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Reviews 2031 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: There should be more control and awareness of the underage drinking issues at the school.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Health & Safety: Too many students get robbed and mugged and assaulted far too often. There is little to no prevention or awareness services offered.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Nightlife: Dangerous, girls can't go out alone. The drinking culture is insanely large. Nightclubs all over the place.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Mostly high prices and the students make it terrible to live next to each other because of constant parties

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The buildings are old and not well kept. It's very close to the classes though.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: People are absolutely crazy over the university sports team. You can't go to any business without running into the sports teams colors. So that's pretty annoying.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I had to stay in constant contact to make sure I was taken care of

4 College Junior

Academics: There are a variety of programs offered

4 College Junior

Academics: It is very intense. You need dedication and good studying

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are many chapters to choose from and they have very nice houses

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus is very strict on things like drinking, drugs, hazing.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: The majors are ok but I feel as though they are stepping stones for something better. Some of the topics in the courses are not challenging or diverse enough.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Majors: Have not done an internship

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports, especially football, are very important and the school makes sure the students are apart of it. There is even a club, pirate club, where students can pay one fee a year and get free tickets to all home games!

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is very inviting and comfy. Being new to ECU it is very reassuring to know that the people around are helpful.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are known for their parties and being jerks. They typically live in apartments or houses together and only stay at the greek house when throwing parties

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have yet to live off campus so I'm not 100% sure but I've heard it's a lot cheaper. There are A LOT of different apartment complexes to choose from.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The university has many resources to help assure that crime doesnt happen such as the blue light police phones.

2 people found this useful Report

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Samantha Mandel
Matthews, NC
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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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