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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Tons of options although joining a frat or a sorority is like joining a cult. All members act and dress the exact same and only interact with others in the greek system. It is very easy to tell a frat or sorority member from a normal student on campus just from what they wear or who they are walking with.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of different apartment complexes as well as houses close to campus. All the apartments have buses running to campus, although buses do not run on saturday or sunday. The apartments are also very dangerous regardless of which one you choose to live in.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is not awful although a lot of the options close to campus can be too expensive for a full time student. Jimmy Johns and Mcdonald's are the best bet for a student trying to save money on food.

1 College Freshman

Administration: Administration cares very little about the students. They are not very understanding regardless of the circumstances, they are really only employed to get students in trouble.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process would not be as bad if it weren't for the employees at the financial aid office who make the process a nightmare. Actually receiving the financial aid takes multiple visits and hours of time because the employees offer very little help.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene at ECU is heavily over rated. It seems that most people who call this university a party school are people who never experience drinking or partying in high school and are unfamiliar with parties. House parties are the best options to find if you know people otherwise there is a decent downtown. Frats can have some decent parties but for the most part are dirty and over crowded with no alcohol.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are several options on campus which allows student to get a break from dining hall food. The dining hall is subpar compared to other universities. The options are always the same, gross tasting options. The food is also prepared in a very unsanitary manor.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are very spread out. RAs avoid getting to know students in their dorm. If you live on college hill it is very difficult to get to classes on the other side of campus early in the morning. Most dorm rooms are very small, and in some cases loo like prison cells.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's okay but it really depends on your apartment or where you choose to live. If you live farther away from campus it can be hard since the bus has its own time schedule to get you to campus so if you miss it you might a few minutes of class if you decide to take a later bus. Also the buses only run during class days so Mon-Fri so it can be inconvenient when you need to get on campus on a weekend.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We are gaining more places to eat and the big hype right now is that our Chipotle recently opened so the place has been crowded with students.

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4 College Junior

Administration: I think they know we are college students but they make sure we are careful and respectful of our campus. They don't seem too strict and try to get you in trouble all the time. It can happen though but you just got to smart about it.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: You really need to apply for things early since we are a pretty big university the earlier you apply the more money you receive.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene is pretty great. Theres always something to do if you don't know about a house party or frat party you can always go downtown they always have some type of event. It is ladies night on Thursday's so ladies get in for free! We also have mug night at Sup Dogs where you can bring a mug and get endless beer for $1. Our nightlife is a college town and everything is easy to get to we even have buses/rides that pick students up and take them back to dorms or apartments.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The thing is at first it is amazing because there are so many options to choose from even in our dining halls however, it can get repetitive at times which makes you want to eat somewhere else for a change (most likely off campus)

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's great to live on campus the first or even the second year because everything is near you. Plus we get free transportation if you live on college hill. The dining halls are close by and easy to get to.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: love ECU and the people and organizations that it has available.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone has their needs and Greenville has lots

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Rarely take the bus, but its convinient

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Everyone is always up for a little fun on weekends

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: A Bojangles on campus would make things better

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Its convenient when you are trying to know where everything is on campus and to adjust yourself on living on your own.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: sign up for fafsa and you can get some aid

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: the food in the dining hall is always the same. most of the time the food is either over or under cooked, dry, cold or just plain bad

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: it is convenient that the dorm is near most of my classes, I do not like some of the people that live in the dorm. they are not sanitary. from living in this dorm I have made friends that I believe will last at least till the end of college

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you want to party you can find one.

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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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