Location
Greenville, NC
Undergrads
18,317
Tuition (in-state)
$19,683 ($5,869)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1842 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is random. Always carry an umbrella.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Greenville is totally a college town, so everything revolves around the pirates!!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The amount of choices you have to live off campus is great

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you get caught, you get kicked out. So don't get caught.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining halls serve great food, the only thing is that you get pretty tired of it after a while.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't apply for financial aid, so i don't really know much about it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love edu, there's always something to do, the dorms are nice, the apartments are nice, the rec center is nice, downtown is awesome, I love it here.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: the football games and tailgates are the best things in the world

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's pretty diverse, but people don't really care if you're different.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: ALL sororities have reputations. All fraternities throw great parties.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: if you go here, you will be eating at Sup Dogs every weekend.

College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet but from what I have heard they are great! However, no pay for most of them.

2 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I don't visit much areas outside of school. There is a decent amount of places to shop at, which is always good.

1 College Junior

Majors: It was difficult just to get into my school. It took six months of emails and mailing paperwork to them for them to FINALLY accept. However, getting into my program wasn't hard at all but getting into my specif concentration seems like it will be.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Places around campus seem average. There is a Chickfila & Panda Express, which I love. There are also lots of places off campus but still within walking distance.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Majors: My specific major at ECU is very difficult and students don't last long. I'm learning to handle the work load and long hours though. However, I do not enjoy this school. I am a transfer student as well as a commuter (1hr & 15mins away) and ECU is not friendly to either. However, the major seems to have a lot of opportunities once I get through the basic courses.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a status issue at this school. I don't really notice greek life on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Scary when the sun goes down.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There's definitely time for you to have a social life. It might take a little bit of planning, and getting used to. Sometimes there's games at the same time one of your professors is having a study session, that you really need to go to. We've got these events called "Passport Events" and for some classes you may need to go to two or three of them a semester- those are on a set schedule, and you'll find you might need to go to those instead of hanging out with your friends. You can definitely have a social life with no problems- it's all about prioritizing.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Chicks are mad beat... they are boring and no fun. if you plan on getting some in college do NOT come here

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you want to party do NOT come here.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academics: Workload is high due to past reputation of being a party school

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Parking: Hard, very hard to find parking

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Big mix of people at the school.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The town is pretty small. There is a mall and a bunch of stores to get everything you would need. Everyone is very friendly and they always say hello when you walk by.

3 people found this useful Report
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Samantha Mandel
Hometown
Matthews, NC
Major
Biology
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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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