Greenville, NC
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$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 Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I'm close enough to just roll out of bed and walk to class. The best dorms are College Hill Suites. But all the dorms are relatively nice and they aren't too small that you would feel confined. The RA's are very nice and always willing to answer any questions you have. The food in the dining hall is usually pretty good, but there are many options on campus. My favorite is Chic-Fil-A!

4 College Freshman

Majors: The psychology department at ECU is pretty good. I am studying to be a child and developmental psychologist and since ecu was founded as a teachers college, there are a lot of great resources for the education and child development part of my degree.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am giving ECU's Psychology program an A+ because you can apply to become a psychology major your junior year. You have to have the right courses and have decent grades to get in. I think its a good incentive to do well if psychology is something you really want to do.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There is a career center on campus that can help you with everything that leads up to an internship, (resume building, interview practice, etc.) They will make sure that you are prepared and will help you find any interviews they can.

3 College Freshman

Majors: To be completely honest, the nursing program is extremely difficult to get into. Some of the professors for the prerequisite courses are not the best, but there are a ton of different options to get you through these classes.

College Freshman

Majors: The nursing program is very competitive, so I'm trying my best to do well. If I don't become a nurse I still want to pursue a career in the medical field.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Nightlife is fun. I haven't had a problem getting into any of the clubs. I am 19 and they have all allowed me in with a small cover charge of around $5.

College Junior

Scholarships: I am a transfer student. I am transfering from Craven Community College and will be attending East Carolina this January. I have not been awarded my fiancial aid yet. They said that it will show up around December. The fiancial aid office has been very helpful with telling me what I need to complete. I was able to submit a special circumstance form since my dad has recently been laid off at his job, so hopefully that may qualify me for better fiancial aid.

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3 College Senior

Weather: It's nice enough when it is not raining. Rainy days are awful, sometimes it floods parts of campus. The wind here can get bad too. But since we're in eastern NC it stays fairly mild most of the year compared to other NC colleges.

1 College Senior

Campus Dining: The dining halls are terrible. You have to stand in line for poorly cooked and unhealthy food, and the servers will not honor your request for more or less food on your plate. By the time you get enough food and find seating, your food has gotten cold, or even congealed to a plastic-y pile of goop. Gross! Cooking your own pasta and steamed veggies at your own apartment is a much better option. There's other dining places at ECU, too. I like The Galley and the coffee shops. The meal plans offered are overpriced and you're pressured to use up all your weekly meals with little flexibility.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Surprisingly, there is some variety of off-campus cuisine in a Southern town such as Greenville. We have plenty of Asian take-out and fast food places. We have two Indian restaurants, some Thai, Mexican, and Southern. We recently got a Mellow Mushroom and a Bonefish Grill. There's eateries for all types of budgets. We have some healthy/vegan/green/local places, too.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It's a large student population, so not all crimes are reported or punished. The dorms can be pretty strict depending on the type of living community and the RAs that live there. Cheating happens. Sometimes people get caught, sometimes they don't. Class policies depend on the professor. Excusing absences is practically impossible because you have to go to the dean.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's cops all over campus at night, and whenever a crime happens on or near campus, we get text message alerts, plus emails. It's pretty easy to stay safe here, it's just common sense (watch your drink, don't go to ATMs at 3 in the morning, etc.)

4 College Senior

Academics: Most of my instructors have been great. I have learned so much.

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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.


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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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