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I enjoyed my collegiate experience at ETBU.BrightReligion/Religious
I enjoyed my collegiate experience at ETBU. Many of the people who posted negative experiences about the University had issues with the policies based on the bias that it was a CHRISTIAN University enforcing those policies. If you want to drink, get drunk, have sex, look at pornography, do drugs, defame property, act the fool, all on campus then you probably will not appreciate this University. If you are looking for a University that acts as an accountability partner to help you invest your money and time wisely in an expensively private education then you will appreciate ETBU.

I have heard some students complain that ETBU doesn't allow them to act like adults. I have yet to work for an employer that will allow their employees to drink, have sex, look at pornography, or do drugs, all while working on the job. I HAVE worked for many secular employers that have turned down applicants who act the fool with drinking, drug use, pornography, and provocative behavior in photos on public profiles MySpace and Facebook profiles.

So for me, ETBU treats all of it's students like adults. Just like many of the people I have worked for over the years. In fact ETBU does a pretty good job preparing students to be adults in the real world.

Maybe some of the students who argue about the school policies haven't really matured to adulthood in order to understand this just yet. Don't believe the negative hype. ETBU is legit. Be careful what some of these cats are claiming about the University. Faculty, Staff, dorm staff and administration are good people who genuinely care for students.

5th Year Male -- Class 2004
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: D+
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Most people leave for two reasons: (1) TheyBrightReligion/Religious
Most people leave for two reasons: (1) They get home-sick and wish to go back home or (2) They cannot stand the rules and transfer out. Sometimes someone might transfer out to a better-known college or because the school may lack their degree... but seriously, shouldn't you know these things coming in? So many people have a problem with the rules, which I never have understood because it is a Christian Univeristy and rules are clearly stated upon registration and in campus books every year. Overall, going to ETBU was one of the best (if not the best) time of my life. I had a social life, class work, and had oppurtunities on campus to minister (and learn to minister).
4th Year Male -- Class 2005
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B+
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I had a wonderful experience at ETBU, andBusiness - Management and Administration
I had a wonderful experience at ETBU, and have encouraged others to consider attending also. I do think, though, that many times you get out of something what you put into it. The friends that I made while attending are a prize, and I can't imagine not knowing them. I had great roommates during my 4 years (we all had quirks, but the quality of the students is solid for the most part). It's a close-knit community of people who become like a family over time.

Academically, I learned a whole lot in my chosen field (business) in addition to a broad spectrum of other fields taught at the school. Perhaps most importantly, I was taught HOW to think for myself, rather than being taught to blindly believe what others profess to be true.

When it came time for me to apply for admission into graduate school, the faculty and administration were willing to help me by writing references and discussing various options with me.

Spiritually, I grew not only in knowledge, but also in practicing my faith. I know of no other place where a student can put their faith into practice in as many ways as are available through ETBU's campus and community ministries. The only thing I would say negatively is that not many people outside of Texas have heard of this school, so the prestige factor isn't high. However, that makes it more fun to run into another former student unexpectedly. If you're looking for a quality education in an environment that encourages growth and development, then you should consider ETBU.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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