Elizabeth City, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$14,868 ($4,150)
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2 College Freshman

Diversity: I mean this is an HBCU. There are some other ethnicity here as well. But of course this is a mostly black school.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a lot of students on campus who attend church.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Most of the people that go here are mainly African-American.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There is not as much diversity regarding color, there is an obvious majority, but at the same time it is not an overwhelming majority. There is great diversity in beliefs, political and religious, and background can be quite diverse

4 College Junior

Diversity: I think that ECSU is a school with diversity of people that attend classes there. On campus you will see students as well as faculty staff of all color, race and religions. What I like most is the ages of the students, it ranges from teens to seniors ( that's the category that I fall into) and the staff is so ready to assist us in whatever we need. I am so excited about learning more and more everyday.


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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Valerie Edwards
Aviation Science
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Elizabeth City State University can feel like a home away from home. People are more mature in the sense of "you're black and I'm white, so that doesn't mean we can't socialize together." There really is no discrimination directed toward any group, such as LGBT students, international students, or multiracial students. Students have learned to accept one another regardless of economic background or the color of their skin.

ECSU is a beautiful, diverse campus that strives for the best in character, education, and professionalism. Overall, many students will say that considering that Elizabeth City State University is an HBCU (Historically Black College or University), with more than 80 percent of people being African American, the expansion of campus means that more different ethnic groups will flock to campus. With each new year, many minorities are spotted on campus, and such uniqueness is an enjoyable sight to see.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 32%
20-21: 33%
22-24: 22%
25+: 13%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 59%
Asian American: 12%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 1%
Native American: 1%
White: 26%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Many students are either gay or bi-curious. Students have adjusted to the lifestyle and decisions of others, and seem extremely welcoming toward the LGBT way of living. Everyone pretty much "hangs" together; there is no discrimination.
Political Activity
The ECSU Student Government Association (SGA) usually campaigns to get students to register to vote. The school is really big on politics and want to make sure that every student's voice is heard.
Economic Status
There are many scholarships that are offered. Students at the University tend to receive the campus-based scholarships and apply their own scholarships for tuition coverage. It doesn't matter if students are rich or poor; they are all treated the same and are like one big family. Viking pride!
Most Common Religions
The most common religion practiced at the University is Christianity. Many students sing in gospel choirs and usher at local churches. While you may not see many other religions practiced on campus, they are out there.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are not any minority clubs on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 25% Conservative
  • 38% Moderate
  • 17% Liberal
  • 4% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 13% Conservative
  • 17% Moderate
  • 39% Not sure
  • 26% Liberal
  • 4% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 24 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 24 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 8% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 32% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 60% Very accepting.
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