East Texas Baptist University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

East Texas Baptist University
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East Texas Baptist University Admissions Overview:

East Texas Baptist University has an acceptance rate of 51%, making it accessible to many hard-working high school students. In general, applicants will need grades in the "B" range and standardized test scores that are at least average. To apply, interested students will need to submit a completed application form, scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus and schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor. Also, students are welcome to contact the admissions office with any questions regarding the application process.

Admissions Data (2016):

East Texas Baptist University Description:

Situated among the pines in the eastern part of the state, East Texas Baptist University finds its home in Marshall, Texas. Integrating faith into education, East Texas Baptist hopes to create strong Christian character within their students while also molding them as learners and thinkers prepared to live and work in contemporary society.

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Faculty are encouraged to help students live within the model of Christian character that the university prides itself on. All of the faculty within the employ of East Texas Baptist University are of the Christian faith. The East Texas Baptist Tigers compete in the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference.

The university sponsors an actual tiger at the Tiger Wildlife Refuge in Tyler, Texas, whose name is Sarge. Popular sports at the school include football, tennis, basketball, track and field, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,461 (1,339 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,700
  • Books: $958 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,709
  • Other Expenses: $2,458
  • Total Cost: $36,825

East Texas Baptist University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,194
    • Loans: $7,551

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 46%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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