Guys & Girls

Location
Greenville, NC
Undergrads
18,317
Tuition (in-state)
$19,683 ($5,869)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are definitely more girls than guys. The girls are nice, but can be snobby. The guys are nice, but then again they are all college guys.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: people are really friendly, you meet someone new all the time. people dress normally, just do what they want.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of people at ECU are from the south, but we also have people come from New York and New Jersey. ECU has a wide variety of people.

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5 College Student

Guys & Girls: This school has some of the nicest people I've ever met.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: At least half of the men and women I see on campus are a part of fraternities and sororities. Fraternity men are usually the bro-type, and sorority women travel in packs and are usually obnoxious and gross. To be quite honest, all of them look and sound the same. Its either you're whitewashed to the point of no return or just ratchet. Or a mix of both. A large majority of the student body goes to the gym and eats salad religiously. There are a select few people whom are great - you just have to sift through crowds to find them.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

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  • 291st
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samantha Mandel
Hometown
Matthews, NC
Major
Biology
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ECU students exist in all shapes and sizes. Guys range from boney pubescent types to muscular athletes. Some girls are rail-thin and look like they need to eat a dozen Krispy Kremes (without throwing them up afterwards), and many are also well-toned and athletic, or voluptuous vixens. Guys and girls at ECU are often both intellectual and good-looking. A glance at the parking lots reveals the variety of personality-indicating vehicles ECU students drive: big trucks with even bigger tires, mini-vans, beloved rusted-out souvenirs from two decades ago, boxy hand-me-downs, trendy SUVs, and brightly-colored boom-boxes on wheels. Some ECU students are sexually promiscuous, but there is also a significant portion of students who are protection-conscious, and some who have decided not to be sexually active until later in their lives. No matter which category new students fit into, there will be others who share their ideas. Attending class regularly cultivates friendships with people who have similar academic interests, and campus organizations can be good places to meet people who have similar goals and lifestyle choices. In general, if new students pursue their own interests, through academic and social groups, they are likely to find other students with whom to develop relationships. What really matters at ECU, no matter the sexual orientation or goal of dating, are self-confidence and awareness, manners, conversation, personality, and a genuine smile.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
59%
Male Undergrads
41%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
The Student Health Service can prescribe several brands of birth control pills, and the pharmacy sells condoms at discounted prices.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Class
  2. The Rec Center
  3. Student organization meetings
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Outside after dark
  2. Elevators and stairwells
  3. Off-campus apartments and houses
  4. Dorm rooms
  5. Club restrooms
Social Scene
Because Greenville is in the South, ECU students are naturally sociable. It is customary to speak to, or at least smile at, people passing by on the sidewalk, even if you don't know them. Most students are aware of other students who may be passing through doors behind them and won't let the door slam in their face. Casually holding the door for someone behind you, whether you've ever seen them before or not, is common courtesy and could even get you a date.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are a lot of random hookups, especially at parties and as a result of drunken encounters at clubs. Some off-campus couples move in with each other temporarily before breaking up or getting married. There are also students who meet someone in their first semester at ECU and end up marrying them before, or soon after, graduation. There are many engagements between students, particularly between juniors and seniors.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Going to different events on campus allows you to meet a large variety of people, such as a philanthropy event for a sorority, like a pasta dinner.
Dress Code
The dress at ECU ranges from hippie-casual to business to preppy to next-to-nothing. Anything goes here. There is no single style that students as a whole feel pressured to assume. Students mostly wear jeans and t-shirts to class.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 72 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 71 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 82 responses

  • 20% Casual dating at your school
  • 19% Long-distance relationship
  • 19% None
  • 13% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 11% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 11% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 83 responses

  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 10% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 48% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 40% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 18 responses

  • 61% Friendly
  • 17% Fast walkers
  • 11% Awesome
  • 11% Annoying

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 13 responses

  • 47% Class
  • 24% The Rec Center
  • 18% Student organization meetings
  • 12% 3am, Saturday morning, downtown

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 16 responses

  • 45% Clubs and organizations
  • 40% Talk to a random person wherever you go
  • 15% Living Learning Communities

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