East Tennessee State University Reviews

  • 47 Reviews
  • Johnson City (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,199
84% of 47 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 47 students said they would recommend this school to others
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monisha hunter
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"I love the environment here at Tennessee State University. I love that you can get help from an faculty member in the department. I consider my colleagues and professors as second family. I like how everyone goal is to make sure you understand. Its a friendly environment and I feel there aren't any negative things I can say about TSU."
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2014
  • Degree: English
"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."
Douglas Wheeler
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"It is a small program, however the faculty are not always approachable or conciliatory."
Whitney Riffle
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"I looked into many programs before choosing ETSU. The professors are always very approachable and are very concerned with your education. They truly want you to succeed and are happy to help assist in any way they can to ensure you are developing as a PT. This program has a lot of clinical education time incorporated into the program throughout the 3 years which is the number one reason I chose ETSU. Only con: The financial aid department at ETSU can be difficult to deal with though I have not had any serious problems."
Wes Tate
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pro: Great price for a great education Con: N/A"
Ashley Tice
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Good cost of living and financial aid, surrounding area is beautiful with mountains and lakes - many hiking opportunities. Area lacks in active social scene and the downtown could be better, but there are still fun and interesting places."
Douglas Wheeler
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Faculty were not always available or approachable. Many courses were not relevant or did not provide much usefulness in preparing for clinical rotations. Determining a schedule is also very difficult and often not determined until a few days before the semester begins."
Jessica Darnell
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: Knowledgeable and up to date with practice professors Clinical placement variety (most of the time) 48 weeks of clinical rotation eduction Cons: I cannot think of any!! :D"
Carla Flanary
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"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."
Tammy K
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"ETSU is a wonderful school that has truly prepared me to further my education. I have chosen to continue at ETSU and get a Masters. The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the views are amazing. East TN is a gorgeous area to live in. The campus is set up well, better now that there is a parking garage. The library is great, full of study places. The Culp center is also a fun place to be, also with great study places. The Criminal Justice department has an awesome secretary that is so passionate about the students. The professors are good, easy to get along with, and are interesting."
Hannah Darcy
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"In this department we enjoy very small class sizes and the professors are very accessible. The students are well-funded, though there are a couple of school fees that are not covered. The professors are knowledgeable, active in their field, and well-connected. There is a healthy student-faculty social life. Students are encouraged to publish and to present at conferences. There are abundant resources available to both undergraduate and graduate students due in part to the active fossil site that is a twenty minute drive from campus. I couldn't ask for a better program."
Andrew Sims
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"I enjoy the smaller class sizes and professors that are very open and accessible throughout the semester. I enjoy working with and being around my classmates, and look forward to attending class with them each week. I do feel that the program could be a little more engaging. My experience thus far has involved quite a bit of lecture and little student engagement during class. I also believe that ETSU could make the content of the classes a little more difficult so that students will be more competitive and prepared for real-world situations. Overall, I have enjoyed my time at ETSU so far and feel that I am making a great choice for my future by completing this degree."
Rachael Janes
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2014
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"ETSU's Speech Language Pathology Masters Program is a very intense program, but it provides its students with a broad range of clinical experiences. The professors, advisers, and clinic supervisors are very knowledgeable about the field and act as an amazing support system. I have really enjoyed my time in this program!"
Richa Shah
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2013
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"This program I am currently in is beyond amazing. The professors are very well educated and provide us with the best education. We are small school with only two big lecture halls, but it makes the entire school like a close-knit family. Everyone knows everyone and we try to help and support each other while we are all working towards a common goal."
Joel Cowan
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Very good program. cannot think of any cons."
Ariane Casper
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The graduate program is a difficult one to get into for physical therapy and I now know why. This school's physical therapy program is one of the best kept secrets in the United States. The program is challenging and prepares us well for clinical situations. The school itself is great as well. Although a few aspects of the school, such as diversity and organization of the financial aid and other vital offices, leave something to be desired, it will not adversely affect education here and it is a lovely place to learn."
Vanessa Phillips
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2013
  • Degree: Social Work
"I did enjoy my professors and made a few very long-lasting friendships while attending school. However, it seemed more like a program that they just push people through, and little talent is actually needed, other than being able to complete the assigned work. I do feel it prepared me because I was willing to put forth the effort to become a skilled clinician. Others who were able to graduate with me seemed less skilled though..."
Sarah Clemetn
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2013
  • Degree: Higher Education
"The admissions department is wonderful but the financial aid department is rude and ill informed. They rarely know the answers to any financial aid questions and when they screw up, they yell at the student as if it were their fault. Would rather not have to deal with the financial aid department at ETSU."
Peter Buchanan
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2013
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"I enjoyed my program and found the professors to be friendly and open."
Megan Stuart
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros are the education material provided and taught con is being able to get ahold of staff and deadlines."