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Reviews 895 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoyed every bit of ETSU's campus. My advisor helped me in every way to prepare for the fall, and from what she told me, most of the professors want to see me succeed just like she does.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's not bad academic-wise and they have a lot of informative and entertaining events that spread awareness about important issues in the world, where you can get involved on campus, meet people or try to make connections, and sometimes just learn interesting information about how to be safe or more self-sufficient. The professors are also amazing and genuinely try to help you out and care for your education, even after you finish their class. The only problem is that the living conditions in the affordable dorms are reprehensible and some of the buildings were mislabeled as "renovated" when they were only cleaned and painted and left with the outdated and half-broken hardware. While the dorms in tri-hall field and the apartments in buc-ridge are nice, they are just as overpriced as the dorms considering their quality. The meal plans are also extremely expensive considering how little access you have (full coverage leaves you limited to three meals per day at specific times of the day).

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school because of it's location and how much it serves the community. The classes themselves are regular. Some are hard, and some easy, just like it should be. I would definitely go back (I am in the fall).

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would not change or go to any other school. I have made lifelong friends during college and had some wonderful experiences. The education is phenomenal and everyone truly cares about how well you do.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I never lived off campus myself, but know people who do and had a roommate who went through the application process for off campus living. Her application was filled out, completed and processed within the same day. She is extremely excited to live in the off campus building and attempted to persuade me to join her, but I already am signed up for housing. I hear it's great to live off campus, but just like living on campus, it can be a bit pricey!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus there are PLENTY of options and you'll probably find many types of places to love and try. My favorite places for cost, efficiency, convenience and taste are Miso and Hibachi. These are the two best places to go if you love student discounts and tasty Japanese food!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I never ate in the marketplace, but did eat Quiznos, Chick fil a, and at Cookout. All of these options were wonderful, but the length of time it took to get from Centennial Hall (where I live) to Subway was ridiculous and not worth it. Field of Greens never had a line but other places like Quiznos and Chick fil a did. They also never had budget friendly prices. Great campus, not so good food options.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The application process is so easy and fast but I never received any scholarships that I applied for from my university. There aren't enough scholarships or maybe just too many people or even a biased pool of judges. I hope I have better luck this upcoming year.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing at my University is AWESOME! They make it affordable and keep it clean, they also allow the process to be simple and quick for everyone!

4 College Junior

Campus Food: All the campus food is convenient on campus, especially if you only have a 30 minute to an hour break between classes. Each food place is different, giving you a variety of meals. However, the meal plan is beneficial if you eat on campus a lot. Some of the housing provides stoves and ovens where you can make your own food, so a meal plan would not be necessary. Main meal is nice because you can eat as much as you want, but the food is lacking and could be better (in my opinion). Field of greens and subway are the most healthy choices on campus, but more healthy options would be nicer, since obesity is an increasing problem in the US. There is also a Starbucks on campus, which is excellent! A smart decision to make for ETSU. The tree house and buc mart are convenient if you're wanting a quick snack or small meal, but it is overpriced.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is a great experience. It gives you more freedom, more of a social life, and is still convenient. The only con about off campus is sometimes prices, but that depends on where you live. University Edge is a great place to live. It is already furnished, reasonably priced, and the staff is wonderful. Most off campus housing is safe, unless you get further away from campus, then it can get sketchy. Most places have plenty of parking spots and some even have visitor parking as well.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The tree streets have the best parties, because that is where most of the fraternity houses are. A lot of the parties are themed, so it is always different. However, it would not seem to be always positive at the parties, because of the consistency of drinking a lot of alcohol and occasional drug use. There are a lot of parties are also at the off-campus apartments, such as University Edge, Monarch, and The Heights. These are typically safer parties, but it also depends on the people partying. The parties are great social experience for students. There are a few bars that the students go to, such as PRs or Capones. PRs is a popular place on Tuesdays because it is karaoke night and girls are usually free to get in. Capones is great because they will have some concerts playing, a bar, and a club downstairs.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places around the campus that is cheap and convenient. Most of them are fast food, which limits the healthy options. There is Cookout, Wendy's, Pals, Mcdonalds, Ruby Tuesdays, and a Papa Johns. Almost none of these places give student discounts cause they are already cheap. The variety is lacking because it is the typical fast food chain restaurants. However, Pals is a local fast food restaurant in the Tri-cities area and is absolutely amazing!

4 College Junior

Administration: Overall, ETSU is a lenient school, but they do have rules. ETSU is a dry campus like most schools, but occasionally there are alcoholic drinks in the dorms and sometimes illegal drugs. All dorms and housing have RA's which monitors the floor. They are there to be helpful in guidance and any other problems going on. Parking is very strict on campus. If you park anywhere other than student, you will get a ticket that you have to pay or else you can not get your grades for the semester or register for classes. Another strict policy is the honor code. Almost every professor reiterates the consequences of breaking the honor code, but I do not know anyone who has broken the code yet, or at least has got caught breaking the code. Visitation is very lenient in the dorms. You can have male or female visitors in the dorm for 24 hours or more. There are no specific rules about visitation except getting a parking pass. Attendance in class varies from each professor. For some it is mandatory, while others do not care at all. Sometimes coming to class gives you extra credit, which is nice.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: The only money I receive is my Hope Scholarship. I do not receive any financial aid. However, I know many people who do receive financial aid, and from their responses it seems that this is one of the biggest problems that ETSU deals with. Students do not receive there money for long periods of time, which makes it a problem when it comes down to paying tuition, books, and any other financial needs. ETSU financial process is disorganized and seems very unhelpful from what I have heard, thus making it a problem for many students.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: At ETSU, the housing is different all over campus. There are same sex housing and co-ed housing. Some buildings are older than others. The older buildings have cement walls and community bathrooms. However, those are the most social buildings to live in, such as Lucille Clement or Davis. The newer housing building have nicer amenities, such as your own bathroom, your own room, and some even have a stove and refrigerator, such as Centennial, Governors, or Buccaneer Ridge. Of course though, the newer housing is more expensive, but what is nice about ETSU is that you are no required to live on campus. Living on campus however, is convenient to almost all buildings and our cafeteria and library in walking distance. Social atmosphere is great, if you put yourself out there. There are volleyball and basketball courts right outside some of the housing, which are great for social interactions. For the housing process, though it has been awhile, it was organized, clear, and easy. If you have questions, call the Housing and Residency Life at the Dossett Hall in front of the campus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus living that is right beside campus is pretty high in cost. Availability is great if you go early in the semester, dot wait until its too late

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: A lot of the actual parties take place at U-Edge and Monarch and then move to the different bars in the area

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants in the Johnson City area, most include student discounts as well.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are pretty strict about who comes in doors, and what is done in the dorm. Not so strict on a student having to come to class

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied for financial aid my first semester and then took it away my second semester.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not always the best. I like ow you can use your meal plan at the restaurants on campus and don't have to pay because it counts as a meal.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are very nice, but considering all my friends lived off campus it wasn't very helpful for me to live on campus. It gives you plenty of chances to get involved though

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: you can find a lot of housing options off campus that are still very conveniently located.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: theres really just a ton of chain restaurants that are average.

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