place to be. The community and culture was encouraging. I will always have a fondness for my time at this school. I personally struggled to find a job after graduation, but I never made use of the career services. I recommend students using all the services campus has to offer!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 7/31/2019
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"Hands down ETSU was the best decision for my undergraduate degree. After some trail and error I found the degree that would set me on the career path of my dreams. I focused in Park and Recreation Management and I couldn't have made a better decision! From the time I entered my major I found that the professors were great and they really want what is best for their students. I would find myself spending extra time in the classrooms and office hours just to soak up as much information as possible. As a recent graduate I am still in contact with my advisors and they give me advice on career choices and job opportunities, I can't ask for a better experience as an undergraduate. With the help of my professors, I have gained confidence in myself as a leisure service provider and I can not wait to get out and share my knowledge with everyone. I without a doubt recommend ETSU especially the Sport and Leisure Management program (SALM)."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 7/25/2019
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2018
"Hands down ETSU was the best decision for my undergraduate degree. After some trail and error I found the degree that would set me on the career path of my dreams. I focused in Park and Recreation Management and I couldn't have made a better decision! From the time I entered my major I found that the professors were great and they really want what is best for their students. I would find myself spending extra time in the classrooms and office hours just to soak up as much information as possible. As a recent graduate I am still in contact with my advisors and they give me advice on career choices and job opportunities, I can't ask for a better experience as an undergraduate. With the help of my professors, I have gained confidence in myself as a leisure service provider and I can not wait to get out and share my knowledge with everyone. I without a doubt recommend ETSU especially the Sport and Leisure Management program (SALM)."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Nicolas Day - 6/19/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2019
"I did not have a bad time with any of the professors I had with biology and chemistry. I was very impressed with how invested the teachers there were in my success and education. I had some fairly difficult coursework, but it was all doable. I am extremely happy with my experience there. It is very much a bargain for the price."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Chandler Parton - 6/3/2019
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019
"love my university, and of course, my university is ETSU. I will admit that I had some animosity towards my major and the school overall when I found out my graduation would be delayed. Almost every department has this problem of not informing students well enough of "ladder classes" that are only offered in certain semesters, and one class will be a prerequisite for another. It's very common to meet students who are going 5 or 6 years for their 4-year-degree just because of some scheduling problem. That being said, I have also learned so much about myself at ETSU. My previous university was Virginia Highlands Community College, and when I first started VHCC right out of high school, I was not ready for the college setting at all. I was able to work on my study skills and buckle down eventually, so when I arrived at ETSU after getting my 2-year-degree from VHCC, I felt ready to really step out into what felt like a "real" college. And ETSU is a real college, make no doubt about it. The best thing about ETSU is the fact that, it is exactly what you make of it. It sounds cliche, but ETSU is fortunately true of this. If you attend class regularly and get to know your professors and put forth an honorable effort, it will pay off for you. The one day you stay after class to talk to your professor might be the one day he/she brings up a potential internship. But likewise, if you become a "face in the crowd" and just float through your classes without ever getting involved, you might do okay, but you won't really progress as much as others."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Leah Dommel - 11/13/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2003
"East Tennessee State University provided great academic support. All of the education classes provided information that I use daily as a teacher. The professors were inspirational and dedicated. Financial aid at the college was not as helpful. The process was confusing and the lines were always long. I also did not receive any help in finding a job once I had earned my degree. There were no contacts with school systems or superintendents. Once I got my diploma, I had no further contact with ETSU staff."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Allison Foster - 3/7/2017
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015
"The College of Public Health was instrumental in helping me succeed in my current job as a health educator. The instructors are willing to assist and mentor students who put forth the effort to excel. Class sizes are small, further allowing opportunities for students to connect in a meaningful way with faculty and staff. Highly recommend."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2012
"The social work program was a great environment to grow and learn. Staff was very supportive !"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"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!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2006
"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."