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

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The school that I attend is a very well known for being a party school so the drug and alcohol scene is very popular here. Not everyone does these things but it is very easy to be pressured into doing them.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: When I applied for financial aid, I was awarded a decent amount of money and was able to pay for all of my tuition costs with that money. The process was very simple.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty decent sized however, some are smaller than others. It costs around 14,000 to attend this school for in-state students. There is a very good social atmosphere on campus; the people are very friendly. The housing process is also quite simple. You have to fill out a housing application which costs 200 dollars. You will then be able to choose where on campus you would like to live as well as who you would like to room with, if you have a specific preference.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is amazing 97% of the time, the only reason it isnt completely perfect is the random rain all the time

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls here are generally pretty good looking. Everyone is friendly, total southern hospitality. Everyone kind of gets along with everyone. You meet new people everyday. There are no cliques, everyone meshes and gets along. Everyone dresses casually during the week, but ECU guys and girls know how to dress to impress on the weekends/nights. Very social, up beat personality of people here.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: ECU has the largest police force in NC because the school police force works directly with the ALE and Greenville police

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are average. There are difficult topics and also easier ones. The main thing to do as a student is to study really hard and dedicate a good number of hours doing so.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are very helpful. Registering for classes is not hard at all. The library is a very good place for studying and interacting with people of your same major

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Sports is a big part in the pirate community. There are many clubs and organizations that one can join. The greek community is also big on ECU's campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Definitely check out Subdogs in Greenville! It is literally 2 minutes away from the main campus. Any student could walk there. Its prices are resonable. Around town there is also a nice Olive garden, Carolina Ale House, and Mexican Restaurants! You'll never go hungry here!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are a great place to live because it is bus service running about every 5-10 mins between peek classes to get you to the classes. You also have a lot of activities to do between the dorm and on campus

5 College Junior

Computers: The computers and internet access on ECU campus is great. They offer both Mac and PCs. There is a computer lab in the music library in the music building and there is also Joyner library on campus. Joyner has four floors (including a basement) and there are computers located on each floor. There is also a math lab in joyner and theory labs in fletcher. It costs 10 cents a page to print at joyner though it is free at the music building. Copying also costs 10 cents a page. I have never had network access or reliability problems on campus. You don't need a personal computer if you utilize the library. You should only check the hours to make sure they are open when you need to use the library.

3 College Junior

Majors: I am in the music program as well as the library science program. The music program is great, with excellent teacher proficient in their fields of study and instruments of choice. There are plenty of performance opportunities as well as concerts to attend. The private lessons are on-on-one and the general classes are small, which allows for students to get to know eachother even though they are in different programs. The workload is not too heavy, but unless you are studying education there are not a lot of job opportunities in the music field. Unfortunately, the library science program at ECU is not accredited so I will have to transfer to an accredited school before I graduate to ensure that I will be able to get a job in an academic library. The library classes are also all online, and since I live in Greenville, I would like to take face-to-face classes instead. There is a separate charge for online classes as opposed to campus classes and since I am taking both kinds of classes, I am being charged like I taking classes at two different campuses. I may not mind this so much if I had the option to take campus classes but since I don't, it is like I am being forced to pay twice for something in which I don't have a choice. There should be plenty of job opportunities in the library field and I have already had lots of experience working in the libraries as a graduate assistant.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are at least 10 different buses running throughout the school year and if you need a ride outside of the scheduled hours, there is a saferide students can call. Every week, buses also run to walmart so there is a free way to get around and get what you need even if you don't have a car. There are plenty of parking spaces that allow for students to park in faculty/staff lots at certain hours, which is helpful for commuter/evening students. There are also lots of meters on campus, if you need to run on campus for a short while but can't take the time to park in the commuter lot and take the bus to campus.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I think something unique about ECU is the size of the student body. It allows for a lot of one-on-one communication between the students and the professors. No one is overwhelmed by the mass of people that would be in a lecture class. There is plenty of opportunity to get to know the other students in class and even get to know students in other degree programs. At the music building, all the students in one degree program, such as piano, are in a studio class together even if they are not the same year. The music library, concerts, and general music classes allow for students to get to know students in other music concentrations. ECU holds several concerts a week with many guest performers. There is also lots of opportunity for the students to form their own ensembles with which to perform and there is also ample opportunity for the students to perform alongside their professors.

4 College Junior

Facilities: ECU has two libraries on the main campus and the main library has lots of computers for internet acces and they are open very late. They also have several computer labs located in a couple of the residence halls. The campus is kept very clean and there is always something going on for the students. Movies are shown in the student center every week. There is also a game room and a bowling alley in the student center. There are about 4 locations in which to dine in addition to the two campus dining halls. Every year there is "barefoot on the park" which allows for the students to find out what is going on in other areas of campus which they don't usually have access to unless that is their major department. Almost every weekend there is a football game which is great for displaying school spirit. There is always a full parking lot and a packed stadium for the games. The smaller number of students on campus make for a more intimate relationship between the students and the professors.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have an internship that is tied to a scholarship so I know I have that available to me. My major is a popular one at this school so there is a lot of competition for the best student teaching positions.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you choose to be a good student and hang around similar people, you don't even notice the drug scene because you aren't part of it.

3 College Freshman

Weather: we're in a temperate climate, never terribly hot or cold - sometimes the rain makes it a wet walk to class but overall, we're in a great area.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: main dining halls are sometimes very crowded and best choices are not available if you aren'nt first in line, other options around campus are good and meal choices are good

4 College Junior

Weather: When it rains in Greenville it POURS. Class has been cancelled twice in the last 3 years because of rain being so intense. Besides that it is really gorgeous out most of the year. Winter can be a little chilly but nothing extreme.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It is some what difficult to find some places but if you look hard enough you'll find them. There is a very good selection of asian foods (Vietnamese, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese) at Sakura Express and EC Pho. Dale's Indian and Kasturi are great Indian restaurants. Mike's Deli is extremely good and extremely convenient. There are a bunch of pizza places that deliver late night and are priced well.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Cannabis is really easy to find. Hallucinogens are not not huge but not unheard of. I've only heard of cocaine but it was usually brought in out of town by a group of people. Not much else though...No one will approach you in public and try to sell you stuff but if you go to a party you'll probably find what you want.

4 College Freshman

Academics: So far my academics have been good but there are some crazy professors.

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2 College Freshman

Transportation: When trying to get to the North Rec Center, the buses never come or go to different locations and do not inform you that they'll be somewhere else. The buses are late a lot and it can be hard to get to places not on the normal route. The route also takes a very long time to go around.


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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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