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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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently working to be accepted into the Nutrition Science department here at East Carolina. This major is a very competitive one, and without a 3.0 gpa you will not be accepted. You have to have completed a list of cognates which include many science, math, and humanities or social science courses. I am not a very science oriented person, therefore I have to work my butt off to get a B in many of my science classes. However, the amount of knowledge I'm gaining is indescribable, and I know that I will use everything I've learned as I continue further with my education.

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College Sophomore

Majors: Internships seem to be a great opportunity to get involved. As a nutrition science major, I will be required to complete a didactic internship that will place me in the 3 different fields of nutrition. Many times internships through the university are not paid or have a small pay, however, the benefit and experience you gain from completing internships is insurmountable.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: ECU has rules and regulations but a lot of people do not follow them. Sometimes you get caught, sometimes you don't. If you are discrete enough you can get away with a lot of things.

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3 College Student

Transportation: There are campus buses that will be at your service any time but it is hard to travel outside the campus if you do not have a car.

3 College Student

Computers: The internet signal is always pretty strong and the library has a lot of computers available for everyone to use. Its seldom times where you have to wait to use a public computer.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My major is Nutrition and I enjoy it. The classes are fun, the workload is manageable and the teachers are well-prepared. Most of the students have a wide range of experiences in the major and they offer their advise for the the real world. The internshis is long and difficult, but totally worth it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: I like the school bus system- it is well-organized. The campus is clean, the buildings are close to each other. There are many academic programs that this school offers and many activities on/off campus

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of apartments available. You just have to find the right one. The apartment I live in, off-campus, was great. It was quiet, the management was good, the rent was unbeatable, and the location towards campus was amazing. I have stayed in my apartment for 3 years.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: As a graduate student, I received assistance in registering for classes. Taking the classes I wanted was not a problem. I enjoyed the lectures and the professors seems prepared.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I am at ECU studying nutrition. The graduate program is online, which allows me to work full time. The workload is manageable and the classess increase your knowledge in the field of study. I'd like for the school to offer scholarship available for both graduate and undergraduate students based on the GPA. I'd like for the program to offer more variety on class selection. I like that the classes during the internship can count towards the masters degree, but the process of winning the internship is difficult.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is such a variation in the race and religion pool here at East Carolina. you will always meet someone from a different country or someone of a different belief. Even though we have a very large school at the same time there are so many different races and religions.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Compared to other schools, the guys at ECU aren't as gentleman-like. The girls dress like sluts downtown. The relationships that start at ECU don't usually last after ECU.

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4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is always up and down. Carry and umbrella all the time! You never know when it will rain. It is extremely hot in the summers.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I don't understand why we have two Chik-fil-A's on campus. The food selections are okay, but poor compared to other schools. We don't have a whole lot to choose from.

3 College Junior

Parking: ECU basically forces you to buy a parking pass. There is limited parking that is free. The parking that is free and off campus, is far away from classes.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms get renovated all the time and they are kept clean.

3 College Junior

Facilities: ECU has a wonderful Marriage and Family Therapy master's program. It is competitive and recognized as being accredited with the national accreditation organization (AAMFT/COAMFTE). The class sizes are very small to ensure an enriched and focused learning experience as well as opportunities to develop rapport more easily with fellow students and professors.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Coming from Orlando, the options are far more affordable in Greenville. However, the options are not as nice. If you don't mind driving and having to park on campus, there are great options in Winterville, especially if you are a graduate student looking for less-student-house-like communities. Sunchase is a great option for those who don't mind student communities. The shuttle service runs through there as well as several other communities between there and campus.

1 College Freshman

Parking: It costs a lot of money to park around campus. Most spaces are inconvenient for drivers and the walk can be long. Freshmen get the worst parking because on game weekends they have to move their cars to make room for game day visitors.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There is free printing in many locations and there are a large amount of computers all over campus. There is not good WiFi everywhere, like in dorm rooms. For those you have to have an eithernet cable that plugs into the wall. The speed is average. It has moments where it will freeze or the server will be down, but the school usually sends an email a day or two before.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants in Greenville are average. Most are cheap and hit the spot. There are not many upscale restaurants though and that can be bad. My favorite place to eat is a burger place called Cubbies. It has the best burgers in town and the atmosphere is a warm and inviting one. The prices are reasonable for a tight college budget as well. Plus, it's only a five minute walk from campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Most students (especially freshman) cannot get a close parking space to classes on the main campus, but transportation provided by the university for the students is convenient and provides for the main campus as well as most of the popular off-campus residencies. I belive that that is encouraged. As upper-classmen you can get parking permits to park closer to campus but still may need to catch a bus for the rest of the way. I wouldn't take a chance parking in other areas without a permit because you may get towed.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The school offers excellent academic programs for the students and a lot of club or leadership activities to participate in. I think it does its best to ensure convenience for the students from transportation to media/technology. There are so many options available for students to study whatever they want and possibly where they want at the same time. I believe this is what makes it so unique.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: ECU campus life is excellent. There are so many activities to get involved in from extracurricular to sports. Throughout the year the school hosts a variety of social activities for the students also. The area is known for its numerous eating places so you can find just about anything you want. Gameday is always big and the students take great pride in their mascot.

Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: ECU is known for its party life. Generally there a lot of house parties starting around mid-week through the weekend as well as downtown night life. Generally, you may be able to find some party any day of the week but more during the weekend.


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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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