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Greenville, NC
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18,317
Tuition (in-state)
$19,683 ($5,869)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2002 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus food in this town is the best! There are so many one of a kind places and many places that offer student discounts. The cost is pretty average, although a handful of places are surprisingly cheap for the quality. The best random place to eat in this town in RJs, they have southern style BBQ and collard greens. I also love campus calzones and a great sushi option is Japan Inn, they have great student discounts and offers.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: The choices around campus are very unique, such as the chinese food place, the calzones at the pizza place and the taco bowl. Having a chilies on campus is also a beautiful way to burn up some pirate bucks. Todd dining hall has some pretty great food but my only complaint is that none of the food locations around campus offer a healthy option as a pirate meal. All the pirate meals are things like pizza and burgers, never wraps and salads. That is a little annoying but other than that I love the food choices.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: ECU is good at worrying about the correct things other than when it comes to alcohol use being too big of a focus instead of other crime issues in the surrounding Greenville area.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I'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.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: A lot of students are quick to say Greenville is a bad environment. If students gave Greenville a chance off-campus they would find that there is actually some pretty cool places. We are basically the restaurant capitol of North Carolina, and there are many one of a kind places to eat. Other than food and drinks, on campus is probably your best bet if you want to have some recreational fun.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: ECU tries their very best to ensure safety on campus but there is only so much they can do with the crime rates in Greenville off-campus. One thing I think would really help is if the ECU police left ALE to the alcohol problems with the students and focused on the crime surrounding campus in Greenville.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I love watching the sports as a student but, having been an employee to the athletic department, there is a lot that needs to be done. From the outside everything looks like sunshine, but from within, I am bothered by the expectations of the student athletes. For some athletes in sports that get overshadowed such as swimming and tennis, the students are expected to do way too much academically while also given little time to pursue their academic needs. Meanwhile, sports such as football and basketball, the students are baby-ed way too much and really need their priorities set straight.

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4 College Senior

Facilities: Some professors are extremely helpful outside the classroom. I have spoken with friends from other universities and they rarely if ever have the same experiences as I do with my professors here. I have had quite a few professors who will go out of their way to help me understand a topic. or help me with the department head to assist me with my major. Many professors at my university have social groups and clubs that they advertise in class. For example, my professor for my elective course on religion had a club he was telling us about. I was not interested myself, but it was nice to know that he was trying to get more students aware of his club.

3 College Senior

Facilities: I love the athletic centers and the student center and especially the library. My only problem is the green spaces, ECU could really use to add more environmentally friendly additions. Such as recycled paper goods, and more recycling bins around campus for bottles and plastic.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The greek life is a little annoying, I know that is probably true with any school. Other than the greek subculture there is so much diversity it's hard to pin-point a direct description. I guess if I had to describe everyone else, it would be that they dress relaxed, they have big social lives and are interested in many things ranging from sports to music.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: ECU has its quirks like any other subculture but I love it more than anything in this world. I am proud to say I am a pirate!

5 College Senior

Diversity: Diversity on campus is found everywhere, there are so many types of people at this university. I have learned about other cultures just from meeting people in my class who were not born in America.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Student Rec is awesome: numerous machines and weight area.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options. Lots of places give student discounts or deliver.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are lots of emergency lights around campus, and campus police are pretty quick to get to you if you call.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of good looking guys around campus.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I love Pirates Places Townhomes!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I love that is so close to campus!

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I love the area the people on campus!

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is cheap and convenient

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: House parties are big here, as is downtown. ECU tries to get students to NOT drink and drive so the transportation offered is great.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dining halls and campus restaurants are good but can get old fast. Mendenhall and Wright place have some of the better options.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Good variety of restaurants. If you want something, we've probably go it.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Again, the school spirit is awesome. Everyone is very supportive of our athletics.

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3 College Junior

Computers: The network went through updates this past year so it and wireless were sketchy, sometimes it didn't even work. The number of labs are great I just wish they all were open a little longer. I sometimes had problems with availability of labs, but there are really only certain times of the day its full. Most, if not all, of the labs had free printing.

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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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