East Texas Baptist University

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One Tiger Drive

Marshall, TX 75670

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Phone: (903) 935-7963
2013-2014 Tuition
$22,590
tuition and fees
Students
1,241
enrolled
47%
male /
53%
female
Admissions
Aug. 15
application deadline
58.2%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#19 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Regional Colleges (West)

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Summary

East Texas Baptist University is a private institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,241, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 250 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. East Texas Baptist University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 19. Its tuition and fees are $22,590 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Central to ETBU's mission is the development of intellectual inquiry, social consciousness, wellness, skills for contemporary society, global awareness, and Christian character, for we believe that these endeavors prepare students to accept the obligations and opportunities to serve humanity and the Kingdom of God. Our primary focus is on quality academic programs in the humanities, natural and social sciences, fine arts, and selected professional areas. We are committed to Christian stewardship and to providing and maintaining an environment conducive to learning, leadership development, and academic excellence. We affirm that the liberal arts form the surest foundation for education and that the Christian faith provides the surest foundation for life.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1912
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $58,782,111

Applying

When applying to East Texas Baptist University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at East Texas Baptist University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 58.2%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at East Texas Baptist University is 13:1, and the school has 61.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at East Texas Baptist University include: Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 21%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education 22%
Health Professions and Related Programs 15%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 14%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 7%

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Student Life

East Texas Baptist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,241, with a gender distribution of 46.7 percent male students and 53.3 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus. East Texas Baptist University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,290
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

East Texas Baptist University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. East Texas Baptist University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at East Texas Baptist University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at East Texas Baptist University.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At East Texas Baptist University, 87.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,737.

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Tuition and fees $22,590 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,545 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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