Johnson City, TN
East Tennessee State University


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Nicholas
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure they pick a major that they can get a job in, and they will enjoy that job.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure they pick a major that they can get a job in, and they will enjoy that job.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That you are forced to take so many worthless core classes outside of your major.

Michael
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

ETSU has a beautiful campus with a lot to do around town and on campus.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

ETSU has a beautiful campus with a lot to do around town and on campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To be completely honest, choosing the right undergraduate school does not really matter. Your child, or you, will get what he/she/you put into it. I thought that I would hate my school, and I was kind of disappointed that I chose a state school, but I see now that it was the best decision for me.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who don't work hard and who are afraid of being criticized should not attend this school.

Anna
Describe the students at your school.

They are very friendly, easy going, talkative, and easy to get along with.

Describe the students at your school.

They are very friendly, easy going, talkative, and easy to get along with.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you know what campus life is like, and be prepared to work hard. College is not easy! It requires a lot of work, and staying focused. Go look at several different colleges before you make your decision.

What's unique about your campus?

The fact that it is close to home, and has a great program for my major.

Josh
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you want to pick a specific college to attend for 4 years, it helps to know what type of field you want to enter, because ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you want to pick a specific college to attend for 4 years, it helps to know what type of field you want to enter, because that helps with the process of examining programs offered by various universities. If you know you want to go to college, but don't know what field, a better idea might be to attend a community college, or remain undeclared at a school close to home. For many, it is inevitable that price will be a major issue, so be sure to tour the schools and talk to students, faculty, and alumni to help assess the overall value of the education you will receive. Be sure to gather as much information about financial aid as possible. Making the most of your college experience involves finding a balance between what you do to pass your classes and what you do for fun. Studying too hard can become monotonous, and at a certain point probably unnecessary. Conversely, partying too hard and not paying attention to your classes can hurt attendance and grades, not to mention cause of lot of unpleasant stress. Leaving time set aside for work and play is a must.

What's unique about your campus?

The school is the only public school in the state that has a well known and well respected program in Digital Media, which has been a program of interest for me since I was a high school freshman, when I got involved in FIRST robotics, and became a 3D animator that entered the FIRST Autodesk Visualization Competition. I was considering something like this for a career from an early point, but in 2007 my team, which I was captain of, submitted an animation which placed in the top 5 in the world, against a group of over 300 animations.

What kind of person should attend this school?

From what I have seen the social environment is inviting of anyone regardless of sex, gender, ethnicity, etc., so main considerations should obviously be what field you want to enter. Anyone that can find a program they are wanting to enter here should tour the campus and their department of interest, compare it with other options, and make a decision based on that. And monetarily, ETSU is one of the cheapest 4 year universities in the state.

Arthur
Describe the students at your school.

Diversified, interesting and fun to be with.

Describe the students at your school.

Diversified, interesting and fun to be with.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure the college has a good reputation for the field the student is interested, affordable as not to leave the student in debt, accessible to jobs if needed, safe housing and environment and more than enough activities to keep the student from wandering and losing interest

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Great medical school and opportunity as it is close to hospitals, social events are fun, proximity to city and shopping is good, campus is large enough but compact, and jobs are available if you want one. Staff and faculty are very helpful and informative.

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  • 11,065
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,341
  • Acceptance rate
  • 92%

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