Greenville, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$19,683 ($5,869)
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Reviews 2016 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants in Greenville, which is great; however, they are all bar or fast food options. I wish there were healthier options! Sup Dogs in downtown Greenville is the best, everyone goes there and it's pretty cheap. If you like Japanese food, I would recommend Hibachi Xpress. It's so good and very popular, it's always busy! Overall, there are so many off-campus dining options. You are bound to find something!

1 College Senior

Drug Safety: Underage drinking is a big problem. Also the abuse of study drugs is an issue.

5 College Senior

Majors: I am in the Security Studies program at ECU. I am very happy with my choice and hold no regrets. Upon graduation I plan to pursue a career at the federal level within the Department of Homeland Security. Between my MS degree, four years of military service, internship experiences, and my extra-curricular activites, I feel my odds at finding a career are in my favor.

5 College Senior

Diversity: East Carolina University is a very diverse University. It has a very accepting atmosphere for all backgrounds

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation service is excellent. Very easy to access and depend on

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking can be alright depending on where you're staying.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather at ECU is usually nice but watch out for the random showers of rain . The winter can usually be pretty cold though.

5 College Junior

Majors: The process of becoming a Chemistry major was easy. Once I had taken the pre-requisite courses and met the grade requirements I declared.

4 College Junior

Computers: East Carolina has computer labs across campus and students have the ability to check laptops out at the library. The wirless network is reliable, although some dorms are wired making the network speed slow at times. Printing on campus is fairly easy and accessible. The need of a personal computer and printer isn't necessary, but I prefer to have my own.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I would say ECU is very diverse when it comes to race, economic background, political beliefs, religion, and sexual orientation.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are a big part of campus life at ECU. All games are announced to make sure everyone knows when there is a game whether it is football or volleyball.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The student recreation is only a couple of years old. It contains many basketball courts, track, and a nice weightroom.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: It does not rain as often as people told me it would, but the classes are close to the dorms. Also buses take students from the dorms to the classes. It rarely snows and there aren't a lot of storms. The weather in general is usually pretty good.

4 College Junior

Academics: So far most of my teachers have been great, and the curriculum that they teach from is a very good one. I have learned critical skill within my major and the teachers try to make the adjustment from high school as seem less as possible.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus police patrol all of campus 24/7 so if you happen to be walking on campus there is a great chance you will see one at some point. I would not say they are extremely strict but they will not hesitate to investigate something that does not look normal.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The health and safety displayed at ECU is rather good. There is no real threats that have not been identified by authorities so whenever there is a problem campus police and security handle the situation with relative ease.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol visibility is rather low, although can be found if you really look.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I wouldn't say that the Greek life stands out among the other students and clubs at the school, but you definitely know who they are when you go somewhere. Whether its them representing their house by celebration or by helping others, you can point them out instantly.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is an incredibly wide range of races and religions at ECU. Since students all of the country go there, it's a great mixed crowd! I have noticed that a majority of the school is white, but not by too much. Everyone seems to be pretty accepting to others and almost all thoughts and ideas brought upon by students are accepted by others, including beliefs in religion and politics.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life at East Carolina is amazing. Over half of the student population is in some sort of Greek group. From traditional sororities and fraternities to service and religious sororities. Most of the traditional sororities and fraternities have houses that are on campus or not far off of campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: While most of the resident advisors are laid back, some are very strict. If you have a strict RA, then it is pretty much impossible to not get in trouble. They can document you for talking in front of the elevator or just having the music on in your room.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process take a very long time to receive. Once you have applied for financial aid it may take up to three months or more to receive your final estimate.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Overall, there is a wide variety of on campus dining. From the dining hall, to the mexican to go place on college hill. There is even two chick-fil-a's and a Chilis. The dining hall food could use some improvement though, that is the only down fall to on campus dining. The cafeteria ladies do not care very much about the taste of the food, they just serve it, even if its cold.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a very wide variety of restaurants in Greenvile, North Carolina. Some of my favorites are Sup Dogs, Campus Calzones, and Plaza Azteca. Sup Dogs is a restaurant in downtown that is very popular with the college students, they serve many different choices in hot dogs. Campus Calzones is a delivery calzone restaurant with as many calzone options as you can think of. Plaza Azteca is a very nice mexican restaurant that has authentic mexican food. There is many other dining options around East Carolina such as indian, fast food, and Japanese.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is always changing at East Carolina University. Always bring an umbrella because you never know when it will just start pouring. It does snow but not often. The school does get cancelled for big storms the may flood the area and ice on the roads.


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Samantha Mandel
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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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