East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee
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  • Public
    4 year
  • 1:19
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 10%
    Transfer Student Ratio
East Tennessee State University is a traditionally selective institution located in Johnson City. Undergraduate students represent approximately 80 percent of headcount enrollment; students in graduate and professional programs constitute the remaining 20 percent. The university educates significant numbers of low-income students, adult students, and students pursuing degrees in the basic and clinical health sciences. ETSU awards degrees in over one hundred baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs, including distinctive interdisciplinary programs. An emphasis on the clinical and health sciences, with respect to doctoral and professional programs, is a distinctive feature of the university.
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Founded 1911
Total Faculty 707
Total Enrollment 14,577
Programs 298
Courses 3,500
Equivalencies 13,937 incoming
21,534 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
The Office of Financial Aid is primarily responsible for providing information, services, and assembling financial aid for eligible students to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree. The Office of Financial Aid will provide the highest quality of services and offer as many opportunities for financial aid as possible, in combination with resources expected from student, family and other sources, to support an eligible student in completion of a degree.
Tuition and Fees:
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Information for Transfer In Students

Adult Degree Completion Programs:
Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies.
Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
Yes, from regionally accredited institutions as general elective credit.
Credit for Prior Learning:
Portfolio Assessments, Institutional Challenge Exams, Institutionally-Evaluated Training or Credit, ACE-Military, ACE-Workplace, Excelsior Exams, DANTES/DSST Exams, CLEP, SAT, ACT.
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Additional Information

Veteran Friendly:
Student Services Extended Hours:
Library, Cafeteria
Little Bucs Program
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Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:
Minimum GPA requirements are based on the number of attempted transferable hours.
Official Transcripts:
Provide official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities to the Office of Admissions. High School Transcripts may be required based on the number of passed transferable hours.
SAT/ACT Scores:
Standardized test scores may be required of some applicants.
Letters of Recommendation:
Not required.
An essay is not required.
Application Fee:
The non-refundable application fee is $25.
If you do not meet the grade point average requirement to transfer and you have not been enrolled in any institution of higher education for at least three years, you may receive individual review by the Vice Provost for Enrollment Services.
Associates Degree Required:
Other Requirements:
Request More Information:
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Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a D.
Credits (Min/Max):
You must complete 30 semester hours in residence at East Tennessee State to earn a bachelor's degree.
Transfer Policy Document:
Appeals Process Document:
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East Tennessee State University

807 University Pky
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000
United States
Main Phone:
(423) 439-1000


Transfer Admission Contact:
Allison Davis
Admissions Coordinator
(423) 439-4213
Transfer Services Contact:
Jennifer Webb
Associate Director of New Student & Family Programs
(423) 439-4899
Veterans Services Contact:
Tony Banchs
Director, Veterans Affairs
(423) 439-6819
Adult Learner Contact:
Jennifer Webb
Assistant Director, New Student & Family Programs
(423) 439-4899

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

ETSU at Kingsport (two campuses)
1501 University Blvd. and Academic Village, 300 W. Market Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 392-8000
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Last updated on 8/11/2020 by AcademyOne.