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Reviews 2031 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Computers: East Carolina has great computer labs with fast, reliable computers. The wireless access is excellent and I would recommend a personal computer. There are many free printing areas that work great so I wouldn't waste money on a printer.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: I currently belong to my school's College of Business Living-Learning Community which is one of the many great programs they offer. Getting involved it different activities around campus is a great way of meeting new people and learning about new things. East Carolina has many unique attributes such as their on-campus movie theater showing free movies daily and their four-story library equipped with Mac computers. I love it here and it is a unique, diverse school to attend.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking has always been an issue at ECU. Some is on campus but most is off-campus. It costs alot and you may have to ride the bus to get to your car as a freshmen. There rarely tends to be enough spots. The bus system is the best way to go. When I was there, Greenville had the second best bus system in the state. Students drive the ECU buses which is great money.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere is positive if you make it positive. If you go looking for trouble of course you will find it. But there is something for everyone here and you can pursue any interest you may have. You may have to do some looking around town but you are sure to find something to peak your interests as more buildings and attractions are being built here. There is a lot of culture here and we have a big arts festival every year and its great!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are in decent shape that I have seen. The only issues you may face are the residents and their habits. But if reported they will be removed or told to act in a mannerly way. The RAs are really good with maintaining the dorms.

2 College Junior

Nightlife: The night life is for students who are 21 and older, but the transportation system is good at night if you go out.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: no cheating, we have an honest policy. and caught cheating or helping an individual as they take the credit as their own is frowned upon. 0 in the course is given, 0 on the assignment, and possible termination from the University.

5 College Freshman

Weather: fall is great. summer is hot. winter is cold and gray. spring is the best part! it rains a lot and floods campus, but they have a great drainage system now. also, rain boots are a fashion now!

5 College Freshman

Transportation: the buses run all day long, however they do not run at night. but they do have a safe ride if you are at the library late at night and want to get home safely, you can call them up and they will come get you

5 College Freshman

Academics: registration is easy, classes fill up really fast so sit up all night to get your right classes in

5 College Freshman

Academics: all the professors care about us as long as we show interest in our grades they will bend over backwards for us to achieve our goals and pass the class

2 College Junior

Weather: Greenville has the craziest weather. It rains a lot throughout the year. When there is a substantial amount of rain, it usually floods. There are also plenty of great days in which you are able to go the mall and do homework or just relax. They even have socket on the mall. It's all what you make it though.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation system (both university associated and public) is pretty consistent, however the transportation associated with the university does not run all night.

4 College Junior

Computers: There are readily available computer labs. Printing is free in many locations (specifically on the Health Science campus) and the university gives students a $20 credit for printing in other locations, so a personal printer may be a nice additive, but definitely not necessary. I've never had problems accessing the internet on campus.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I chose ECU because of its diversity. I love that when I leave my room I can look around to see white, black, and ethnic males and females. ECU does a great job of making everyone feel welcome and they have programs that interest EVERYONE.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat out much here at ECU. Mostly because being a broke college student doesn't allow much play money but Sup Dogs, Jimmy Johns, and Wings Over Greenville are very popular places that us students eat at. They have pretty reasonable prices for students.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: East Carolina has no tolerance for drugs! Which I think is very good. If you have an addiction or problem, there are places on campus to go if you need help or someone to talk to about it, but DEFINITELY don't bring drugs on campus. Bad idea!

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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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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