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Greenville, NC
Undergrads
18,317
Tuition (in-state)
$19,683 ($5,869)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2016 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: For nursing, you need to make good grades starting your very first semester because one bad semester and your chances decrease significantly

2 College Sophomore

Weather: ALWAYS CARRY AN UMBRELLA! It rains a little more than usual here so you've got to be prepared!

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Greenville is a College town. It lives and dies with the students so when we're here, its great. You get this huge sense of community and you can't help but get excited about it. The residence here love the students at ECU we work hard to keep up a good representation of their city and school and they reward us with their kindness.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many internships to apply for through ECU and you can literally go anywhere with them. Most majors require that you do an internship, but they are fun and rewarding. They also help you decide for sure what major you want if you are undecided.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Greenville and ECU have great night life activities, but I do not party. Not to mention I don't like being around immature drunken students, not my idea of fun. But there are other things to do like seeing a movie or hanging out with friends.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Getting into the program of your choice once you are admitted into the university is easy, but getting accepted is not so easy. Colleges only look at standardized testing scores of SAT and ACT tests, and they are unfair. Many students in high school have high GPAs and take honors and AP courses and pass them with flying colors just to get into college,but when it comes to taking these ultra stressful tests it becomes impossible to pass with a decent score due to their inability to take mandated tests properly.If you have a few points off of a score on one of these tests the college will not accept you even though your= worked extremely hard in high school with extracurriculars and had excellent grades.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of nice places to eat, but if you are a full time student then affording these places and getting rides to these places becomes very difficult.

5 College Freshman

Computers: There are computer labs all over campus and they all have microsoft apps installed so if you don't have your own laptop you can use those to type up papers. Free printing in Aycock really comes in handy as well.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: When you see people going to class most of them don't dress to impress. I think a lot of the guys I see are fraternity brothers and they all dress pretty nice and are sometimes required to wear a suit. Girls dress nicely as well when they don't have class.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's pretty even some girls are ugly some girls are cute and vice versa

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Some days are great, others suck. You'll get tired of eating at the dining hall, but hey! Thats why you have subway, chick fil a, pizza place, sushi, chilis, BAGELS, and a burger place.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is various types of "typical students", but mostly a lot of frat boys and very pretty girls always dressed nice for class.. no matter what time of day it is. Of course you have the bums who don't really care.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is very popular here at ECU and the tailgates are as well. Other than football, the other sports do not really get talked about and it seems as if the campus looks passed them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The police are very strict especially when people are out partying and having a good time. When it comes to strictness on campus, there are rules ... but many people do not follow them. There are consequences for breaking these rules but people usually get away with things such as drinking in their dorms and breaking visitation hours without anyone knowing. People usually only get in trouble when they draw attention to themselves by being loud and having too many people in their rooms when they are "breaking the rules".

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

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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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