Greenville, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$19,683 ($5,869)
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Reviews 2002 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They're not always down your throat about things

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Theres no outburst of diversity in greenville.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Its very small town. Horrible mall, but plenty of other places to shop! And plenty of great restaurants.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone is always hyped up for football season and everyone always has a great time. Faithful pirate fans come from all over for some saturday pirate football!

College Senior

Nightlife: Never attended any nightlife parties

4 College Sophomore

Majors: When a student enters freshmen year, they can might have decided what their major is or they might not have. ECU makes freshmen year a year where you take general courses so that you can select which major you would like to take. After my freshmen year, I had decided on my major and also my career choice. But of course, I had to finish certain criteria before I was able to declare my major which was taking certain chemistry classes. But one good thing was that when my advisor sent me the application for declaring my major, mostly everything was filled out. So I just had to look over few things and fill out things that my advisor didn't fill out.

Just like any other school/college, ECU also has certain criteria to get the admission and it is getting competitive to get admission in ECU. One tip I would offer is to show that you exceed not only in academics, but also in extracurricular activities. It will look good to get different awards and show that you are very competitive person.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am part of the Chemistry/Physics LLC (Living-Learning Community) where the students are either Chemistry or Physics major. This is a great way to get to know few people that are same major as you. And one another good part of this group is that the first year of college, all the students will be in the same chemistry/physics classes so it makes it easy to study with those students. Also, there are certain times when the LLC meets to learn something or to enjoy themselves. We get different opportunities to different events such as attending someone's research lecture.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town of Greenville is pretty resourceful just like any other town. If a student needs anything off-campus such as going to Walmart then it's pretty easy. They can take the bus (if they don't have a car) to Walmart and it is relatively close to campus too. Walmart is one of the stores, but there are other stores too. There are also restaurants where students can go to and they give good treatment to students especially the restaurants in downtown Greenville.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are options for the athletes and non-athletes to practice in same place. The facilities are the same for both which is really important since not all the students are athletes & they should get same facilities as athletes.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments have their own process of when they will give out the application for lease. There are different apartments that have different offers and students can choose any apartment they want to live in. They all are gated which makes the apartments safer for the students and also the students have to show their IDs after certain hour which adds to the security.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Students on this campus are seen going to classes or the library most of the time. They even go to different student centers available to us. We have two great dining halls, along with other dining options such as Subway or Chic-fil-a. The campus is never empty unless it's an holiday which makes the campus a bit safer too. The faculty members are also seen on campus either going to class or getting coffee. They are definitely friendly and they will definitely stop to talk to you if you see them on the campus. There are many events that occur on the campus which gets the students involved! One place where events occur is Mendenhall and that is also one place for students to hangout or have study group sessions or even a club meeting. Overall, this campus is a friendly and resourceful campus!

4 College Junior

Academics: The academics offered at ECU are often underrated. Most people do not acknowledge how great the programs at ECU are. Most people also do not realize that we have an awesome medical and teaching program. ECU actually graduates the most teachers and nurses in the state of NC.

4 College Junior

Academics: To be a Communication major at ECU is great. You get to meet so many people that you would have never thought had the same major and likes as you do.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Obviously, if you have heard anything about East Carolina University, then you have heard that it's THE party school. Now, for people who like to party, then yes it's amazing. However, for people like me who maybe like to have quiet nights in, it's great too. ECU definitely has a nightlife and holds various parties but it's not too overbearing to where people who do not like to party can't have a good time either.

5 College Junior

Majors: The Communication program at ECU is one of the best in the nation. They offer a variety of fields that you can enter. I am a Public Relations major and I absolutely love it! They have organizations, classes, and internships that definitely help me to improve my skills in my communication and leadership capabilities.

4 College Junior

Majors: As an uprising Junior, I have not completed an internship yet. However, I plan on completing one by at least next summer. ECU offers to many advisers and faculty members to help students land the internships that they desire.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Obviously, financial aid at any school can be a hassle. However, at ECU, our financial aid office works really hard to make sure that each students is taken care of and that he/she gets the adequate amount of aid to help them stay in school.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I personally do not live off-campus, however, I have many friends who do and they absolutely love it. Living off-campus is cheaper than living on-campus, and ECU still provides bus transportation to each of the off-campus housing facilities to bring students to and from classes Monday-Friday which I think is absolutely incredible; especially because its free to ride the ECU bus.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The student life on campus is impeccable. There are so many spots that you can go to study and/or just to hang out with friends. The Iibrary is open 24/7 and the student center has everything from coffee shops, computer labs, a bowling alley, and even a movie theater that shows free screenings of the most recent movies to students!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: ECU offers a wide range of classes that are available to anyone, regardless of their major which is quite amazing!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The teachers, advisers, faculty, and career center work so hard to make sure that each of their students receive the best education and are set up with employers so by the time they graduate, they are already well on their way to success.

4 College Junior

Athletics: ECU has the best school spirit of any college or university in the Carolinas. Everyone on campus is proud to be a Pirate and you can feel and see the school spirit all over campus; even off campus. The local restaurants and even stores like Walmart and Target all have our mascot Peety the Pirate standing outside.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My overall experience is okay. I haven't encountered anything that made it super great or super bad

3 College Junior

Scholarships: 'm not sure that the situation for this topic is great at any university. At ECU you can get what you need, but some the staff at the finical aid office can be quite rude


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The quality and enthusiasm of the professors who care about their students is what attracts and retains students who could have gone to larger and more prestigious schools. Greenville is quite charming and has such good local food that most skeptics love the area, or at least ECU, by the time they graduate. Although the campus police are friendly, ECU is quite strict, perhaps in an effort to downplay the “party school” reputation. The strictness, however, contributes to student safety and helps reduce the drug presence on campus. Alcohol is a problem for some students, and the clubs are tempting, but the counseling center can help students with their problems. ECU’s computer resources are excellent, and the athletic facilities are better than the teams’ records. ECU’s most enjoyable facilities are the green areas, especially because the weather here is so pleasant—crazy, but pleasant.

Whether living on or off campus, students should join organizations to maximize their college involvement and build leadership experience for their resume. With ECU’s diverse student population, new students can easily find an organization, Greek or non-Greek, that is for them. ECU is reputed to have one of the highest concentrations of pretty girls anywhere, and the guys are good-looking overall, too. The Southern hospitality creates a welcoming social atmosphere. ECU has been through sports losses and administrative shake-ups in the past, but some of the political damage seems to be getting straightened out. So, as usual, ECU students are optimistic. They will continue to be easy-going, yet serious and balanced, fun-loving learners.

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